User experience beyond marketing initiative

By Bertrand Duperrin, digital transformation practice leader. An interesting article was recently published on the Harvard Business Review website, explaining how marketing was lying six feet under, killed by client loyalty. It is true that no marketing could ever do anything against a loyal, faithful, engaged client. But this is a reductive vision: as Manuel […]

The French and their brands: a changing relationship

Emakina.FR and the Odoxa Institute executed an in-depth survey of people in France aged 18 and older. The results indicate the relationship of the French and their brands is changing. More than 80% of the French rely on their own experience or those of people around them to decide on their purchase. The first result […]

The internet of things and the place of Brands: Interview with Matthieu Pascal of FrenchFuel.fr

If you follow the news of our agency on social networks, you may have seen our “Look at the future” video. More than just a movement, innovation is a great pool of opportunities for brands to offer their consumers new and memorable experiences. To better understand how connected bracelets, drones, smart cities, 3D printers and Google Glass can […]

When Zuckerberg invests, he knows what he’s paying for

Why is WhatsApp worth as much as SFR? The French telecommunications company is well known for the strength of its network investments. But today value is defined more by the user experience than by the product or service you’re buying. – Manuel Diaz, President of Emakina.FR – Some recent developments are indicative of how the […]

Emakina’s clients are more rebellious than you think…

Their rebellion is their success! That’s why we invited a whole bunch of them to the Vlerick Alumni Marketing Colloquium. This prestigious annual event took place yesterday in Ghent for the 25th time, bringing together some of the most revolutionary speakers. These creative thinkers challenge the status quo to disrupt our profession in their industry. […]

Internet of Things, a Damn Chaos

The Internet of Things seen by Brice Le Blévennec, CEO of Emakina. For those who follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed that I’ve been collecting connected objects for years (gadgets for the house, the car, smart watches, Quantified Self bits…). Until recently, these technologies were reserved for an elite group of geeks ready to devote […]

A disappointing Cannes 2014

Translation of the opinion piece, by David Grunewald, Head of Holistic Strategy Emakina, published in PUB News – Communication – 23/06/2014 The Cannes Lions Festival is an annual pilgrimage to the Mecca of our profession. It is an opportunity to reward the best campaigns in the world, but also to think about the future of our […]

We are not living a crisis but a digital transformation full of opportunities

Brice le Blévennec, CEO of Emakina says our economy is not in a crisis… it is in the middle of a digital mutation phase. What are the challenges of this transition period? How can this be a source of opportunity for companies and agencies?   Shaking the foundations of our economy Just as the invention […]

The 3 Commandments of Banking Communications

In the last years, the Financial  World – Swiss Private Banking in particular – has had to face tremendous changes. Simultaneously, the rules of communication have been profoundly shaken up, leaving the actors of the industry with a tough challenge. Inaction and secrecy are no longer appropriate.   It is as clear as day that the banking world is battling a […]

Last Train to the New Economy by Brice Le Blévennec

Since the dawn of time, human beings have attempted to accumulate assets in their quest for happiness. Yet, this fundamental principle of an ownership-based economy is currently being challenged and redefined, as one of the numerous side-effects of the digital revolution. For the first time in history, we marketers are expected to attract consumers who […]

Anger is a gift!

Tears have dried but the blood of Charlie Hebdo’s cartoonists and staff who were assassinated yesterday still pumps through our veins, stronger than ever! Of course, the emotions impaired many minds and scumbags everywhere are already trying to get a hold of fear in order to favour their own agendas. We just want to scream […]

Geek, (not) a four letter word!

In contrast to the still negative term ‘nerd’, referring to the more isolated compulsive and obsessive person, with a focus on a few specific topics, geeks live in the vast open space of free imagination, hungry consumption of stories and gameplay, TV series and fun technology.

Nest, the Value of Experience

Translated from the text by Manuel Diaz, President of Emakina.FR Nest has been bought by Google.  And what not long ago was perceived as a cute gadget has taken on a whole new dimension, when looking at the big bucks the deal represents. The $ 3.2 billion involved confirm that connected objects are taking centre […]

Inbox Marketing and Content Targeting

Emakina’s partner Selligent invited Emakina’s digital strategist Michel Demoor to share his views on Inbox Marketing and Content Targeting, for their latest white paper. His article here below makes for some refreshing reading…  And if you’re interested to read even more, we invite you to download the full Selligent white paper on Direct Marketing.     […]

Emakina’s partners leading the Forrester list of WCMs by Steven Volders

This week, global research firm Forrester launched its two yearly WCM report, titled “WCM for Digital Experiences”, presenting an in depth look at the 10 WCM vendors, identified as the “most significant providers in this field”. As a leading European agency, we are very pleased to see that our partners are doing so well! No surprises at […]

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