Dundee design agencies Avian Communications and Blue Square merge to form the Avian Communications Network

Avian Communications and Blue Square have merged to form Avian Communications Network with immediate effect, expanding the businesses range of services and personnel.

Avian Communications Network will work with two divisional companies – Avian Communications and Blue2 Digital. All clients of the Dundee-based design and marketing agencies have been retained and there are no staff redundancies as a result of the merger. The newly merged firm’s client base includes The Scottish Parliament, Walkers Shortbread, Dundee City Council (Waterfront) and Lloyds Banking Group.

Scott McCallum, who becomes managing director of the enlarged group, explained: “Avian’s core business is brand development, graphic design, marketing literature, exhibitions and advertising. Blue Square’s team is well known for its award winning digital work.

“Both companies had plans for further growth and expansion, and with little overlap in our client bases, it seems a natural fit for us to team up as one new group with an increased offering for current and new clients. There are significant benefits for both companies and for both companies’ clients in the newly merged group.”

The company will initially operate from Avian’s Broughty Ferry base with Plans to expand into Aberdeen. Recruitment is currently underway for new account managers and web development personnel.

Jim Patrick, former managing director of Blue Sqaure who becomes operations director, added: “The creation of Avian gives our team the opportunity to develop further highly creative, effective work for our clients and to build a significant agency in terms of reputation, scale, areas of operation and global reach.”