We are very happy to report that our client Native Touch, a Canadian leader in mobile advertising technology, has announced the acquisition of Toronto digital creative studio Candy Banners. Candy Banners will retain its unique brand and culture and will continue to operate as a standalone company. This transaction will reinforce both companies and position the new collective as one of Canada’s leading advertising groups by doubling in size. “We are not just doubling our number of employees. We are literally doubling down on the creative expertise of the business”, said Native Touch co-founder and CEO Saad Uddin.
This recent acquisition embodies Native Touch’s ambition to maintain its position as a thought leader in the complex ecosystem of mobile advertising technology. The firm has indeed been providing national agencies and major brands with trail-brazing independent expertise in this field for the last ten years. Over that decade, Montreal-born Native Touch has served major national clients across several advertiser verticals while Candy Banners has a deep pedigree in partnering with brands and creative agencies of all sizes. Both companies will keep on independently managing their current client rosters and maintain existing pricing under the new corporate structure.
“For our existing clients, it’s like having the best of both worlds. They will benefit from outstanding design for mobile and web banners while enjoying cutting-edge mobile technology in one boutique firm”, says Saad Uddin. “We were always impressed by Candy Banners’ capacity to take on complex projects and by their strong operational excellence”.
Native Touch and Candy Banners will now be able to combine forces in pitches. Their total workforce should increase by 20% in 2021 and the companies will have physical presences in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.
In recent years, advances in artificial intelligence, surges in e-commerce sales and expected rebirth of in-store shopping after the pandemic make mobile advertising technology more pertinent than ever, with a craving in the industry for innovative technology and even more spectacular creative work. The joining of forces of Candy Banners and Native Touch will consolidate this high-end expertise in the market and provide North American brands and agencies with an even more outstanding user-experience for their clients and users.
About Native Touch
Native Touch was founded in Montreal in 2010 and is comprised of passionate technology and advertising experts who pride themselves in doing things others can’t. Native Touch believes in the limitless opportunities of mobile advertising and uses the power of customization, education and ongoing market research to help clients and partners navigate the rapidly growing and increasingly complex ecosystem. The firm operates out of Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto.
About Candy banners
Candy Banners is a digital ad banner development studio that was founded in Toronto in 2014. It creates playful & beautifully produced banners utilizing the latest technology trends. Having worked with some of the biggest brands in the world the studio quality and rapidly delivered products for advertising companies and direct clients, whether for mobile or Web platforms. Its head office is located in Toronto’s fashion district.