A New Chapter Begins: IMS Marketing Joins LOCOMOTIVE Agency.

Unveiling New Opportunities

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you today. IMS Marketing has been acquired by LOCOMOTIVE, one of the industry’s leading digital marketing agencies in the United States. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, LOCOMOTIVE is an award winning specialist SEO and paid advertising agency. IMS Marketing is the second acquisition by LOCOMOTIVE, and the first outside of the USA.

This monumental acquisition marks a significant milestone in our company’s history. As we step into this new chapter, we are more determined than ever to continue providing exceptional marketing solutions and services to our clients across the globe.

This partnership brings together the best of both worlds. Our European expertise, coupled with the extensive resources and global reach of our new parent company, will enable us to deliver even more comprehensive and innovative marketing strategies.

Speaking about the news, Kevin Moran, Managing Director, IMS Marketing, said, “The combination of IMS Marketing and LOCOMOTIVE Agency is an exciting partnership for our clients and employees. The combination of services offered by both companies means we can now offer an integrated range of strategic marketing and digital services in both the US and European markets.”

Enhanced Capabilities

With this acquisition, we will be able to offer an expanded suite of services to our clients, including cutting-edge technologies, advanced data analytics, and access to a wider network of industry experts. This means more targeted, impactful campaigns that drive results.

A Shared Vision of Excellence

LOCOMOTIVE Agency shares our commitment to delivering top-notch B2B marketing solutions. This alignment in values and vision ensures that our clients will continue to receive the high-quality service they have come to expect from us, now with an even broader range of capabilities.

Echoing Mr Moran’s sentiment, Marty Martin, CEO, LOCOMOTIVE Agency, said, “Both companies share a common vision and complementary service offering. It is an excellent cultural and strategic fit that increases the value we can offer to our combined customer base. IMS brings an enhanced service offering to the LOCOMOTIVE Agency that will position our redefined company as a truly international, full service digital agency with global reach.”

What Changes and What Stays the Same

Rest assured, while we are excited about the new opportunities this acquisition brings, many things will remain unchanged. Our team of dedicated professionals, our commitment to personalised client relationships, and our passion for creating results-driven marketing strategies will continue to be at the forefront of everything we do.

A Global Reach with Local Expertise

“We are excited about the many benefits this acquisition will bring to our clients and partners,” said Moran. It greatly enhances our ability to scale more quickly on the global stage and strengthen what we deliver to our existing clients. The future is inspiring and I look forward to realising the true potential and growth opportunities this move brings for our team and company at large.”

We extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of our clients, employees, partners and suppliers who have been instrumental in our journey thus far. Your trust and collaboration have been the driving force behind our success, and we are excited to continue this journey with you.

Looking Ahead

As we embark on this new chapter, we are filled with a sense of anticipation and excitement. The possibilities that lie ahead are boundless, and we are eager to explore them with you.

We are confident that this strategic partnership will not only enhance our capabilities but also create new opportunities for growth and innovation. Together, we will redefine the landscape of digital marketing and bring your brand to new heights.


Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey with us.