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The Reference’s Isabel Donvil: ‘The most important question is how to stay relevant’

Isabel Donvil recently accepted to lead digital agency the Reference as its sole MD. The innovative Emakina Group agency with offices in Ghent, Antwerp and New York is looking confidently to the future, journalist Myrte De Decker discovered when interviewing Isabel. Here are some extracts of the original article (in Dutch) in Belgium’s leading business […]

Brice Le Blévennec: Covid-19 highlights the value of a strong corporate culture

The corona crisis is an eye opener for many companies. The main lesson: you need a strong corporate culture to withstand sudden disruption of all procedures.
Emakina Group CEO Brice Le Blévennec was one of 70 business leaders asked by Libre ECO what lessons companies can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic. And how they will continue after this strange period comes to a close…
Some managers talked about the importance of digital technology, e-commerce, or digital transformation. Brice focused on the value of a strong corporate culture.

How Alibaba and Mr. Porter sell luxury watches

The SIHH Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva is the annual pow wow of exclusive watches. The dust of the event has long settled, but we take a moment to look back at some ideas Toby Bateman, MD of Luxury platform Mr. Porter and Terry von Bibra, GM Europe of Alibaba Group, shared […]

Digital Proust Questionnaire #11: Pierre Pôlet

Emakina Group has rapidly grown in recent years, in part thanks to our managing directors leading the way. But who are these MDs, besides leaders in digital, creative and business growth? Let’s sneak a peak inside their heads with this new series: Emakina’s Digital Proust questionnaires! The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlour game […]

AI Boosts Better User Experiences

Emakina Group CEO Brice Le Blévennec shares some ideas on the impact of AI. We live in a world where idiocracy seems unstoppable. It is on a conquest of the minds and hearts of people, frightened by just about everything and its opposite. At the same time, artificial intelligence keeps on progressing, entirely unconcerned about […]

GDPR, data privacy, cyber security & sustainability: have we reached digital maturity?

Digital is no longer just a company asset or a way we communicate. For several years now, it has been one of the most important subjects that impacts everyone. Users can be exposed to all kinds of abuse, making this is a high priority. Data privacy, GDPR and cyber security are at the heart of the digital debate.
In addition to major concerns over data privacy, there are also other issues like sustainability at play.

Pharma and healthcare: how to tackle 4 key obstacles to accelerate digital transformation (especially now)

Pharma and healthcare companies operate in a highly regulated industry when it comes to communication. Each message must meet very high standards in terms of transparency. There is also a limit on the messages that can be aimed at a general audience.
Brands in this industry communicate in both public and private environments and are therefore required to create multiple customer journeys that can differ quite substantially from one another.
they need to have a strong digital marketing and communication plan in place to deal with legislation without losing the impact of their communication, to engage different audiences via different channels and to improve brand performance online.

Luxury Watches… What Makes People Tick?

Facebook’s Asher Rapkin shared some interesting ideas on luxury brands, social media and commerce at the Salon SIHH in Geneva earlier this year. You have to tell true stories, interact, leverage social media using the right ‘lingo’, and create overlapping communities. And then go from social to sales.

More Than Digital Day is Approaching: Book Your Tickets!

More Than Digital Day is a full day of keynotes and parallel sessions brought to you by top speakers – both local and international ones – each and every one an expert in his or her domain. Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Online Privacy, Customer Experience, and Bots & Business: these are just a few of […]

Reinventing Yourself – How Brice Became a Geek

Ever wanted to take a peek into the mind of a CEO of an international digital and communication agency? This is your chance… Emakina Group’s CEO Brice Le Blévennec sometimes refers to himself as ‘an Uber Geek’, and considers it an honorary title. But how did he become a geek? How did the fire kindle […]

Interview with Mark Kaslatter and Rainer Friedl: Emakina offers all solutions from a single source

Georg Sander collected some interesting insights for Medianet on how Emakina combines creativity and technology with little known approaches in Austria with their ‘Empower your Relations’ approach and mindset. Companies looking to improve their digital marketing should talk to Emakina: the team has developed services and solutions for all steps in the customer journey. They all come from one source and are based on the most innovative technologies.

Emakina’s Leon Jacobs: advertising ruined social media

Emakina’s Leon Jacobs says advertising is killing social media but can save it. And all of us. With the right design questions, brands can use social media channels to help wire together brains to improve the lives of people around the world.

Digital Proust Questionnaire: All Articles

For those of you who enjoy this series of articles featuring Emakina Group’s Managing Directors, and want to discover the people behind the function, we gathered them all here! Enjoy the read! The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlour game popularized by Marcel Proust. The French essayist and novelist believed that, in answering […]

Make the Wow Factor Great Again!

A man wearing a black turtleneck once said: ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.’ That man was actually quoting British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke’s third law, who was as right in 1973 as he is today. This is why so many scientists, engineers, designers, inventors and digital agencies, among others, strive […]

Pro Skydiver Jokke Sommer Impressed by First Virtual Flight

Pro Skydiver Joakim AKA Jokke Sommer is one of the best and most experienced skydivers in the world. So, no wonder Cédric Artiges of Emakina/ Applications was excited when this world star visited Emakina’s stand at the Créa Digital Day in Geneva to try out the virtual Wingsuit, created by his team. Together with Arnaud […]

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