Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 20, 2009
HSR Chicago today announced that it has acquired Fergus/Peters Group, a Chicago-based integrated marketing firm, to further strengthen its presence in the local market.
Brian Peters, current partner at Fergus/Peters Group, will lead HSR's Chicago office as president. Dan Fergus will become group creative director at the agency.
"With the acquisitions of Fergus/Peters Group and Flow Creative, HSR Business to Business is now the largest B-to-B specialized agency in Chicago," said Rick Segal, chief executive of HSR Business to Business, LLC. "Fergus/Peters Group shares our dedication to B-to-B clients and to producing inspiring, creative campaigns that are designed to achieve business goals, not just communications goals."
"There's not a lot of business-to-business agencies out there that don't secretly admire HSR's work, and we were no exception. HSR elevated b-to-b to a whole new level - they made it cool," said Peters. "Turns out, we were on their radar screen as well. They wanted more firepower in Chicago, and we needed more firepower beyond it. Problem solved."
Fergus/Peters Group has won numerous awards, including the 2007 Best-in-Show the Chicago Business Marketing Association Tower Awards and the 2007 Best Ad and Best Total Communications Program at Business Marketing Association Pro-Comm Awards.
Fergus/Peters Group develops advertising, public relations, direct mail, event planning, digital media, video production, market research, account planning, package design, point-of-purchase design, exhibit planning and sales support for its clients.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Fergus/Peters Group
Fergus/Peters Group is a business-to-business integrated marketing communications agency headquartered in suburban Chicago. It helps build the brands of a handful of large, B-to-B companies in industries as diverse as agriculture, steel and automobile dealership management systems. In 2007, the agency won numerous awards including six top honors in the nationwide ProComm Awards and 11 top honors at the Chicago Business Marketing Association's Tower Awards. For more information, visit: http://www.ferguspeters.com.
About HSR Business to Business
HSR Business to Business LLC helps industry leaders build and defend premium brands in rapidly commoditizing business markets. The firm is the largest independent business-to-business marketing communications agency in the United States. HSR's fully integrated marketing communications offering includes strategy, advertising, interactive, public relations, and relationship marketing. HSR has been named a Top Agency by BtoB magazine and the Business Marketing Association International nine times since 1995. The agency's client list includes leading business brands such as USG Corporation, First Data, Hobart, Johns Manville, Pitney Bowes, Makino, Fidelity Investments and Kellogg's. HSR is headquartered in Cincinnati, with regional operations in Chicago and Denver. For more information, visit http://www.hsr.com.