Chime acquires Method Communications to strengthen its global tech offerings

Chime acquires Method Communications

Method communications looks ahead to grow smart and hire the best talent and work with the best companies.

UK marketing services company Chime Communications has acquired West Coast technology shop Method Communications as it looks to build its global technology offering.

Method will become part of the Chime Specialist Group growing Chime’s technology practice billings to more than $26 million and cement its presence in the U.S. technology market.

Method Communications, which was founded by CEO David Parkinson and partner Jacob Moon in 2010, has worked with clients including Check Point Software, Domo, Freshworks, New Relic, Pluralsight, Qualtrics, Traeger Grills, Vivint Smart Home, and Vivint Solar.

The companies to focus organic growth

Jo Parker, CEO of Chime Specialist Group, said, “We’ve been growing in the US by acquisition and we see the US as extremely important strategically,” he added, “We are now focused on organic growth and how we can work together.”  

Method, Harvard, and inEvidence will report into Chime Specialist Group CEO Jo Parker, who also serves as the COO of parent group Chime. Reportedly, Louie St Claire, CEO of Harvard, will step up to chair the newly formed tech group to coordinate global collaboration across the network and build out its global technology proposition.

The brand positioning strategy

Louie, Harvard, said, “The next year to 18 months we be focused on making sure we integrate cultures and start to match business development and the types of clients we want to go after.” Moreover added, noting the cultures and approach at both firms are largely aligned around Chime’s “challenger brand” positioning.

David, Method, said “We want to grow smart and hire the best talent and work with the best companies,” he added, “We’re hiring a VP in New York but the goal is for me to focus heavily on that office and work with that individual.”