Today, we sold Engauge

by Jeff Hilimire on August 14, 2013

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I’m so excited to announce that today, August 14, 2013, we have sold Engauge to Publicis Groupe and are being aligned with Moxie, a Publicis-owned digital advertising agency based in Atlanta. For me its very exciting to see two Atlanta startups from “back in the day” finally getting together (Moxie was founded by Kris Zagoria in 2000 and Spunlogic, acquired by Engauge in 2008, was started by Raj and me back in 1998). In fact, when we were both small agencies (2003) we were neighbors on Zonolite Road near Emory, along with 360i. Man, the good old days!

The combined agency will be over 600 talented, passionate, and determined people, forming one of the most formidable digital agencies in the country and by far the largest in the Southeast.

What a journey.  When we sold Spunlogic to Engauge in March of 2008, we had 75 employees. Today in our Atlanta office we have over 140 employees. I’m extremely proud of that growth particularly during the economic recession that we were in for most of that time. And I’m so grateful for the experiences and opportunities that were provided to me during the last five years, but mostly for the relationships and friendships that I’ve had the immense pleasure of being a part of. I truly am inspired on a daily basis by the caliber of individuals in this agency.

As for my plans, more to come on that but for the moment I’m going to enjoy these exciting first few days of the partnership between these two great companies and the formation of Atlanta’s next true digital powerhouse.

Onward and upward!

  • Tessa Horehled

    Huge congrats, Jeff!

  • G Fagundo

    Very cool, Jeff, congratulations! Hopefully you will now have time to develop for me an extension for Chrome like the Hey Girl one, but with Daniel Craig. Perhaps you can call it Blonde Bond. Thank you in advance – I need something to make my on-line legal research be more enticing.

  • Adam Wexler

    Congrats, Jeff. More digital power in Atlanta!

  • @TonyKinard

    Wow. How the years have flown by. I still remember way back when Spunlogic had less employees than I have fingers – and I actually initially blew off the opportunity to join at first… but so glad I came back around and did. We had great times, Jeff. I’m proud to have been a part of what I feel to be the hey days. You can tell who that core group was when at the mention of it, you see that sparkle in their eyes light up as they reminisce; someone is always bound to say “Ahhh…. good times… good times.” ;)

  • Nick Ayres

    Congrats Jeff!

  • hazybuck

    Congrats, Jeff – so very excited for you!

  • Mona Harty

    Congratulations, Jeff!!! This is fantastic news – great news from a GREAT Leader! Onward and upward!

  • Adam Steinberg

    Congratulations Jeff! Really excited you and the team. Congrats on a great journey so far and more to come.

  • Adam Harrell

    Congrats amigo!

  • Keith Duprey

    Jeff, you and your company are an inspiration. I know that you will continue to build great relationships and businesses in the future. Will be exciting to see what the next 20 years holds for you, Raj, Kris and Dave :)

  • Lisa Calhoun

    Well done Jeff–saw you guys on Zonalite a few times, later as Engauge, and followed the path…enjoyed the burn. And better Publicis than Omnicron, right? :P

  • Raghu Kakarala

    Ahhh…. good times… good times. ;-)

  • Vlad Gorenshteyn

    congrats, Jeff! Can’t help but be curious about what you begin with your next begin.

  • Vlad Gorenshteyn

    Omnicis’ Mengauge or Publicom’s Enoxie. Either way sound like an exotic, cool, new exotic adult beverage. lol

  • Toby Bloomberg

    Adding my congrats! from you fans and thinking foundry of those Zonolite days. Great to see Atlanta on the national/international map.

  • jasondominy

    Many congrats. I’m proud to work everyday in the culture you helped create.

  • Alison Albrecht

    Big news. Congrats for your team being so wanted! Cheers.

  • Al Vivian

    CONGRATS!!! Don’t forget us normal, average, everyday people :-)

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  • Jeff Hilimire

    Thanks, Tessa!

  • Jeff Hilimire

    :) Yup

  • Jeff Hilimire

    Thanks MH!

  • Jeff Hilimire

    Thanks Keith, and I’m excited to get an update on your new adventure!

  • Jeff Hilimire

    Nice man, worked my blog title into that comment. Well done ;)

  • Jeff Hilimire

    Thanks Alison!

  • Donovan Panone

    Ah, yes. Good times! There is still a bond with true Spunlogic folks.

  • Drew Hawkins

    Congrats to everyone over there Jeff! I know the culture you’ve helped establish there has helped set everyone there up for success. Good luck on this exciting transition.

  • Courtenay

    Congrats, Jeff! How exciting!

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