Does work have a future?

“Workers of the world…” Will this classic opening of Marxist-inspired political discourses soon be obsolete? Whatever the politics, the facts are there: rampant robotisation and advances in artificial intelligence have already begun to shake up the way we think about work. It won’t be long before this transformation will have progressed so far that the need to fundamentally reinvent our relationship to employment will be inevitable. So what is the future of work? Let’s start by asking ourselves if “work” has a future at all…

Emakina Inside, a podcast about tech that improves our lives

Twice a month, Faskil and Emakina CEO/CVO Brice Le Blévennec discuss a facet of daily life, personal or professional, that we want to see radically improved. And you can hear their discussions in our new podcast series, Emakina Inside.

Top Salesforce Service Cloud expert joins Emakina

Emakina further increases its capacity to serve the Dutch and European service market by expanding its Salesforce Service Cloud offering. With the addition of experienced Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant Nathalie Galfrascoli to our team, this confirms our strong leadership in Salesforce Service Cloud implementations.

Karim Boutaour nominated as MD of digital agency Emakina.AE

International corporate executive Karim Boutaour has been appointed as Managing Director of digital agency Emakina.AE in Dubai. With the nomination of this respected strategist, Emakina Group (Alternext Brussels ALEMK) further confirms its ambition to become a leading e-commerce and web communication partner in the GCC region and beyond.

Emakina helps e-commerce association Safeshops to launch Lazysundays.be

This Sunday, people in Belgium will be able to make more choices than ever! No, we’re not talking about the elections, but about more relaxed and fun choices: 26 May is the very first of the ‘Lazy Sundays’. Lazy Sundays are new short-term online shopping events, imagined by Emakina for Safeshops. This growing association for […]

Ceci n’est pas une sci-fi: these futurists had 20/20 foresight

The most accurate and avant-garde visions of the future are not exclusive to sci-fi authors; they sometimes come from the minds of people who seem blessed with the power of foresight. Engineers, entrepreneurs, journalists and others have played the futurists’ game: trying to realistically foresee what the world of ‘tomorrow’ will be like.

Facq and Emakina Reinvent Energy Efficiency Showroom Demos

Is it time to (re)design your bathroom? Planning to choose or adapt the heating for your home? Then it’s a smart plan to visit Belgian sanitation and heating expert Facq. Since the company’s launch in 1880 by Jean Facq, five generations sustain and develop the reputation of this strong family brand. Today it’s a household […]

Emakina VR Experience at Stereopsia

For the first time since its inaugural edition in 2009, the 3D/XR/AI event Stereopsia will feature an Emakina exhibition! Visitors will have the opportunity to try out one of Emakina’s VR experiences from the 5th to the 7th of December at Bozar in Brussels. Immerse yourself in a magical rainforest Picture yourself in a rainforest, […]

3 New Entities Join the Emakina Group

2018 has definitely not been an idle year for the Emakina Group: three new entities have already extended the group’s reach, as Emakina.RS, Emakina.PL and Emakina.AE further strengthen Emakina’s position on the global market, after The Reference’s early 2018 acquisition of New York based agency Karbyn. The Emakina village keeps on growing! Emakina.RS was born […]

Emakina Wins 3 AVA Awards for AR and Video Projects

Emakina adds three more awards to its list of international recognitions. This time the triple win occurred at the AVA Digital Awards, an international competition honouring digital excellence strategy, branding and creativity, with entries from across the world. The AVA jury gave a Platinum Award to the Jaeger-LeCoultre ‘On your wrist’ experience, crowning it ‘Best […]

Emakina Cooks Up a Digital Storm for KitchenAid

We’re very proud to announce that KitchenAid has appointed Emakina as its new EMEA digital agency. Our dedicated team won the intense pitch and has already started to help the premium home appliance brand to manage its full range of digital communications. Across Europe Emakina will work across Europe, managing everything from UX to campaign […]

Welcome to the Age of Augmented Intelligence

If you believe what you read in endless articles by self-proclaimed experts on tomorrow’s world, artificial intelligence and big data will soon order every aspect of our lives. This will either be the salvation of the human race, or its downfall. Don’t look to me to relativise the importance of AI and big data in […]

Emakina Announces 2017 Financial Results

Did you know that Emakina Groupis listed on Euronext GROWTH Brussels? This is coherent with the group’s ambition to expand its competences, service offering, and reach. And it helps to support external and organic growth. As a listed company, Emakina has to maintain the discipline to publish more information on a regular basis. This content […]

Former Groupon Belgium MD joins Emakina.BE as Client Service Director

Emakina reinforces its digital marketing team in Brussels with the talent of Kevin van den Bosch. The new Client Service Director adds over a decade of customer centric management experience to the talent pool, after leading a string of intense client collaborations. At Emakina he will continue on this path, focusing on teamwork, to create […]

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 […]

Emakina Group CEOs Nominated for ‘Trends Manager of the Year’

The ‘Belgian CEO of the Year’ awards organised by Trends/Tendances business magazine are a ‘big deal’ in the market. Candidates are selected for their merit in managing a striking turn-around, an intensive expansion, a remarkable innovation, an excellent balance sheet, a strategic revamp, success on the stock markets, or a combination of these factors. Brice […]

The Future of Work: Join the Full Circle Event

Technology keeps on disrupting our lives, work and interactions. Emakina decided to spice up the debate and support the Full Circle event on the future of work in Brussels on Tuesday 19 November at 6.30 PM. Four respected minds from different backgrounds share their take on our utopian/ dystopian future, to launch a debate that no doubt will be animated.

Five CAD students experience real agency life at Emakina

Five students of CAD Brussels College of Art and Design finished a very intense week at Emakina, to experience agency work in real life, and learn how projects are born.
Emakina has a tradition of inviting talent from this school to its offices, and some of the visiting students in the past stayed on to start their career at the agency.

HackYourFuture students get a taste of Emakina agency life

Emakina welcomed a motivated group of 8 aspiring student developers to its Brussels office. Visits like this are not so exceptional at the digital agency. But this one was different nevertheless, because it was part of the HackYourFuture digital skills program. This excellent initiative helps motivated people with limited access to opportunities so they can […]

Is Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra good news?

On June 18th, Facebook announced the creation of Libra, the cryptocurrency sponsored by the social networking giant. Along with the announcement came plenty of promises, such as offering everyone – including the least developed countries – access to the financial system. Is this a pipe dream or is it possible? As things stand, it’s hard not to be cynical about Mark Zuckerberg’s holier-than-thou pledges. So far, Facebook hasn’t shown much sincerity or transparency in how it operates. Meanwhile, financial experts are concerned that there are numerous technical and political risks associated with any failures. So let’s take stock.

Dad’s banks challenged by neo-banks

Digital competitors are emerging in the financial sector with mobile apps attracting users. While we are not about to see Dad’s generation of banks collapse, it is in their best interests to learn what appeals to users most about these new digital banks and their efficient and creative apps.

Emakina Delivers New Website for Wildlife Park Pairi Daiza

Last May, renowned Belgian wildlife park Pairi Daiza presented its new website, developed by Emakina. In about three months, our teams designed immersive webpages presenting the park’s various biospheres, points of interest and practical information, within seamless and efficient navigation. Built on Drupal 8, the platform offers Pairi Daiza the possibility to implement content, alongside […]

Tim Wolfs Returns to Emakina.BE as New Co-MD

Emakina warmly welcomes back Tim Wolfs to its Brussels team. As an experienced interactive marketing expert, he will boost the user agency’s sales and management team. With his return, Emakina further confirms its ambition to build solid bridges between its clients and their end users, the real battleground of today’s economy.

Forget Tech Features: Marketing Automation is All About Strategy

Marketing automation is a fantastic concept that can give businesses a serious competitive edge by connecting with their users in a personal way, and thus learning about what the consumers expect from their favourite brands. Kenny Van Beeck has been providing Emakina’s clients with his CRM & marketing automation expertise for many years, and belongs to the Belgian generation of pioneers in the field, with over 20 years of experience with all the big players. So, we decided to ask him a few questions about how brands can optimise their marketing automation strategies…

Emakina Wins WW’s Social Media Management in Belgium and Netherlands

WW has appointed Emakina as its new partner for social media management in the Belgian and Dutch market. Emakina won the challenging competition between six agencies. The collaboration will kick off in December, when Emakina’s dedicated team will start to support the client’s rebranding from the iconic ‘Weight Watchers’ to ‘WW’, and its shift in focus […]

Emakina Strategy Wins Lindemans Gold in Cannes

The winners of the 9th edition of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards have been announced last month, and Emakina has contributed greatly to Lindemans’ golden trophy in the category ‘Visitor Films’. Co-produced by production studio Lapino Albino, the film was the result of Emakina’s strategy, concept, and coaching of their beloved brewing client.  […]

“Hey, Dad… What’s an Ad?”

The question that my sons would ask me if they were not the progeny of an advertising 2.0 executive will undoubtedly face young fathers elsewhere soon. Just as previous generations asked “what’s a cheque?” “what’s a walkman?” or even “what’s full employment?” Do they know about toilet paper? Oh, great, phew! That would have been […]

More Than Digital Day 2018

The Reference will be the main sponsor of More Than Digital Day 2018! The fourth edition of this conference about all things digital will take place on the 4th of October 2018 at Quartier Papier in Zaventem. This will be the place to be for folks who want to know about the latest trends and […]

4 Trends from the UBA Trends Day

Anna attended the UBA Trends Day 2018 in Brussels and wrote about 4 trends that marketeers should keep in mind. #1: Falling trust in media Users trust media less and less, that is why it is crucial to find solutions that build trust towards your brand. For example, teaming up with social influencers for a […]

FoodBanks: Apples Feeding the Solidarity

FoodBanks is the Belgian federation of, well, food banks, which collect and distribute food for the needy in Belgium. For its 30th anniversary, the NGO wanted to relaunch its brand, in order to gain attention in the media and generate funds. The dedicated campaign website page created by Emakina shows a fresh and tasteful message, […]

Bruno Liesse joins Emakina / Insights & Consulting

Former head of Carat and deepblue Bruno Liesse left his functions last January, leaving his future intentions open. But now his course is set: he joins Emakina / Insights & Consulting, as Senior Consultant. His new function takes himin a new direction, away from the typical media topics and his responsibilities at Carat, carrying him […]

‘Our Cryptocurrency Mining Policy: Free Content, No Ads!’

There has been a lot of change in the world of online advertising in the last few months: some agencies might be screaming about the injustice of a universe that doesn’t care enough about their business plans (should it?), but others see it as an opportunity to revolutionise the way websites make money from the […]

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 […]

Will Blockchain Technology Save the World?

The Internet is a fantastic protocol that has lead the way to the advent of the Web, emails, mobile applications, etc. But a new platform is rising! Blockchain technology, better known as the technology behind the digital currency that has been making the news for a few months: the bitcoin. Not only are bitcoins and […]

Dinner Date: B2B in e-commerce

Go on a dinner date with Heineken – The BLADE and get the insights on their digital transformation story. Meet, talk and learn during the Dinner Date on e-commerce in B2B.

Emakina attracts 4 senior talents to manage new growth and boost added value

After welcoming top talent Leon Jacobs as its new Executive Creative Director, Emakina.BE now adds 4 more senior client-facing colleagues: Eva Koegenborg, Sophie Triollet, Mark Posford and Patrice Bosseaux.

Emakina welcomes Leon Jacobs as its new Executive Creative Director

Leon Jacobs joins Emakina as its new Executive Creative Director. He is an award-winning creative and a strategic thinker with a keen interest in storytelling. Leon has a solid understanding of business drivers and combines sparkling ideas with an abundance of positive motivational energy.

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.

The summer continues for WW and Emakina

Emakina and the WW slimming programs collaborate and offer new reasons to take care of yourself while having fun every season. As part of the campaign, Bel RTL invites its listeners to gastronomic promenades across the beautiful Walloon landscapes.

Young Talents Meet Top Professionals at Emakina Experience 2019

At Emakina Experience, 75 digital and creative talents exchanged ideas and dreams with Emakina’s management and experienced consultants. Emakinians hosted talks introducing multiple areas of expertise at the agency. The choice was broad, from ecommerce, marketing and automation, to creativity, design sprints, mixed reality, and more. As a bonus, experts shared advise on optimizing CVs and portfolios.

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 […]

Stadia: the First Step Towards Realistic Virtual Universes?

Could it be that the upcoming arrival of Stadia, Google’s new video game streaming platform, is the first step towards an authentic cyberspace universe? Everything leads us to believe so…

When Science Catches up with Sci-Fi

They say the art of writing is to make readers think, as well as entertaining them. Sci-fi authors go even further and inspire their fans to create. To the point where some fans opt for careers in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) so they can turn their favourite authors’ inventions into reality.

KitchenAid Prolongs Collaboration for 2019

Over the last half year, KitchenAid and Emakina have been cooking up some tasty digital projects for the premium home appliance company. The intense collaboration started in May, when Emakina’s dedicated team won the pitch between several agencies for KitchenAid’s digital support. Positive results The fresh digital marketing strategy, designs and actions to fine-tune the […]

What We Learned and Shared at the Drupal Europe Event

Last month, two Emakinians were present at the biggest European Drupal event of the year, aka Drupal Europe, in Darmstadt (Germany) to meet and exchange with members of the Drupal community. Jeroen Meeus (Tech Lead PHP) and Klaas Van den Brande (Product Owner) represented Emakina, and gave a presentation about a project where a Headless […]

Educode, Brussels’ Digital Education Symposium

This morning began the first edition of Educode, a three-day long symposium centred around educating and informing all education stakeholders about the digital transformation’s many challenges. Teachers, students and their parents, speakers from all horizons and domains of expertise, researchers, and many more will meet and exchange – and Emakina could not miss the opportunity […]

7 Growth Hacking Tips for Your Ecommerce!

Growth hacking is all about finding the fastest and best ways to acquire and retain customers – in a highly cost-effective way, of course! Growth hacking is thus logically gaining momentum, especially in ecommerce. And because we are nice people, we wanted to give you 7 easy to implement growth hacking tips other ecommerce companies […]

WittyCommerce Joins the Emakina Group

This new acquisition allows Emakina to further strengthen its position in Turkey:  digital agency WittyCommerce, based in Izmir and Istanbul, is an e-commerce expert with an excellent track record in engineering solutions and IT services. Emakina Group has acquired 100% of the shares of WittyCommerce, through its Turkish subsidiary Emakina.TR, located in Izmir. WittyCommerce already […]

Making a Splash in the Sailing Industry for Sailsense Analytics

Hitting deadlines faster than a speedboat, Emakina worked its magic for recent startup Sailsense Analytics. The innovative company is bringing artificial intelligence and machine learning to boat owners, renters and insurers. Founded by two passionate seafarers with a knowledge of analytics technology, Sailsense is bringing the nautical sector into the 21st century and the era […]

Emakina.BE Welcomes 3 New Talents

Emakina.BE is glad to welcome three new talents! Want to meet them? Here they are! Rachel, Kevin & Anna. Anna Boroshok, Digital Strategist Anna joins as a Digital Strategist in our Digital Marketing team. Digital marketing has been Anna’s passion (obsession!?) for over 7 years and, while she insists she is NOT a nerd, she […]

Emakina & Jaeger-LeCoultre Win ‘Best of Web’ Innovation Award

Emakina and luxury watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre took home the prestigious ‘2017 Best of Web’ Innovation Award with the ‘On Your Wrist’ AR project. The jury presented Emakina the famous innovation Cube during a gala event in Lausanne. It praised the link between physical and digital as a means to bring an exciting new experience to life that […]

W3 Awards: Emakina Wins 2 ‘Best in Show’ and 1 ‘Gold’

The AIVA (Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts) announced the winners of its 12th annual W3 Awards. Emakina scores very well in this select club, with 17 honours in total, reaping one Gold and two ‘Best in Show’ awards. Out of over 5,000 entries from across the world, the W3 Awards picked the best projects in […]

Strategic partnership with Fluent Commerce boosts retail convenience

Emakina Group has started a new exciting partnership, with leading order management platform Fluent Commerce. This move gives international retail clients of all agencies in Emakina Group integrated fast and highly flexible order delivery management on all major connected ecommerce platforms, allowing them to further grow their business and brand value.

CRM- and data-expert Maarten De Neve joins Emakina

Emakina’s Digital Marketing Team welcomes data expert Maarten De Neve as its new Marketing Automation Practice Lead. He adds his vast strategic and project-oriented data and CRM-experience to their dynamic mix. The move matches Emakina’s ambition to boost Marketing Automation as a pivotal element in today’s strategic business development. Welcome back, Maarten Maarten will manage […]

CaseDay19: celebrating excellence in building digital businesses

Emakina Group’s Caseday19 showed a mature organization uniting 19 offices, confident in serving top companies with high-end digital and marketing services across 3 continents. 24 cases were presented as part of a group award, honoring the almost 1,000 talents in the group executing about 2,000 projects each year.

Emakina’s Aline Durand clarifies media consumption trends in RTBF radio show

Aline Durand, Head of Emakina Insights & Consulting was invited this week on ‘la Première’ (RTBF)to comment on a Nielsen report. Media consumption seems to be exploding, but she puts them in perspective and indicates some trends.

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