Dave Creek Media, Kanga Studio merge

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Principals of Dave Creek Media and Kanga Studio announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge their operations under the Dave Creek Media Brand, effective December 31, 2022. The Kanga Studio Team will become part of Dave Creek Media simultaneously with the merger.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclose.

Kanga Studio was founded by Drew Spurgers in 2011 with a focus on marketing consulting – helping small businesses with their marketing efforts. Dave Creek Media was launched in 2017 by former Acxiom executives, co-Founders Glenn Crockett and Jeff Standridge, with an initial focus on sales coaching and consulting.

“I started the company at the request of a friend and client,” said Drew Spurgers, Founder and CEO of Kanga Studio. “During the past 11 years, we have clarified and focused our talents on video, design, and promotion. As a result of focusing on those talents, we’ve grown into a talented team of professionals I’ve been proud to lead.”

“We quickly transitioned to offering marketing services based on the needs of the market,” said Glenn Crockett, CEO of Dave Creek Media. “Today we offer full marketing systems and have a team of over two dozen talented and specialized people.”

This is not the first merger for Dave Creek Media. In 2020, they merged with Bigger Picture Marketing, whose former owner, Jakob Michaelis, now serves as Dave Creek Media’s Chief Strategy Officer. Additionally, Dave Creek Media began offering franchises earlier this year and currently has two franchisees – one in the Little Rock metropolitan area and one in Northwest Arkansas.

Combining Kanga Studio’s creative talent with Dave Creek Media’s connected marketing architecture will create one stronger company, the principals said.