Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital has announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement in relation to a merger of Jam3, an award-winning Toronto-based design and experience agency, with MediaMonks, S4Capital’s Content practice.
Through the merger, MediaMonks will deepen its creative capabilities and expand its presence in Los Angeles, The Netherlands, Canada and Latin America –– with an all-new expansion in Uruguay.
Founded in 2004, Jam3 is a design and experience agency in Toronto, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and Montevideo led by Pablo Vio, Michael Dobell, Mark McQuillan, Adrian Belina, Jordan Cuddy, Miguel Moraleda. A global agency, Jam3 has over 150 employees worldwide who uncover relevance, purpose and innovation in everything they do. Together with their client portfolio of brands such as Facebook, Sonos, Adidas, eBay, Levi’s and CrowdStrike, Jam3 launches new products and design platforms, bringing moving experiences to customers–digitally and beyond.
This merger represents the natural convergence of two partners with a shared regard for creative excellence, and award-winning work at scale on behalf of shared clients including Google, Facebook, Spotify, and Netflix. Jam3 and MediaMonks combine their global teams of powerhouse talent under a single P&L void of silos and barriers to productivity.
Named two of the ‘10 Digital Agencies to Supercharge Your Marketing’ by Forrester, MediaMonks and Jam3 are two of the most iconic, award-winning teams who share a vision for the future of brand experience. With a 20-year track record for award-winning work, MediaMonks and Jam3 have topped the leaderboard in industry award shows around the world. Both members of the FWA Hall of Fame and the FWA 100 Club, MediaMonks and Jam3 have collectively earned 386 FWAs.
More recently, Jam3 was awarded 2020’s Campaign US Digital Innovation Agency of the Year (Gold) – and MediaMonks won 2020’s Campaign Digital Innovation Agency of the Year in EMEA (Gold) and the UK (Bronze). With Jam3, MediaMonks and Superhero Cheesecake, S4 Capital is one of the most awarded digital craft and design companies.
Sorell commented, “We are delighted to welcome the Jam3 team to S4 Capital. Data-driven, Creativity is at the heart of our offering and Jam3’s reputation, talent and client base is second to none. Jam3 is another key step in our seizing the next decade and converting clients at scale to our new, unitary model.”
“With shared clients, a shared focus on creative excellence and a shared ambition to disrupt the market, Jam3 and MediaMonks are obvious partners,” said Wesley ter Haar, Founder MediaMonks, and S4 Capital executive director. “We’ve long admired the work of the team at Jam3 and we can’t wait to see what we can create together.”
Mark McQuillan, partner and managing director, Jam3 added, “Our ambition at Jam3 was to find a partner who can inspire us to multiply our efforts, together. We couldn’t be more excited to team up with The Monks and S4Capital for our next chapter.”
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