OpenRoad + Mod7

Two pioneering organizations, together at last.

OpenRoad is pleased to announce the acquisition of creative agency Mod7.

Read the letter from our Principal

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OpenRoad is pleased to announce the acquisition of creative agency Mod7. Read the letter from our Principal.

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Dear Friends, Colleagues, & Clients:

I'm pleased to announce that, as of last Friday at 2:15 pm (Pacific Standard Time), Mod7 has officially been acquired by our long-time technology partner, OpenRoad Communications, in a deal that will dramatically improve the capabilities of both organizations.

By joining up with OpenRoad, we amplify the strengths of both organizations while rapidly building up the strategic offerings that our clients want and need. OpenRoad—one of Vancouver's largest independently-owned web development firms—has consistently impressed me with their professionalism, their boundless curiosity, and their sincere desire to make things better using technology. During their 18+ years in the business, they've worked on major web projects for Electronic Arts, Roxy/QuikSilver, BC Hydro, ICBC, and Pokémon, in addition to launching their own successful intranet product, ThoughtFarmer

It's been an amazing run for our little company. Since 1999, Mod7 has been passionate about telling the best stories and creating the best experiences empowered by technology:

  • We helped teach kids how to eat healthy (in a game named Best Kids Interactive in Canada for 2009).
  • We helped small business owners get back on their feet after the 2006 Israel–Hezbollah War (using an award-winning interactive online narrative).
  • We conceived and launched the "the first arts & culture magazine specifically designed for handheld devices" way back in 2000.
  • We created some of the first large-scale location-based mobile games in 2011.
  • We pushed the boundaries of storytelling on the web with ground-breaking narrative, video, and games. 

And in the process, we've gathered some 150 awards from within our industry and our clients' industries. 

Not bad for a small crew of less than ten people, eh?

I'm so excited that we'll be helping OpenRoad articulate a fresh design vision, one that combines the best of both companies. Once again, we'll cover new ground and help shape the conversation around the role of design and technology. Creating not only a better user experience, but a better world, empowered by technology.

So, rather than say "goodbye", I'll leave you with a simple sign-off:

Thanks for believing in us, friends. And clients, thanks for your faith in us. The best part of the journey is just beginning. Come join us. 

Wil Arndt
Owner, Mod7 Communications, Inc.
December 5, 2013

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