Leading Educational Publishing Development Houses Six Red Marbles and Brown Publishing Network Announce Merger

Dec 02, 2010, 10:00 ET from Six Red Marbles

BOSTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Red Marbles, an educational technology pioneer and Brown Publishing Network, a nationally recognized leader in full-service development of educational materials for pre-K through post-secondary, announced their merger today. This newly-combined company creates an integrated, end-to-end provider of services for educational publishers with broad, proven expertise in creating award-winning digital and print materials for students and teachers.

"We've long admired Brown and their sterling reputation for producing creative, effective programs for leading publishers. We are excited to join them in developing the next generation of materials to help students achieve their potential and teachers address today's tough classroom challenges.  Our clients are looking for new ideas and fresh thinking, along with an established ability to deliver.  I'm excited about working with Brown's talented team to develop materials that engage kids and turn them on to learning," said Jacques Driscoll, CEO of Six Red Marbles.

"I've always been a big fan of Six Red Marbles and Sarah White (SRM Founder and President)," said Marie Brown, Founder and CEO of Brown. "When the chance came to join them in building a next generation company, I jumped at it.  As a former teacher with more than twenty-five years in the development business, I truly believe that together we are uniquely and powerfully equipped to help leading publishers create break-through programs for learners of all ages. I am thrilled to join Six Red Marbles to continue my lifelong professional mission and passion—to create the very best instructional materials to educate students."

The company will have offices in Boston, Baltimore, New York, and Austin. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close by year-end.

Six Red Marbles is an award-winning provider of educational solutions for the pre-K through higher-ed market.  Founded in 1996, the company has developed hundreds of multi-media educational materials for leading publishers including McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Pearson.  SRM programs have won awards from the Software & Information Industry Association, Technology & Learning Magazine, and the Association of Educational Publishers.  

In 2010, the company released its own learning programs based on its trademarked Natural Learning Approach, which uniquely integrates the latest neuroscientific research on learning with tribal pedagogy and interactive online delivery – creating fun environments that inspire kids and put them on personal paths to success.  http://www.sixredmarbles.com

Brown Publishing Network is a premier full-service developer to the educational publishing industry, specializing in all disciplines, pre-K through post-secondary, for the past twenty-seven years.  Corporate headquarters are based in Waltham, MA with satellite offices located in New York, NY and Austin, TX. With nationally recognized expertise in editorial, design, technology, production, and project management, the company has developed more than 500 programs for virtually every major basal and supplemental educational publisher. Unparalleled as a leading content provider, Brown is proud of its reputation for excellence, creativity, and as a consummate publishing partner.

As a service to publishers, Brown publishes what has become the iconic directory for the educational publishing industry, Brown's Who's Who in Educational Publishing. In recognition of Brown's business success, Marie Brown was named one of the top 100 Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by Babson College and the Commonwealth Institute in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, and was conferred with the Leadership in Education Award in 2009 by her alma mater, St. John's University School of Education.  http://www.brownpubnet.com

SOURCE Six Red Marbles