I’m excited to tell you that LEWIS has acquired the Davies Murphy Group (DMG), a 65-person PR and marketing consultancy with offices in the US, UK and Germany. Headquartered in Boston, DMG focuses exclusively on B2B technology, and works with more than 45 top tier clients, ranging from early stage startups to the world’s largest technology companies. The transaction deepens LEWIS’ presence on the US East Coast, and adds a broad range of marketing services to its proposition. LEWIS now has combined global revenues in excess of $45m and over 420 staff. The deal makes LEWIS one of the largest tech-focused public relations firms in the US, with US revenues of $20m. You probably know that our strategy has always been to offer better service and better results on a global scale than the oligarch PR firms possibly can. This is the next part of that strategy, giving us even greater scale in the US - the largest PR market in the world. So why DMG? Well first, their team does amazing work for a stellar client roster. Their reputation for delivering client success makes them one of the fastest-growing agencies in the US, and has scooped up more than 25 awards in the last four years. Second, and key to any integration, is cultural fit - we both share an international perspective, a practical can-do approach, and a focus on delivering results that tangibly and positively impact our clients’ bottom line. Plus we laugh at founder, Andy Murphy’s jokes. Not just a PR firm, DMG also offers business strategy consulting and a full range of marketing services to its clients. We’re excited to broaden our service portfolio which, in combination with our digital marketing arm, LEWIS Pulse, now includes literally any marketing service a company could possibly need. This is the third acquisition LEWIS has made in the last five years following the successful integration of Page One PR in San Francisco, and Leads United in Antwerp. I’d like to take this chance to welcome all my new DMG coworkers to LEWIS, and of course to thank our clients and the LEWIS 360 community for its support.