GroupM neemt LaComunidad en ViralTracker over

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GroupM heeft vandaag de overname aangekondigd van interactief communicatiebureau LaComunidad. Het Amsterdamse LaComunidad, opgericht in 2003 door Igor Beuker, legt vooral toe op de ontwikkeling van viral, word of mouth- en socialmediacampagnes.


Amsterdam – GroupM, part of WPP Group plc, announced today that it has
acquired LaComunidad, a leading Dutch interactive agency.  LaComunidad
specialises in viral and social media campaigns, and has developed the viral
tracking technology ViralTracker.

LaComunidad was established in 2003 to manage the development and
distribution of interactive communications through community activation, word-of-
mouth and viral marketing. The proprietary ViralTracker technology was
launched in 2004, and has successfully been used to plan and measure online
viral campaigns for over 50 global brands.

LaComunidad clients include Univé,
Colgate Palmolive, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Heineken and Wilkinson. 
“Our acquisition of LaComunidad and ViralTracker reflects our commitment to
digital marketing leadership” said Ruud Wanck, Director Interaction GroupM
EMEA. “Viral campaigns, social media and user-generated content are growing
rapidly, and are increasingly important marketing tools.

LaComunidad already work with some of our clients, and we see an immediate opportunity for them to
help more of our clients in these important areas.”

Igor Beuker, LaComunidad and ViralTracker founder and CEO explained:
“GroupM is the world’s leading media investment network and they will help us
drive growth internationally. Our thinking and services will complement their
integrated approach to communications and ensure their clients stay on the
leading-edge of digital developments.”

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Henk de Hooge

Henk is Internet Entrepreneur, founder van Dutchcowboys en daarnaast tech en travelblogger, fotograaf, visual storyteller en bovenal een digitale nomade....

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