Dachis Group Acquires Social Marketing Applications Developer Stuzo

Social business services company Dachis Group has acquired Stuzo, provider of social marketing applications and programs, and notably one of the first and largest Facebook Preferred Developers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Stuzo offers a suite of services and technologies serving social marketers, launching nearly 200 custom social marketing campaigns for over 100 global brands and agencies in under three years. The company was launched in May 2007 and quickly became one of the first ten Preferred Developers worldwide selected by Facebook.

Dachis Group says the acquisition of Stuzo fits into its strategy of becoming the “world leader in Social Business Design”, adding capabilities to allow large global brands the development and customization of platforms and features for the management of Facebook Pages, the development of Facebook apps, or development and management of Facebook Connect integrations for clients and their brands.

The company says it will integrate Stuzo into the company’s offering effective immediately.

Dachis Group was founded in 2008, by CEO and chairman Jeffrey Dachis (cofounder and former CEO of Razorfish). The company offers services around the globe with offices in eight cities in five countries, employing over 120 people.

Its growth strategy, which consists of rolling up smaller companies in the social business services space as well as growing organically, is backed by a financial commitment of up to $50 million from Austin Ventures (Dachis Group is headquartered in Austin, Texas).