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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 […]

Is user experience design the real mission of digital agencies?

By Brice Le Blévennec, translated from an article in Inside magazine. Emakina is proud official sponsor of the 2016 LIFT conference in Geneva. A logical match, with organizations trying to implement a holistic digital strategy and catching the train to online fame. But beyond the buzz, what will this customer centric approach change for business […]

Emakina Launches The ‘Digital Transformation Manifesto’

Emakina published its ‘Digital Transformation Manifesto’. The document describes the basics of a changing world. It guides businesses that want to undergo a successful digital transformation. The Manifesto is also an urgent appeal to business leaders to give the topic the place it deserves. The Digital Transformation Manifesto helps entrepreneurs to better frame the debate around […]

User experience beyond marketing initiative

By Bertrand Duperrin, digital transformation practice leader. An interesting article was recently published on the Harvard Business Review website, explaining how marketing was lying six feet under, killed by client loyalty. It is true that no marketing could ever do anything against a loyal, faithful, engaged client. But this is a reductive vision: as Manuel […]

The internet of things and the place of Brands: Interview with Matthieu Pascal of FrenchFuel.fr

If you follow the news of our agency on social networks, you may have seen our “Look at the future” video. More than just a movement, innovation is a great pool of opportunities for brands to offer their consumers new and memorable experiences. To better understand how connected bracelets, drones, smart cities, 3D printers and Google Glass can […]

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 […]

Burn your bridges: focus on Kodakisation, not Uberisation

Uberisation is the result of a lack of reflection on markets, business models and experiences made possible by digital. It is a lack of innovation, related to products, business models, technology and services. Kodakisation is fear of burning your bridges. It is the fear of transformation, pushing you to stay in the logic of taking small steps. Once you have concluded your reflection on positioning, experience and business models, it still takes courage to burn your bridges to start afresh. To leave behind what you are, to be able to become what you can be. And this is by far the most difficult phase.

The hidden art of wireframing

Do you like your house? Is it comfortable? Does it look nice? Do you think it will collapse? Wait… what? Why would you worry about your house collapsing? If an architect built it, you shouldn’t. He (hopefully) calculated the weight of the roof, the width of the windows and the way your doors should swing […]

Is real-time marketing ready for prime time?

Opportunities and Challenges Are In Abundance Over the last several years, the concept of real-time marketing has taken on new meaning and urgency within marketing circles worldwide.  The concept itself may not be necessarily new, but the discussion surrounding real-time marketing has recently come back into vogue as the result of a single tweet on […]

We are not living a crisis but a digital transformation full of opportunities

Brice le Blévennec, CEO of Emakina says our economy is not in a crisis… it is in the middle of a digital mutation phase. What are the challenges of this transition period? How can this be a source of opportunity for companies and agencies?   Shaking the foundations of our economy Just as the invention […]

Emakina celebrates 15th birthday

Where were you on this day 15 years ago? Let us refresh your memory… Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings and Shreck were competing at the box office, Lance Armstrong won The Tour De France and Jennifer Capriati made here come back on the tennis courts. The Mini Cooper S was the coolest new set […]

Can drunk user testing save your website?

Time is a valuable resource nowadays: we want everything and we want it now yesterday! This, of course, is also true on the Internet. You could create the most exquisite design and write the most exciting copy imaginable for your website in vain: if your visitors do not find immediately the information they are looking […]

Emakina launches the ‘Digital Transformation Manifesto’

Today, Emakina published its ‘Digital Transformation Manifesto’. The document describes the basics of a changing world. It guides businesses that want to undergo a successful digital transformation. The Manifesto is also an urgent appeal to business leaders to give the topic the place it deserves. The Digital Transformation Manifesto helps entrepreneurs to better frame the debate […]

A disappointing Cannes 2014

Translation of the opinion piece, by David Grunewald, Head of Holistic Strategy Emakina, published in PUB News – Communication – 23/06/2014 The Cannes Lions Festival is an annual pilgrimage to the Mecca of our profession. It is an opportunity to reward the best campaigns in the world, but also to think about the future of our […]

The 3 Commandments of Banking Communications

In the last years, the Financial  World – Swiss Private Banking in particular – has had to face tremendous changes. Simultaneously, the rules of communication have been profoundly shaken up, leaving the actors of the industry with a tough challenge. Inaction and secrecy are no longer appropriate.   It is as clear as day that the banking world is battling a […]

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