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 […]

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 to make your business thrive in times of Corona

“Your users” as you knew them last year? They don’t exist anymore. Logically, the algorithms that used last year’s data to predict their behaviour, have become ineffective.
The main drivers for this unpredictability are boredom, creativity, anxiety and the need to connect with other people.
The main drivers for this unpredictability are boredom, creativity, anxiety and the need to connect with other people.

7 Snapshots from Salesforce Dreamforce

From the first glimpse of the Dreamforest to the applause closing at the last day’s final session, Salesforce once again made Dreamforce a true experience. It is impossible to tell everything, so here are seven snapshots to remember Dreamforce ’19 by.

Getting that abandoned cart rate down

Shopping cart abandonment: it’s a brain teaser for all online retailers. How do you lower the shopping cart abandonment rate? We discussed the issue, the insights and the solutions with some prominent Dutch brands. Here’s what we examined. Scrutinizing the checkout flow During a multi client session, we investigated checkout flows. Product owners, CRO managers […]

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.

Catch The Marketing Soundwave: From Noise To Voice

Voice is becoming a reality on the same level as social, mobile and web. This means it is necessary for marketers to jump in now. Smart speakers and voice apps keep gaining ground. 60% of smartphone users have tried voice search at least once in the past 12 months. And 55% of teenagers use voice search every day. The consumers in the US and China are leading the way, with the UK and other European markets following.

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.

Co-Creation: 5 Questions Answered

We asked one of our UX experts five questions about co-creation. Jaap works as a Lead UX Designer and has been part of the Emakina Team since 2014. He is currently responsible for our clients Heineken and Omron. When asked why co-creation is so important in the design process, Jaap says: “When we speak about […]

Brian Solis in Emakina Webinar: in these dark times, be the light

Digital anthropologist and global thought leader Brian Solis shared his ideas with us on moving forward in these extraordinary Covid-19 times, in an exclusive Emakina webinar on 23 June 2020.
The novel economy offers a rare opportunity to identify problems of the old normal and rebuild as a digital-first business. More resilient, relevant and in harmony with the times.
In his award-winning book ‘Lifescale’, Brian Solis invites us to join him on a journey of self-discovery and growth. Now more than ever, his message is important. So, the 8-time bestselling author shared his thoughts on how to find back our balance and master our destinies. People could work less, be more creative, engaged, happy and healthy. This takes a mindful program.

How retail brands should adapt to changing consumer behavior

Everyone knows it: the Corona virus is changing the shape of the world. Not only private lives are affected by the health crisis and stern government measures, businesses are also deeply impacted. Customer behavior is changing, most likely beyond the short term, something that will fundamentally change how we all do business in the future. […]

Emakina review: 2010-2019

It sure might feel as if this decade was a long one. Coincidentally, recapping it on your own would take quite some time. That’s why we’ve got you covered on the topics that left their mark. We asked our intern, Iva Filipović, who was the only person still working at the Emakina office between Xmas […]

B2B Commerce Is Not a Technological Challenge

We asked one of our B2B experts questions about the digital transformation in B2B. Kees works as practice lead B2B commerce and has joined the Emakina Team in 2018. He is currently responsible for our client Royal Friesland Campina. Why do you want to talk about B2B commerce? As often remarked, there are a lot […]

SBAB and Emakina Awarded for Making ‘Boring Banking’ Fun

Emakina’s team in Stockholm has amassed an enviable collection of gold and silver prizes with a campaign created for Swedish bank SBAB. Together with the client, they have been a breath of fresh air in the industry with a bold, successful challenge to traditional financial communications. With a big smile And they did it in style, […]

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