Aug 172011

We've been acquired by RKG!

Big news! AudetteMedia has been acquired by the search marketing firm RKG. We're beyond excited, we're stoked! We're psyched! We're pumped up!

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RKG is one of the largest paid search marketing firms in the world, in terms of managed advertising spend. In addition to PPC, they offer technology solutions in attribution, comparison shopping, social media, and display.

When we started AudetteMedia five years ago, our vision was to accomplish great things in search marketing by focusing on a single discipline: search engine optimization. Our SEO focused at first on large-site ecommerce. We then took those learnings and began applying them to other areas, such as B2B, publishing, online education, travel, startups and more. Our client list today reflects the vision we set out with, and the reputation we've earned as a boutique SEO firm with leading clients.

AudetteMedia does one thing exceptionally well: SEO. For other things that our clients need, we trust in exceptional partners.

RKG has been our deepest and most strategic partner. They not only provide complementary services in PPC, but we also share similar cultures. They are accountable direct marketers with insane focus on ROI and efficiency. They have integrity in all their dealings. Their technology is world-class, as are their analysts (the best in the business). By joining RKG we are joining forces with a truly industry-leading company. This merger is the union of similar minds, visions, and skills.

All of our employees will be joining RKG, and our offices in Bend, Oregon will remain and operate as the west coast division (RKG also has offices in Charlottesville and Boston). Our clients will continue to get best of breed SEO consultation from the same teams they have now.

I'll be joining RKG as President. Meg Thompson, our co-founder and EVP, will be serving as Vice President of SEO. We are thrilled with the opportunity ahead for our clients as we integrate paid search, attribution, display, organic search, comparison shopping, social media, and more to create a truly end-to-end picture of online marketing.

This is only the beginning!


12 Responses to "We've been acquired by RKG!"
Kevin says:
Adam, Congratulations, that is a great feeling to have partnered up with such a great company. You will continue to succeed, but at a rapid pace now.
Dan Perry says:
Wow, how exciting is that? Congrats!
Adam Audette says:
Dan and Kevin - thanks to you both! We're super psyched!
David Mihm says:
Phenomenal news--well-deserved and congrats!!
Adam Audette says:
Thanks David! We'll be hitting the Tetherow track together soon!
Scott Polk says:
Adam Congrats Brother - couldn't have happened to a better group you have their! Best Scott Polk
Jim Rudnick says:
Congrats here Adam....nicely done, lad! Will watch this new merged online marketing group for more action in the upcoming year too! :-) Jim
Wow, fantastic news! Every best wishes for the future :-)
Adam Audette says:
Scott - can you visualize us partying here at the kegerator? :) Jim and Carla - thanks so much!
Congrats Adam, best of luck to your team. Hope the merger goes seamlessly.
Mark Kelly says:
Absolutely wonderful news Adam - we are all really excited for you and your team!
Mitzi Hammer says:
Funny to be reading this announcement right now; I just began my own search and research into the idea of becoming part of the SEO affiliated market world. I was intrigued by your "start- up" story so I read on.... I was referred to the RKG company about two hours ago by a friend from an old marketing job. It should not be thought of mere dumb luck that I found both you (Adam Audette) and the RKG company in the same afternoon. I wish you great success with the joining of this reputable group. Maybe one day, I too can personally sing their praises. Our Charlottesville area is very lucky to have their power and experience so close. This message of yours was posted 6 months back so I hope the enthusiasm is still "raising the roof"! Happy climbing on both rock and ladder! With Peace, M Hammer

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