Digital marketing company REQ, which was founded in Washington, D.C., acquired SpeakerBox, a strategic communications and public relations firm based in Vienna, VA, that serves the B2B and B2G technology sector with clients ranging from emerging fast-growing firms to Fortune 100 companies.
According to a release, with this acquisition, “REQ will offer solutions for integrated digital marketing and earned media needs that define, connect, and protect brands in today’s rapidly shifting media landscape.”
“Since our founding, we’ve focused on developing and harnessing innovative solutions in brand strategy, reputation, and advocacy,” said REQ CEO and founder Tripp Donnelly, right in photo. “Success in today’s marketing and advocacy programs lies at the intersection of search, social media, public relations, and quality content. The addition of SpeakerBox’s award-winning capabilities in media relations, editorial content, and thought leadership complements and scales our suite of data-driven marketing solutions, further positioning REQ among today’s top digital brand and marketing companies.”
Elizabeth Shea, left in photo, co-founded SpeakerBox in 1997 to meet an untapped need for communication strategies specifically for B2B and B2G technology companies. The release stated that the company “has remained steadfast to its initial vision of helping bring technologies to market. Its stellar reputation has been built on giving voice to the industry’s top thinkers and performers, impacting hundreds of successful product launches, acquisitions, valuations, and IPOs, and helping influence nearly a billion dollars of institutional investment. SpeakerBox has broken new ground for clients in industries such as financial services, government, healthcare, legal, and education. Shea and her team will become an integral part of the REQ team.”
“We see enormous opportunity for our clients and our employees as we join the REQ team,” said Shea. “I have enormous respect for Tripp and the leadership team at REQ and have watched them grow exponentially year-over-year. By combining what we do best with REQ’s full-service digital solutions, we can jointly deliver even greater value to all our clients.”
REQ serves global companies in technology, real estate, entertainment, government, hospitality, retail, and finance. The company has been named to both the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 lists as one of the fastest growing companies in America, as well as Inc.’s Best Workplaces. Founded in Washington, D.C., in 2008, REQ has offices and employees in New York, Boston, and San Francisco.