LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Blackstone Media Network, a Louisville-based digital marketing agency, has been acquired by The ADK Group (ADK) out of Boston, Mass., effective September 2018. The merger coincides with the Blackstone company rebrand, now known as Blackstone Digital.
The Blackstone Digital team will remain intact in its existing office space at 607 West Main Street in Louisville.
Blackstone Digital President Rebecca Brady will continue in her current agency leadership role, serving as a managing director of ADK in Louisville.
Company founder and former Blackstone owner Taylor Trusty has officially exited the company to focus on the next chapter of his entrepreneurial endeavors.
With the addition of the Blackstone team, ADK now has a total of 60 employees on staff with offices in Boston, Mass. and Hopkinton, Mass.; Louisville, Ky. and Medellin, Colombia.
The two companies began a strategic partnership in 2015 following Blackstone’s release of the Toyota Material Handling website and ADK’s work with a New England Toyota dealer. They worked collaboratively on various projects for clients, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2016) and Span Tech LLC (2018), among others. After years of a mutually consultative relationship and sharing resources in different markets, the friendly business partnership is now official with this recent acquisition.