Landor acquires majority stake in Manvsmachine
Global strategic brand consulting and design firm, Landor, has acquired a majority stake in multi award-winning motion design studio, Manvsmachine. Founded in London by designers Mike Alderson and Tim Swift, Manvsmachine has worked on a range of global campaigns in recent years for clients that include Nike, Microsoft, Honda and Audi, as well as identity campaigns for major broadcasters such as Channel 4, Discovery, NBC Universal and most recently, ITV2. The studio has picked up numerous industry awards for its work in design, film and branding and was also recently ranked as the fourth most-respected UK design studio by its peers at the Brand Impact Awards 2015. The acquisition is part of an ongoing strategy at Landor to broaden its creative capabilities, in this instance in screenbased and multi-channel branding. It comes on the back of last year’s acquisition of innovation agency, North and South.