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About Akqa, Inc.

This alphabet soup-named agency helps get clients on the gravy train. AKQA, an independent Web design and interactive marketing agency, offers online and digital media development and consulting for branding, marketing, e-commerce, and interactive technology. Its roster of enviable clients -- which includes big names such as Nike, Coca-Cola, and McDonald's-- makes it one of the most successful independent agencies in the world. AKQA has offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, DC. It was founded in 2001 by Ajaz Khowaj Quoram Ahmed (his initials make up the company's name).

Geographic Reach

AKQA operates through offices in the US (Atlanta; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; New York; Washington, DC), Europe (London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin), and Asia (Shanghai).

Sales and Marketing

AKQA clients include Delta Airlines, Diageo, EDF Energy, Gap, Microsoft, Target, Virgin Money, NIKE, Google, and Unilever.


AKQA has been expanding its reach and winning new clients through the opening of offices in key metropolitan centers. It opened an office in Paris with shoe giant NIKE as its client. It also launched offices in Atlanta and Portland, Oregon, which extended its domestic reach to five locations in North America.

In addition, AKQA partnered with Adobe and opened a new engineering center in Gurgaon, India. The firm also opened an office in São Paulo in recent years.

Akqa, Inc.

360 3rd St Ste 500
San Francisco, CA 94107-2165
Phone: 1 (415) 645-9400

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
CEO: Ajaz Ahmed
CCO: James Hilton
CTO: Ben Jones
Employees (This Location): 400
Employees (All Locations): 535

Major Office Locations

San Francisco, CA

Other Locations

Washington, DC
New York, NY
Portland, OR