Choose Love to provide for displaced children and families

Volunteers from AKQA have designed and provided e-commerce hosting for the online store Choose Love. For children and families that are forcibly displaced from their homes, Choose Love provides access to emergency relief, food, clothing, warmth and support services needed for dignity and survival this winter. Products available from Choose Love include: children’s shoes, children’s coats, emergency blankets and warm socks. Each item consists of a description of how and why it was chosen, and gift collection it is included within. These necessities are categorised into a refugee’s journey of…

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AKQA partners with Virgin STRIVE to raise awareness and funds for Big Change

Since 2012, Virgin STRIVE has assembled groups of extraordinary individuals and teams to challenge themselves and help Big Change, the social impact accelerator, to make a difference by reimagining education and the way future generations are encouraged and supported. Big Change is a catalyst for positive transformations, connecting essential ideas and projects, to tackle causes of societal issues. Inspired by creating a better future, AKQA is proud to partner with Virgin STRIVE to raise awareness and funds for Big Change. Big Change is committed to continual learning and evolving with…

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AKQA Sponsors Women in Sport Empower Conference

Throughout history, determined women have paved the way for a more equal and fair society. While physical activity is universally understood to provide a lifetime of benefits, sports participation rates among women and girls are much lower than men. The many reasons for this gender gap are practical, personal, social and cultural. The Empower conference, organised by Women in Sport will both identify and help to solve the causes of inequality. The conference will also harness the latest insights, social innovation and best practice evidence to provide solutions. Bringing together…

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AKQA announces the winners of Future Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

AKQA announced the winners of Future Lions, the official student awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Future Lions attracted more than 2,290 participants from 386 schools across 55 countries, making it the most successful year to date. The five winning ideas and teams are: Hush for Apple Team: Junggle Kim, Chaeyeong Seo, and Cristina Marquez Barreto School: Miami Ad School Hamburg; Miami Ad School Miami TrashScan for Google and Conversation International Team: Emily Alek and Jingpo Li School: Syracuse University, United States Truth Detector for Facebook Team:…

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Future Lions 2018 breaks previous records

A record-breaking 2,290 participants have entered Future Lions 2018, AKQA’s global undergraduate competition. Students from 386 schools across 55 countries, including for the first time, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Malaysia, have submitted pioneering ideas to connect audiences to a brand in a way not possible three years ago. Future Lions 2018 partners include Snap Inc., and global youth empowerment organisation, MiSK Foundation. Claire Valoti, VP International Sales at Snap Inc. said: “At Snap, we believe ideas have the power to change the world and our platform exists to give…

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