Vertic Acquires Ten 5 Studio, App Development Agency

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App development shop’s experience with Universal Studios, LG and Skype will expand Vertic's offering.

Vertic, a strategic digital agency, announced today the acquisition of Ten 5 Studio, an app development specialist agency located in New York City. Key employees from Ten 5 Studio will join the Vertic team in their New York office.

Ten 5 Studio was founded in 2011 by Ben Cohen with expertise in mobile and device applications. Despite its relative infancy, it has won accounts and client projects from leading brands such as Universal Studio, Skype and LG. Last year, the agency gained large-scale recognition for an application to support the launch of Universal Studios’ film “Ted,” the app was downloaded 16 million times. The combination of Ten 5 Studio's world-class creative talent and app innovation with Vertic's global roster of blue-chip clients will bring new levels of integrated digital expertise to the agency and it's clients.

Vertic CEO Sebastian Jespersen said “Ten 5 Studio is a really exciting company with a lot of potential. It ranks up there with some of the best boutique shops around in terms of quality of app development. This acquisition is consistent with our strategy to enhance our capabilities by deepening our aptitude and talent in the digital marketing space, especially as mobile becomes a key competitive factor for digital agencies. This strengthens our ability to provide integrated strategic and creative services and we look forward to offering our customers more comprehensive digital solutions.”

Ben Cohen, founder of Ten 5 Studio, will become Head of Applications for Vertic. He added “It’s an exciting time for us become part of the Vertic team. Their presence in Asia, in particular - where there are incredibly sophisticated mobile solutions - means we can take Ten 5 Studio to a whole new level.”

About Vertic                                                
Vertic is a strategic digital agency with offices in Copenhagen, New York, Seattle and Singapore. Since their launch in 2002, Vertic has been fiercely dedicated to developing digital solutions that help their Fortune 500 clients build their brands, provide superior customer experiences and generate tangible business results. Vertic’s customer portfolio includes SAP, Microsoft, Sony, Philips, Novo Nordisk, LEO Pharma, Siemens and Konica Minolta etc. This is not the first acquisition for the rapidly expanding agency; they purchased Lapis Digital in 2012.

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