When AARP decided to take on the human brain, they counted on ours.
“Staying Sharp” is a cognitive assessment and brain training program, one of AARP’s largest initiatives. We provide award-winning UX design, interactive media, project management, and social response talent. Aquent works across AARP digital strategy, but Staying Sharp will blow your mind.
In digital newsrooms, speed is everything. Especially when the client is adidas.
We help adidas staff three newsrooms in Portland, New York, and Los Angeles, powering the company’s real-time marketing. Aquent talent connects with musicians, artists, and influencers to bring the brand closer to the customer.
Marketing fast meal delivery to millennials, Amazon couldn’t wait for slow foodie writers.
Standard food industry recipe writers who work with chefs are great, but not when you’re selling modern home meal prep. Aquent provided Amazon Meal Kits with the right writers, data analyst, and hyper-efficient project management. Bon appetit.
We did so well building in-house teams, Apple gave us an office too.
Apple’s Beats by Dre invited us onsite to provide highly skilled talent and we delivered savings of over $15M per year. We now provide in-house talent to four Apple departments, increasing their on-demand talent pool by 300% with significant cost savings.
Booz Allen Hamilton
We scored big with an app for Booz Allen Hamilton that predicts football teams’ plays.
To rapidly expand Booz Allen Hamilton's Mobile and Web App teams, Aquent swiftly assembled developers, UX and UI designers, and content management specialists to work on high profile projects like an app that helps football teams predict opponents’ plays.
Capital Group Financial, digital-last, had to quickly go digital-first.
Millennials are hungry for content and want to interact with companies in whatever ways suit them. We helped this top financial services firm build an agile marketing team of direct hires, creative and digital specialists, and outsourced partners. Costs went down and performance, up.
Helping Capital One transform its digital and physical spaces. That’s banking reimagined.
Capital One is redefining what banking should be with new digital and physical customer experiences; from chatbots to neighborhood cafes. 50+ Aquent talent (UX, art direction, design, copywriting) are at the heart of this game-changing transformation.
Colgate-Palmolive products are in over 90% of homes. We work on over 90% of those products.
Colgate-Palmolive makes many household staples. Aquent Studios oversees package design, photography, logo creation, and more for most of the company’s brands, ensuring the work is done better, faster, and more affordably than with other agencies.
We help support Dell’s internal agencies with talent solutions that are built to order.
Since 2006 we’ve been providing Dell’s internal agencies, Dell Blue (commercial/small business, gaming) and Dell 27Thirteen (global brand) with top talent, including UX and graphic designers, art directors, project managers, and copywriters.
Deloitte wanted to give its clients a tool to track digital transformation. We delivered.
Aquent Studios was responsible for every aspect of the design, development, testing, launch, and maintenance of an innovative digital dashboard that gave Deloitte Digital clients the ability to track their own real-time organizational transitions.
When you’re good enough to produce for Disney Imagineers, you’re magic.
Aquent’s digital producers helped bring the MagicBand to life. Now, Disney World experiences amaze even more and transactions are frictionless. MagicBands are connected to thousands of sensors, 100 systems, and to guest surprise, delight, and spending.
Google doesn’t use an algorithm to find great talent. They use us.
Over 400 Aquent talent have been placed in 15 Google divisions across North America, Asia, and Europe, including Google Play, Stadia, G-Suite, Nest, and Google Maps. We provide teams with UX researchers and designers, producers, video editors, content strategists, editors, PMs, and more.
A hurricane blew out 200 miles of utility lines. Gulf Power customers were 95% happy.
Gulf Power asked Aquent for a crisis team of social media specialists to communicate during the storm, and while power was slowly restored. Millions of impressions later, the utility scored record high customer satisfaction ratings.
Our Studios team saved HP’s technical documentation unit millions. Now that’s inventive.
Hewlett-Packard asked Aquent Studios to manage technical documentation, allowing creative flexibility for work peaks and valleys. In the first year alone, we saved HP over $700K. Today, we produce everything from service manuals to training videos.
Honda Financial Services
Helping Honda Financial Services pave the digital road for lifelong customers.
When Honda Financial Services wanted to digitally transform their customer journey from dealership to next purchase, they depended on our experienced project managers to build a seamless experience focused on long-term loyalty with happy customers.
Helping Kaiser Permanente revolutionize healthcare by empowering its members to thrive.
We’ve helped staff Kaiser’s marketing and digital departments with UX designers and researchers, visual designers, content managers, PMs, and more. Talent work on everything from member-facing apps to communications for their new school of medicine.
Levi’s and the best talent never go out of style.
Ten years ago we helped place a recent college graduate at Levi’s. He’s now Director of UX and works exclusively with us to hire new contractors. When global ecommerce built their mobile app, our talent filled production/creative and 50% of UX roles.
When LMC Automotive needed more forecasting horsepower, we delivered.
LMC Automotive relies on highly-skilled automotive analytics and forecasting talent. And they depend on Aquent’s insider knowledge of the automotive industry to recruit this specialized talent. Aquent recruits make up 30% of LMC’s Michigan staff.
3,689 miles from Paris, L’Oréal had to find big talent in small town America.
L’Oreal’s organic, vegan, sustainable brand Seed Phytonutrients gave us a formidable challenge: find local social media community managers who could attract influencers and build tribes. The results? Magnifique!
Macy’s, a favorite of our great, great grandmothers, had to win the digital age.
No great shock that a retailer founded in 1858 was losing to ecommerce. The mandate: transform, create omnichannel experiences, and ensure great CX at every touchpoint. Aquent helped hire UX team leaders who were up to the challenge, building consensus and confidence.
When consulting giant McKinsey needs talent they consult with us.
McKinsey is a firm that breeds excellence, and sees Aquent as a partner that understands their culture and goals. For 10+ years we’ve helped them hire high-caliber employees—UX talent, product designers, user researchers, writers, and content managers.
Until AI has its own warmth and conversational skill, Microsoft needs writers.
Microsoft envisioned an everywhere-you-go virtual assistant app, Cortana. To keep its conversational style human, we staffed an innovative content mix of screenplay writers, dialogue doctors, and comedians.
Faster than you can binge watch, we cut 1,000+ Netflix trailers in just 60 days.
Netflix has changed how people access movies and entertainment, and we changed how it produced trailers. The best ones are short works of editing genius. Aquent put adept video editors to work, creating 1000+ teasers for fresh, binge-worthy content.
A Place For Mom
When you’re 85 years old, SEO really matters: A Place For Mom story
Families all across North America searching for answers find them at Place For Mom. SEO made it #1. The client’s next goal? A no-agency 44% organic revenue increase. Aquent delivered an in-house SEO/SEM growth team that could set strategic and creative direction.
Revlon makes beauty products. Our talent helps make their communications beautiful.
In just 9 months, we recruited 12 permanent employees for Revlon. Positions included a Community Manager for the Almay brand, a Sr. Manager for PR and Influencer Marketing, and the Sr. Global Marketing Manager behind the launch of new brands.
Rockwell Automation is an expert in productivity. We help them expertly tell their story.
Rockwell Automation relies on Aquent Studios to be their onsite in-house creative agency. The scalable Studios team produces branding, collateral, interactive video, VR, and more—including all aspects of the company’s trade show with 10K+ attendees.
We helped oilfield services giant Schlumberger find a precious resource, their talent.
With a mandate to include UX from day zero on all tech projects, Schlumberger turned to Aquent to hire UX researchers, UX designers, design thinkers, and tech writers to help create more effective project scoping, development, and tracking.
Talent benefits offer high returns for Charles Schwab’s internal agency.
When Charles Schwab moved its in-house agency HQ almost 2,000 miles away, it needed our help to rebuild the team. Aquent’s generous talent benefits, professional development, and talent support were a good fit for Charles Schwab’s culture of inclusivity.
We may be in a retail apocalypse, but it’s also Sephora’s golden age.
Sephora is the #1 specialty beauty brand with over 2,500 stores in 32 countries. A constant, curated stream of talent from Aquent helps it deliver omnichannel experiences to digitally-immersed consumers. Now, online sales outpace in-store sales.
Shell Oil relies on our talent to create high-performance marketing.
Shell Oil’s North American lubricants creative team turns to Aquent project managers and designers to deliver everything from packaging and label design—both physical and online—to digital promos and support for trade shows and auto events.
It’s easy to find SiriusXM in cars now. But without us, good luck finding UX and CX.
Aquent helped build SiriusXM’s auto experience team, redefining streaming UX with mobile-first CX. That kind of talent is very hard to find — but not for us. Aquent offers even contract talent high-end benefits, so we attract the best. SiriusXM eventually hired half our freelance team full-time.
Southern Company may be 75 years old, but it’s just as Millennial as Millennials.
Aquent has digitally transformed this energy company, its 10 subsidiaries, and its relationship with 9 million customers. Talent with fresh skill sets created a bill pay portal, mobile apps, and new revenue streams with an online marketplace of energy saving appliances and accessories.
Where the art, craft, and theater of Starbucks coffee meet, so do we.
Aquent Studios works with the coffee giant’s marketing team and handles in-store creative, merchandising, local ads, event design apps, and even out-of-home. We are also the Starbucks Reserve brand’s go-to for creative execution.
Synchrony Financial credits us for helping build out their in-house agency.
Synchrony Financial replaced external agencies with a more reliable, cost effective in-house studio using Aquent talent (art directors, copywriters, project managers, proofreaders, video editors, and marketers).
Tatcha is inspired by Japanese beauty secrets. Our secret’s finding them the right talent.
When Tatcha needed to hire seasoned marketers for their line of Japanese luxury beauty products, they came to Aquent. We recruited their Senior Director of Product Marketing and Director or Retail Marketing.
Our Texas-sized team helps give Texas Instruments a big corporate voice.
At Texas Instruments, over 20 of Aquent’s talent—PMs, developers, designers, tech writers, photographers, and video producers and editors—work as extensions of the tech giant’s team to execute its corporate brand communications.
To scale from 15 to 200 cities worldwide, Uber Eats needed us to deliver fast too.
Uber Eats needed flexible creative execution as it grew from a start-up to $5 billion in revenue. In less than a month, Aquent Studios became an extension of the company’s in-house teams in Asia and North America supporting hundreds of projects.
Uber Freight is driving the logistics business forward. We’re helping navigate.
Uber Freight is revolutionizing the logistics industry with an app that keeps trucks profitable. Our embedded team of subject matter experts (writer, designer, project manager, marketing coordinator) helped launch the app on time and above expectations.