We Are Social buys Socialize as a first step towards growing its global network

We Are Social has made its first acquisition, taking a majority stake in Dubai-based social media agency Socialize.

Socialize’s 40 members of staff will bring the network’s headcount to more than 700 people across 11 offices in 9 countries.

Chairman and co-founder of We Are Social, Robin Grant said “As one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic regions in the world, the Middle East is absolutely crucial for our global clients and having Socialize as part of our network has fulfilled a long-held ambition”