Ackmann & Dickenson Buys Mobile Firm Jester Communications



Via News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS, May 11, 2017 — Minneapolis-based Ackmann & Dickenson (A&D), a software development, design, and digital marketing agency, has acquired South Carolina firm Jester Communications combining robust mobile software products with state-of-the-art engineering capabilities.”

Jester Communications developed the award-winning mobile tool, Bolster, providing original equipment manufacturers with real-time digital sales support. Bolster significantly shortens the sales cycle by arming dealers with the latest manufacturer information delivered within a visually impactful experience. Roughly 75 percent of Jester Communication’s business is in the marine industry working with renowned companies such as Mercury, Beneteau and Sea Ray. Jester Communications also works with heavy-machinery and agricultural companies such as Toyota Industrial Equipment.  Jester Communications and A&D have been collaborating for the past year.

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“In order to provide maximum benefit to our customers we need to constantly evolve our mobile software solutions,” said Jared Jester. “A&D is the first company we have worked with that could keep pace with the engineering requirements to solve problems as they arise and help us continually modify our systems to provide the optimum service and options to our customers. Their level of engineering, capability and aptitude is superior to anything we’ve experienced in the past.”

According to A&D, the acquisition of Jester Communications opens the opportunity for the company to expand service offerings to additional industries in Minnesota and beyond.

“We are excited to expand the distribution of Bolster across numerous industries in the marketplace,” said Andy Dickenson, Managing Partner at A&D. “The combination of Jester Communications’ ingenuity and A&D’s engineering capabilities will have lasting impact on manufacturer dealer networks not only on a domestic level, but internationally as well.”

A&D is a part of Clear Night, a platform of brand, marketing and technology service companies.

About Ackmann & Dickenson

Ackmann & Dickenson (A&D) is an application development and digital marketing agency that delivers tailored technology solutions. A&D’s unique breed of digital craftsmanship brings organizations to the forefront of technology by providing expertise in mobile and web development, user experience design, and digital marketing. A&D operates from its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota and offices in Phoenix, Arizona. To learn more about A&D, please visit

About Clear Night

Clear Night is a platform of brand, marketing and technology services companies based in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Evening Post Industries (EPI), one of the most storied and well-respected communications and media organizations in the U.S. To learn more about Clear Night, please visit