AKQA wins the Fast Company World Changing Idea Award for Action Audio innovation

Action Audio is a world-first system for augmenting live sports with sound, designed to give people who are visually impaired the ability to follow games in real-time, using data from a ball monitoring computer vision system with a 3D sound design system. Launching during the finals of the 2021 Australian Open tennis tournament and available throughout the 2022 Australian Open, Action Audio sets a new standard in sport accessibility. The code can be applied to other sports, such as cricket and football, which creates an paralleled opportunity to open access…

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AKQA receives the top industry position in the 2021 Financial Review Most Innovative Companies list

AKQA has received the top industry position in the 2021 Financial Review Most Innovative Companies list. The list is now in its ninth year, highlighting the most inventive organisations in Australia and New Zealand, by industry and is the only national recognition of its kind. The Action Audio project created by AKQA is also recognised as a world class example of innovation acknowledging the commitment to fostering an pioneering culture. Launched at the Australian Open 2021, Action Audio enables blind and low vision sports fans to enjoy the grand slam…

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AKQA joins MACH Alliance

AKQA has joined the MACH Alliance, the group of independent tech companies dedicated to advocating for open, best-of-breed technology ecosystems. AKQA supports the headless architecture and technology space and will now work alongside MACH Alliance members to bring awareness and education to the market on how to benefit from open tech ecosystems and composable enterprise technology. The MACH Alliance (Microservices-based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless) launched one year ago and is rooted in the common belief that modern software’s interoperability and open architecture will propel current and future digital experiences.…

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VaynerMedia, AKQA, Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai and Fingerpaint Marketing Score Grand Clio Sports Awards

Clio Sports, the competition honoring creative excellence in sports marketing and advertising on a global scale, has announced the exceptional entries that earned the coveted Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Clio Sports Awards for 2020. VaynerMedia’s work for Budweiser was the year’s big winner, with a total of three Grand Clio Sports trophies. The agency’s “The Future Official Sponsor” campaign, which aimed to shrink the pay gap between women’s and men’s sports by way of increasing sponsorships for women’s soccer, earned top honors in Integrated Campaign, Partnerships, Social Media and…

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Rebuild the world with the LEGO Group

The LEGO Group has partnered with Future Lions, as the first client to set a new brief. Young people are encouraged to use the power of imagination and technology to create a campaign, product, or solution that will help shape the future. Celebrating its 15th year of the competition, AKQA is proud to announce LEGO Group and WIRED as official partners for Future Lions 2021. This year’s theme is a call to action for young people to showcase how creativity is an essential skill set to ‘Rebuild The World.’ The…

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