(Los Angeles, CA--September 23, 2015) M&C Saatchi LA officially announced today that digital and social creative agency Heavenspot is now part of M&C Saatchi, expanding the agency’s digital and social division M&C Saatchi SHARE. The alliance unites both agencies for intensified creative and strategic reach on behalf of clients.
“We launched SHARE a few years ago and now have a successful and growing social business that is central to brand communication,” comments Huw Griffith, M&C Saatchi LA CEO & Partner. “Adding the extraordinarily talented Heavenspot team with its unique skillset and experience will ensure we continue to offer best-in-class social and digital. It is perfect timing.”
Heavenspot is a socially powered, digital creative agency founded by President & Executive Creative Director Chevon Hicks. Known for its social and digital campaigns, Heavenspot has worked with a range of entertainment and technology clients including Netflix, Yahoo, Tumblr, Amazon Studios, ABC, Warner Bros, Disney, Goldenvoice, and 20th Century Fox.
“The relationship between M&C Saatchi LA and Heavenspot provides a global reach via M&C Saatchi Worldwide,” explains Hicks. “It is an exciting next step for Heavenspot and our clients, many of which have an international presence.”
According to Heavenspot SVP, Social Media Kathryn Schotthoefer, "The collaboration between our teams amplifies the creative energy and innovation of both companies. We are similarly focused on ideas that offer best-in-class use of the creative, technical and strategic facets of social media to deliver both brand goals and outstanding user experience.”
The Heavenspot team is comprised of 40 digital and social experts, now part of M&C Saatchi SHARE. SHARE was launched by M&C Saatchi LA two years ago to meet growing client demand. SHARE’s clients include: UGG, Epson, Oakley, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University and the LA Opera.
“We’ve experienced great growth in SHARE during the last year, and we're extremely excited to work with Heavenspot in continuing that trend into the next year and beyond,” says M&C Saatchi SHARE VP, Director of Social Media Kyle Maurer. They bring a wealth of skills and experience that will help our collective team deliver greater impact going forward.”
The Santa Monica and Glendale based teams have started to work on projects and will be fully integrated over the coming months.
M&C Saatchi LA received transactional support from Davis & Gilbert LLP and Prosper Group LLC.
About M&C Saatchi LA:
M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent marketing communications group, with 24 offices in 18 countries. The network employs more than 1,800 people who service over 200 clients, spanning advertising, design, social, content, digital marketing, mobile, public relations, sponsorship and event management. The agency was founded in 1995 by Maurice and Charles Saatchi with the principal of ‘Brutal Simplicity of Thought,’ and was called "the fastest growing start-up in advertising history" by Adweek. The LA agency has produced iconic work for Ketel One, Crystal Cruises, Qantas Airways, Epson, OSU – The James, the San Diego Zoo, UGG® Australia, New Mexico Tourism Department, Google, and the California Department of Public Health. For more information, please see www.mcsaatchi-la.com
Heavenspot helps some of the world’s greatest brands create technology experiences that tell stories, build communities and start conversations. The company’s in-house team of developers, community managers, designers, strategists, creative directors, project managers and writers create groundbreaking campaigns for technology, consumer products and entertainment companies. Founded in 1996, Heavenspot brings collective decades of experience to every project. Everything is digital; it is ubiquitous and Heavenspot’s special blend of leading creative, combined with consistently amazing technology, is perfect for any client seeking to disrupt and ultimately own the space they’re in.