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Forte Interactive and Big Couch Media Group Announce Merger Plans

on June 22, 2016 / by Joe Russo ,



West Palm Beach, FL – June 21, 2016 – Forte Interactive and Big Couch Media Group announced today they have reached an agreement to merge the two companies, creating a digital solutions powerhouse in the South Florida market. The combined entities will be branded under a new name, Achieve.

Formerly a division under the Forte Interactive umbrella of brands, Achieve is nationally known for its focus on causes, The Millennial Impact Project and MCON. Now, the brands are combining to pair Forte Interactive’s technology solutions with Big Couch Media Group’s consulting and marketing expertise.

Clay Williams

Clay Williams

“The merger with Big Couch was driven by an established history in collaboration and common vision between the two organizations,” said Clay Williams, CEO. “We are thrilled to round out our service offering through this merger to take both agencies to the next level.”

Founded in 1999, Forte Interactive has established itself as a leading technology solutions provider through its cloud-based software solutions, TrustedPartner™ and RacePartner™, providing comprehensive content management, fundraising and registration tools for nonprofits and endurance events. Big Couch Media Group, founded in 2007, is a full service strategic consulting and digital agency, with a trusted reputation of providing results-driven integrated solutions to its client base.

The union of the two organizations is a bold move in response to current market trends in South Florida and beyond. The combination of Big Couch Media Group’s expertise in branding, digital marketing, SEO, SEM, social media, PR, lead generation, email automation, custom web design and development services, coupled with TrustedPartner and RacePartner, will enable the new organization to provide a full range of pioneering client driven solutions from research and campaign design through full technology and marketing plan execution.

John Studdard

John Studdard

“We have collaborated many times with the Forte team over the past several years on a number of projects and are excited to be part of the new combined Achieve organization”, stated John Studdard, Co-Founder and Manager Partner Big Couch Media Group.

“Big Couch has enjoyed tremendous growth and success over the past few years, and is confident the combined talents, expertise, and expanded resources of the two companies will bring unparalleled service offerings to the marketplace,” noted Georgianne Brown, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Big Couch Media Group.

Post-merger, Big Couch Media Group principals, John Studdard and Georgianne Brown will join the senior management team of the newly combined Achieve Agency organization.

About Achieve™

Achieve is a research and marketing agency for causes. We leverage our expertise in research, technology, creative and strategy to understand and inspire your audience – whether current or yet to be discovered – to take action. Learn more about Achieve, our research, events and cloud-based technology solutions, TrustedPartner and RacePartner, at

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Forte Interactive and Big Couch Media Group Announce Merger Plans