WalkAbout NYC to Highlight Independent Ad Agencies
WalkAbout NYC, a first-of-its-kind event bringing together New York's independent ad agencies, will occur October 19 from 12PM to 6PM. Eighteen agencies will open their doors to the public for WalkaboutNYC 2012.
This event aims to offer an inside look at the designers, writers, and technologists currently shaping these new independent agencies. Although the four top creative agencies (Interpublic, Omnicom, Publicis, WPP) have in some cases cut staff sizes, independent agencies have been growing significantly. Just last year, WPP acquired independent digital agency AKQA in a deal valuing the company at $550 million.
The event is sponsored by time-tracking company, Harvest. Participating agencies include Alexander Interactive, AREA 17, Attention, Barrel, Big Spaceship, Blenderbox, Bureau Blank, Carrot Creative, Domani Studios, Fueled, Harvest, Huge, Hyperakt, Method, Moment, OpenPlans, Red Antler and ROKKAN.