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AKQA Appoints Director of Talent Acquisition, North America

Natasha Avery joins AKQA from Edelman where she served as EVP talent acquisition

AKQA Appoints Director of Talent Acquisition, North America

Effective immediately, AKQA has appointed Natasha Avery to the newly-created role of director of talent acquisition, North America. Natasha will lead and manage the entire recruitment function and candidate experience at AKQA in the region.
 
“AKQA is one of the most highly respected agencies in the world, so I couldn’t be more excited to join them.  In addition to the incredible work they do for their clients, their values and focus are on their people and the environment.  I'm looking forward to elevating their talent strategy to match the calibre of their work,” said Natasha.
 
Natasha brings over 20 years of experience to AKQA. She most recently served as EVP talent acquisition for Edelman where she spent 12 years driving the senior and executive level recruitment and strategy for Edelman’s digital, creative, performance marketing, influencer, strategy, analytics, communications and branding divisions.
 
"The aspiration of AKQA is to create an environment where we deliver a continuous stream of genre-redefining work. To do this we must continue to attract world-class talent,” said Simon Jefferson, managing partner at AKQA. “Natasha has a proven track record of matching highly skilled roles with candidates that seek to raise the bar in technology and design.”
 
AKQA currently employs 2,200 professionals in 29 studios across five continents. Awarded two Grands Prix at Cannes Lions and a Grand Clio in 2019, AKQA was also recently named by Gartner and Forrester as one of the world’s leading experience design and innovation agencies.
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