Publicis (Publicis Groupe) has just announced it has acquired Montreal-based Nurun from Quebecor Media for $125 million (Cdn). Nurun is an advertising agency with design and technology expertise globally, a total of 11 offices and 1,100 employees worldwide in San Francisco, Atlanta, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Madrid, Paris, Nancy, Milan, Turin and Shanghai, Nurun works with heavyweight brands such as Adidas, L’Oréal, Videotron, LVMH, Pirelli, SNCF, Haier, Pernod-Ricard, The Home Depot, Walmart, Sony, Google, LeapFrog and Tesla Motors.
“The acquisition of Nurun is another step forward in strengthening our world-class digital operations, and position as The Human Digital Agency,” said Maurice Lévy, chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe. “Nurun’s expertise, based on a combination of design and new technologies, will not only bring widely-recognized talent and capabilities to our clients, but also strengthen Publicis Groupe’s digital global presence. The quality of the work delivered, the innovative solutions developed by Nurun and its talent pool made Nurun an obvious candidate to complement Publicis’ portfolio of digital assets,” he continued.
In 2013, Nurun had recorded revenue of 139 million Canadian dollars.