We have the perfect solution! Sun, friends, live music and… drinks! That’s how we at Emakina prefer to enjoy the Belgian summer! That’s why every year we gather our employees and friends to the famous urban apéros, taking place once a week throughout the entire summer.
But this year, there’s more! In addition to the usual locations in St. Gilles and St. Job, a third apero party will take place in the commune of Rhode-Saint-Genèse which will open the season, next Wednesday, May 29.Apero(h)ode will feature live music of DJ Maya Cox, fresh croques monsieurs, home-made ice-cream and much much more!
What’s the Emakina-connection, you may (rightfully) ask? Well, if it’s not enough that we are always after fun activities, we also developed the event’s website…!
The all-time Belgian classic, published since 1938, is now more than just a comic-strip journal! Emakina joined forces with Dupuis Editions, creating a digital extension of the comic strip in the form of the Spirou.Z mobile app. In doing so, Dupuis is targeting the children of 2013, using their preferred language: the touch screen.
The Spirou.Z app presents new editions of Spirou but not only! First, users can choose viewing ‘caption by caption’ (using TurboMedia technology), horizontal and vertical scrolling, or a digital flip book. Second, the app features original games and fun activities. Finally, users gain access to extracts from Dupuis’s multimedia archives, unveiling unedited content of the past 75 years!
The Spirou.Z mobile application is currently available for iPads (on the iTunes Store) with versions for Android OS and other tablets foreseen for the near future. The application will release new editions on a monthly basis.
Microsoft’s new operating system for mobile devices, Windows 8, was launched just a few months ago. But that’s exactly the kind of new challenges which stimulate our developerse! That’s why a team of Emakina’s mobile experts participated in Microsoft’s Superhackathon competition.
The Superhackathon brought hundreds of young and bright developers who worked simultaneously in four different locations across the country. Their goal was one: create the best Windows 8 app! Unfortunately, only one team can go home with the first prize. Fortunately, it was us…! First, our team won the first place in Mons. Then came the real big news: First place at the national finals went to Emakina’s Fit beast.
Do you ever get that feeling that wherever you go, you see Emakina?
No no, not just hearing about another successful project or satisfied client, but literally SEEING Emakina all around you? It might have started a few months ago when every time you watched David Guetta’s latest video, you could swear recognising the Emakina logo!
It then got worst. Even a random topic, like NASA’s mission to space, made you immediately envision those parallel and perpendicular bars of Emakina. What scientists now call the “Emakina Syndrome” seems to be triggered by almost anything; even an innocent acuity tests for pilots…
At the end of January 2013, the European Commission proposed far reaching measures to encourage more innovation in EU railways by opening domestic passenger markets to competition, as well as substantial accompanying technical and structural reforms.
But how does one raise awareness on such a complex topic, making it relevant to diverse audiences across Europe? In one word: Emakina.EU
It’s the end of the year and a time for resolutions.
Emakina employees spontaneously decided to contribute some of their lunch vouchers to Restos du coeur (literally, restaurants of the heart), a charity organisation which supplies warm meals to those who can’t afford it.
This initiative will go throughout January 2013, during which employees will be able to leave lunch vouchers in a box at our front reception. But there’s more! For each 5 vouchers we contribute, Endenred, the company supplying the vouchers – will add one more!
We kicked off this campaign of human generosity with an open banquet, prepared by our employees for our employees. Anyone wanting to taste the home made dishes was kindly requested to leave one lunch vouchers behind for this worthy cause. What a great way to seal off the year of 2012!
The Emakina Nation, comprising of all the Group’s companies across 5 countries enjoyed its annual get-together at the Knokke Out, near Brussels. This year, Emakinians were “kings of the road”, with over 200 Vespas, winding through country lanes and piling down the motorway with police escort!
We were just as surprised as you are, to discover the Emakina trade mark on the NASA Curiosity rover. Nonetheless, now that our logo has become an international pop icon, we can fully understand why Emakina was chosen to represent humanity to extra-terrestrials…
Following the two 3D animation videos we produced for the European Commission on toy safety, our new star, the CE-E Robot, has decided to create a Facebook page and interact with his fans. Thanks to the Facebook Timeline, visitors can trace CE-E’s life back to his birth.
This constitutes the first time in which Emakina builds and maintains a Facebook page for the European Commission and it is one of the few rare cases in which the Commission ever owned one. The page, which was launched today, will be updated daily by a collaboration of Emakina.EU supplying content, and Emakina/ Social managing the conversations. It will feature games and competitions; surveys; videos; and new original images of CE-E (like the one above). It will also present informative tips for parents about toy safety, ranging from conscious consumption to recommended usage and the psychological effects of toys on children’s development.
Wanna ask CE-E a question? Congratulate him on a new hit song? Or simply LIKE his page?
Emakina received yet again the happy surprise of an ice cream treat.
After the visit a few days ago of the Combell summer ice cream tour, this time our colleagues from PNU, the combination of Persgroep and Rossel, came by for a tasteful visit.
Jerome Geneste, Marketing Manager at Rossel and Emilie Anaf, account manager digital at the Persgroep along with some of their colleagues came to say hello to our team from the Robert & Marien media agency, and invited all Emakinians to join in the fun.
Ice cream from Carette, a winner!
As PNU combine quality in all types of flavors and perfumes in their service offering, they arrived with top quality ice cream from Carette, available in a rich variety as well.
Will Robert & Marien start consulting 2 scoops of lemon and one scoop of strawberries over the summer period as part of their online and offline media mix? You never know!
Brice Le Blévennec and some colleagues from Rossel and de Persgroep, all smiles
With Wimbledon underway and the Olympics almost there, it definitely feels like it.
And now it’s official. Between two meetings, three emails and four communication decisions to take, time froze for a brief moment at Emakina. To confirm summertime is upon us!
And who would resist the temptation of a tasteful ice cream break?
So when a mail arrived from the welcome desk free ice for all was happening on the parking, those who could decided the moment was right for a mini break.This cool intermission was a successful promotion of web hosting company Combell. They knew Emakina would be delighted by their special treat. So Emakina thanks them for their tasteful action.
And then it’s all big smiles for the photo, of course!
The Spiral is a five-episode participative TV series and will be broadcast in September 2012 across Europe.
Arturo is a mysterious and enigmatic Banksy-like artist known in the art scene for his playful actions against the establishment. He runs The Warehouse, an art community in Copenhagen. Together with six young artists from The Warehouse, he sets up a major stunt: the heist of six major works of art.
The audience will be able to participate in the storyworld through the website www.thespiral.eu.