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We Are Social and The Narrative Group Announce Merger to Combine Earned and Social Expertise

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The merger will bolster We Are Social’s social and culture practice in the US, with The Narrative Group continuing its earned-led and culture-centred specialty offerings

We Are Social and The Narrative Group Announce Merger to Combine Earned and Social Expertise

Today, We Are Social and The Narrative Group (TNG) announced that they have entered into a merger agreement, joining forces to bolster the agencies’ social and culture practices. The merger will introduce We Are Social as the lead brand in the United States, and will be overseen by TNG’s current President, Rebecca Coleman, in her new role as CEO of We Are Social US. The Narrative Group will continue to own earned-led speciality offerings across Public Relations, Experiential Marketing and Talent services.

Key strengths of the new entity include:

- A combined 100+ employees, providing increased scale and fresh perspectives

- Robust strategy, insights and creative management capabilities

- Earned-led and social media expertise, with an impressive roster of award-winning global campaigns

- Unrivaled influencer and talent relationships

“We Are Social’s global perspective and unrivaled social media expertise complements The Narrative Group’s ability to embed brands in the zeitgeist through culture-centered, earned-led campaigns,” says Rebecca Coleman, newly-appointed CEO of We Are Social U.S. “The merging of these two powerhouses will strengthen both brands’ offerings, as the new entity will have more strength and creativity to unlock market differentiation and disruption.”

Building upon Plus Company’s corporate growth strategy, the new offering will enhance the company’s capabilities for current and future business needs while integrating infrastructure and resources to bolster its US presence.

“The merger reflects the strength of the Plus Company network of agencies and its commitment to growth and collaboration not competition,” says Plus Company CEO, Brett Marchand. “Together, this team of over a hundred brilliant, creative and trend-setting professionals will bring new ideas and thinking to the table for their clients.”

The merger will come into effect on January 1, 2023. While both companies will retain their individual brands, The Narrative Group leadership will work closely with We Are Social to help drive overall vision and enable market differentiation and disruption. Simultaneously We Are Social will bring its global brand with a clear vision, and robust strategy, research, insights, tools and systems that will help drive scalable business.

“Bringing together two talented teams will accelerate the growth of both We Are Social and The Narrative Group in the US market. Our increased scale and combined capabilities creates value for our clients and synergies for our teams, enabling us to deliver even more breakthrough work.” says Nathan McDonald, Co-Founder and Group CEO of We Are Social. “I am very ambitious about our fresh offering and look forward to the learnings this will bring to We Are Social U.S. and our global network."

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We Are Social UK, Tue, 15 Nov 2022 16:30:47 GMT