ST. PAUL, MN (February 5, 2019) — Augeo announced today it has acquired Wingnut Advertising, a Minneapolis-based company delivering agency services since 2003. The acquisition will nearly double the size of Augeo Digital's agency, a business unit of Augeo, and strengthen its capabilities in creative, strategic branding, website development, and digital communications. Wingnut also has expertise in search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and other digital marketing services.
"The combination of these two high-performing teams will add scale and depth as Augeo continues to advance this strategically valuable part of our business," commented David Kristal, CEO of Augeo. "We remain as focused as ever on organic growth. Adding a team like Wingnut creates marketplace leverage and thought leadership to accelerate our core business growth and serve Augeo clients across multiple sectors."
"Augeo Digital has been known for web and app design, digital communications, video production, and engagement program development. With Wingnut, we are not only expanding our creative expertise, we are also adding a team of digital strategists that specialize in SEO/SEM solutions to clients looking to maximize their digital marketplace impact", commented Amy Murphy, President of Augeo Digital. "We believe the combination of our teams, their technical experience, and marketing expertise will be a big factor in our growth."
"We are privileged to work with great clients," said Greg Dutton, Creative Director and co-founder of Wingnut. "Our clients and team members have always been our focus. It was important for us to find a company that recognized and lived our same values. While Wingnut has been a creative player in the Twin Cities' agency scene for the last 15 years, we have more recently leaned into digital persuasion, making us a very relevant addition to the Augeo team."
"Joining with Augeo allows us to extend our skills to more national clients and bring Augeo expertise to our current clients," commented Jim Cousins, President of Wingnut. "We look forward to rapidly growing this amazing combined team."
Wingnut will operate as a part of Augeo Digital's agency services out of Augeo's headquarters in St. Paul.
Augeo is a leader in engagement, loyalty and incentive platforms developing new solutions and innovative technology. Augeo helps organizations engage and retain employees, customers, channel partners and members. Our membership benefits and insurances, employee recognition, sales incentives, virtual and live meetings and events solutions elevate engagement and build stronger relationships. With more than 40 years of experience, Augeo serves 52 Fortune 500 companies, and many others, supporting hundreds of engagement solutions worldwide.
For more information about Augeo, visit www.augeomarketing.com.
Michael Walsh, APR, ABC, MBC