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OCO Global and DCI Launch International Digital Marketing Joint Venture Focused on Investment, Trade and Talent

New Agency C Studios Offers Digital Marketing Solutions to Economic Development Organizations

Today OCO Global and Development Counsellors International (DCI), announced the launch of C Studios, a joint venture and new sister agency that works with economic development agencies to deliver digital marketing solutions across investment attraction, trade promotion and talent attraction.

OCO Global, a technology enabled advisory firm focused on trade, investment and economic development, and DCI, marketing specialists in economic development, talent attraction and tourism, bring together more than 80 years of combined agency history and 250 experts from around the world. Based in the Netherlands, C Studios is led by DCI veteran Steve Duncan as managing director and offers the full spectrum of digital marketing strategy and demand generation services. Rooted in extensive industry research and decades of experience in promoting locations, C Studios’ tailored programs facilitate growth for expanding companies, scaling enterprises and transitioning professionals.

“From brain drain to rising costs and global competition, locations around the world are grappling with extraordinary challenges and looking for new ways to stay competitive,” said Joachim Arnold, Deputy CEO at OCO Global. “Our new partnership with DCI will enable us to work efficiently together to deliver innovative digital marketing solutions and impactful results as we help clients on their path to create prosperity, jobs and economic growth.”

“DCI has had our eye on expanding into Europe for a number of years, so we are thrilled to combine our place marketing expertise with OCO’s experience working with global economic powerhouses on international expansion and foreign direct investment,” said Julie Curtin, president at DCI. “Our ultimate goal is to partner with communities to elevate the lives of people living and working in the places we serve, and this new joint venture will allow us to reach new markets, as well as bring new opportunities and greater international expertise to our existing clients.”

“OCO and DCI have partnered together to achieve exceptional results for clients over the past several years, and we are excited to formally launch this joint venture,” said Steve Duncan, managing director of C Studios. “Our name, C Studios, reflects our values. We bring Certainty to investment promotion marketing teams, with deep expertise and a customized approach. We foster Collaboration, as we see ourselves as true client partners, not just a vendor, and we are Champions of forward-thinking digital marketing, our client communities and the place marketing industry at large.”

For more information about C Studios visit or contact [email protected].


About OCO Global

OCO Global is a technology enabled advisory firm focused on trade, investment and economic development. OCO works with leading national, state and regional economic development organizations as well as private companies seeking to enter new markets. Our team ensures that their international business thrives, by delivering innovative and sustainable outcomes and connecting them to opportunities across the world that create prosperity, employment and economic growth. Headquartered in Northern Ireland, OCO Global has offices in UK, Ireland, Germany, France, UAE, Japan, China and the U.S. For more information, visit

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Therese McCrory, Head of Marketing, OCO

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About DCI

Development Counsellors International (DCI) is the leader in travel and economic development marketing — increasing visitors, business inquiries and talent for places across the globe. Since 1960, DCI has worked with more than 500 cities, regions, states and countries, helping them attract both investors and visitors. DCI has offices in New York, Denver, Toronto and Los Angeles. For more information, visit or follow @aboutDCI on Twitter.

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Rachel Deloffre, Senior Account Director, DCI

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Julie Curtin

Julie Curtin is President of DCI's Economic Development practice. Since joining DCI in 1994, Julie has overseen marketing strategy, design and implementation for dozens of communities around the globe. While servicing clients is her priority, she also spends untold hours thinking about how to make DCI a better place to work, learn and grow!

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