Content Marketing, Marketing

21 October 2014

FMG and POD1 Rebrand Under New Name, BORN

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG, a multi-channel content and commerce solutions company, today announced that it will now go to market with its sister company, Pod1, under the aegis of one brand, BORN (www.borngroup.com)

Group FMG, founded in 1987, traditionally focused on content creation and media production across several channels such as print (premedia, publishing) and digital (websites, social and mobile). It had a technology practice concentrated in the area of publishing applications, software integration and mobile apps. Pod1, founded in 2001, traditionally focused on high-end creative design, content creation and production for the web. Its technology practice concentrated on b2c and b2b commerce.

11 June 2014

Group FMG partners with Jagged Peak to Expand Capabilities in Europe and North America

TAMPA, FLA--(PR Newswire)--Group FMG/Pod1 is a multi-national creative design, content and eCommerce solutions company that provides high-end Web design and development.

14 May 2014

Group FMG Partners with Avalara for Cloud-Based Sales Tax Compliance Automation

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG, a multi-channel content and commerce solutions company, today announced a partnership with Avalara, Inc. (www.avalara.com), a leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes.

10 February 2014

Group FMG and Ace Turtle Enter into a Strategic Partnership

Chennai--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG to Deliver Mono and Multi-Branded Ecommerce Applications to Ace Turtle.

Group FMG, a multi-channel content and commerce solutions company, announced its strategic partnership with Ace Turtle, the Bangalore based specialist company in omni channel retail solutions to deliver a broad portfolio of mono and multi-branded ecommerce applications. Group FMG has an impressive worldwide portfolio of clients including leading advertising agencies and Fortune 1000 brands. Some of these include Sears, Staples, Harrods, Disney, TAG Heuer, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bvlgari and Erno Laszlo.

12 November 2013

North Plains Extends Global Partner Network with Group FMG

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--North Plains Systems, the leader in helping companies effectively connect with and engage their customers through visual media, today announced the addition of several global integrators and solutions providers to its partner network. Joining recently announced partners, Equilibrium, Filemobile and iBrams, the new alliances enable North Plains to expand its delivery and technology capabilities, and offer more competencies around its solutions than ever before.

30 September 2013

Group FMG is the Winner of PrintWeek Creative Repro Company of the Year 2013

INDIA--(PRINTWEEK INDIA)--Group FMG, an arm of TWG Applied Services (India), is the Creative Repro Company of the Year. Entering for the first time, the company sent in four entries – source images for restoration, and cleaned up and restored images. All the images in RGB were converted to CMYK using One Vision workflow, and the clean-up was done using selective masking and creative colour-up

24 July 2013

Group FMG Partners with hybris to Drive Optimized Execution of OmniCommerce Solutions for B2B and B2C

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG, a multi channel content and commerce solutions company, has become a silver solution partner of hybris, the world’s fastest-growing commerce platform provider ranked “leader” by both principal analyst firms. With this partnership, Group FMG will offer development, design and strategic services for both B2B and B2C brands looking to implement a hybris omni-channel commerce solution. Providing customers with world-class strategic and creative services, Group FMG will be underpinned by a strong and cost effective hybris certified development team.

23 April 2013

Group FMG Partners with Adobe to Offer Enterprise–Level Content Solutions

Software helps customers deliver high–volume content and long-term content publishing strategies

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG, a multi channel content and commerce solutions company, has become an enterprise partner with Adobe Systems Incorporated, the global leader in digital marketing and media solutions. The partnership strengthens Group FMG’s digital marketing service offerings across channels by integrating creative excellence, powerful content and publishing solutions through Adobe’s world-leading technology solutions. Customers can now look forward to an integrated content strategy on a digital platform focused on creating rich, engaging user experiences.

16 April 2013

Group FMG is a Gold Award Winner at the 11th Horizon Interactive Awards for our proprietary platform – ice capp™

ice-capp™ is Group FMG’s platform based, eCommerce enabled iPad App, that gives retailers the ability to re–purpose their print assets to give customers a beautiful, catalog like experience, and also make it easy for the user to transact directly from the catalog.

15 April 2013

17(th) Annual Webby Awards Selects Group FMG and Pod1 as Official Honorees

Firms recognized for work submitted in Game & App, Retail, and Fashion & Beauty Categories

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pod1, a creative digital agency with a focus on enterprise
e-commerce, and its parent company, Group FMG, a multi–channel content and commerce solutions company, announced today that both firms have been named Official Honorees in the 17th Annual Webby Awards.

The Webby Awards is the Internet’s most respected symbol of success. With 11,000 entries received from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree Webby distinction is awarded to the top 15% of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.

10 April 2013

Former Execs from iCrossing and Atmosphere BBDO Join Pod1, a Group FMG Company

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pod1, a creative digital agency with a focus on enterprise e–commerce, today announced the expansion of its New York team with two new hires. Douglas Brown will be the firm’s new Vice President of Operations and Erika Fazio joins as Director of Client Services. Both will be based at Pod1’s headquarters in New York City. Pod1 is part of Group FMG – a multi–channel content and commerce solutions company – and is the group’s latest acquisition.

09 April 2013

We are an official honoree in the 17th Annual Webby Awards

We are an official honoree in the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Game category integrating online video and film.

27 March 2013

Group FMG Joins Sitecore’s Partner Program to Offer a Leading Web Content Management Platform

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG, a multi channel content and commerce solutions company, has become an implementation partner with Sitecore, a leading web content management and customer experience management software company. The partnership strengthens Group FMG’s offerings by integrating Sitecore’s highly advanced content management platform with ecommerce services and digital marketing capabilities designed to scale with evolving customer need.

Sitecore was the first Web Content Management system (WCM) to incorporate marketing automation, intranet portal, e–commerce, web optimization, social media and campaign management technologies into a cohesive, integrated open platform. Global brands including American Express, Carnival Cruise Lines, easyJet, Heineken, LEGO, Microsoft, and Nestle rely on Sitecore to get and keep loyal customers who engage more and drive revenue growth.

07 January 2013

Former Backstage Publisher, Charlie Weiss, Appointed VP of Publishing for Group FMG

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG, a multi–channel content and commerce solutions company, announced today that Charlie Weiss is the firm’s new vice president of publishing. In this role, Weiss is responsible for business development in the U.S. across all publishing & media verticals. He is based out of Group FMG’s Headquarters in New York City.

Weiss brings over 20 years of experience in publishing and media, having held senior positions at Nielsen Business Media, United Business Media, and Reed Elsevier. He served as general manager of a magazine marketing division at McCann Erickson before becoming publisher of Backstage, the leading publication and media network for professional actors and performing artists.

17 December 2012

Top Talent from Fluid, Inc., Acquity Group & Alexander Interactive Join Pod1, A Group FMG Company

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pod1, a creative digital agency with a focus on enterprise e-commerce, today announced the expansion of its senior team with three new hires. Pod1 has hired Vanessa Perry as the firm's Head of New Business, Libby Morgan as Senior Vice President of Commerce and Bradley Borman as Business Development Director. All three will be based at the firm’s Headquarters in New York City. Pod1 is part of Group FMG - an omni-channel content and commerce solutions company - and is the group’s latest acquisition.

05 December 2012

Monsanto Global Business Executive Joins Group FMG as Chief Financial Officer

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG, an omni-channel content and e-commerce solutions company, announced today that Sandeep Kulkarni has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Group FMG. Kulkarni will be based out of the company's headquarters in New York City and will report to Group FMG's CEO, Dilip Keshu.

20 November 2012

Former Cognizant Executive Prakash Gurumoorthy Joins Group FMG as Managing Director, India

INDIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG, an omni-channel content and e-commerce solutions company, announced today that Prakash Gurumoorthy has been appointed the Managing Director, India. In this role, Prakash will be responsible for managing Group FMG in India, including all aspects of business development, technology, strategy, operations, and P&L in the region. He will be based out of Group FMG’s cutting-edge production facility in Chennai.

05 November 2012

Julia Hutchison, the COO of the Content Marketing Association joins group FMG as Head of Content Marketing

LONDON--(CMA)--Julia Hutchison, COO of the CMA (formerly the APA) today announces that she will be leaving the association after nine years at its helm to take up a role as Head of Content Marketing at FMG.

During her time at CMA, Julia has launched countless initiatives including the formation of the International Content Marketing Forum; the new business consultancy ASK; the new customer magazine promoting the industry Open; the CMA's award winning conference, The International Content Summit; and scores of unique research projects such as the Advantage Study, the content marketing industry's first benchmarking evaluation report. Additionally, she was recently the driving force behind APA's rebrand to the CMA (Content Marketing Association), designed to position CMA's members at the forefront of global content marketing.

11 October 2012

Havaianas' Marketing Head Jim Anstey joins Group FMG as Senior Vice President of Digital Solutions

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG, a leading global provider of high-impact marketing and media solutions, announced today that Jim Anstey has been appointed the firm's Senior Vice President of Digital Solutions. In this role, Anstey will be responsible for business development and commerce solutions across mobile and social media channels. He will be based out of Group FMG's headquarters in New York City.

26 September 2012

Group FMG & Pod1 partner with NetSuite to merge creative design with SuiteCommerce platform

LONDON--NetSuite Inc., the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced partnerships with a host of UK creative digital agencies which specialise in customised eCommerce and mobile websites to enhance user experience, as well as loyalty programmes, promotions and SEO. The new partnerships include agencies Lightmaker, Group FMG, Webexpectations and Pod1 aimed at enriching NetSuite's new SuiteCommerce platform, launched at SuiteWorld 2012.

18 September 2012

We are a 2012 W3 Award Winner!

Group FMG has won a silver for web video in the 7th Annual 2012 W3 Awards. The video was done for Value Retail Group's 'Year of the Dragon' Chinese New Year Promo and the CGI piece created entirely from scratch to promote the Chinese New Year at nine international Retail Village sites across Europe.

16 August 2012

Pod1 (A Group FMG Company) wins 4 Interactive Media Awards (IMA)s for Echo, Erno Laszlo and Sandro this year

The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement.

18 July 2012

Group FMG and OneBill Sign Global Partnership

Group FMG signs partnership with OneBill to offer services in the Subscription Cloud Market.

CA--(PRWeb)--Group FMG, a global provider of high impact marketing & media solutions, today announced the partnership with OneBill, a cloud based subscription commerce platform provider.

The partnership strengthens Group FMG’s offerings across consulting, content (production) and commerce, but also adds value to existing clients by extending new commerce services in the fast growth subscription cloud market. This also reinforces Group FMG’s core proposition of providing integrated marketing solutions through multi-channel digital assets.

10 July 2012

Mark Inskip Appointed as Managing Director, Europe at Group FMG

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dilip Keshu, Global CEO, Group FMG today announced the appointment of Mark Inskip as Managing Director of Europe for the company.

Inskip will be responsible for managing Group FMG’s European operations, which include business development, technology and operational leadership roles as well as overall responsibility for the P&L in the region. “Mark’s experience and past leadership roles - as a client, a consultant and as part of a leading global agency - will help accelerate our strategic agenda, namely our growth in Europe and globally with some brands who have engaged us already,” said Keshu.

11 June 2012

Group FMG Announces Acquisition of Pod1

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG, a global provider of high impact marketing & media solutions, today announced the acquisition of Pod1, an award winning creative digital agency with a focus on e-commerce and creative design. The acquisition strengthens Group FMG’s portfolio of creative design, production (content & graphics), and commerce enablement offerings, while reinforcing its position as an agency of record for commerce and the production of multi-channel digital assets.

With Pod1’s impressive experience, client base, and leadership, Group FMG is now exceptionally poised to benefit from the rapidly growing e-commerce marketplace. Such services will benefit both Group FMG’s new and existing roster of global clients including, American Media Inc., Sears, Staples, Pepsi, Boots, Harrods, Boden, Disney, Reader’s Digest, Penguin, Harper Collins, BBC, Haymarket, IBM, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Sony, Sandals, and more.

08 May 2012

David Bonthrone Appointed as Executive Vice President, Global Development at Group FMG

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dilip Keshu, Global CEO, Group FMG today announced the appointment of David Bonthrone as Executive Vice President, Global Development for the company.

Bonthrone will be responsible for managing Group FMG’s strategic global agency, retail and CPG verticals, which includes business development, technology and operations leadership roles. “David’s experience and past leadership roles in some of the world’s leading creative agencies will prove to be an asset to the firm and ensure providing world class services to our customers”, said Keshu.

11 April 2012

Group FMG Launches Cleargain.com, An Online Portal to Help Small Businesses

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG has announced the launch of an online portal called Cleargain.com to help small businesses build, market and grow their digital presence.

Cleargain.com helps businesses to buy domains, build websites, create custom marketing campaigns, social communities, and e-commerce experiences to successfully navigate changes in the marketing landscape. The service will provide tools to measure social media performance, enhance search optimization and promote products/services through interactive digital catalogs that are built on an award winning platform.

01 March 2012

Michael Esposito Appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Publishing at Group FMG

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dilip Keshu, Global CEO, Group FMG today announced the appointment of Michael Esposito as Senior Vice President, Head of Publishing for the company.

Dr. Esposito will be responsible for managing Group FMG’s global publishing vertical strategy, which includes business development, technology and operations. “Michael’s expertise in the publishing industry will help ensure that the solutions we provide to our customers are best in class”, said Anish Nanavaty, Head of Americas, Group FMG.

22 February 2012

Group FMG to Offer a Unique Social Media Benchmarking Solution with Competitive Insights Designed for Marketers

NEW YORK & LONDON & CHENNAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG today announced the launch of a unique social media benchmarking solution for Global 2000 companies that qualitatively and quantitatively evaluates their online presence against competitor activity. Through extensive data analysis, brands will better understand their competitors’ digital content and growth strategies on social media channels and as a result, find new ways to enhance their own social media and customer engagement. The web application captures everything that matters about a brand’s Facebook and Twitter presence, including fan and follower growth, fan profiles and response times.

31 January 2012

Group FMG Launches Mobile Solutions Business Leveraging Extensive Experience in Digital Marketing

NEW YORK & LONDON & CHENNAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Group FMG today announced the launch of a specialized mobile digital marketing service.

This entry into a high–growth market will help businesses and consumers design, develop and deliver rich interactive mobile solutions, apps and games across all mobile operating systems and devices including smartphones and tablets.

28 November 2011

Group FMG Announces Production Partnership with American Media Inc. (AMI)

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dilip Keshu, CEO of Group FMG, today announced that American Media Inc. (AMI), the leading U.S. print and digital celebrity, health and fitness media brands, has entered into a long-term $10 million partnership with one of its key holdings, FMG, an international media production agency. FMG will work with American Media to implement the agency's cutting-edge automated technologies to reduce costs, manage content, and optimize the media firm's products and services across digital platforms.

8 November 2011

India Value Fund, Zodius Capital Invest In Marketing Firm Group FMG (PRIVATE EQUITY)

Former WNS CEO Neeraj Bhargava, who has founded Zodius Capital, will also be the chairman of Group FMG.

Private equity major India Value Fund Advisors and Neeraj Bhargava’s Zodius Capital have made ‘significant private investment’ in Group FMG, a company formed to build and acquire a global network of marketing solutions companies. Bhargava, who was co–founder and group CEO of outsourcing major WNS Global Services, is also the chairman of the company.

8 November 2011

Investors Form Group FMG to Acquire and Build Global Network of Innovative Marketing Solutions Companies

Group FMG, a company formed to build and acquire an innovative global network of best–of– breed marketing solutions companies, announced today that it has received significant private investment to deepen its portfolio of creative, analytics–driven digital marketing solutions for Fortune 1000 brands. The investors include leading private equity firms India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) and Zodius Capital.

8 November 2011

FMG Secures $20m Private Equity Investment; Foundation of Group FMG

FMG today announced it has secured a $20 million investment from an investor group led by private equity firm India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA). The new investors will take a controlling stake in FMG and the investment will enable the firm to accelerate the creation of new products and services, develop new technologies and expand globally as part of a portfolio of marketing solutions companies managed under the banner of Group FMG.

4 November 2011

Group FMG Press Release

Whitefield Marketing announced today that it has changed its company name to Group FMG ( www.groupfmg.com ). The change reflects Group FMG's new mission and expanded capabilities and is part of a larger rebranding effort to meet the critical challenges facing today’s global brands i.e. the shift to digital and the need for improved marketing measurement.

2 November 2011

Group FMG Opens State–of–the–Art Global Operations and Technology Center of Excellence (COE) in Chennai, India

Center of Excellence is first facility in region to focus on sophisticated digital marketing solutions
CHENNAI, India & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2011--Group FMG, a global high-impact marketing solutions company headquartered in New York City and London, announces the opening of its Operations and Technology Center of Excellence (COE). Opened on October 26, 2011 to coincide with the New Year celebrations in the region, the center is based in Taramani, the heart of the technology corridor in Chennai, India. This is the first facility in the region to focus on creating sophisticated marketing solutions using the latest developments in digital/creative, production and e-commerce enablement. The expansion reinforces and strengthens Group FMG's assets around these core growth areas. Group FMG had earlier raised significant capital from India Value Fund Advisors, a leading private equity fund, and Zodius Capital, a growth capital and build-out company.

2 August 2011

Group FMG Names Dilip Keshu Chief Executive Officer

New York, August 2, 2011 – Group FMG, an innovative global network of best–of–breed marketing solutions companies, announced today that Dilip Keshu has been named Chief Executive Officer. Keshu, 49, brings more than twenty years of management experience in running global businesses to Group FMG. His appointment will take effect immediately.