Accenture Buys Media Hive

NEW YORK – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Media Hive, an e-commerce solutions provider based in Asbury Park, NJ with expertise in cross-channel commerce strategy, custom application development, and the creation of online and mobile retail experiences for any device.

Terms of the deal weren’t released. The acquisition will strengthen the capabilities of Accenture Interactive around Salesforce Commerce Cloud (previously Demandware) implementations.

As the Demandware 2016 North America Delivery Partner of the Year, Media Hive has an award-winning team of strategists, consultants, delivery and support specialists, with proven expertise in platform development, systems architecture, interactive experiences, retail innovation and digital commerce. With a strong competency in information architecture and content strategy, the Media Hive team has produced commerce work for luxury retail brands including Shiseido Group, Theory, Hanna Anderrson, Lucky Brand, Citizen Watch Company of America, and more.

Founded in 2003 by Thomas McGee, co-founder and Greg O’Keeffe, co-founder and chief executive officer, Media Hive is based in Asbury Park with a second office in Brooklyn.

“With the acquisition of Media Hive, we are significantly strengthening our commerce capabilities, particularly in Salesforce Commerce Cloud,” said Glen Hartman, head of Accenture Interactive, North America. “The acquisition of Demandware by Salesforce has created a new opportunity for Accenture to deliver seamless e-commerce solutions to clients built on Salesforce Commerce Cloud. Together, we will bring together Accenture Interactive’s omni-channel marketing expertise and scale with Media Hive’s robust technical and retail expertise to drive the ultimate commerce experience for our clients.”

“Becoming a part of Accenture Interactive will provide the ability to bring our all-star technical talent and strong retail client relationships together with Accenture’s scale and leading industry expertise,” said Vince Santo, chief operating officer and president of Media Hive. “Our team is thrilled to join Accenture as it provides a unique opportunity for the team to grow and continue to drive value for our clients.”