Huge news. Connelly Partners has acquired Fort Franklin.
The big buy now caps off Connelly at 65 employees with more than $9 million in annual revenue. Fort Franklin brings clients like Danversbank, WellPet and Stowe Mountain Resort to the table.
Marc Gallucci, founder and Creative Director at Fort Franklin, will work at Connelly Partners in the role of Chief Innovation Officer. They will be dropping the "Fort Franklin" name.
“Best in class people, fabulous clients, an earned reputation for excellence and edge, this is a home run for Connelly Partners.” said Steve Connelly, President of Connelly Partners. “Marc Gallucci and I have known each other for too many years than either of us cares to admit. We share the same personal definition of “great”. Fort Franklin clients and Connelly Partners’ clients will both be the beneficiaries of the increased depth, scale and energy now conveniently living together at 46 Waltham Street.”
“I have always admired the culture of Connelly Partners and we are thrilled to be a part of such a vibrant and fast growing organization. This acquisition allows me to buy a yacht and two gold-plated helicopters, much needed transportation now that I have moved out to the western suburbs.” Said Marc Gallucci Founder / Creative Director of Fort Franklin. “My new role as Chief Innovation Officer will be to develop new media opportunities (Like Tauntr.com) for our clients and the agency, it’s something we did every day at Fort Franklin and I am very excited to lead a focused effort at a larger company.”
The acquisition of Fort Franklin finds Connelly Partners’ as having had their most successful year ever. Throughout 2010 they went five for five in major pitches that brought solid growth. Good things to come from Connelly Partners, we're sure.