Digital video studios merge to form ZMG | Ruckus Factory, with Steve Charlier named CEO
A full-service content incubator, the new company will maintain studios in both New York and Chicago
NEW YORK, NY – March 27, 2017 — Zazoom Media Group (ZMG) and Ruckus Factory Digital Studios announced today that the two companies will merge to form ZMG | Ruckus Factory. ZMG, a leading premium video creator and multi-platform content distributor, acquired Ruckus Factory, a Chicago-based content incubator, in August 2016. Together, ZMG | Ruckus Factory will create high quality, digital stories at the scale audiences on multiple platforms demand.
In its first act as one company, ZMG | Ruckus Factory has named Steve Charlier as Chief Executive Officer & President. Charlier will oversee the seamless transition of the new digital content company and further develop investor relations and acquisition strategies.
“ZMG has excelled at daily, topical storytelling at scale and now it is time for us to turn our attention to groundbreaking, original content,” said Steve Charlier, CEO, ZMG | Ruckus Factory. “Combining our talent and resources with Ruckus Factory will not only expand our creative horizons, but also provide more dynamic, innovative and relevant projects for both our consumers and clients.”
Ruckus Factory works closely with brands and media companies to create video content that cuts through the noise and gets noticed. The digital content studio was built on high-end production and innovative storytelling.
“The joining of ZMG and Ruckus Factory broadens our capabilities to create compelling video content that our audiences want to watch,” said Justin Allen, VP, Production & Creative, ZMG | Ruckus Factory and Ruckus Factory founder. “Both companies bring numerous talented storytellers with advanced skills that will take our content and distribution to the next level.”
The newly formed ZMG | Ruckus Factory will focus on evolving its content capabilities and original programming, all through the lens of full-service engaging storytelling. The team’s most recent work can be found here.