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.
Working around the clock to help AARP keep seniors informed during the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 poses a significant danger to seniors, many of whom rely on AARP for critical information during this crisis. Our teams have “amazed” AARP leadership by working around the clock to create articles & videos that keep their members informed.
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.
“RoboHead” sounds like an action movie hero and, for Amazon Studios, it is.
With plans to release as many as 30 films a year worldwide, Amazon Studios’ global marketing team has its work cut out. They use our RoboHead project management software to help create promotional materials for all that great entertainment.
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 all rely on Amazon, but Amazon relies on our services during the COVID-19 crisis.
To meet demand during the COVID-19 crisis, Amazon relied on our Employer of Record services to quickly onboard 10 new hires. They’re attracted to our exceptional reputation for talent care including a progressive approach to benefits eligibility.
AON relies on RoboHead to help communicate critical information to clients and investors.
Global risk management firm, AON, has revenues of more than $10 billion a year and 50,000 employees around the world. They use our RoboHead project management software to coordinate communications with clients, investors and the general public.
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.
In the race for more Millennial customers, Capital Financial Group goes 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.
Alerting Capital One’s clients to an increased risk of fraud during the COVID-19 crisis.
During a crisis like COVID-19, scammers are eager to take advantage of the public’s fears. Knowing this, Capital One enlisted our communications talent to rapidly craft messaging that warned their clients to be on high alert for potential fraud.
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 Disney launched its streaming service, we helped make the magic happen.
The Disney+ streaming service had great entertainment content to be successful, but they looked to our talent (designers, video editors etc.) to create marketing that attracted 30 million happy subscribers in just three months.
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.
At Facebook, talent really like our benefits.
Wanting to address benefits inequality among contingent workers, Facebook turned to us to help develop and implement a solution. Five years later, talent at Facebook applaud their generous benefits program and the sense of fairness it has created.
DEV6 helps FCA keep customers safe, on and off the road, during the COVID-19 crisis.
In response to social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 crisis, we quickly updated FCA’s (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) wiADVISOR app so customers could check-in and authorize service work without getting close to a representative.
We helped shift General Motors’ digital experiences into high gear.
To help dealers create consistent digital experiences, General Motors asked Aquent to run a pilot, scale quickly, and become a “vendor on premises.” We displaced expensive agencies and now manage an on-site team of 130 digital dealer managers.
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.
When Google searched for partners to achieve benefits equality, we came up first.
Leading the charge in benefits equality, Google set higher standards for contingent worker benefits to be implemented by 2022. Building on decades of experience offering industry-leading benefits, we were first to meet the standards, two years early.
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.
The Hartford relies on our talent to navigate in new global markets.
When The Hartford made an acquisition extending their global reach into maritime, construction, energy and environmental markets, they turned to Aquent talent (PM’s, art directors, copywriters) to rapidly develop more seamless customer experiences.
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.
Levi’s Sports Marketing
When the game is on the line, Levi’s Sports Marketing turns to talent from Aquent Studios.
The Levi’s Sports Marketing team is responsible for the MLB, NFL and NHL collections. This is seasonal work and, since 2016, they’ve relied on our Aquent Studios to provide a burst of creative and digital support for shorter time periods.
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.
Helping Marriott International continually pivot in a world changed by COVID-19.
Aquent Studios’ scalable digital marketing and content teams helped Marriott International integrate its Starwood brands - unifying 5,500+ hotels in 100+ countries. We helped them pivot, once again, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
In an industry with “quick” in its name, Aquent Studios helps McDonald’s move even faster.
Aquent Studios delivered speed, scale, and creative operations expertise to help McDonald’s in-house creative agency meet increased demand. The brand recently announced its best sales performance in more than 10 years for its 14,000+ US locations.
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.
Merck’s digital agency spending had to be slashed with no side effects.
Global pharmaceutical giant Merck supports 40+ brands, and too many agencies. Aquent assembled a design execution team, on-site and off, cutting costs but maintaining quality.
Some companies rave about their benefits. Our talent at Microsoft rave about using them.
When Microsoft wanted its staffing vendors to offer generous time off and leave benefits, we delivered customized benefits while fostering a culture where talent are encouraged to use them. Since implementing, turnover has dropped dramatically.
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.
Our talent help Morgan Stanley make their mark on Broadway and beyond.
For 10+ years our talent have worked to set and execute design standards for Morgan Stanley’s global brand. High profile work includes a main website refresh and responsibility for Morgan Stanley’s ever-changing digital billboard in Times Square.
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.
New York Life
New York Life gives its clients confidence in a crisis. We do the same for New York Life.
New York Life has earned its clients’ trust by being there for them when they need it most. As the COVID-19 crisis grew exponentially, our experienced talent quickly created digital communications that informed and assured New York Life’s clients.
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.
Sega doesn’t play games with its marketing. That’s why they use RoboHead.
Global gaming giant, Sega has worked with Aquent since 2008. Over 250 of their team members from the UK to the US use our RoboHead project management software to support marketing initiatives, packaging and point of sale creative.
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.
Shutterfly has a 100% happiness guarantee. We dared not promise less.
Aquent Studios transformed this digital photo powerhouse’s creative services model to adapt to growing pains and seasonal rapid-fire volume. We took on art direction through media delivery.
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).
T. Rowe Price
Helping T. Rowe Price guide investors through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis.
During the COVID-19 crisis, uncertainty racked the financial markets. We helped T. Rowe Price answer investors’ calls for guidance and unbiased information by helping them develop communications that reaffirmed their role as a trusted advisor.
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.
Helping Toyota quickly switch gears during the COVID-19 crisis.
Toyota’s TILT Lab is usually focused on innovative automobile component manufacturing. During the COVID-19 crisis, our creative talent documented the lab’s efforts to produce plastic face shields for medical professionals on the front lines.
RoboHead helps give United Healthcare’s marketing a clean bill of health.
As the largest healthcare company in the world, United Healthcare creates massive amounts of marketing and crisis communications materials. Over 60 UHC staffers use our RoboHead project management software to keep things running smoothly.
USAA goes above and beyond for military members. Aquent does the same for USAA.
USAA saw in Aquent many of the same things it stands for. Expertise, a commitment to service, and industry leading benefits. Our UX talent play a key role in helping USAA exceed the high expectations of the military community they serve.