The User Agency

Today’s users are empowered to find, choose and share opinions about your brand. As user advocates, our talented experts work tirelessly to satisfy user desires and expectations. Together with EPAM Systems, we offer an ideal mix of creativity, technological expertise and strategic business acumen to ensure that the timing, relevance and quality of each experience gives brands a competitive advantage.

We believe that happy users grow successful businesses.

Our offices

Emakina is constantly growing. As part of the EPAM family, we offer a wide range of expertise across a vast geographical area. We're always forging relationships and deepening our knowledge of markets around the world.

Our journey so far

Created in 2001, Emakina was born from the merger of three agencies with complementary expertise: Emalaya, NetAtWork and Ex Machina. In 2006, it entered Alternext, Euronext’s segment for growing SMEs.

This splash into the financial markets enabled our expansion, which started in 2007 with the acquisition of Belgian agencies The Reference, Design is Dead and Your Agency, which have been part of our group ever since. We’ve spread across Europe, into the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Austria, Sweden, Croatia, Serbia and Poland. The group has also settled into the Middle East in Beirut, as well as into Africa with our Cape Town office.

Emakina has become the leading digital agency in Belgium and one of the top 20 players in Europe. Since joining EPAM in 2021, our capabilities are boosted and strengthened by digital transformation and product engineering expertise. We are fusing creativity, strategy, engineering and analytics to best serve our clients.

Big moments

Let’s rewind. We’ve been dreaming, designing and building for decades and have evolved along with changing expectations. Take a scroll through our backstory and the moments that have brought us to where we are today. 


EPAM officially acquired Emakina Group in 2021. Together, we deliver creative solutions, personalised experiences, and next generation digital products to global clients.


Despite the year starting with the development of a global pandemic, Emakina doesn't lag behind. We preserve our competitiveness, client relationships and work ethic. It's the year we founded emakina.fm, helping us overcome what COVID-19 brought.


During the first half of 2019, we invested in expanding our service range in marketplace activity, influencer marketing and e-commerce.


There was further growth in Europe and Asia, with offices opening in Dubai and Singapore. Emakina tapped into influencer marketing, resulting in Emakina Influx being founded.


Emakina and Air joined force to create Air+Emakina, the most complete integrated marketing and communication offer on the market. Air Brussels was named Belgium’s leading independent agency.


Emakina claimed the #1 spot on Digimedia's list of Top 10 Digital Agencies in Belgium. We also expanded to Sweden.


Emakina Insights was founded. Emakina.FR took a 100% stake in Paris-based Toy Agency. A year later, Emakina settled in Croatia.


Emakina announced a strategic partnership with Germany's leading digital communication agency, SinnerSchrader, and continued its expansion. This time, we moved into Asia, with Relephant joining the family and becoming Emakina.TR.


Emakina forged alliances with other BE agencies (R&M and Troy). Shortly after, in 2012, Emakina began important strategic partnerships with Metia and Digital Jungle.


Emakina began its European expansion into the Netherlands, France and Switzerland. By this time, Emakina Group employed 200 people across Europe.


Emakina entered the Euronext Growth (former Alternext) — the segment of Euronext reserved for growing SMEs. This launch into the financial markets enabled the agency to expand in Europe.


Emakina and Emakina Group were created in 2001 through a merger of three existing agencies: Emalaya, NetAtWork, Ex Machina, who pooled their complementary expertise to create the 'Emakina' brand.


Newly founded Ex Machina was just one piece of the DNA that defines Emakina today. Additional pieces were two other agencies founded in the 90s, NetAtWork and Emalaya.


EPAM is 2024 Employees’ Choice winner in Glassdoor’s Top 100 Best Places to Work, as well as a winner of the Built In ‘Best Places to Work’ in the United States, and a kununu ‘Top Company’ in both Germany and Switzerland.


Success has flourished with the integration of Emakina and EPAM. Together we worked on exciting new projects, pushing the limits of possibility with creative thinking and technological expertise.