February 01, 2015
Accenture Completes Acquisition of Reactive Media Pty Ltd, Expanding Digital Design, Marketing and Strategy Capabilities in Australia and New Zealand
MELBOURNE, Australia; Feb. 2, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Reactive Media Pty Ltd (Reactive), one of Australia’s largest independent and multi-award winning digital agencies, specializing in creating and delivering differentiated customer experiences through digital channels.
The acquisition, first announced on December 2, 2014, complements the end-to-end marketing experience services offered through Accenture Interactive, part of Accenture Digital, that include creative design, customer experience, digital production and e-commerce platforms. It also further enhances Accenture’s ability to assist chief marketing officers and brand leaders create distinctive customer experiences and bring them to market with speed.
“With the acquisition of Reactive we’re bolstering our growing portfolio of digital marketing services in Australia, New Zealand and globally,” said Brian Whipple, senior managing director, Accenture Interactive. “We’re better positioned than ever to help marketing leaders provide innovative and engaging customer experiences across all channels as they look to capitalize on digital disruption. We’re looking forward to working with our new colleagues from Reactive on Accenture Interactive’s one global team that offers highly specialized capabilities at scale in the market for digital marketing and design services.”
Reactive is the latest in a number of acquisitions that strengthen the digital marketing, service design and technology services provided through Accenture Interactive. In 2013, Accenture acquired Fjord that specializes in designing digital experiences and services that engage consumers across platforms. Also in 2013, Acquity Group became part of Accenture Interactive, adding significant skills and scale in e-commerce services and leading digital platforms such as hybris and Adobe. In 2012, Accenture bought avVenta, a provider of digital production services to leading brands and agencies across multiple industries.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 319,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Accenture Interactive, part of Accenture Digital, helps the world’s leading brands drive superior marketing performance across the full multichannel customer experience. Accenture Interactive offers integrated, industrialized and industry-driven digital transformation and marketing solutions. To learn more follow us @AccentureSocial and visit www.accenture.com/interactive.
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