Zip Zap

Sell to a holding company and your agency brand will forever be in danger.
According to Ad Age, Zipatoni, a prominent marketing services agency, is no more.

The 22-year-old St. Louis shop — best known for zany promotions and retail work — is being folded into Interpublic Group of Cos.’ sibling Rivet, the shops announced today. Toronto-based FCB Direct is also folding into Rivet.
The new Rivet, based in Chicago, will boast about 325 employees in offices in New York, London, Toronto, San Francisco and St. Louis. Major clients include Nokia, CVS, Visa, eBay, Kellogg and Beam Global Spirits & Wine.

Rivet?

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.