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Dentsu Aegis Network buys S&E Sponsorship Group

The Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Toronto-based sports and entertainment sponsorship agency S&E Sponsorship Group. S&E will be merged into MKTG, the lifestyle marketing subsidiary of Dentsu Aegis. This will be the first time MKTG has had a presence in Canada.

Agency president and CEO Brian Cooper will continue to head the company as CEO of MKTG Canada. Chief operating officer Matthew Logue and senior vice-president Cori Woolley will also remain with the firm. S&E has a staff of 30. Its clients include Scotiabank, Canadian Tire, Sport Chek, Boston Pizza, and Molson Coors.

"We are building an entirely new brand experience offering with the launch of MKTG, which reflects our commitment to always being at the forefront of new business opportunities for our clients," said Annette Warring, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Canada. "Sports and entertainment sponsorship and brand activation are one of the most authentic and influential experiences we can offer to our clients' consumers. We will now do so with best-in-class solutions from the leading player in Canada, S&E."

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