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Award-winning Cheltenham digital marketing agency is sold –

Award-winning Cheltenham digital marketing agency is sold -
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French digital marketing agency JVWEB has bought Gloucestershire-based search engine optimization specialist Ocere, in a deal said to be a “win-win” for both companies.

Specializing in SEO performance and content creation, the Cheltenham-based agency manages more than 220 active clients across a range of sectors, including gaming, technology and finance, in more than 40 languages.

Ocere CEO Tom Barling said the deal with JVWEB was the result of a nine-month sales process that saw the Gloucestershire company attract “significant global interest”.

This means that Osiri, with a turnover of 6 million pounds and 20 employees, has become part of the ambitious French company, which has 70 employees, has a turnover of 12.5 million pounds (15 million euros) and has raised 20 million pounds (25 million euros) to finance its growth in 2021.

“We are excited to become part of an ambitious international group, develop our service offerings and continually improve our offering to clients around the world,” said Barling, whose business grew 63 percent in 2021 and 113 percent in 2020.

“This move is a ‘real win’ for our customers, our teams and the collective ambition of both companies.

JVWEB considers the UK an “important and exciting market” and “a gateway to the English-speaking world.”

Both sides describe the “strategic acquisition” as “an important step forward in the development of an international digital marketing suite with multilingual capabilities across many digital disciplines,” including SEO, Google Ads, Facebook Ads and content creation.

Written by Andrew Merrill

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Friday 14 January 2022

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