Company Overview of AKQA, Inc.
AKQA, Inc. operates as an ideas and innovation company in the United States and internationally. The company ideates, designs, and delivers iconic digital products and services. It also provides services in the areas of social media, data science, and business transformation and commerce. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Gurgaon, India; and São Paulo, Brazil. As of July 26, 2012, AKQA, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of WPP plc.
360 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Founded in 1990
Key Executives for AKQA, Inc.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Vice President and European Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.
AKQA, Inc. Key Developments
AKQA Inc. Announces Executive Appointments
Nov 26 14
AKQA Inc. has announced the promotion of Rei Inamoto to chief creative officer worldwide. Before his new appointment, Rei directed AKQA's work in the USA and Asia. In addition, the company has promoted Duan Evans to International Executive Creative Director. In his new position, Duan will take on responsibility for all creative work across Asia and South America, while maintaining his current role in Europe.
Audia America Selects AKQA as Digital Agency of Record
Oct 28 14
Audia of America has chosen AKQA digital as its agency of record after a competitive review. The company will continue its work on AudiUSA.com, Progressive Retail, online marketing and innovation. It initially named AKQA as its digital agency of record in early 2011.
AKQA to Open Creative Center in São Paulo; Announces Directorate Appointments
Jun 3 14
Hugo Veiga and Diego Machado, who created acclaimed initiatives for Unilever's Dove brand, will open AKQA's creative center in São Paulo. Opening the agency's first office in Brazil, also in São Paulo, to be housed in a space called Casa AKQA. Plans call for the AKQA São Paulo office, which will be the agency's 13th, to have 50 to 60 employees.
Hugo Veiga and Diego Machado joined AKQA. The team is composed of Hugo Veiga, a copywriter, and Diego Machado, an art director. Mr. Veiga, 34, and Mr. Machado, 27, are leaving the São Paulo office of Ogilvy & Mather Brazil, part of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, to join AKQA. They are becoming creative directors at AKQA.
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