Granite gets hold of some AI WONDR stuff

Following this latest acquisition, Granite expects revenues to increase to over €16m in 2024.

All-island digital agency Granite Digital has acquired digital design agency WONDR in a move that will boost its global reach with 30 additional blue chip clients.

Founded in 2014 by Dermot O’Shea, WONDR is a global award-winning digital design agency that specialises in services that include strategy, user experience design, digital branding, and comprehensive enterprise solutions.

“WONDR’s impressive track record, helping clients generate over €500m in additional client revenue, underscores our shared commitment to growth and innovation”

Using advanced AI technologies, WONDR develops digital products that help clients to build a digital presence and foster growth. Among its clients are ESB, An Post, DCCI, 11Onze, Agthia and the Independent Pharmacy.

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“Merging WONDR into Granite’s expanding business marks a transformative milestone, laying a solid foundation for future innovations and growth in the digital landscape,” said Granite CEO Conor Buckley.

“WONDR’s impressive track record, helping clients generate over €500m in additional client revenue, underscores our shared commitment to growth and innovation. This partnership elevates our offering, bringing cutting-edge and trendsetting design solutions to our clients. Together, we’re set to accelerate customer growth both in Ireland and internationally.”

WONDR has won Best Small Agency two years in a row at the Digital Media Awards, Best eCommerce Website at the Spider Awards, and international awards from prestigious programmes such as the Webby Awards (USA), UX Design Awards (Germany) & the ADG Lau Awards (Spain).

Following the acquisition of WONDR, Granite anticipates that annual revenues will grow to more than €16m in 2024. WONDR is the latest successful integration in Granite’s recent string of digital services acquisitions, which include Armour, Continuum, Willows Consulting, Connector, MediaOne and New York-based LCM Granite. With the addition of WONDR, Granite will grow its team to 140 digital specialists.

“Joining forces with Granite marks a significant leap in our growth journey,” said Dermot O’Shea, founder and managing director of WONDR.

“It allows us to redefine digital transformation, by seamlessly blending our creative strengths and technological expertise. With the added skills and experiences from the Granite team, we look forward to combining our abilities to provide exceptional value to our clients worldwide.”

Main image at top: Dermot O’Shea, Founder and Managing Director of WONDR; and Conor Buckley, CEO of Granite

John Kennedy
Award-winning editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.



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