Marketing and communications holding company the Incepta Group has
bought South African IT PR consultancy Ballard and King Communications,
in a deal worth almost pounds 1 million. B&K’s founding directors Karen
Ballard and Hilary King will continue to manage day-to-day operations
for the agency, which will now trade as Citigate Ballard and King. The
new agency’s clients include Sun Microsystems and Acer Africa. The deal
expands Incepta’s operation on the continent, which also includes
Citigate South Africa.