OpenRoad Communications announced today that is has acquired creative agency Mod7.
18-year-old OpenRoad is one of Vancouver's largest independently owned web development firms and counts Electronic Arts, BC Hydro, ICBC, and the Government of Canada as clients.
Mod7 is an award-winning creative agency, servicing clients such as BC Dairy Association, the Discovery Channel, and the Food Network.
The acquisition of Mod7 broadens OpenRoad's creative offerings, adding creative direction and enhancing design capacity, according to the companies.
Wil Arndt, former principal of Mod7, will be the new creative director. Arndt brings 20 years of design experience, where he has been recognized with 80 creative awards and has instructed at Vancouver's major design schools, Emily Carr and Vancouver Film School.
OpenRoad will continue to be led by founding partner Darren Gibbons and Vice President Gordon Ross.
"We're very excited to welcome Mod7 to our company," says Gibbons. "We've had a successful business relationship with Mod7 for many years, partnering on projects for Pokémon, TReO, and The World Bank. Adding these capabilities will give us even more opportunities to collaborate and innovate, ultimately providing the best end-to-end experience for our clients."
OpenRoad is responsible for enterprise social intranet platform ThoughtFarmer.