July 16, 2013

QUISMA Acquires H1


One of the leading Eastern European Search Marketing Agencies becomes part of the International Performance Network

Munich, 16 July 2013 – The European leader for online performance marketing gains a new member: H1, the biggest search marketing agency in the Czech Republic, becomes part of the global QUISMA network (www.h1.cz).

Founded in 2006 in Prague, H1 specialises in tailor-made paid search marketing, search engine optimisation, web consulting, and training. H1 employs approximately 90 people and its clients include Vodafone, Home Credit, Beiersdorf and Tchibo. H1 has offices in Prague, Bratislava, Brno and Zilina.

David Lhota, CEO GroupM CEE & Africa said: “I highly welcome the integration of H1 into GroupM's and QUISMA’s international networks. With the acquisition of the search marketing market leader we offer our clients and agencies top quality services across all countries. QUISMA’s technology contributes to getting even further ahead of our competitors.

Ronald Paul, CEO QUISMA Holding said: “We had a great start on the Eastern European market in 2010. That’s why it is only reasonable to pave the way for more growth in this region. For this purpose we have been looking for a partner that is at the same time innovative and established on the market. And with H1 we have found such a partner. I look forward to working with a highly professional team and I am sure that with our technology we will make a significant contribution to increasingly better results. Combined with the successful business activities in Poland the acquisition of H1 will put us in a leading position in the CEE region.”

David Spinar, Country Manager H1 says: “My team and I really look forward to becoming a part of GroupM and part of the QUISMA network. Our goal is to keep on growing at the same pace and offer high-class services to the exciting international network clients in our region, generating the best possible results.”

QUISMA offers full-service, innovative technology and profound expertise covering the entire spectrum of digital marketing - including everything from search engine advertising and search engine optimization, to affiliate marketing and performance-based banner advertising, as well as conversion optimization and data intelligence. All across borders. The agency was founded in 2001 and became a member of GroupM (Mindshare, Mediacom, MEC, Maxus) in 2007. QUISMA currently has a workforce of 220 employees. Headquartered in Munich the agency has other offices in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Brussels, Milan, Madrid, Paris, London, Istanbul, Dubai, and Moscow, who serve its renowned clients such as Adobe, Bank of Scotland, Expedia, and Marc O’Polo with their national and international marketing efforts.  QUISMA establishes links with traditional media planning within the scope of an integrated service approach and disposes of an extensive know-how in the field of international digital business.

For further information and questions:
Marko Tolle Director Marketing Phone: +49 89 442382-0 Email: marko.tolle@quisma.com


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