Oak Brook Terrace, Ill.-based marketing agency David James Group announced that it has acquired boutique shop Blue Water Communications, LLC.

Terms of the acquisition were not publicly disclosed.


Bradenton, Fla.-based Blue Water specializes in PR and marketing with a focus on clients in the performing arts, museum and architecture industries, as well as destination clients.

The PR Boutiques International member firm, which was founded in 2006, maintains a second office in Perrysburg, OH.

Blue Water will continue to operate under the Blue Water moniker in light of the acquisition. No staff changes will occur, and the agency also maintains its current Bradenton, Fla. headquarters.


Chris Martin, DJG partner and vice president of public relations, told O’Dwyer’s that the acquisition effectively expands the agency’s growth and PR expertise in the nonprofit world.

“We are excited about our future with Blue Water Communications and believe their expertise will continue to help their current and future clients, but DJG’s, too,” Martin said. “We are bullish on the future of public relations and believe expanding in this area makes a lot of sense for DJG and positions us for future growth.”