PR News | Business News: UpSpring Captures Epiphany
UpSpringwhich works with clients in the architecture, design and real estate sectors, takes over the digital marketing studio Epiphany. Acquisition includes Epiphany’s client list and team of digital marketers; the combined agency now has nearly 50 employees. Susan Fernandez, founder of Epiphany and now vice president of digital marketing for UpSpring, will lead all digital efforts for B2B and B2C customers. New services offered by UpSpring include website auditing, email campaigns and podcasts. The company’s expansion into digital marketing also marks the debut of a redesigned website and branding package for UpSpring that reflects the company’s growth and expanded capabilities. “The acquisition of Epiphany is just one way for UpSpring to expand its capabilities to meet industry demands,” said UpSpring CEO Tiffany Rafii.
BerlinRosen acquires a majority stake in behind, a brand consultancy that launched direct-to-consumer brands such as Warby Parker, Everlane and Glossier. Derris, which currently has 65 employees in New York and 10 in London, will continue to operate independently. Agency founder Jesse Derris and his partner Lisa Frank will remain in place and no positions will be cut. Following an investment from private equity firm O2 in January, BerlinRosen also acquired a majority stake in Glen Echo Group and diversity, equity and inclusion consultancy Onward.
CommCore Consulting Group launches CommCore Capital Markets, an offering that provides coaching and guidance to management teams of private and public companies participating in earnings calls, high-level investor meetings, IPOs, financial roadshows and Series A/B/C funding rounds. The offer aims to help spokespersons present their company’s value proposition and engage with leading financial analysts and media. “In tough fundraising markets, it’s more important than ever to focus on history and business repetition,” said Andrew Gilman, CEO of CommCore. “A polished and confident presentation makes a big difference in convincing potential investors.” CommCore is headquartered in Washington DC with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta.