The Mission Marketing Group PLC
07 November 2011
7 November 2011
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc ("TMMG" or "the mission(tm) "), the national marketing communications and advertising group, is pleased to announce a number of initiatives to expand its geographic reach and service offering.
Over the last month, Agencies within the group have completed the following three transactions:
Bray Leino has launched a new capability in the Healthcare sector, Bray Leino Vivactis. Headed by Mark Duckham (the former CEO of Grey Healthcare), the new Agency has hired in a team of ten senior executives with proven pharmaceutical expertise to complement the existing Healthcare team. Working on pan-European and Global campaigns in partnership with the Europe-wide Vivactis Group, the Agency will operate out of a new location within an existing TMMG facility in Harefield, Middlesex.
Bray Leino has also recently strengthened its e-commerce and digital marketing capabilities through the take-on of the 21 staff and purchase of certain assets from the Bristol-based agency Yucca. With a focus on the design and build of e-commerce websites and the development of motivational online campaigns, the creation of Bray Leino Yucca strengthens Bray Leino's offering to its clients' digital needs with experience in strategy, information architecture, design, development, digital marketing, mobile, search marketing (SEO & PPC), affiliate and social media.
RLA has expanded its presence in Northern Ireland through the purchase of certain assets from the liquidators of FireIMC Ltd, including the name and intellectual property rights. This follows a similar acquisition by ThinkBDW of certain assets from the administrators of Robson Brown in December 2010.
Executive Chairman of the mission(tm) , David Morgan, said: "TMMG's strategy is to focus on organic growth whilst actively seeking new ventures, additional talent and strategic acquisitions to accelerate growth. Each of these three deals demonstrates that we are executing on that strategy in a careful and selective way. Each brings strengths and opportunities which complement and enhance our existing Agencies and the services we provide to our Clients."
David Morgan, Executive Chairman
Peter Fitzwilliam, Finance Director
The Mission Marketing Group plc 020 7758 3525
Mark Percy (Corporate Finance)
David Banks (Corporate Broking)
Seymour Pierce Limited 020 7107 8000
the mission(tm) is a national marketing communications and advertising group with 14 offices across the UK. The Group specialises in providing national and international clients with award winning marketing, advertising and business communications. Group members include April-Six, Big Communications, Bray Leino, RLA, Robson Brown, Story and ThinkBDW.
Bray Leino is a UK top 20 communications Agency group with businesses specialising in Brand Development, advertising, digital, media, direct response, PR, events and training, with offices in Filleigh (Devon), Bristol, London, Barnstaple, Chester and Edinburgh.
RLA is a full service Agency specialising in automotive and retail, with offices in Bournemouth and Belfast.
ThinkBDW is the UK's leading residential property marketing agency and the largest buyer of estate agency media in the country, with offices in Colchester, London and Newcastle.
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