Springfield-based advertising agency, Young and Company, is set to merge with Nixa-based, full-service digital marketing and advertising agency, DL Media, Inc., on January 1, 2017. Tom Young, Young and Company owner and president, and Dianne Davis, DL Media owner and president, are due to combine over 63 years of agency experience.
Young will bring an impressive list of clientele to the merger with an average client retention rate of over 20 years, and he will continue managing his clients as usual. Young and Company graphic designer and illustrator, Pam Senter, will also be joining the DL Media team in a full-time capacity, bringing the DL Media team to 15 members. Senter has performed design services at Young and Company for over 20 years.
Over the last 18 years, Young and Davis have established a strong working relationship, as DL Media has collaborated with Young and Company to provide media buying services to Young’s clients.
“This move allows me to rent my office building which was part of my long-term plan. DL Media is very strong in new media advertising which will be a nice complement to our capabilities,“ said Young. “I’m really looking forward to continue working with Dianne and her talented staff.”
“I am very excited to welcome Young and Company to our client service and creative teams. It’s exciting when an 18-year relationship is still growing and thriving,” says Davis. “The expertise, talent and energy they will bring to our office is simply immeasurable. The merger is truly a win-win for everyone involved.”
Young and Company has over 40 years of advertising, marketing and public relations experience in Missouri. The Springfield-based agency achieves desired results for clients through creative thinking and effective implementation. Over 80 awards and decades of creative endeavors have established Young and Company as a reliable and reputable force in the local advertising community. For more information about Young and Company visit youngandcompany.com.
Founded in 1997, DL Media is a full-service digital marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Nixa, Mo. The agency works to advance clients’ businesses by helping solve marketing challenges through relevant, engaging and compelling communications. For more information about DL Media visit dlmedia.com.