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Propel Acquires Mottis

Propel Marketing Group Acquires Mottis


RALEIGH, N.C. – May 5, 2017 – Propel Marketing Group (Propel) announced today that it has acquired Mottis, an award-winning brand strategy and marketing agency based in Raleigh. The move bolsters the scope of services offered by Propel and expands the agency’s capabilities in brand strategy, messaging, interactive design and content development. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

“We are very excited to have Mottis join Propel,” said Edward Levens, CEO of Propel Marketing Group. “Our two agencies share similar cultures and values – putting clients and our people first in everything we do. With the team, tools and business we have built here at Propel, this acquisition adds to our capacity, enhances our creative services and strengthens our capabilities overall.”

The acquisition unites two agencies with complementary specialties creating one entity with the power to effectively deliver strategic counsel and execution across the full marketing spectrum. Over the past decade, Propel has grown in size and stature, establishing itself as an outsourced marketing, content development and public relations leader, particularly within the Federal IT space with well-known systems integrators and leading technology providers. In its 20 years of operation, Mottis (formerly known as Kelly MarCom) has delivered award-winning work for such brands as the Town of Morrisville, Capital Bank, Pfizer, Lennar Homes, Artsplosure and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.

“This is absolutely the right step for Mottis, and we are thrilled about what this means for our employees and clients,” said Mottis CEO Shelley Kelly. “We will continue to deliver the same high-level client support we’ve always prided ourselves on, but now with additional in-house capabilities, particularly in the technology sector. I feel a strong cultural match between Mottis and Propel. I’m impressed by the way Propel cultivates a team environment that drives personal and professional growth while fostering creativity and exceptional client outcomes.”

Propel will expand its operations with the addition of the Mottis team and office in downtown Raleigh. The Mottis brand and its employees will be consolidated into Propel Marketing Group with all solutions and services known as Propel moving forward. Learn more about the company’s market expertise and services at

About Propel Marketing Group

Propel Marketing Group is an integrated full-service agency providing end-to-end marketing, public relations, branding, design and event management services to clients large and small, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, from small towns to global enterprises.

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Melinda is an expert project manager and marketing strategist with a unique ability to think big picture strategy while managing daily marketing execution with precision. Melinda is accustomed to creating and executing comprehensive communications strategies supporting public policy as well as state and local government. As a client advocate and liaison between content, creative and interactive teams, she ensures marketing campaigns are on strategy, on time and on budget.

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