G Media Studios Completes Acquisition of Local Agency

Monday, September 26, 2016


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Dave Paolo, head G Media

Providence-based G Media Studios Inc., announced that it has completed the acquisition of 401 Consulting LLC — a team of print designers, web designers, software engineers and strategic marketing professionals who provide full-service solutions for startup to mid-sized clients.

G Media, which was founded in 2015 specializes in Experiential Marketing and also provides marketing, advertising and public relations services for some of the top 50 fortune 500 companies in the country.  At G Media "we put your brand face-to-face with your customers and position you at the center of the conversation, creating that “ah ha” moment." The acquisition of 401 Consulting will position G Media to offer the same value and expertise it currently offers its fortune 500 clients to the small and midsize market.

G Media's growth coupled with the acquisition has already made the firm one of the largest firms in the region.

“This acquisition brings significant intrinsic value to G Media with the addition of the talented team at 401 Consulting,” said David Paolo, President and CEO of G Media Studios, Inc. “We are looking forward to integrating this talent with our exiting team to offer top tier marketing and advertising services to a diverse customer base,” Paolo said.  

Adds Depth of Talent

401 Consulting currently offers services such as website design and programming, print brochure, magazine ad, yellow pages ad, direct mail piece, postcard, flyer, poster, signage, vehicle wrap, presentation folder, stationery set, business cards and Software Engineering to design and implement and automate everything from online ecommerce systems, real-time transaction processors, content editors, as well as capabilities to  develop websites that encompass incredibly complex, custom-built database-driven applications behind the scenes, and robust administration "back ends."

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“401 Consulting has some very impressive proprietary IP which has been custom developed by their internal software engineers” said Dan Mercer COO at G Media Studios, “ the addition of this complex IP will allow G Media to offer custom solutions as opposed to the off the shelf templates used by some of the competition” Mercer concluded.   

401 Consulting has a diverse portfolio of 80 small to mid-tier clients which generate close to $1 million in annual revenues.  G Media is one of the largest digital creative agencies in the area with close to $20 million in annualized revenue.  The acquisition of 401 Consulting will be accretive to 2016 earning.  

“We are very excited to take our team and clients to the next level by joining G Media” said Eric Robichaud , President of 401 Consulting, “this acquisition will give our clients the ability to scale their marketing needs as their business grows,”  Robichaud said.

About G Media Studios
We offer a diverse, comprehensive range of marketing solutions spanning Experiential brand advertising/marketing , customer relationship management (CRM), media planning and buying services, public relations and numerous specialty communications services to drive bottom-line results for our clients.  Our agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.  We are a partner company with a unique model of alignment dedicated to empowering the most entrepreneurial and innovative talent to drive competitive advantage and business growth for clients. Our Partnership model fuels the entrepreneurial nature of our agency partners, and provides collaboration and continuous support to ensure that each partner achieves their greatest ambitions.


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