Today, we sold Engauge

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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!