PA acquires Hydrogen, Glasgow social media agency

PA Media Group announced it has acquired Hydrogen, a Glasgow-based social media agency.

PA Media Group said Hydrogen has worked with clients across publishing, utilities, FMCG and hospitality, including The Economist, Highland Park, SSE and Magners.

“Its services of social media management, content creation, community management, paid advertising and research are a strategic addition to PA Media Group, with benefits for publisher and rightsholder clients, as well as the brands served by PA Media Group’s wholly owned digital marketing agency, Sticky,” said PA Media Group.

“Hydrogen works with clients to grow and manage audiences on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn, among other platforms.

“Hydrogen will continue to operate under its current leadership as a stand-alone agency within PA Media Group’s portfolio of media businesses.

“These include PA Media, Alamy, Stream AMG, Sticky, PA Training and PA Racing & Betting.”

PA Media Group CEO Clive Marshall said: “The acquisition of Hydrogen allows PA Media Group to respond to our clients’ increasing demand for social media services.

“Social media and social commerce are the fastest growing areas of digital marketing in the UK.

“Adding expertise and a proven track record in this area to our portfolio opens up opportunities to develop our social offering right across the group.

“We look forward to providing a networked home for Hydrogen to support the next phase of its growth.”

Hydrogen CEO Mike Scott said: “A growth mindset has always been at the heart of everything we do at Hydrogen.

“It’s allowed us to quickly become the largest social media agency in Scotland and work with amazing brands from across the UK and beyond.

“It’s exciting to join the PA Media Group family, which will allow us to really accelerate growth opportunities for the Hydrogen brand while supporting the expansion of social media across the wider group.”