AIDIA STUDIO acquired by Matsumoto & Clapperton

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Matsumoto & Clapperton Advertising has acquired Honolulu’s AIDIA Studio. With the acquisition, the top-ten Hawaii ad agency has significantly strengthened its resources in digital media, social media, integrated marketing and strategic planning.

“Although in many ways, technology makes marketing easier than ever, that also means it’s more competitive than ever,” explains Ed Clapperton, agency president. “We absolutely need to provide our clients with the best resources to stay on top, which is our motivation behind the acquisition of AIDIA Studio.”

Matsumoto & Clapperton clients include C.S. Wo, Central Pacific Bank, the Ala Moana Hotel, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

About Matsumoto & Clapperton Advertising

Matsumoto & Clapperton Advertising is a full-service Honolulu-based marketing firm that was established in 2000 by Craig Matsumoto and Ed Clapperton. In addition to advertising, the company offers expertise in branding, corporate identity, direct marketing, graphic design, interactive marketing, media buying, sales promotion, social media and strategic planning. It is ranked number eight in the 2012 Pacific Business News Book of Lists, based on 2010 capitalized billings.

The firm has won 24 first-place Pele Awards — in addition to five Best of Show awards — from the American Advertising Federation-Hawaii. Matsumoto is a past recipient of the organization’s Ad Man of the Year Award.

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