Motion PR, a public relations and digital firm in Chicago, announced its merger with AgencyMSI, the 57-year-old, Chicago-born integrated marketing and communications agency. Effective immediately, the two companies will come together as Motion, with Kimberly Eberl, former CEO & Founder of Motion PR, at the helm as owner and CEO of the new entity. Dave Weiner, founder and CEO of AgencyMSI, is retiring after nearly six iconic decades in the Chicago advertising industry.
Marrying together AgencyMSI’s deep retail, branding, planning and digital capabilities with Motion PR’s rich PR and digital practice for B2B and B2C clients, the newly-formed Motion can now serve clients as a multi-disciplined, creative communications agency. Anchored by its four leading divisions of creative, digital, public relations and branding, and staffed with a collection of strategists, designers, writers and technicians, at 60 people strong, the new company will aim to build relationships that keep brands in motion as a mid-sized agency contender.
“By aligning the two agencies who already share an entrepreneurial spirit, creative curiosity and a deep commitment to digging deeper to solve marketing challenges, we are poised to offer that much more to our current client partners and new partners,” said Eberl, owner and CEO of Motion. “Because relationships matter. Personal and professional. And, when it comes to ensuring our partners’ stories get told—in and across any medium necessary—both are critical. Our new, collective services will provide those very solutions.”
Together, the two agencies as Motion, a certified woman-owned business, bolsters an impressive clientele list for a wide range of clients across diverse verticals and multi-media disciplines, including Serta, The Home Depot, Simon Property Group, Feld Entertainment, Kenmore, DieHard, Tractor Supply and Becker Professional Services.