Chimney boosts its position as a Creation Agency by acquiring Åkesson & Curry. The acquisition expands Chimney’s content marketing offer and expects to have leverage, making Chimney one of Sweden’s largest content agencies.
The content marketing veteran Åkesson & Curry is expected to have a turn-over of 31 MSEK in 2018 and works with clients such as Nordea, Teracom, ATG, StenaLine and SSAB. The agency has 25 employees, many with an editorial and journalistic background and a strategic capacity to lead projects in multi channels.
Peter Söderlind, CEO of Chimney Sweden: “Åkesson & Curry excels within the editorial field and together with us spearheading moving images, we will take Content Marketing to the next level. Together we’ll create great offers to our clients. We really look forward to start working together and welcome our new colleagues to the team.”
Åkesson and Curry will remain in their office and keep the brand for a while, before they fully integrate with Chimney.
“It feels natural to let Åkesson & Curry live on in a company who truly loves content and storytelling. The knowledge that my life work now has an owner who is one of the industry’s largest and most offensive feels great. This also means secured quality for the clients and protection for the employees.” says Bengt Åkesson, founder and owner of Åkesson & Curry.
Chimney will after the acquisition have 13 offices in 9 countries and 400 employees. The group is expected to have a turn-over of 500 MSEK and works with clients such as H&M, Google, Netflix, EA Sports, IKEA, Adidas and Daniel Wellington.
We are storytellers at heart and use our film and communication expertise to produce over 6000 films for more than 60 countries every year. We specialize in a new and unique approach that covers each step of the creation process, from conception all the way through development, production, and world-class post production. Because of this direct and fully-integrated approach, we are more nimble, cost-effective, and better equip to respond to the changing media landscape and thus our clients' every need. Founded in Stockholm in 1995, our success has come from a belief in working with the most talented within an environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and joy. Through our focus on quality over quantity, we help clients achieve entertaining and impactful moving images across all media, including feature films, documentaries, music videos, TV commercials, internal communication, B2B, and web-based film. We're aiming to be the world's best with every project.
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Michal Kalinowski, CEO +46 73 312 14 76
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