WPP Buys Canada Creative Shop John St (Canada)

John St., long one of Canada’s strongest independent creative agencies and Marketing‘s 2008 Agency of the Year, has joined the WPP network.

The agency “will continue to do the kind of work that has made our clients and us unignorable for the past 12 years,” said Arthur Fleischmann, John St. president, in a release. “But now we will be able to offer services in areas that clients are asking for such as media, direct and public relations.”

Financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed. However, according to a statement from WPP, the agency’s unaudited revenues for 2012 were approximately $14 million. The U.K.-based holding company said the acquisition “strengthens WPP’s presence in Canada.”

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