Havas Acquires EPROFESSIONAL, a Hamburg-based Digital Performance Marketing Agency
Havas has declared the strategic acquisition of EPROFESSIONAL, a digital performance marketing agency located in Hamburg. This move will broaden the company’s offering of premium performance marketing services and solidify its standing as the top agency in Germany. EPROFESSIONAL will become a part of the Havas Media Network organization while maintaining its independent branding.
EPROFESSIONAL, a Hamburg-based digital performance marketing agency
EPROFESSIONAL, which was established in the attic in Hamburg in 1999, has gained a reputation for being a leader in the performance marketing industry and a supplier of unique solutions. The company is a skilled collaborator in all facets of digital marketing, including social media, multichannel tracking, SEO/SEA, and more. For many years, EPROFESSIONAL has worked well with clients like Vodafone, L’Oréal, and Hapag Lloyd.
Henner Uekermann, who will take on the position of Managing Director, will oversee EPROFESSIONAL alongside Tim Christiansen. In parallel, Henner will carry on in his capacity as Managing Partner of Arena Media, a German agency brand that functions as a second brand under the Havas Media Network, alongside Havas Media.
Here’s what they said
Yannick Bolloré, Chairman and Global CEO, Havas said,
We are thrilled to welcome EPROFESSIONAL to the Havas family. By combining EPROFESSIONAL’s expertise with our group’s local and global resources, we further strengthen Havas Media Network in Germany, ranked “dominant” in the latest RECMA report, and are better equipped to deliver best-in-class digital marketing solutions to our clients. After making investments in the UK, Canada, and India, our objective is to further expand our digital performance capabilities worldwide.
Sven Traichel, CEO of Havas Media Germany, explained
The focus has always been on making strategic and, above all, locally relevant investments. The acquisition of EPROFESSIONAL is such an investment to expand our digital expertise and offer customers even greater added value. The merger will enable both Havas and EPRO customers to implement successful marketing measures at all touchpoints of the entire customer journey.
The Managing Director of EPROFESSIONAL, Tim Christiansen, added,
Havas is an ideal partner for us. We share the same vision of offering customers innovative and customized solutions. In addition, the chemistry on a human level is outstanding.
Henner Uekermann, approaching his new role with great enthusiasm commented,
The integration of EPRO into the Havas Media Network and the further development of Arena Media in Germany are two wonderful tasks for me. With EPRO’s technological solutions and Havas Media’s 360° approach, we can implement holistic strategies from the first touchpoint to conversions and achieve our clients’ growth targets effectively and efficiently. By combining our competences, we can offer our clients an absolute state-of-the-art product from which we expect our agency to continue to grow in the coming years.
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