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NYC Digital Agencies Work Around Sandy Makeshift apartment offices, carpooling help shops endure aftermath

In the two days since Hurricane Sandy slammed New York City, digital ad agencies in flooded Lower Manhattan and across the East River in Brooklyn haven’t stopped working. With public…

October 31, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

Voice: West Coast, Meet East Coast Randall Rothenberg on the divide that still exists between Silicon Valley and Madison Ave.

This summer, I hosted a trip for Madison Avenue’s digital elite—and Brooklyn’s too—to meet the leaders of Silicon Valley on the tech industry’s Northern California turf. The idea was to…

October 1, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

AKQA Opens Two New U.S. Offices Additions bring WPP agency's U.S. shops to total of five

Newly-minted WPP agency AKQA has opened two new offices in the U.S. to support current accounts in those markets, the agency announced Monday. AKQA has staffs of about a dozen each…

October 1, 2012, 9:14 AM EDT

Publicis Groupe Snatches Up LBi for $540 Million Development leaves SapientNitro as the remaining 'big fish'

Publicis Groupe has reached a conditional agreement to buy the agency LBi for $540 million, ending months of speculation about which holding company—WPP, Interpublic and Omicom being the others—would snag…

September 20, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

Google Plays in the Sandbox The search giant aims to elevate the use of technology among creatives

When Google formed its Creative Council more than two years ago, its creative agency members told the search giant to lay off handing out awards. “They were concerned whether or not…

September 17, 2012, 6:00 AM EDT

AKQA Quickly Fills Executive Creative Director Role Agency vets Robinson and Clements assume co-ecd position days after Lipton leaves

AKQA has moved quickly in replacing Pierre Lipton as executive creative director in its San Francisco office, naming Neil Robinson and Stephen Clements to collectively fill the role Friday (Aug.…

August 24, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

AKQA Honors 5 Student Teams With Future Lions Contest gathers forward-looking ideas for brands

CANNES, France—One student already won a Grand Prix at the 2012 Cannes Lions festival here. Today, 10 more students were honored through the more traditional route of the Future Lions…

June 22, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

After AKQA Sale, LBi Steps Into Agency Acquisition Limelight Holding companies zeroing in on formidable European indie, sources say

While AKQA’s sale to WPP this week may represent the last major privately held digital agency entering corporate waters, industry players say holding companies will continue to cast their nets…

June 21, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

Facebook Reaches Out to Creatives Follows Google in launching agency education platform

Facebook has announced the formation of a Creative Council, a 14-member body tasked with providing the company with a forum to discuss ad product ideas and agency concerns. Naturally, the…

June 19, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT

Fast Chat: Ajaz Ahmed's New Book AKQA chairman discusses 'Velocity,' co-written with Nike digital chief

For some 12 years, AKQA has been on Nike's digital roster. Now, top brass from the agency and brand teamed up to write a book—somewhat ironically, available in print—that offers…

May 1, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

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