McKim and Sherpa Marketing officially join forces

McKim and Sherpa Marketing officially join forces

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May 25 2021
Big Ideas
Author: Sherpa & McKim


May 25, 2021 WINNIPEG, MB — Sherpa Marketing and McKim Communications Group are officially joining forces to create an integrated marketing services powerhouse. Sherpa’s industry-leading digital marketing solutions are complementary to McKim’s renowned strategic and creative advertising practice and the combined companies are primed to make a major impact in the Canadian marketing industry.

“I am thrilled to announce that after 25 years of ‘going it alone,’ my partners and I have merged Sherpa Marketing with McKim Communications Group,” said Marty Fisher, President of Sherpa Marketing. “Our combined capacities will enable us to win more national and international work as we continue to excel in agriculture, financial services, financial technology, post-secondary education, tourism, healthcare and government verticals. Together, we are positioned for expansion into a variety of sectors including manufacturing and consumer brands.” 

While the two agencies have merged ownership, they will continue to operate as distinct companies under their existing brands, but share services and expertise to optimize solutions for clients. In fact, the two agencies have been sharing client work and winning new business together since 2020.

“After a challenging 2020, here we are in 2021 — thriving, growing and seeing a bright path ahead of us,” said President and CEO of McKim, Peter George, who has also owned an agency for 25 years. “McKim’s merger with Sherpa is going to make a huge difference for our team, and especially for our clients, who are already excited about and benefiting from our combined strengths. The driving force behind McKim has always been creating success for clients through insight, strategy and attention-grabbing creative. Our new partnership with Sherpa adds unbeatable digital expertise to our toolbox.”

McKim and Sherpa are both headquartered in Winnipeg, and Sherpa has an office in Kitchener-Waterloo. Together, the companies employ about 50 local and remote staff, from Nova Scotia to Whistler to Argentina.

Sherpa Marketing is an award-winning marketing agency founded in 1996 that generates results for its clients through innovative marketing. Sherpa employs data driven digital marketing as a catalyst for business growth. With employees living and servicing clients from coast to coast, Sherpa provides a complete range of marketing services to complement its Full-Stack Marketing approach.

McKim Communications Group Ltd. is a full-service, independent creative advertising and branding firm that creates big ideas to drive client success. Today, McKim is widely recognized as a leading advertising agency in the Canadian prairies. In 2020, the agency launched ED. Marketing Agency to serve its post-secondary education clients. The agency has won numerous local, national and international awards for its work. McKim opened in 1889 and is Canada’s first advertising agency.


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