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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

Talent Wars Agencies are battling Silicon Valley for the best people. Here's how they can win

Here we go again. The people problem, a perennial fear of agency bigwigs, has begun percolating again over the past year or so, starting in the way that many a…

April 30, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

MTV Debuts Social TV Mobile App at Mobile World Congress Partners with AKQA to target youth across the pond

Television may soon regain its place as a social linchpin—at least for those in MTV's youth demographic. Gone (for the most part) are the days when family members would gather…

February 28, 2012, 4:26 PM EST

Chris Pratt Battles Darth Vader in Kinect's Star Wars Spot Lightsaber duel less epic than usual

Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt plays Obi-Wan Kenobi in this video from AKQA for Kinect Star Wars. This annoys Darth Vader about as much as you'd expect. Really, this spot…

January 30, 2012, 1:26 PM EST

AKQA, Nike Create French Connection Digital agency to open Paris office

Thanks to Nike, AKQA’s Parisian dream is coming true. Adweek’s 2011 Digital Agency of the Year is opening an office in the Saint Germain quarter of the city, fueled by…

January 30, 2012, 12:17 PM EST

AKQA Names Second ECD Pierre Lipton to oversee San Francisco creative work

AKQA, Adweek's 2011 Digital Agency of the Year, has promoted Pierre Lipton to executive creative director, the agency announced Monday. Lipton, already a group creative director at the agency's San Francisco…

January 10, 2012, 9:42 AM EST

AKQA Adds Third Creative Director in N.Y. Jason McCann joins from TAXI Toronto

AKQA has hired Jason McCann as a creative director for its New York office, the location's third such addition this year. McCann joins AKQA from TAXI Toronto, where he served as…

December 6, 2011, 1:12 PM EST

Ellie Goulding Runs (and Sings) for Nike Singer jogs around New York, L.A. and London while on tour

"I wanna keep feeling that high, because it's better than any other high I've experienced." So says immaculately stoned British songbird Ellie Goulding in this two-minute clip from AKQA and…

October 19, 2011, 8:06 AM EDT