Atlanta-based digital agency Studiocom, which has given Brooklynites the “Hand Washing Station” for Kleenex and celebrated Steve Jobs Day among other things over the years, has officially changed its name to VML, which doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch considering that it’s housed within the latter, WPP-owned network since 2005. Jon Cook, CEO/president of VML, says in a statement, “We have always had a great synergy and connectivity. Re-branding Studiocom to VML immediately strengthens our collective offering in North and South America. By becoming one company, we have the opportunity to accelerate growth and capability, without losing any of the unique Studiocom heritage, expertise or culture.”
As a result of the rebranding, Studiocom, which also has offices in Boston and Bogota, will add approximately 115 staffers and clients like Kimberly-Clark-owned Kleenex and Turner to the VML network. As far as leadership is concerned, Studiocom co-presidents Juan Fernando Santos and Chris Edmondson will join the VML executive leadership team with the former assuming the new role of chief experience officer and the latter taking on the executive director position for VML’s new Boston, Bogota and Atlanta offices as well as their respective clients.