AKQA Announces Future Lions 2018 Winners

AKQA Announces Future Lions 2018 Winners

AKQA announced the winners of Future Lions, the official student awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Future Lions attracted more than 2,290 participants from 386 schools across 55 countries, making it the most successful year to date. The five winning ideas and teams are: Hush for Apple 
 Team: Junggle Kim, Chaeyeong Seo, and Cristina Marquez Barreto School: Miami Ad […]

Universal Design Studio and Map Project Office join AKQA

Universal Design Studio and Map Project Office join AKQA

Innovation agency AKQA is to form a pioneering alliance with architecture and interior design practice Universal Design Studio and industrial design consultancy Map Project Office, in a move that redefines the concept of a 21st century design group. To create this collaborative new venture, AKQA, a WPP Company, has acquired a majority stake in Universal […]

Mattie Yaco returns to AKQA as Director of Production

Mattie Yaco returns to AKQA as Director of Production

Mattie Yaco has returned to AKQA as Director of Production, based in the DC studio and will oversee the entire project management department. Mattie will report directly to Rachel Barek, General Manager and will join the leadership team. Mattie has over 10 years of extensive digital experience as a client partner, and team leader envisioning, […]

Levi’s and AKQA launch 501 Day

Levi’s and AKQA launch 501 Day

 LEVI’S® 501® Day celebrated the anniversary of the original blue jean – which came to be 145 years ago, on May 20th, 1873. For 2018’s 501 Day, Levi’s celebrated the stories of people who make the 501 their own, showing that we are all collaborators with the brand. The month of May has been a social celebration […]

AKQA’s Future Lions sees record number of participants in 2018

AKQA’s Future Lions sees record number of participants in 2018

A record-breaking 2,290 participants have entered Future Lions 2018, AKQA’s global undergraduate competition. Students from 386 schools across 55 countries, including for the first time, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Malaysia, have submitted pioneering ideas to connect audiences to a brand in a way not possible three years ago. Future Lions 2018 partners include Snap […]

Roman Ptakowski and Sallie Baskervill to lead AKQA’s Atlanta studio

Roman Ptakowski and Sallie Baskervill to lead AKQA’s Atlanta studio

AKQA has promoted Roman Ptakowski to General Manager, and Sallie Baskervill to Director of Client Services. Roman and Sallie will lead the Atlanta studio, its partnerships and client collaborations. Prior to Roman’s appointment as General Manager, he served as Director of Client Services in Atlanta, overseeing assignments for Delta Air Lines, Universal Parks and Resorts, […]

AKQA’s student competition invites a new generation to Create Tomorrow

AKQA’s student competition invites a new generation to Create Tomorrow

Future Lions 2018, AKQA’s global undergraduate competition to discover a new generation of creative talent and showcase inspirational and innovative thinking, is now accepting entries. Returning for its 13th year, in collaboration with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, AKQA Future Lions challenges students to push the boundaries, connecting an audience of their choosing […]

Wayne Deakin Joins Huge EMEA as Executive Creative Director

Wayne Deakin Joins Huge EMEA as Executive Creative Director

Global brand experience agency Huge announced the appointment of Wayne Deakin as Executive Creative Director to head up its London and European offering. At Huge, Deakin will work alongside Managing Director Mark Manning across the full client base and will be responsible for delivering the creative vision for the agency in the region. Mark Manning, […]

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