Advertising agency TAG and film and video production company Dphilms are partnering to navigate the regional media landscape in a rapidly changing digital era.
The Quad-Cities advertising and multimedia companies boast 60 years combined experience. The two companies will continue to operate independently, but Dphilms now will provide the video and film services for TAG clients. In addition, the TAG video team will join and expand the Dphilms team.
Not only will all staff be retained, but the companies are looking to eventually expand, the partners said in a joint news release.
Dphilms CEO Phil Dingeldein will lead the efforts for the newly combined video team, which will have space in both Dphilms’ location at 2227 3rd Ave., Rock Island, and at TAG, located at 230 E. Second St., Davenport. From those locations, they will be doing work for companies nationwide.
“This now positions two great companies which have had a very successful track record for the past 30 plus years to move forward aggressively for years to come,” said Mike Vondran, TAG’s owner and CEO.
“When the opportunity to grow by bringing these two companies and teams together presented itself I jumped at it,” he added. “This combining of talent and capacity comes at a time when photography and video and film production for marketing, advertising and social communications is exploding with demand. Through the impressive amount of talent between the two companies, we hope to be able to satisfy that growing demand for an expanding number of clients both regionally and nationally.”
Phil Dingeldein, Dphilms founder, said, “It’s a great opportunity for both businesses. It’s a terrific collaboration between two successful creative teams. It’s a great opportunity all around for everyone.”
The two businesses share a similar history. TAG was founded in 1990. Dphilms began in 1994. Both have a long and honored reputation among Quad-Cities businesses, the release said. Mr. Vondran and Mr. Dingeldein have been friends for more than three decades, and have collaborated in the past.
“Dphilms has been an outstanding brand for decades, they’ve done some terrific work, and we’ve worked with them before,” Mr. Vondran said. “We’re looking forward to working with Phil and his team. They’re a talented group that does great work.”