The Image Group and Target Marketing Agree to Merge

Result is a Top 50 Company in the Promotional Marketing Industry

  Toledo, OH and Richmond, VA – Jon Levine, owner of The Image Group, and Target Marketing co-owners Jay and Jim Nathanson announced today an agreement to merge their companies, effective June 30, 2017.

The merger will create one of the industry’s leading promotional marketing agencies, providing current and prospective clients with a greater range of marketing solutions, while bringing the scale needed for continued efficiencies in operations, innovative technologies and greater reach nationally and internationally. This merger creates one of the Top 50 distributors in the country out of more than 20,000 companies.

“This merger creates a synergy where the whole is larger than its parts,” said Jon Levine, CEO of The Image Group. “While both of our companies have grown to be recognized market leaders, we have different specialties. By combining our unique strengths and best practices, we’ll be able to provide unparalleled service to our customers.”

“In order to provide continued opportunities for our employees and our customers, Jim and I have been open to the right growth partner who shares our passion for excellence in execution, our core values, and focus on product safety and social responsibility,” said Jay Nathanson. “Knowing Jon and admiring his company’s results for the last decade made The Image Group a powerful merger partner for us.”

The combined company will have over 90 marketing professionals, and all locations throughout Virginia, Ohio, and adjoining markets will be retained.  Jay Nathanson, Jim Nathanson and Jon Levine will co-own the resulting company, which will be headquartered in both Toledo and Richmond and will continue to operate under The Image Group and Target Marketing brands.

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Jon Levine         419.930.2223

Jay Nathanson           804.301.9319