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Fahlgren Mortine Accelerates Growth Plan with Ownership Change

COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 5, 2018) – Fahlgren Mortine, an integrated marketing and communications agency headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announced today that it has been acquired by Eastport Holdings, LLC. Eastport now owns 17 media, marketing and advertising companies throughout the United States.

Neil Mortine, president and CEO, Fahlgren Mortine, said, “We have been planning for some time to accelerate our growth amid changing market dynamics and evolving client expectations. This transaction provides the investment needed to take advantage of our potential, and I am energized by what it means for our employees and clients.”

Mortine will continue as chief executive of the organization, and the agency will continue to operate as Fahlgren Mortine. Chris Turner will continue as president, TURNER, a Fahlgren Mortine company. Management of both organizations will remain in place.

“Fahlgren Mortine, and its TURNER subsidiary, are nationally recognized leaders in innovative and results-producing communications and marketing programs,” said Bubba Patton, chief executive, Eastport Holdings. “This addition adds significant communications depth and specific industry expertise to our portfolio.”

 

About Fahlgren Mortine

Fahlgren Mortine, a 2017 Holmes Report Top Place to Work and Bulldog Reporter Agency of the Year, is an integrated marketing and communications agency with 2017 revenue of approximately $30 million. The agency is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with locations in Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio; Charleston, W. Va.; Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colo.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Chicago, Miami and New York City. Fahlgren Mortine provides an integrated offering to clients around the world with industry specializations in business-to-business, consumer and retail, education, healthcare, logistics, technology, and tourism/economic development and lifestyle brands. Capabilities include social media, digital services, advertising, public relations, research, branding, media planning/buying, creative and design. For more information, visit www.fahlgrenmortine.com.

 

About TURNER, a Fahlgren Mortine company

TURNER is a progressive communications agency dedicated to the intersection of earned, owned and paid media strategy. We deliver industry-leading public relations, content development, influencer programming and social media services to help our clients connect in the modern storytelling environment. TURNER represents some of the world’s best resorts, destinations and lifestyle brands and has offices in New York, Chicago, Miami and Denver, to best service its worldwide clients based in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. TURNER was named one of OUTSIDE Magazine’s Best Places to Work in 2017. For more information visit our website or our Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

About Eastport Holdings, LLC

Eastport Holdings, LLC owns a portfolio of 17 media, marketing and advertising companies. Eastport Holdings was co-founded in Memphis, Tennessee, by Bubba Patton, CEO and Chairman, and Jeff Presley, Director, Secretary and Treasurer, who both have backgrounds in media. For more information, please visit www.eastportholdings.com.

 

 

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Media Inquiries

Alyssa Smith
Corporate Communications
(614) 383-1515
alyssa.smith@fahlgren.com

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