September 18, 2015

Emakina Welcomes diamond:dogs Agency to the group

Posted by Luc Malcorps

We are happy and proud to welcome Austria’s leading digital full-service agency diamond:dogs into the group.

This is an important new step in the expansion of Emakina as a major independent European digital agency group. It also will improve our business growth and strengthen our position in the DACH region, as a cutting edge digital agency and a trusted guide in digital transformation.

Gerhard Handler CEO Diamond DogsGerhard Handler, CEO of diamond:dogs|group is looking forward
to new growth as part of Emakina

Emakina Group’s family of 600 experts today welcomes 80 new colleagues in online, mobile and social integral solutions.

Leading Austrian digital agency diamond:dogs|group integrates the group, with a strategic focus on growing Emakina’s Central European digital market reach.

CEO Gerhard Handler will lead the new Emakina agency, with offices in Vienna, Salzburg and Zurich, in team with COO Nathalie Kohn, CTO Rainer Friedl, CCO Chris Budgen, and CFO Christian Handler.

Emakina, headquartered in Brussels, is in the top five of independent digital communication groups in Europe. With offices in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, and Turkey and multiple international partnerships, it serves customers worldwide.

Digital transformation partners

Emakina’s experience as a guide in digital transformation, both on a strategic and operational level, is boosted by diamond:dogs’ position in that field. It will allow Emakina to capitalize even more on the growing demand for support in using digital to build great experiences, new lines of business, and quite simply to work better.

The Austrian agency is currently working on major digital transformation missions for international clients like REWE (BILLA, Merkur) and B2B digital process developments for Heineken (Brau-Union), Siemens, Swiss Post, Swisscom and many more.

Diamond Dogs

The diamond dogs group

Started in 1999, the diamond:dogs|group serves corporate clients in the Austrian and Swiss markets with projects reaching across Europe. The team does not just deliver projects, but builds long-term relationships with clients such as REWE-Group, Microsoft, Heineken, Danone, Hyundai, Siemens, Swiss Post, Swisscom, EVN, N-Ergie, and many more.

We warmly welcome diamond:dogs
into the Emakina family

Karim Chouikri, CEO of Emakina: “We warmly welcome diamond:dogs into the Emakina family. Their expertise and market leadership as a one-stop-shop for the whole digital value chain will greatly contribute toward expanding our product offerings in the important Central European region.”

Brice Le Blévennec, co-CEO of Emakina: “We quickly were on the same positive wavelength with our new colleagues and we share a clear vision on digital transformation. Gerhard and his team have a solid reputation as a highly trustworthy and dynamic digital agency, with a broad focus on integral solutions. This fits very well with Emakina’s DNA.”

Gerhard Handler, CEO of diamond:dogs|group adds: “This new step will enhance our future growth and performance with a perfect European partnership. We add high-level skills of more than 600 communication experts to our offering, plus a global reach through Emakina’s agencies and international partners. We boost our team’s power as a forerunner in cutting edge digital transformation and communications, and strengthen our and our client’s market position in a long term perspective.”

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