Key takeaways from Google I/O 2021

The conference started with a performance from the amazing Tune-Yards alongside the AI-powered choir Blob Opera. The rest of Google I/O 2021 focused on AI, CSR, AR features and commerce. We’ll go through all the key takeaways and features to come in the following weeks and months. Real-time AR navigation via Google Maps A big part of […]

Google Page Experience: when user experience becomes the new priority of the algorithms

From June, Google will base its evaluation of the user experience of a website on new criteria. Media websites, corporate websites, online shops… they will all be assessed the same way, which may have critical consequences for their natural referencing if they are not adapting. This update is called Google Page Experience. What is behind […]

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.

Will the office of the future fit on the tip of our nose?

One of the main benefits coming out of the 2020 annus horribilis is technology’s impact on the future of office work. Remote working could just become the norm in sectors where it is feasible. In 2019, 22% of Belgian workers were already regularly working remotely (compared to 5% in the EU). These numbers will certainly rise drastically in the (very near) future. Giants of the web, with Facebook in the lead, seem confident that tomorrow’s office will be virtual.

Priya Sonn’s Digital Proust Questionnaire

Emakina recently welcomed yet another top talent to the team, Priya Sonn, as Director Global Strategic Alliances. Forbes named her a ‘Woman to watch in Business’. But who is she, besides an internationally recognized young leader in partner marketing, with an agile assertive nature? Let’s sneak a peek inside her head with Emakina’s Digital Proust Questionnaire, our version for the digital age of the famous parlor questions game, popularized by French author Marcel Proust.

Reboot and build a better world

Reboot (/riːˈbuːt/ verb – restart or revive (a process or sequence); give fresh impetus to) The global consequences of Covid-19 on our civilisation are profound, both geographically and in the way the pandemic has impacted – even revolutionised – various aspects of daily life. From consumer habits to family interactions, from the way we work […]

Co-creation – The most creative ideas emerge in close cooperation

What is creativity? What is innovation? There are many different definitions, but one thing is sure: artists and entrepreneurs need both on a daily basis. Today’s international day of Creativity and Innovation draws attention to how important these two elements are for economic, social and cultural development. For these reasons, Emakina strives for the best […]

The COVID revolution of omnichannel commerce

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated the digital transformation of our societies. Remote work and schooling have led to an explosion in tablet and laptop sales, and consumers have strengthened their digital umbilical cord by adapting internet and mobile subscriptions to their voracious data consumption. This creates an opportunity for brands to upgrade their user experience. Now’s the time to convince latecomers to urgently open online boutiques. Many shopping centres and retailers are still looking for a place under the digital sun. And yet, there are now more solutions than ever…

Emakina’s Arnaud Grobet: only truly integrated digital agencies will survive

Swiss leading communication website and e-periodical Cominmag interviewed Emakina.CH partner Arnaud Grobet for their Live talk series.
Technology fascinated Arnaud Grobet even when he was a small boy. From first projects to his first agency, from Label to Emakina Group: every project helps to transform companies, keeping them relevant in their market and connected with their users. In the interview with Editor in Chief Victoria Marchand, we see how Arnaud and his colleagues evolved from playing a role as a local player to being a valuable international force in innovation and digital business.

You’ll be wearing the true AR glasses sooner than you think

PC’s marked the first great technology wave that changed our lives forever. Smartphones marked the second one and AR/VR seems very promising in creating a new wave on their own. It brings the world of human-centered computing closer and combines real and virtual to explore all the new ways in which human experiences and lives […]

Ethical design: how to design the right thing, responsibly

What are the first things that come to mind when you think about design? Do you tend to associate design with impressive architecture, trendy chairs, and shiny graphic interfaces? What if we are all designers – and that includes you?  Wait – we are all designers?  Yes, that’s right. No matter what you do exactly, you are contributing to the creation of something, at […]

What the heck is DXD (and how can it help your business)?

We are Emakina, the User Agency. It’s our mission to help your business evolve, with the user squarely in the centre. Knowing this, it won’t come as a big surprise that we’ve taken the strategy & advisory pillar in our service offering to the next level of user-centricity. How? By adding a brand new Digital eXperience Design (DXD) team!  Sure, but what is DXD?  DXD is short for Digital eXperience Design. It means exactly what is says: designing […]

Will Covid-19 durably transform the way we work?

At the end of 2019, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) were still fairly niche technologies. Even in video games, immersive worlds were not succeeding in enticing the general public, despite the release of major titles dedicated to these platforms, such as Half-Life: Alyx and the hugely popular Pokemon Go. But since the explosion of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, which could impact us for quite a while, things have been evolving. We can now expect an increase in the practical applications of AR and VR in our daily lives, on both personal and professional levels. This is exciting news — which we desperately need in these troubled times.

Emakina wins Best Influencer Campaign Award at Le Meilleur du Web

Congratulations to Emakina and premium Italian beer brand Peroni for winning the prestigious CUBE ‘Le meilleur du Web’ Award for their inspiring influencer campaign.
‘La Passegiata’ combined an original event with the support of top influencers, boosting awareness in the Swiss market for Peroni, and bringing life to its communication platform.
Peroni scored on all key parameters with this feel-good initiative, re-positioning as a premium lifestyle brand, and generating strong commitment.

Extra Q&A Session with Brian Solis

Brian Solis came back to answer a few extra questions about the future of business in a post-Covid world. How can innovation boost businesses through this crisis? The business world is being changed and companies must already adapt to the upcoming post-COVID19 world.

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