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GroupM acquires digital agency The Glitch

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MUMBAI: WPP’s GroupM, the world’s leading global media investment group, has acquired the digitally led creative agency The Glitch in India. 

This acquisition will demonstrate the company’s growth plans in a technology-driven communication market. The Glitch will continue to operate as an independently positioned brand while taking advantage of GroupM’s larger infrastructure and agency ecosystem. It will continue GroupM’s growth strategy in one of the world’s most dynamic emerging economies.

GroupM South Asia country manager for WPP India and CEO CVL Srinivas says, “The communications ecosystem in India has evolved dramatically in the last few years and GroupM continues to lead the market in creating cutting-edge solutions that leverage data, technology and creativity. With The Glitch, we found a partner that brings exciting creative and content skills that can leverage our unique assets to create effective solutions for our clients. The Glitch has done some outstanding work for clients and we eagerly look forward to their coming on board.”

Speaking on the announcement, The Glitch co-founder and creative chief Rohit Raj adds, “With GroupM, we have found the perfect partner who complements our skills and shares a similar vision on the future of advertising. We will be able to use their strong expertise in data and analytics to help craft more insightful and effective campaigns for brands and help close the loop with a superior understanding of content and creative strategy to serve today’s economy.”

The Glitch is a digitally led creative agency, which believes that through shaping culture, great business results can be delivered and being strategically driven is how great creative is made.

The agency has delivered award-winning campaigns for a wide spectrum of clients including Unilever, Netflix, OYO Rooms, Shutterstock, Tinder and many other international brands in the realm of entertainment, beauty, and FMCG amongst others. With over 200 digital strategists, technologists, content creators and planners, The Glitch has offices in Mumbai and Delhi.

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