forge-logoThe economy is tough. There are strength in numbers. But, advertising/design firms in Dayton merging is rare. Most of the time, they buy the assets like vultures over a carcass. From their press release:

Design District is pleased to announce that, as of January 1, 2009, we have merged with three other creative studios to form FORGE. After more than a year of close collaboration with Catalyst Creative Partnership, Jeremy Loyd Design and Chad Mullins Creative, it was evident that we could accomplish much more together than we could apart. Thus, FORGE was born….

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via Design District Merges with 3 Local Creative Studios to form FORGE | Design District.

As far as I can tell, they are still at 411 East Fifth Street, Dayton Ohio 45402

Way to forge a new firm in Dayton. We’ll update our list of Agencies that aren’t The Next Wave right away.