The Reference’s Isabel Donvil: ‘The most important question is how to stay relevant’

Isabel Donvil recently accepted to lead digital agency the Reference as its sole MD. The innovative Emakina Group agency with offices in Ghent, Antwerp and New York is looking confidently to the future, journalist Myrte De Decker discovered when interviewing Isabel. Here are some extracts of the original article (in Dutch) in Belgium’s leading business […]

RGPD, Data Privacy, Cybersécurité & écologie : le digital enfin mature ?

Le digital n’est plus une simple composante de l’activité des entreprises ou des usages des consommateurs : c’est depuis plusieurs années un sujet massif qui concerne tout le monde. Dès lors, protéger l’utilisateur pouvant être exposé à toutes sortes de dérives est une priorité pour le législateur, mais aussi pour chaque marque. En effet, grâce […]

Brice Le Blévennec: Covid-19 highlights the value of a strong corporate culture

The corona crisis is an eye opener for many companies. The main lesson: you need a strong corporate culture to withstand sudden disruption of all procedures.
Emakina Group CEO Brice Le Blévennec was one of 70 business leaders asked by Libre ECO what lessons companies can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic. And how they will continue after this strange period comes to a close…
Some managers talked about the importance of digital technology, e-commerce, or digital transformation. Brice focused on the value of a strong corporate culture.

HackYourFuture students get a taste of Emakina agency life

Emakina welcomed a motivated group of 8 aspiring student developers to its Brussels office. Visits like this are not so exceptional at the digital agency. But this one was different nevertheless, because it was part of the HackYourFuture digital skills program. This excellent initiative helps motivated people with limited access to opportunities so they can […]

How Alibaba and Mr. Porter sell luxury watches

The SIHH Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva is the annual pow wow of exclusive watches. The dust of the event has long settled, but we take a moment to look back at some ideas Toby Bateman, MD of Luxury platform Mr. Porter and Terry von Bibra, GM Europe of Alibaba Group, shared […]

GDPR, data privacy, cyber security & sustainability: have we reached digital maturity?

Digital is no longer just a company asset or a way we communicate. For several years now, it has been one of the most important subjects that impacts everyone. Users can be exposed to all kinds of abuse, making this is a high priority. Data privacy, GDPR and cyber security are at the heart of the digital debate.
In addition to major concerns over data privacy, there are also other issues like sustainability at play.

Les 4 facteurs d’une transformation digitale réussie

Le sujet de la transformation digitale a déjà été traité de toutes parts ces dernières années, mais la crise pandémique liée au Covid-19 et le confinement ont rebattu les cartes. Les facteurs d’une transformation digitale réussie ont évolué et la recette pour y parvenir n’est plus exactement la même qu’il y a encore quelques mois […]

Pharma and healthcare: how to tackle 4 key obstacles to accelerate digital transformation (especially now)

Pharma and healthcare companies operate in a highly regulated industry when it comes to communication. Each message must meet very high standards in terms of transparency. There is also a limit on the messages that can be aimed at a general audience.
Brands in this industry communicate in both public and private environments and are therefore required to create multiple customer journeys that can differ quite substantially from one another.
they need to have a strong digital marketing and communication plan in place to deal with legislation without losing the impact of their communication, to engage different audiences via different channels and to improve brand performance online.

Emakina’s Leon Jacobs: advertising ruined social media

Emakina’s Leon Jacobs says advertising is killing social media but can save it. And all of us. With the right design questions, brands can use social media channels to help wire together brains to improve the lives of people around the world.

Luxury Watches… What Makes People Tick?

Facebook’s Asher Rapkin shared some interesting ideas on luxury brands, social media and commerce at the Salon SIHH in Geneva earlier this year. You have to tell true stories, interact, leverage social media using the right ‘lingo’, and create overlapping communities. And then go from social to sales.

Emakina’s Alexis Mons to talk about the cookieless world at UBA meeting

Emakina’s Alexis Mons will be the main speaker at the next Expert Community Marketing Technology of the UBA, Belgium’s ‘United Brands Association’. On March 3rd, the Head of legal and GDPR at Emakina.FR will discuss the strategic axes and the long-term vision of the “cookieless world”. The UBA Online Executive Forum is an exclusive online […]

Interview with Mark Kaslatter and Rainer Friedl: Emakina offers all solutions from a single source

Georg Sander collected some interesting insights for Medianet on how Emakina combines creativity and technology with little known approaches in Austria with their ‘Empower your Relations’ approach and mindset. Companies looking to improve their digital marketing should talk to Emakina: the team has developed services and solutions for all steps in the customer journey. They all come from one source and are based on the most innovative technologies.

How retail brands should adapt to changing consumer behavior

Everyone knows it: the Corona virus is changing the shape of the world. Not only private lives are affected by the health crisis and stern government measures, businesses are also deeply impacted. Customer behavior is changing, most likely beyond the short term, something that will fundamentally change how we all do business in the future. […]

Young Talents Meet Top Professionals at Emakina Experience 2019

At Emakina Experience, 75 digital and creative talents exchanged ideas and dreams with Emakina’s management and experienced consultants. Emakinians hosted talks introducing multiple areas of expertise at the agency. The choice was broad, from ecommerce, marketing and automation, to creativity, design sprints, mixed reality, and more. As a bonus, experts shared advise on optimizing CVs and portfolios.

Why replacing humans with computers might be bad for business

By Olly Wright How effective is digital advertising, really? Doubts are growing within the marketing mainstream about the overall effectiveness of digital advertising. In particular the advertising services provided by the market leaders Google and Facebook. As a test, Proctor & Gamble cut $100 million of their digital advertising budget in Q2 of 2017. The CPG-giant […]

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