Emakina acquires Swedish cutting edge agency Dempsey

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.

This move further confirms Emakina’s Scandinavian foothold, and its leading position as a European independent digital full-service agency.

Founded in 2010, Dempsey is one of the rising digital agencies in the Nordic countries. It blends top management, world-class design and coding skills with a powerful network of business and technology partners across the region.
The team delivers advanced multi-country projects for international and local customers, such as Coca Cola Enterprises, Hotel Insider, Ikano Bank, Pierre Robert, and Unilever.

The new Emakina agency, lead by CEO and serial digital entrepreneur Joel Wahlström, connects senior experience with a dynamic start-up attitude. Partner and Client Director Erika Vestman learned her trade as UX designer at Tieto, while Partner and Commercial Director Richard von Yxkull was CEO of Isobar Sweden and served as Marketing Director for Expekt and Silja Line.

'We're happy to welcome Joel and his team; they add their network, market knowledge, creativity and top technology skills to our offer.'
- Brice Le Blévennec, CEO Emakina Group -

Dempsey has gained respect and admiration for its top quality design, motion, 3D, and interactive VR knowledge. Its coding skills include PHP, Node.JS and Python using Frameworks/CMSs like Laravel, Ruby on Rails, Express, WordPress and Drupal, and front-end expertise in tools and frameworks like Angular, React and Vue.

'We feel we have a perfect match with Emakina, as we share the same entrepreneurial DNA and drive for the future.'
- Joel Wahlström, CEO Dempsey -

With the acquisition of Dempsey, Emakina Group now has 15 offices in eight countries across Europe and global partners, to fluently serve customers worldwide. Dempsey will fully benefit of this global network; the goal is now to grow rapidly, both in turnover and personnel, and establish Emakina as a leading Nordic digital agency.

'Dempsey's  work in the Nordic region on our shared clients is already outstanding. It makes this new chapter in our collaboration logical.' 
- Karim Chouikri, CEO Emakina Group  -


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Emakina Group, an EPAM Systems, Inc. company (NYSE: EPAM), is one of the leading digital groups of independent digital agencies, with 26 offices in 18 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.

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