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Envoy Acquires Bulldog Drummond and Leviathan Agencies, Launches Envoy Group as New Cross-Discipline Consultancy Network

September 21, 2018

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 21, 2018--Envoy, a full-service design and innovation consultancy, announced today the acquisition of strategy and design studio Bulldog Drummond and experience agency Leviathan to form Envoy Group, a strategic cross-discipline consultancy providing end-to-end capabilities for engaging the connected consumer and helping brand leaders navigate change. Encompassing world-class strategy, design and technology expertise, the Envoy Group helps companies succeed across an ever-expanding landscape of touchpoints. Clients working across Envoy Group partner consultancies include Verizon, McDonald’s, Vizio and Tender Greens.

“By bringing together Envoy, Bulldog Drummond and Leviathan within a single platform, we’ve created a curated network of some of the world’s most talented domain specialists while providing a platform capable of operating at the scale needed to drive business growth for our clients,” said Ryan Rommelfanger, co-founder of Envoy Group. “We launched Envoy Group as a way to provide brand leaders with more agility, more collaboration and more access to hands-on specialists that can have a direct impact on their business.”

Built to reflect a new economy in which brands have an opportunity to play an increased role in consumers’ lives, the Group’s Whole Human Experience offering provides an integrated approach for solving modern business challenges in a way that delivers meaningful value to consumers and drives impact for clients.

“There are a lot of questions around the future of the holding company model, one thing that is clear to us is that there is room for another approach,” said Kevin Bauer, President of Envoy Group. “Our digital DNA and commitment to flexibility allow us to work beyond the rigid holding company structures of yesterday. We are able to think more like business consultancies and execute more like creative agencies.”

Envoy Group brings together a multidisciplinary team of more than 100 brand, advertising, digital, product and data specialists who have experience working on diverse brand innovation and digital transformation initiatives with industry leaders including Nike, Disney, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, Diageo, Chase, Vizio, Microsoft, Netflix, Petco and Google.

Commenting on the decision to join Envoy Group, Shawn Parr, CEO of Bulldog Drummond, said, “Being a part of Envoy Group is us responding directly to the complex marketing challenges that our partners are facing today. We’re able to build and continue to invest in what makes Bulldog Drummond unique while, as a group, offer our clients a more comprehensive set of capabilities across the entire customer journey.”

Envoy Group will be led by Kevin Bauer who will serve as President. Co-founders Ryan Rommelfanger and Russell Rommelfanger will serve as Co-Executive Creative Directors, while Michael Bennett will serve as Managing Director at Envoy Group. Bulldog Drummond founder Shawn Parr will serve as Chief Strategy Officer at Envoy Group. Leviathan will continue to be led by founders Chad Huston and Jason White.

The Envoy Group will continue to strategically add diversity, specialization and capabilities for the Group’s Whole Human Experience offering through future acquisitions.

About Envoy Group

Envoy Group is a cross-discipline design and innovation consultancy that helps brands navigate change and build meaningful connections with consumers across an ever-expanding ecosystem of touchpoints. Envoy Group includes Envoy, a full-service design and innovation consultancy, Bulldog Drummond, a strategy and design consultancy and Leviathan, an experience consultancy. Built to build what comes next, Envoy Group provides clients with a comprehensive end-to-end offering made to meet the demands of complex marketing and technology challenges. With over 100 multidisciplinary experts across eight core practice areas, Envoy Group’s integrated approach and cross-discipline collaboration model helps companies drive transformative change.

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