PRESS RELEASE - Brussels, 11 May 2015 - Omnicom Media Group has acquired a majority stake in Semetis, the leading Digital Advertising and Business Intelligence agency in Belgium.
Established in 2009 by Nicolas Debray and Gabriel Goldberg, Semetis has become the Belgian market leader in optimizing digital advertising campaigns (search, branding, real-time-bidding, programmatic buying, mobile, social, local, remarketing), with the help of web analytics, digital business intelligence and tailor-made technologies. Semetis is fully accredited by Google (AdWords, Analytics, Analytics Premium & API), BING, Facebook and Doubleclick. Furthermore, Semetis has recently been awarded, for the 2nd consecutive year, “Gold” AMMA award in Belgium in the Search Marketing category.
Nicolas Debray, Semetis Managing Director & Co-Founder comments, "We are thrilled to join the Omnicom family at such a perfect timing. Over the last few months, while working with the Omnicom Media Group management we have built a trust relationship and have aligned our vision on the strategic way to combine the strengths of our two companies. Above all, we both share the same passion, enthusiasm and ambition for the development of the Belgian market."
"More than ever, we are looking forward to keep on delivering best-in-class services and technological solutions for our respective clients. This move allows us to confirm our leadership position in Digital Marketing while enabling us to grow even further our expertise in online and offline advertising, as well as extend our services to help Omnicom Media Group clients", says Gabriel Goldberg, Semetis Business Director & Co-Founder.
Dominique De Ville, Omnicom Media Group Belgium CEO comments, "These last 6 years, Gabriel and Nicolas have demonstrated their unique talent to build a successful premium digital agency. Their clear and ambitious vision will grow even faster within the Omnicom Media Group network. I am delighted to add their market-leading digital excellence to our Group proposition".
Colin Gottlieb, Omnicom Media Group EMEA CEO said "With the addition of Semetis to our team, Omnicom Media Group Belgium will have a powerful competitive edge as clients demand ever greater levels of effectiveness and efficiency, turning complexity into brilliant solutions. We are greatly impressed with Nicolas and Gabriel. They are a perfect fit with Omnicom Media Group".
Omnicom Media Group is the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company, providing services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Omnicom Media Group includes the full service media networks OMD Worldwide and PHD Network, leading global data and analytics company, Annalect, as well as several media specialist companies including search specialist Resolution, digital trading platform Accuen and Optimum Sports/Fuse.