Agency Updates

MERGE Breaks Into Top 100 on Ad Age Annual Agency Report 2020

Agency is one of the fastest-growing firms on the list after year of double-digit growth


PUBLISHED: 6/4/2020

(Chicago, IL, June 4, 2020)


MERGE, a premium creative, marketing and technology company, today announced it has been moved into the Top 100 on the 2020 Advertising Age Annual Agency Report. The company appears as no. 95 on the Largest U.S. Agencies from all disciplines list, which ranks the top 250 advertising, marketing, and communications agencies nationwide. MERGE is also one of the fastest growing agencies ranked on the Annual Agency Report, seeing nearly 50% growth over the past year.  


MERGE is creating a modern, integrated agency model that effectively blends creative, technology and media solutions at scale. In February 2020, it united with The Sandbox Agency and is now one of the largest independent agencies in North America. The combined agency brings together over 550 employees across seven North American locations. With capabilities that include strategy, experience-engineering, creative-communications, media and technology platform development.


MERGE provides transformational solutions and a better marketing agency experience for healthcare, financial services and consumer clients by merging storytelling and technology to bring health, wealth and happiness to the world.

“MERGE is on an exciting growth trajectory and unique journey as we continue to build a highly integrated model that joins collaborative talent, innovative tools and market experience to deliver truly transformative client solutions,” said Patrick Venetucci, chief executive officer of MERGE. “Our double-digit growth better positions us to help our clients emerge to the top of their categories and ensure long-term success.”


Ad Age Agency Report is an annual ranking and analysis of advertising and marketing-services agencies. The report includes rankings based on U.S. and worldwide revenue. Advertising Age has published the Ad Age Agency Report every year since 1945.



MERGE promotes health, wealth and happiness in the world by merging storytelling with technology and offers marketing and technology clients full-service capabilities including strategy, creative communications, experience engineering, media, digital platform development and more. MERGE has enduring client partnerships with American Express, T-Mobile, LG, Fidelity, Eaton Vance, BlueCross BlueShield, Abbott, Takeda, Boston Scientific, Advocate Aurora Health, Brigham Health, Indiana University Health and Marco's Pizza. With 550+ employees across offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, New York City, Orange County and Toronto, MERGE uses a task-to-talent process that enables clients to think higher and feel deeper about their customers. For more information, visit