Independent creative and technology marketing agency Schafer Condon Carter has acquired Chicago-based shop TimeZoneOne.

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Financial terms of the acquisition weren’t publicly disclosed.

Founded in 1993, TimeZoneOne specializes in destination marketing, media relations, social media strategy, issues management, events and influencer marketing. The Chicago-headquartered agency, which maintains additional offices in Christchurch, New Zealand and Toronto, counts the state of Illinois, the Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile Association and the Illinois Office of Tourism as clients.

TZO president and CEO Daniel Thomas will remain in his current role. The agency will continue operating independently and will not change its name or branding in light of the acquisition. No changes to staff or TZO’s physical offices were reported.

“SCC is on a journey to become a growth engine for our clients,” Schafer Condon Carter CEO Richard McDonald told O’Dwyer’s. “We will take the great big idea creativity from SCC and combine that with the data-driven digital approach of TZO to help our clients sell their products and services.”

Chicago-based SCC, which was founded in 1989, specializes in brand consulting, traditional media creative and production, integrated advertising, digital media planning, website design/development, SEO, social media, PR, events and package design. Clients include Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, The Chicago Cubs, Portillo’s Restaurants and The National Pork Board.