Welocalize Acquires SearchStar to Expand Search Marketing Capabilities

welocalize June 13, 2019

Multilingual digital marketing deepens with data-driven PPC and programmatic media buying, helping clients succeed and grow on the global stage.

(June 11, 2019) Welocalize has expanded its digital marketing performance services with the acquisition of SearchStar, a leading UK-based agency specializing in digital media buying, analytics, and conversion. Welocalize is a global leader in multilingual content and data transformation solutions to help companies capture international demand.

“Our clients need effective solutions to manage the explosion of digital content and data with expanded language requirements,” said Smith Yewell, CEO of Welocalize. “SearchStar’s talent and technical expertise in paid search, programmatic ad buying, and analytics bring tremendous value to Welocalize’s unrivalled delivery platform for managing complex digital marketing campaigns that perform across industries, countries, and languages.”

Welocalize is uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between digital marketing services and translation and localization. As businesses continue to undergo digital transformation, there is a growing focus on how translating digital content can better drive engagement, conversion, and retention. Welocalize’s operational platform for managing complex content and data transformation requirements for over 250 languages is critical for brands ready to scale programmatic, search and display campaigns across new markets.

Founded in 2005 by Dan Fallon, in Bath, United Kingdom, SearchStar provides digital media buying and planning across paid search, programmatic, video, and paid social. In addition to digital media buying services, SearchStar also offers consultancy for analytics, attribution, and conversion. Recognized for their expertise by the largest media platforms, SearchStar is a Premier Google Partner, Google Marketing Platform Certified Partner, Facebook Preferred Partner, and a Microsoft Advertising Elite Agency Partner.

“SearchStar helps hundreds of businesses harness the power of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Bing through their advertising platforms to engage with audiences. Our services generate a measurable return on investment,” said Dan Fallon, Founder and Managing Director of SearchStar. “Welocalize and SearchStar share a core value in building trust through outstanding customer service. Our entire team is excited to join Welocalize on this journey to bring linguistic expertise to digital advertising for global campaigns.”

Demand for multilingual digital marketing content performance is one of Welocalize’s fastest growing segments. This acquisition follows significant investments made by Welocalize to deepen specialization in digital content. In 2015, Welocalize acquired Adapt Worldwide, an agency with technical expertise in multilingual SEO and content optimization. Adapt’s London-based team will partner closely with SearchStar’s team, continuing its operations in Bath. Welocalize’s portfolio of multilingual content marketing services now spans PPC, SEO, content creation, display, programmatic, analytics, and conversion optimization.

About Welocalize: As a trusted global transformation partner, Welocalize accelerates the global business journey by enabling brands and companies to reach, engage, and grow international audiences. Welocalize delivers multilingual content transformation services in translation, localization, and adaptation for over 250 languages with a growing network of over 30,000 in-country linguistic resources. Driving innovation in language services, Welocalize delivers high-quality training data transformation solutions for NLP-enabled machine learning by blending technology and human intelligence to collect, annotate, and evaluate all content types. Our people work across offices in North America, Europe, and Asia serving our global clients in the markets that matter to them.

About SearchStar:  Since 2005, SearchStar has grown and developed its offering from PPC agency to cross-platform digital media buying agency. SearchStar’s services focus on delivering digital advertising excellence across Google, Facebook, Amazon, Bing and other paid media platforms, supported by an award-winning conversion optimization and analytics team.

SearchStar’s approach has been recognized by media owners for consistently delivering outstanding results. We are a Premier Google Partner, Facebook Preferred Partner, Microsoft Advertising Elite Agency Partner, and a Google Marketing Platform Certified Partner.