Havas Group has acquired independent digital agency Langoor. A full-service digital agency led and driven by creative technologists, Langoor was founded in 2010. In addition to its headquarter India, the agency is present in the Middle East and Australia.
Its team of 170 specialists provide digital experiences and connections to MNCs, local brands and startups across strategy, online marketing, website planning and development, data analytics, marketing automation, ecommerce and SEO.
Langoor will be rebranded as Langoor Havas and be led by its co-founder – Venugopal Ganganna – who will take on the newly-created position of Chief Digital Officer, Havas Group India, reporting to Rana Barua – Group CEO, Havas Group India.
Langoor Havas will have three key focus areas – health, business and vernacular – and will expand their services to markets outside of India in the coming months.
“Digital business is booming in India and bringing Langoor on board is an important new step to further strengthening our digital skills locally. Through their unique blend of data, creativity and technology, Langoor enables brands to engage their customers meaningfully and drive growth. Earlier this year, we acquired the leader in user experience and digital design in India, Think Design, making Langoor our second acquisition in the country in 2019. The combined expertise of Think Design and Langoor boost Havas’ digital offer in one of the world’s fastest growing ad markets. India continues to be a priority for the Group, we aim to triple our presence there by the end of 2019 and have put in place a solid new management team to lead this expansion,” commented Yannick Bolloré, Chairman and CEO Havas Group.
“We pride ourselves in having created an agency focused on digital brand thinking – which is the future. The integration within Havas Group will add scale to the depth of our services and help us to grow even further. This acquisition is an incredible opportunity for Langoor and the team and we are excited to be part of this new journey towards further success,” added Ruchir Punjabi & Venu Ganganna, co-founders of Langoor in a joint statement.