Global independent PR agency Ruder Finn announced that it has acquired award-winning video content studio, Osmosis Films. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, Osmosis is a full-service creative strategy and production studio specializing in innovative story creation through film, animation, and interactive media.
The addition of Osmosis further bolsters Ruder Finn’s extensive roster of in-house creative services, adding a broad set of global video production services and innovative technology tools for animation and interactive video experiences, arming the agency with a distinguished creative edge as it becomes one of the top video communication firms globally.
“As we look ahead to what’s next both for our agency and the industry at large, the democratization of on-demand video streaming has ultimately created a unique opportunity to expand content creation for our clients,” said Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO of Ruder Finn. “That’s why we’re doubling down on our commitment to video—because it has this unrivaled ability to keep audiences engaged in a way that many two-dimensional platforms can’t, all while conveying very complex concepts through an empathetic lens. That emotional resonance is going to be key in delivering our clients’ messaging – particularly today, against the backdrop of everything we’re experiencing in our country.”
Since its inception in 2011, Osmosis has turned out award-winning work for Fortune 500 companies and non-profits around the globe. Past client work includes projects for the World Economic Forum (WEF), PayPal, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Teach For America, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and The Council on Foreign Relations. The studio was awarded a Summit Creative Award in 2019 in the health and medicine category for its creation of “The Human Microbiome.” Its feature-length documentary “Valiant,” a partnership with NHL Original Productions, premiered in late 2019 on Amazon and iTunes.
“Video represents a dramatic shift in how people communicate, which companies and organizations are just beginning to understand. That shift is going to expand exponentially with the explosion of worldwide access to mobile 5G,” said James Lawler, founder and CEO of Osmosis. “Having a compelling and creative video strategy will be more essential than ever for clients hoping to reach customers, shareholders, employees, and the broader public. Ruder Finn’s commitment to inspirational and inventive storytelling matches our own, and I’m confident that together we will lead the way in an exciting new era of video communication.”