Emakina acquires Swedish Cutting Edge Agency Dempsey

Emakina Group strengthens its position in Scandinavia, with the acquisition of Dempsey, a successful Stockholm-based digital marketing agency. Dempsey’s multi-disciplinary team of 16 experts is active in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. It has been a partner of the Emakina Group since 2013, serving clients across all Nordic countries with cutting edge marketing solutions.

Emakina Group and expert Swedish digital agency Dempsey today announced they signed a structural collaboration agreement. With this new partnership, Emakina moves North in its continuing international partnership deployment, while Dempsey gains access to new expertise and an international network of leading digital agencies.

The multi-disciplinary digital team of Dempsey in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland is already working on its first project with Emakina.

Dempsey, Scandinavian digital innovator

Dempsey, a full service digital agency based in Stockholm was founded in 2010 and is one of the rising digital agencies in the Nordics. Starting with a strong management team and world class code competence, today the company’s 15 experts in Sweden deliver creative and state of the art solutions for both international and local clients. The team always offers multi-screen compatible solutions, using the client’s preferred platforms.

Smart solutions for the Nordics

International clients are more and more looking for a digital partner able to cover the entire Nordics. That is why Dempsey is also active in several projects with its own experts in Norway, Denmark and Finland.

This approach is part of Dempsey’s ambition to deliver striking campaigns for international clients across the Nordics, reaching target audiences with culturally smart local digital interaction. Fine examples of this ‘close impact’ include the Rexona Do:More personality test, responsive front end for the Red Bull Signature Series, the LoveBreakfast competition for Swedish dairy brand Arla and a Leasing Calculator Application for Audi.

Perfect Match

This partnership brings interesting added value for both partners and their clients.

Emakina benefits from the skills of some of Scandinavia’s most talented designers and coders, combined with the keen business sense of Dempsey’s experienced management team. CEO Joel Wahlström is a serial digital entrepreneur. Dempsey’s Managing Director Sofia Molander learned the ropes as digital manager for ACO and Adidas, while Business Director Richard von Yxkull was CEO of Isobar Sweden and Marketing Director of Expekt and Silja Line.

Dempsey will further boost its activities, by adding Emakina’s expertise in domains such as digital strategy, mobile, e-commerce and CRM and technological solutions like Selligent, Drupal and Sharepoint. A first joint project has already started.

Enthusiastic CEOs

“We immediately felt a good click with Dempsey.
Their entrepreneurial spirit and client oriented business approach felt very natural to us. With broad technical skills as a core, Dempsey are creative and solution oriented. They’re the kind of people that achieve high added value for their customers. That is exactly what we like at Emakina, so we look forward to doing great projects together.”
Denis Steisel, CEO of Emakina Group

“This agreement comes at the perfect time for us.
We are a steadily growing company, with more and more clients seeking Pan-Nordic solutions. We have many skills in our agency, that we can now offer on a bigger scale thanks to Emakina. Furthermore, we share several interesting clients, such as Audi and Unilever, increasing possible synergies.“
Joel Wahlstrom, CEO of Dempsey




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