September 10, 2020

Merger with Design is Dead boosts Emakina’s strengths

Posted by Luc Malcorps

Emakina.BE warmly welcomes the agile team of Design is Dead to its organisation. With this integration, our clients gain even more access to expertise in digital strategy, development of experience platforms, DevOps and agile processes.

Emakina.BE MD’s Pierre Pôlet and Tim Wolfs, with Design is Dead MD Jeroen Huys in the middle

Tim Wolfs, MD of Emakina.BE:
“This merger gives us a real boost. It’s great to welcome so many strategic and technical talents in one go and further enrich our corporate culture, expertise and opportunities as a trusted partner for our clients. After our longstanding close relationship with the fantastic people of Design is Dead, it now feels right to realise our clients’ marketing and business objectives together as one team.”

With more than 200 experts, the merged agency offers one of the broadest technology stacks around, while strengthening its collaborative culture. And Design is Dead’s top talent gains access to more strategic and creative opportunities, as well as larger and more international projects.

Positive energy through the combination of cultures and competences

Emakina.BE now adds a highly esteemed team of over 30 senior experts to its already dynamic and innovative organisation. In the last 15 years, Design is Dead has successfully managed a string of challenging agile and onsite projects with clients such as Base, Telenet, VOO, Moteo, and Beko.

Its focus on technology, innovation and ‘people-first management’ helped to build a solid reputation in applications, integration and platforms such as Adobe Experience Cloud, advice on data services and DevOps. Emakina also benefited from Design is Dead’s professional approach in shared projects working with integrated teams. This in turn inspired the further integration of both organisations.

Clients benefit from greater strategic, technological and creative knowledge

The merger adds extra power to Emakina’s commercial contacts, customer service and services development. The integration of Design is Dead’s senior experts is in line with Emakina’s ambitions in data services and managing business-critical projects, especially in the face of major new challenges for companies following the COVID-19 pandemic.

New opportunities

Jeroen Huys, MD of Design is Dead:
“We have achieved a lot together in recent years. We now have new opportunities in the larger Emakina.BE entity and with the expansion of Emakina Group. The broader bundled service offering is a plus for our clients and our teams: we are gaining a wealth of knowledge and contacts, which enables our experts to indulge themselves even more in what they do best and thus make a difference in ground-breaking projects.”

Full range of technologies

The integrated team offers high-quality services within the full range of technologies, including PHP, .Net, JAVA, Angular, Vue.js and React. In DXPs it covers all needs with know-how in Drupal, Kentico, Adobe Experience Cloud and solutions like Salesforce. As a bonus, Emakina adds brains in big data, AI, data science and engineering. Emakina’s experts in creativity, design and marketing further complete this powerful combination of talent to the benefit of Emakina’s clients.

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