Digital services company ClarkHuot/Cocoon has acquired the Winnipeg-based design studio Vantage Studios in a bid to expand the services it offers clients.
With offices in Winnipeg and New York, ClarkHuot/Cocoon (which also advertises itself as an integrated brand development agency) will now be able to give clients exposure to both a wider spectrum of in-house production capabilities and new talent, said the agency’s managing director Kyle Romaniuk, in a release.
“Our strategy as an agency has always been to look for new ways of integrating services,” Romaniuk said. “Content production is also critical to all of our clients, and now we have further strengthened our ability to produce it.”
Romaniuk hopes the now-partnered companies will form a hub where creatives, designers and artists can work together to create tangible products. Romaniuk said he views this “as a very strategic benefit” for the group and its collective clients since the digital printing sector is growing (Vantage Studios has its own state-of-the-art digital printing facility).
Functioning as a strategic business unit within ClarkHuot/Cocoon, Vantage Studios will maintain its own existing brand. Vantage’s general manager Donavan Robinson remains in his current role.
ClarkHuot/Cocoon was formed earlier this year when the Canadian office of Clark + Huot Branding merged with Cocoon Branding and Velocity/Spacecadet Design.