Enigma acquires creative agency Disciple

Independent marketing agency Enigma has acquired creative agency Disciple.

Disciple founders, Peter Buckley and Tim Brown, have joined Enigma as executive creative directors.

Enigma declined to comment on the price the acquisition, and following the merger, the Disciple brand will no longer be in use.

Founder, Lisa Sutton Gardener, said the acquisition of the of Disciple was the next step in Enigma’s growth.

Tim Brown and Peter Buckley have joined Enigma as ECDs

“We are proud to work with clients all over the country in both metropolitan and regional centres and the Disciple team is a natural extension of who we are and what we do,” she said.

“Enigma has enjoyed significant growth in the past few years and we attribute this to our strong connection to Australia’s heartland and our no-nonsense approach to growing our clients’ success. Pete and Tim share this approach and bring an incredible pedigree of great thinking that moves the needle.”

Brown said Enigma understood Australians like nobody else.

“Enigma is strong in both regional and metro markets. They have an insight into the hearts and minds of real Australia like nobody else. The thinking is high quality and so are the people. It’s a great fit for us,” he said.

“Being acquired by an independent Australian owned agency was important to us. For our clients it offers increased expertise and capabilities. We can’t wait to roll our sleeves up and do great things across the group.”

Disciple has previously worked with Tooheys, Hilux, Subaru, Sunrise, Toyota and Olympus.

Enigma has offices in Newcastle and Sydney. It intends to expand to Brisbane next year.

Earlier this year, Enigma also bought brand and design agency Born and Raised.


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