Carlsbad, Calif., August 1, 2018 - Elevator Agency and Organik SEO announced today that they have agreed to combine in a merger of equals. The merger will provide clients and prospects a full-funnel digital marketing solution designed to accelerate growth.
Elevator Agency, which launched in 2004, is an award-winning agency that has solidified itself as a premier inbound marketing agency working for notable B2B and enterprise-level clients like Toshiba and T-Systems. Leveraging HubSpot as a Platinum Tier Partner, Elevator specialized in lead generation, content marketing, marketing automation and sale enablement.
Organik SEO, which launched in 2010, boasts an impressive roster of clients in the natural product space including Emmy’s Organics, Kyolic, Sunfood Superfoods, among others. Organik SEO specializes in search engine optimization, search engine marketing and social media for natural products and cause- and purpose-driven organizations. In addition to being a Google Partner, Organik SEO was one of the first certified Benefit Corporations in San Diego, which means its committed to higher standards of purpose, accountability and transparency. Organik SEO was recognized as a member of San Diego Business Journal Fastest Growing Companies and received the BBB’s Torch Award for Environmental Stewardship.
“We're excited for what the future holds" said Julien Brandt, founder and CEO of Organik SEO. "We're on a mission to help great brands accelerate growth, and with this merger, our combined strengths and expanded service offerings means we are better primed to help our clients achieve their goals."
Frank Cowell, founder and CEO of Elevator Agency said, “This is a transformational merger that creates opportunities neither company could achieve alone. This was an easy decision to make and our combined team gives us the talent and resources to propel our agency forward."
In 2019, partners Frank Cowell, Julien Brandt, Arianne Brandt and Joseph Freeman plan to announce the name of their combined agency.
The new company will be led by a senior team that reflects the strengths and capabilities of both companies. Upon closing of the transaction, Frank Cowell will serve as Chief Executive Officer, Julien Brandt as President, Joseph Freeman as Chief Operating Office and Arianne Brandt as Chief Marketing Officer. Sherirea Lopez will also serve as the Director of Finance, and David Shirley will take a role as the Director of Production.
In addition to maintaining strong operations, the new company will remain committed to it's status as a Benefit Corporation and will be headquartered in coastal Carlsbad.
"This is a transformational merger that creates opportunities neither company could achieve alone."