Diana Marszalek 22 Jul 2020 // 1:16AM GMT
NEW YORK — In a move to expand storytelling capabilities, Ruder Finn has acquired video content studio Osmosis Films.
Brooklyn-based Osmosis is a full-service creative strategy and production studio that specializes in film, animation and interactive media. In announcing the acquisition, Ruder Finn said adding the studio’s capabilities elevates the agency’s standing as a global video communications firm.
Osmosis has worked for a range of clients including the World Economic Forum, PayPal, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Teach For America, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and The Council on Foreign Relations. Originals include science series The Edge of Wonder: The Human Microbiome and feature-length documentary Valient, which it produced with the NHL.
The acquisition is the latest expansion move by Ruder Finn, which, with double digit growth, grew into a roughly $80m firm last year. In September, the agency acquired New Jersey-based SPI Group, bolstering the agency's offerings in areas including employee experience, corporate branding and corporate reputation. In July 2018, it bought health and wellness marketing firm RLA Collective.