Malaysian digital creative agency Kingdom Digital has joined Hakuhodo Inc.
Established in 2007, and home to 160 staff, Kingdom Digital’s growth over the past 15 years has been organic with clients across a variety of key categories, the agency said in an announcement.
Vin Chinnaraja, Chairman of Kingdom Digital said: “We have found the perfect partner in Hakuhodo Inc. for Kingdom Digital to accelerate our Southeast Asia expansion ambitions.”W
“ith Hakuhodo’s regional presence, we are able to deliver multi-national work for our clients and brands from day one. We are also looking forward to combining Hakuhodo’s sei-katsu-sha insights with our innovative digital services like our Digital Creative Automation (DCA) platform to deliver hyper-personalized experiences for our clients and brands.“
Founded in 1895, Hakuhodo has offices in 20 countries with over 10,000 staff.
“Malaysia was the first country in which Hakuhodo set up an overseas office—Hakuhodo Malaysia—in 1973, and next year will mark the 50th anniversary of our first foray overseas,” said Shuntaro Ito, Senior Corporate Officer, Hakuhodo and President & CEO, Hakuhodo International.
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Kingdom Digital, which is regarded so highly in the industry, as a member of the Hakuhodo Group at this milestone juncture.”
Ryan Ong, CEO of Kingdom Digital added: “With Hakuhodo’s acquisition of Kingdom Digital, we will be able to draw on their infrastructure, creativity, and insights to continue deliver the high standard of work that we are known for. Most of all, both Hakuhodo Inc. and Kingdom Digital share the same vision and values and us coming together will broaden and deepen our services for all our clients.