Prophet Acquires Springbox to Deepen Capabilities in Digital Experience Creation, Demand Generation
CHICAGO, IL – March 7, 2019 – Prophet, a leading global consulting firm that helps clients unlock uncommon growth, today announced it has acquired Springbox, a leading digital agency headquartered in Austin, Texas. The move demonstrates Prophet’s commitment to building a team of innovators, thought leaders and practitioners required to help clients understand and act on digital as a transformative force in their business.
Combining Prophet’s customer insight, management consulting, innovation and design capabilities with Springbox’s digital strategy, digital experience and demand generation capabilities, uniquely positions the firms to bridge the gap between strategy and execution to deliver end-to-end solutions that drive digital marketing excellence.
“The C-suite of forward-thinking companies needs to harness the power of digital to change the growth trajectory of their business, and make it sustainable,” said Michael Dunn, CEO of Prophet. “The challenge, however, is that few consulting and agency partners have the capabilities to meet these needs. This move accelerates progress toward our goal of building the thinking, frameworks, skills, and team required to help senior executives and companies deliver the digitally powered transformation agenda required to unlock uncommon growth.”
“Prophet and Springbox share similar entrepreneurial cultures focused on insight, creativity, data, and technology with a bias toward action to help clients to not just transform, but to thrive,” said John Ellett, CEO of Springbox. “Springbox is complementary to Prophet’s focus on helping clients evolve how they attract and engage customers, build brand relevance, drive experience led growth and innovation, and elevate their organization’s ability to compete and win. This move allows us to partner with clients to address a broader range of growth challenges.”
“The acquisition also supports Prophet’s focus on driving continued growth in the US market, particularly in high growth regions, and this move into Austin and Texas will help us do that,” said Chiaki Nishino, North America Regional Lead at Prophet. “In addition, Austin – like San Francisco and Berlin, where Prophet has other offices – is a dynamic technology hub with a rich pool of talent that supports our focus on helping clients drive their digitally powered transformation agenda.”
Springbox will operate under the name Springbox, a Prophet company. The Springbox team will continue to be led by CEO John Ellett in their Austin, Texas office and continue their work on helping growth companies become digital leaders by applying deep expertise and strong capabilities in digital experience creation and demand generation.
Over the last 14 years, Springbox has built an award-winning team and approach focused on creating digital leaders by understanding the science behind digital leadership and methodologies that guide the design andbuilding of digital experiences that get noticed and drive results. For more information about Springbox, a Prophet company, visit: www.springbox.com
Springbox is an Austin, Texas based agency that helps companies become digital leaders and realize the potential of transformative ideas to achieve uncommon growth. Its portfolio of services includes business consulting, digital experience design, campaign planning and management and digital product development.
Prophet is a leading global consulting firm that helps clients unlock uncommon growth through marketing, brand, experience, innovation and organization & culture capabilities. We operate differently than other consultancies, blending insight, strategy, and creativity with an optimistic yet pragmatic approach.
We have partnered with some of the world’s most successful companies, including Electrolux, T-Mobile, UBS, Gatorade, and GE. With eleven global offices and more than 400 experts in marketing, innovation, digital and design, we can bring together the right people with the right experience to solve our clients’ business challenges.