Yoichiro Basso has left the agency after two years, one of which was its strongest so far.
The agency will offer clients cross-border solutions across China and Japan as a result of the new leadership structure
Switched On and AKQA are joining forces to offer a "unified proposition" that delivers on both long-term brand building and short-term performance
Many of AKQA's approaches to business in 2018 went against the grain, but did they pay off for the agency?
Sam Sterling believes China and Japan can be stronger together than apart, despite their cultural and commercial differences
Of all places to choose for a new office, MediaMonks opted for space directly opposite the company it turned down for Sorrell.
Aika Sawai wants to make the agency famous for its diversity and ability to help businesses transform, at what she sees as a time of societal change in Japan.
We assess AKQA's 2017 performance in APAC, based on its business results, its innovation and initiatives, its work and awards and its people and leadership.
Felipe Galiano’s appointment follows Claudia Cristovao’s move to Google.
WPP AUNZ's DT, with offices in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand, will rebrand as part of AKQA within the year.
The appointment replaces AKQA’s business director, who is now in charge of BBC World Japan.
SHANGHAI - Johnson & Johnson has appointed AKQA as its digital agency of record to handle its baby products account in China.
SPIKES ASIA - In a simple yet enlightening presentation, Rei Inamoto, chief creative officer of AKQA, discussed what it takes to make a lasting impression.
TOKYO - Masaki Hamura has joined AKQA Tokyo as managing director to help boost the agency’s client portfolio, the company said.
GLOBAL - WPP has sprung a surprise deal to acquire AKQA, the major independent digital agency with clients including Nike, Google and Unilever, for a sum understood to be $540 million.
SHANGHAI - AKQA has made two senior and six junior appointments across its account management and creative departments to service the Unilever account as well as recent business wins.
NEW YORK - AKQA has appointed Rei Inamoto to helm its New York office in addition to his role as chief creative officer overseeing AKQA's work in Asia and the US.
TOKYO – Digital agency AKQA has expanded into Japan, marking its first office launch in Asia following its acquisition by WPP earlier this year.
SHANGHAI - AKQA Shanghai has added five planners in its strategic planning department in the last two months, with Edward Wang heading up the team as planning director.
GLOBAL - TBWA's Digital Arts Network has named Stuart Sproule, formerly managing director for AKQA San Francisco and Shanghai, as president to oversee global accounts.