July 2018

Weber Shandwick snaps up social agency That Lot co-founded by British comedian, actor, writer and director David Schneider

ABOUT IPG & WEBER SHANDWICK

Interpublic is one of the world’s premier advertising and marketing services companies. Their agency brands deliver custom marketing solutions to many of the world’s largest advertisers. The Group covers the spectrum of marketing disciplines and specialties, from public relations and consumer advertising, to mobile and search engine marketing.

Weber Shandwick, a subsidiary of IPG, is a leading global communications and marketing services firm in 78 cities with a network extending to 128 cities around the world. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work.

 

ABOUT THAT LOT

That Lot is a creative social agency, founded by actor, writer and social media obsessive, David Schneider, MD, David Beresford, and the UK’s foremost professional tweeter, David Levin, the fingers and thumbs behind some of the UK’s most celebrated social media accounts. Together they’ve assembled a dream-team of writers, tweeters, designers, videographers, Facebookers, Instagrammers, Snapchatters (you get the idea) to create highly shareable, original content across the social platforms they know and love.

 

ABOUT THE DEAL

Weber Shandwick acquired 100% of the share capital of That Lot in a transaction set to  to ramp up its multi-platform capabilities. That Lot becomes the fourth digital specialist agency acquired by Weber Shandwick in the past eight months, following Brazil’s Cappuccino in May this year, and New York-based Bomoda and Resolute Digital last December.

 

OUR WORK

We acted on behalf of the That Lot shareholders and Directors to prepare, market and successfully sell the business, negotiating the final deal terms of the transaction having built a long lasting relationship with the management team.

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Working with WY was a pleasure. They provided us with quality upfront strategic insight with both realistic and informed advice throughout the whole process. The team were always available to deal with our particular issues and were able to drive the transaction forward. Their varied backgrounds and market experience is of immense value. They are also lovely people to work with.

David Beresford, Managing Director, That Lot