Icon Medialab Acquires Killakanu Agency

Icon Medialab office in Hamburg, Germany acquired the communication agency killakanu GbR mbH. Financial details were not disclosed.

The seven employees of the Cologne based agency will start to work for Icon Medialab Germany in its headquarters in Hamburg.

killakanu was founded in 1996 by Beate Duesterwald, Joerg Heikhaus and John Peplow. Clients include Volvo and Sony.

Icon Medialab offers interactive digital solutions for communication in the areas of the Internet, intranets, extranets, and e-commerce. Icon Medialab said it is obtaining extensive creativity and experience with the former team of killakanu, particularly in the areas of graphic design and branding.

Icon also signed three new clients for its San Francisco office: Netscape Communications Corp., Charles Schwab Worldwide, and Anderson & Lembke. Under the guidance of Anderson & Lembke, Microsoft’s advertising agency, Icon San Francisco built a microsite for Microsoft’s Site Builder network.

Icon Medialab employs approximately 260 professionals in Stockholm, London, Madrid, Kuala Lumpur, Helsinki and Tampere (Finland), Copenhagen, San Francisco, Brussels, and Hamburg.

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