Thursday, 11 August 2016

Pluto joins TPI Group



Pluto, Ireland’s leading experiential event agency has today joined TPI Group. It is a move that marks an exciting phase of growth and development for both businesses. TPI Group will act as the parent company for Pluto, with both founders Cathy O’Donohoe and Elaine O’Reilly still leading the charge day to day in sales execution and client services.

Pluto will remain in its headquarters, Frankfort House on the Clonskeagh Road, Dublin 6. Founded in early 2007 with values heavily rooted in creativity and innovation, Pluto are passionateabout creating highly engaging and truly memorable live experiences. They work with some of Ireland most esteemed brands, Bank of Ireland, Audi, Microsoft, Glanbia and Virgin Ireland to name a few. Commenting on the deal, Colin Culliton, CEO TPI Group said “Acquiring an experiential event agency is a natural progression in terms of developing the TPI Group. TPI currently work with some of Ireland’s largest brands offering a range of innovative marketing services. We identified huge potential to diversify and grow our offering to these types of clients. We believe that Pluto are the perfect fit.

They are known for delighting their clients. That’s our TPI Group ethos and we are excited to move to the next stage working together. TPI are unique. We will continue to grow by offering our target market ever better marketing solutions. Keep it simple and offer more. That is and always will be TPI Group’s philosophy”. Elaine O’Reilly and Cathy O’Donohoe, both executive directors of Pluto have said “Today’s deal enhances Pluto’s capabilities on a number of fronts. By leveraging TPI Group’s wealth of experience Pluto can further strengthen its position as a leading live experiential event agency. It is an exciting time for our team.

We look forward to developing a prosperous working relationship with the different brands within TPI’s community. Pluto look forward to providing our customers and TPI customers with an enhanced service offering, increased creativity and ever better cost efficiencies. ” TPI Group is now comprised of a number of different companies, each with its own personality and unique offering. These include The Printed Image, The Creative Works, Zest Merchandise, Runway Marketing, TAP Creations and now Pluto. TPI Group offers a deep menu of choice to clients who care about their growing brands. By choosing TPI Group you are automatically opened to excellence with a wide range of experienced marketing specialists.

The addition of a company of Pluto’s size and capabilities is a statement of intent from TPI Group. TPI now employs 135 people full time and numerous part time staff with two offices in Dublin and one in Chelmsfort near London. TPI Group is a Deloitte Best Managed Company for five years in a row. Colin Culliton is a finalist in the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, which is currently on-going.