<p class="h6">For Immediate Release<\/p>\r\n<strong class="black-color">London, ON \u2014 July 31, 2020 \u2014<\/strong> Two of North America\u2019s leading digital agencies, Northern Commerce and Digital Echidna, have announced their intent to merge. Through the exploratory phase of their <a href="https:\/\/www.northern.co\/news\/northern-commerce-and-digital-echidna-form-strategic-partnership\/">recent strategic partnership<\/a>, the agencies mutually identified the advantages afforded by a merger after a review of their core values, processes, and service offerings. The intent to become one united agency links the partner organizations\u2019 shared mission to create remarkable digital experiences that accelerate client growth.\r\n\r\n<a href="https:\/\/www.northern.co">Northern Commerce<\/a> is an innovative digital agency specializing in eCommerce and omni-channel retail strategies. <a href="https:\/\/echidna.ca\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Digital Echidna<\/a> is one of Canada\u2019s leading digital experience design and enterprise content management agencies.\r\n\r\nThe two firms offer distinct capabilities and services which have delivered scalable growth and award-winning digital performance for some of North America\u2019s most recognized organizations in retail, healthcare, and education such as Rexall, Andrew Peller, Napoleon Grills, United Nations, WSIB, and George Brown College. Together, they will leverage their strategic partnerships with Adobe, Salesforce, Acquia, Facebook, Google, and Shopify to further develop world-class digital experiences.\r\n\r\n\u201cAs brands continue to invest in digital transformation, it is becoming increasingly important for agencies to provide a holistic approach and seamless experience,\u201d says Michael Delorenzi, President of Northern Commerce. \u201cBy combining our unique strengths, we are distinctly positioned to expand the reach of our eCommerce expertise and enhance our complementary technical capabilities to drive significant growth for our clients.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cThis merger creates a digital solutions powerhouse with a focus on bringing the best of breed omni-channel experiences for users across all sectors. I look forward to the opportunity to showcase our talented staff to new markets across North America,\u201d says Andrew McClenaghan, President of Digital Echidna.\r\n\r\nThe two agencies will continue to operate independently under separate names until the merger officially unites the teams under the Northern brand by the end of the year. With the merger, Northern will become one of Canada\u2019s largest agencies, employing over 150 experts in web development, digital marketing, and user experience design. Both teams will be housed together at Northern\u2019s modern 35,000+ square foot head office located in London, Ontario\u2019s SoHo tech corridor.\r\n\r\n<hr \/>\r\n\r\n<h2 class="h4">Contact<\/h2>\r\n<strong>Jen Brennan<\/strong>\r\nSenior Digital Marketing Strategist, Northern Commerce\r\n519.709.1248\r\n<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org<\/a>\r\n\r\n<strong>Andrew McClenaghan<\/strong>\r\nPresident & CEO, Digital Echidna\r\n519.860.9604\r\n<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org<\/a>\r\n\r\n<hr \/>\r\n\r\n<h3 class="h5">About Northern Commerce<\/h3>\r\nHeadquartered in London, Ontario, <a href="https:\/\/www.northern.co" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Northern Commerce<\/a> is a full-service digital agency that specializes in building high performing online retail experiences. Using a data-driven approach, Northern Commerce creates immersive marketing campaigns that guide consumers through their digital purchase journey. Northern Commerce\u2019s implementations have processed billions in revenue and are used by hundreds of thousands of people every day through retailers, wholesalers, and service providers. Learn more at <a href="https:\/\/www.northern.co">www.northern.co<\/a>.\r\n<h3 class="h5">About Digital Echidna<\/h3>\r\n<a href="https:\/\/www.echidna.ca" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Digital Echidna<\/a> is a web design and digital agency that focuses on developing digital experiences and large-scale websites on the Drupal content management system. It has a strong presence in the educational, health, government and public sector markets.\r\n\r\nFor more information on Digital Echidna, please visit <a href="https:\/\/www.echidna.ca" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.echidna.ca<\/a>.