Alterian, the customer engagement solutions company, has acquired Intrepid, an international social media analytics and market research firm. The acquired company is a consulting business that helps its clients to derive actionable business intelligence from social media data. Intrepid has 40 employees, with offices in Seattle and London as well as a growing social media analytics team in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Intreprid acquisition should bolster Alterian’s array of Social Media marketing solutions. It also provides, through the Ho Chi Minh team, a rich pool of language skills to help enhance Alterian’s offerings in the Asia Pacific region.