Global Acquisition Of Ecglobal; Boosted Investments In Digital Marketing

Ecglobal’s collaborative platform with more than 1 million active customers complements our company’s portfolio of digital marketing solutions

With our strategy based on organic growth and acquisition, we announced, in Brazil, that Stefanini took another important step to expand our innovation ecosystem composed of more than 30 companies. Now, our focus is to complement the portfolio of digital marketing ecosystem solutions, which we’ve done with the acquisition of Ecglobal, a Brazilian company with operations abroad – in Latin American countries and the United States. Ecglobal has developed a collaborative platform, with proprietary technology, to create communities and social networks. Their goal is for companies and consumers to engage with, collaborate on, and co-create better products and experiences, with data owned by companies.
Ecglobal will complement our Digital offer, called Haus ecosystem, which is formed by the companies W3haus (advertising agency), Huia (digital commerce), Gauge (digital products/channels and performance), Brooke (digital content producer), CAPS (in-house customer ), Inspiring (CRM, loyalty and engagement) and NOW3 (in-company education). This ecosystem works in a focused way to solve customer problems, creating platforms for conversation, experience and content.

Ecglobal is responsible for annually announcing the Net Love Score, or NLS, which is a study that reveals the brands that had the most consumer engagement in Brazil. Ecglobal aims to understand the evolution of consumer behavioral trends, from a combination of social listening in communities, and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. The platform promotes active participation in people’s routines through automation and data intelligence, and is able to quickly interact with a cause or purpose, driving new business.

Through the Ecglobal network; marketing, innovation and CX/UX teams can develop and validate the following: concepts, upcoming innovations, experiences, positioning, and communication. In the same way, their research can generate strategic insights for the marketing and branding departments. It is a space where participants can brainstorm, co-create, receive information, and influence decisions from brands and organizations that they admire.

Currently, Ecglobal has more than 1 million active consumers on its platform- 600,000 of which are in Brazil. Among the main clients are Itaú, Nestlé, Natura, BRF, HBO and Via. “From the first contact, we realized that there was a great synergy between the companies, which will, from now on, be able to integrate the efficiency of Ecglobal’s software with Stefanini’s DNA of innovation and excellence in the provision of services”, said Bruno Caloi, Merger and Acquisition Director at Stefanini, who works closely with the business units to seek companies that are complementary to our company.

Investments In Digital Marketing

“We envision the possibility of expanding the activities of the current Digital Marketing platform provided by Stefanini Haus with great potential for cross-selling between customer bases.”

We are very active in the area of Digital Marketing. We currently have a flow of 20 companies under analysis, always on the lookout for new technologies and skills to add to the Haus offer.” Added Bruno Caloi.

For Guilherme Stefanini, the managing partner of Haus, Ecglobal reinforces our company’s strategy of increasingly adding technology and intelligence to marketing to achieve great results. By joining expertise, our companies will be able to increase the ability to analyze data, generate more intelligence, get closer to customers, create communities- which can be segmented by common interests- discuss solutions to make more assertive decisions, and add value to the business.

“In practice, Ecglobal will connect with Stefanini Group’s other Digital Marketing ventures, such as the area of product design, strategy, and insights from Gauge, creation of trends and conversations for launching W3haus campaigns, development of e-commerce within communities, take action with influencers, gamification and adoption of loyalty programs in partnership with Inspiring, among other joint initiatives. “Our goal is to make Ecglobal one of the largest Customer Insight platforms in Brazil and expand it internationally”, says Guilherme Stefanini.

“We are very happy to be part of the Stefanini Group. Together, we will have even greater power to scale our solutions and reach new countries with innovative CX tools and market intelligence, with high levels of engagement so that participants in our communities feel free to express their ideas. We promote a collaborative intelligence space, which is in synergy with the Stefanini Group’s purpose: Co-creating solutions for a better future,” adds Adriana Rocha, co-founder and Co-CEO of Ecglobal.

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