DRPG strengthens Midlands presence with acquisition of marketing agency

Dale Parmenter, CEO at DRPG, Sara Lyddy, Director of Comms at DRPG, Andy Wilkinson, Founding Partner and Managing Director at OWB, Shari Bryan, Founding Partner and Operations Director at OWB

Global communications agency DRPG has revealed its acquisition of a Birmingham marketing agency, as it looks to strengthen its Midlands presence and enhance its service offerings.

DRPG has snapped up OWB Creative Communications, headed up by Andy Wilkinson, as the expertise of OWB aligns with its mission to deliver “impactful experiences for clients”.

The Special Event Company, a live and virtual event agency based in North Carolina, USA has also been acquired as part of a series of investments that DRPG has planned for 2024.

CEO of DRPG Dale Parmenter, who is up for CEO and Employer of the Year at our West Midlands Business of the Year Awards said: “We are delighted to welcome OWB. Our growth in the West Midlands and in particular Birmingham was accelerated with our involvement in the Commonwealth Games in 2022. OWB is the perfect fit to give us a central Birmingham base and really develop our marketing and comms offering across the region.”

“OWB Creative Communications, has built a solid reputation over 24 years for delivering innovative and effective creative campaigns across various sectors. The acquisition by DRPG will open new avenues for collaborative projects, fostering a synergy that leverages the strengths of both agencies to create unparalleled value for clients.

Founder and managing director of OWB Andy Wilkinson, who is shortlisted for TheBusinessDesk’s 2024 Leadership Awards said: “This is an exciting chapter for OWB. Joining forces with DRPG provides us with an incredible opportunity to expand our reach and capabilities. We are eager to contribute our creative energy and expertise, and we believe that together, we can accomplish remarkable things for our clients.”

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