Vancouver production studio Thinkingbox acquires US digital studio

Jan 30 2020, 12:45 pm

Vancouver-based production studio Thinkingbox will soon be expanding into the US following the acquisition of Salt Lake City-based Welikesmall (WLS).

Thinkingbox is an interactive production studio that has created content for Cheetos, Netflix, Verizon, Pinterest,  and Figr.

WLS will now operate under Thinkingbox and work to “deliver even more impactful campaigns across all platforms and provide a stronger creative option for clients,” reads a statement from the company.

The move will boost the company’s reach into LA, Salt Lake City, Vancouver and Toronto as current Thinkingbox founder and CEO, Amir Sahba, will continue to lead the team.

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Paul Solomon, Michael Kern, Amir Sahba (Thinkingbox)

Michael Kern and Paul Solomon, founders of WLS, will transition to the roles of COO and CTO of Thinkingbox, respectively.

“After operating for over a decade, it’s time for WLS to evolve. The ability to adapt to new environments makes us human, and change has been a crucial element to the success of WLS. 2019 proved to be a phenomenal year, but it is time to further advance the business by adding new capabilities and talent to our client offering,” said Kern. 

“When we met Thinkingbox we found them to be: different yet familiar, smart yet scrappy, kind yet ambitious. Stepping into their office felt like the culture WLS built in Salt Lake City. Plus, Canadians are just nice people.”