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AKQA: Everything is Fine, Plus $125 Million


Just over a year ago we reported that AQKA’s New York office let go of about 50 employees. But their cousins in San Francisco are doing great, according to a BizJournal article on the transition from traditional to digital advertising. Apparently, no one else near Haight was available for comment. And now, the fluffy good news:

“AKQA, which also has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, London, Amsterdam and Shanghai, has seen revenue growing in ‘double digits,’ said CEO Tom Bedecarre. Company revenue is roughly $125 million a year.”

So, you guys are like, going to hire some people right?

“AKQA, however, plans to expand its employee headcount by 80 people &#151 or 10 percent &#151 in 2009. The company has hired 40 people since January and expects to hire another 40 by the end of the year, Bedecarre said.

“The San Francisco office has 20 open positions for jobs including strategy, creative, technology and client service.”

What other good news can you share?

“‘We’re still benefiting from the positive trend of clients shifting dollars to digital marketing,’ Bedecarre said.”

Apparently Organic has like 60 job openings too.

Via BizJournals

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