Leo Burnett Parent Acquires Design Firm

(Chicago Tribune/MCT) -

Chicago ad agency Leo Burnett is adding design and branding company Turner Duckworth to its portfolio.

Publicis Groupe, the agency’s Paris-based parent company, announced the acquisition Monday, bringing the firm’s iconic designs, top clients and branding expertise into the fold. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Founded in 1992, Turner Duckworth designs visual identities and packaging for consumer brands such as Coca-Cola, Amazon, Visa and Samsung, among others. The company has 70 employees between its London and San Francisco offices.

“We have already collaborated with Leo Burnett on work for both Coca-Cola and Samsung, so we know it’s a great fit, and that clients are hungry for seamless creativity from their agencies. This partnership will enable us to deliver that,” David Turner, joint CEO and CCO of Turner Duckworth, said in a statement.

The agency will continue to operate under the name Turner Duckworth, and will retain its existing management team and structure.