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IBM Closes Acquisition of Resource/Ammirati

February 23, 2016 | Source: IBM

IBM enhances global design and digital capabilities to create transformative brand experiences for clients

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it completed the acquisition of Resource/Ammirati — a leading, US-based digital marketing and creative agency — to join IBM Interactive Experience or IBM iX, the world’s largest digital agency (1). Financial terms were not disclosed.

This is IBM’s first complete acquisition of a digital marketing and creative agency and will support IBM iX’s burgeoning digital, creative and design capabilities. IBM iX will engage the rapidly growing number of clients pursuing digital reinvention to drive transformative brand experiences.

Resource/Ammirati’s 300+ employees  across its offices in Columbus, Chicago and New York will continue to serve a diverse roster of clients while supporting growing demand for iX’s services in the fast-growing North America market.

“The customer experience has become a new priority in modern business strategy,” said Paul Papas, Global Leader, IBM Interactive Experience.  “With Resource/Ammirati, we extend our strategy and dedication to helping clients set the standard for engaging brand experiences.”

IBM iX is a next-generation services organization dedicated to creating personalized experiences. Services span industry strategy, creative and design, to scalable digital, commerce, mobile and wearable platforms.  iX specialists work side-by-side with clients across over 25 global IBM Studios to co-create innovations that drive results.

Earlier this month, iX announced its intent to acquire European full-service digital design agencies Aperto and ecx.io — both with headquarters in Germany — as part of its strategy to expand the design and experience prowess of IBM iX.

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[1] Ad Age Agency Report, 2014 & 2015