SEATTLE and LOS ANGELES: WongDoody Communications has acquired the clients and staff of Faiola Davis PR, a consumer technology firm based in Beverly Hills, CA.
Last year, Seattle-based ad agency WongDoody launched its PR division, WongDoody Communications. While the PR agency has a presence in Seattle, it did not have any staff in the ad agency's Los Angeles office. That changes with the acquisition, as five of Faiola Davis' employees will join the Los Angeles office.
The acquisition now gives WongDoody clients such as Symantec's consumer division, Alpine Electronics, and Buena Vista Games. It also takes WongDoody Communications from $250,000 a year in billings to just over $1 million.
"This boosts our ability to be a major player in Los Angeles and beyond," said WongDoody Communications president Jeff Hasen. "We are a 15-month-old company with three employees that has been seen as a start-up. WongDoody has been viewed as just an ad agency. Now we'll be able to dent that misconception."