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AKQA Launches the 12th Year of Future Lions – Beyond

Announcing the 12th year of AKQA’s global student competition in collaboration with Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. This year, Future Lions is calling on enquiring minds without limit. Those who are willing to look beyond...

Posted by: Ian Wharton
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AKQA analyse your selfies for Watch Dogs 2

Every day, millions of selfies are posted and shared, without a thought given to the risks they may pose, with advances in technology turning every camera and every selfie into a potential data mine ripe for hackers to excavate. To capitalise on this...

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AKQA launch a unique bot experience on Facebook Messenger for Call of Duty

Activision has teamed up with AKQA to launch a unique bot experience on Facebook Messenger for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Through Messenger, COD fans will be given a guided tour through space; they’ll visit the awesome planetary environments...

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Jamie Oliver and AKQA launch one of the first Amazon Alexa Skills in the UK

Jamie Oliver has partnered with AKQA to create one of the first Amazon “Alexa Skills” in the UK. For those who haven't been following Amazon's foray into internet of things domination, “Alexa” is the name given to the AI that forms to core of...

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Google France and AKQA embark on a 360° urban adventure

Google France has unveiled the first episode of Curio-Cité, a series of films, immersive 360° VR video masterclasses and live events allowing people to jump head first into the world of urban exploration (colloquially known as “Urbex”) in...

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AKQA to revolutionise 'Mobile Experience' at Universal Orlando

AKQA has managed to retain its Audi digital business following a lengthy review process. Audi is also currently looking for a separate agency entirely to handle its social media business, as the company looks to further modernise its marketing...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Nike and AKQA unveil the world's first LED Basketball Court in Shanghai

The world of professional Basketball and 21st century sports technology in general took a dramatic leap into the future recently with the unveiling of the world's first interactive, touch-sensitive LCD basketball court in Shanghai, China. The court...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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AKQA creates a brand new digital experience for Levi's

A new digital project by AKQA seeks to “Explore the stories of Levi wearers” and invite users to add their own. “Live In Levi's” is a digital experience that has been designed to “Engage and activate the expansive global...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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AKQA nab the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation

Yesterday, AKQA received perhaps the highest accolade that it's possible for a UK business to receive; The Queen's Award for Enterprise. AKQA, a digital company with over 1500 employees and offices across the world (in Europe, the Americas and Asia)...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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AKQA call for entries in this year's Future Lions competition

AKQA is hosting the Future Lions competition for the ninth year in a row, in partnership with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The competition (which counts Google amongst its partners) challenges young minds in the creative...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Connect: London 2018 - More sessions and speakers announced

Connect: London is edging closer and we’re excited to announce the Learners Stage with support from RTL AdConnect! We can’t wait to hear from our speakers as they impart expert knowledge, reveal insights and trends for the next year and...

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Top Hires of the Week

AKQA Chris Wallace joins AKQA as Client Partner of media in the San Francisco studio. Chris has 15 years’ experience in a variety of digital strategy and global client leadership roles focused on data-driven decision making, innovation and...

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Top Hires of the Week

McCann Bristol Jade Delaney, who dressed up as the Fearless Girl statue to convince McCann Bristol to give her a work placement, has bagged a full-time job at the agency. Delaney was offered a month-long placement on the spot when she stood outside...

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AKQA AKQA welcomes Christine Grand as Client Partner in the San Francisco studio. She will report to AKQA Director of Client Services Kristin Goto. Christine is a global marketing leader with over 15 years’ experience driving digital...

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Top Hires of the Week

Cake/Havas London Havas UK’s creative agency Havas London and sport and entertainment agency Cake have bolstered their creative, digital and production teams with three significant, senior hires. Patrick Cahill joins Havas London from...

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AKQA Resh Sidhu has returned to AKQA as Creative Director. Based at the NYC studio after two years at digital and visual effects company Framestore, Resh will join the AKQA New York Leadership Team. Resh is one of the most respected names in Virtual...

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Top Hires of the Week

DDB Worldwide Omnicom Group President and CEO John Wren has announced the appointment of Wendy Clark as President and CEO of DDB Worldwide. Clark succeeds Chuck Brymer who will assume the title of Chairman. Both roles are effective immediately....

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Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Publicis - Diesel Diesel, the legendary fashion brand part of the OTB group, has appointed Publicis Italia, the agency led by Bruno Bertelli, Global Chief Creative Officer of Publicis WW, to handle its global creative and strategy account. The...

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Entertainment

Elton John: The Cut – Judges and Call for Entries announced

We already reported on Elton John: The Cut, the competition giving young filmmakers the chance to create the official music videos for iconic Elton John hits, but this afternoon, the judges line-up and official call for entries was finally announced....

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Tribal Worldwide London Tribal Worldwide London has announced the appointment of Andrew Liles to the role of Director of Technology, while Marie Bradley will head up Business Analysis; a brand new role and discipline within the agency. Liles joins...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

AKQA AKQA this week announced the promotion of Carlos Matias to International Design Director, effective immediately. In his new role, Carlos will oversee the design and branding practices across AKQA’s offices in the US and Europe. He will be...

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MEC Wavemaker MEC Wavemaker, the content division of MEC, has boosted its UK management line up with the appointment of Danny Weitzkorn to the new role of Content Partnerships Director. Weitzkorn joins Wavemaker from Ball Street, the UK...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

RKCR/Y&R RKCR/Y&R has hired Tamsin Djaba as Strategy Partner as part of a realignment of the management structure at the agency. She joins the agency from Droga5 London where she worked as Strategy Director. At RKCR/Y&R, she will be responsible for...

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Karmarama Karmarama has appointed Jamie Toward as Managing Partner for Content. Toward, who joins Karmarama from MEC, where he was Head of Content, will report to Jon Wilkins, Karmarama’s Executive Chairman, and will lead data-driven content,...

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How to WING IT this summer

Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam has teamed up with AKQA London to get people out and about for the holidays in a new integrated campaign for Booking.com, the online travel agency. The campaign encourages spontaneity, with Booking.com urging people to get...

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The Lion Kings: Who dominated Cannes this year?

Ogilvy & Mather own Cannes. Again On the final evening of the Cannes Lions 2015 last week, Ogilvy & Mather was crowned as Network of the Year for the fourth year in a row. Highlights of Ogilvy & Mather's Cannes Lions 2016 included 1 Titanium Lion -...

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