FLOWER MOUND, Texas, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ivie & Associates is excited to announce the acquisition of CLM Marketing and Advertising. CLM, founded in 2003, is a strategic creative agency headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with expertise and capabilities expanding the variety of client verticals that the Ivie family of companies serve. CLM is short for closed loop marketing; Brad Surkamer, president of CLM, will continue to oversee day-to-day operations of current clients and work with Ivie leadership to blend Ivie and CLM strengths.
"2015 is shaping up to be a very big and exciting year for Ivie, and the acquisition of CLM represents another step in a focused effort to discover and implement new ways for us to achieve the best end products and solutions for our clients, while moving forward toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 global leader for marketing and advertising services and support," said Warren Ivie, CEO and founder of Ivie.
Ivie has grown considerably since it was founded 21 years ago. Through acquisitions and client portfolio expansion, Ivie has achieved 40 percent year-over-year growth for the past five years. In a continuing effort to provide world-class marketing services to its clients, Ivie is constantly seeking knowledge and expertise in new areas of marketing and advertising. CLM was a perfect fit for the Ivie family of companies.
"We are excited and honored to join Ivie as our cultures and work dynamic both align and complement each other," stated Surkamer. "The synergy our companies form provides a solid foundation for us to move forward together while we continue to thrive."
It has been a busy start to 2015 for Ivie, a WBENC certified woman-owned business. In March, founder Kay Ivie received the prestigious award of The 2015 Enterprising Women of the Year. In addition to CLM, other Ivie companies include: GreenLeaf Media Services, BlueLeaf Digital, Graphic Image, Ivie Asia and China Printing Solutions.
Founded in 1993, Ivie & Associates is headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas, and employs over 550 professionals throughout its U.S. and China offices. Ivie provides a full array of marketing solutions including creative and production services, sourcing, procurement, staff enhancement, media services, public relations, digital and interactive marketing, and general project management for many top organizations throughout the world. For additional information, please visit www.ivieinc.com.