Two gold in the Swedish Strategy Award!
Yesterday the annual Swedish Strategy Awards – the competition that aims to highlight and honor the strategic paths behind the past year's most successful solutions – announced the winners of 2021 during a digital ceremony. We’re honored and humbled that our work Life Essential Talks for Suicide Zero got rewarded in two categories, Behaviour and Niche.
ÅH-team Noah & Andreas wins D&AD Next Creatives
It's a very proud moment for us that our colleagues Andreas Karlsson and Noah Bramme have been named "Next Creatives" by D&AD, one of the most prestigious awards for creatives with no more than three years of industry experience. That's truly amazing, and a true testament to their talent, skill and endurance.
Golden days for Golden Eggs!
Today the official nominations for the Golden Egg, Sweden’s most prestigious creative awards, were announced. With incredible 19 nominations, we’re now looking forward to a sunny spring, some outdoor celebration and maybe, MAYBE an egg or two!
600W in 100W Effectiveness Awards
We’re happy to officially be not only the most creative agency in Sweden, but also the most effective. 600W in 100W Effectiveness Awards - a new competition record!
Åkestam Holst named most creative agency in Sweden 2020 by Indikat
The yearly ranking of all creative agencies in Sweden by Indikat names Åkestam Holst the top agency of 2020.
Åkestam Holst named Country Agency of the Year in Eurobest!
On top of our two Eurobest Grand Prix together with Apotek Hjärtat, we were also named Sweden's Country Agency of the Year!
14 shortlists to Åkestam Holst in this year’s edition of Eurobest
It looks like we have a great lineup for this year’s edition of Eurobest with 14 nominations for Åkestam Holst!
A triple gold in YouTube Works
Last Friday, just before Sweden’s big national holiday, we took home no less than 3 out of 7 golds in the Swedish edition of YouTube Works - awarded to the most creative and effective campaigns in online video.
We won five out of seven categories in The Strategy Awards!
Yesterday the annual Swedish Strategy Awards – the competition that aims to highlight and honor the strategic paths behind the past years most successful solutions – announced the winners of 2020 during a digital ceremony, and we manage to win 5 (!) of the 7 categories.
2 silvers and 2 bronze to Åkestam Holst in New York Festivals
Today the prestigious New York Festival announced the winners of 2020, revealing that our 17 nominations had turned in to 2 silvers, 2 bronze and no less than 7 Finalist Awards. 1 silver and 1 bronze went to Apotek Hjärtat’s “A Hard Pill to Swallow”, the other silver went to Norrlands Guld’s “The Legally Binding Beer Contract” and the other bronze to “Who Owns the Truth” for Reporters Without Borders.
Today's forecast: 18 One Show shortlists with a chance of statues
Today The One Show announced their final shortlist and on it you can find no less than 18 entries from Åkestam Holst. We’re keeping a distance from each other and our fingers crossed for the digital awards show in May.
17 shortlists to Åkestam Holst in New York Festivals
Prestigious New York Festivals just released their shortlists and we’re proud to have been awarded 17 of them. This means we’re not only best in Sweden, but in the top of the Nordics as well.
Help, inspire and share! Pressbyrån ft. Frida Öhrn.
Due to corona restrictions, the elderly in Sweden are recommended not to go out and can’t receive visitors. So together with our friends at Pressbyrån and artist Frida Öhrn we have been setting up concerts outside retirement homes and giving away safely handled ice cream and magazines to the pensioners.
Communication in the time of corona – Åkestam Holst on the BBC World Service
Today our colleague, strategist Karl Wikstrom, participated in an interview on the BBC World Service in the World Business Report.
Help, inspire and share! The Swedish Red Cross, supported by H&M.
H&M decided to cancel a campaign due to concerns about the epidemic, and instead generously donated the ad space to the Swedish Red Cross.
Help, inspire and share! Pressbyrån gives thanks to our heroes.
As a small token of Pressbyrån's (and everybody’s) continued support for the doctors, nurses and medical personnel working day and night to deal with the fallout of the corona virus, our client Pressbyrån decided to treat them all with a total of 100 000 free “fika” and coffee at all their hospital locations.
24 nominations to Åkestam Holst in this year's Golden Egg Awards!
Positive news comes in various forms and in turbulent times like this it's perhaps extra important to cherish them all. Therefore we're very happy and honored to have receive remarkable 24 nominations in this year's Golden Egg Awards.
Årets Byrå nominates us for their special prize!
Årets Byrå (Agency of the Year) is celebrating 20 years in Sweden and we are happy and very honored to be nominated for their special prize together with four more agencies. A price that is special just for this anniversary, that will be awarded to the agency that has placed the best position in the past 20 years.
300W in this years 100-watt Awards!
With the second most nominations in Sweden’s most prestigious effectiveness competition 100-Wattaren, Åkestam Holst last night took home 300 Watts (2 silver and 3 bronze) for our clients IKEA, Norrlands Guld and Felix!
Grand Prix and lots of heavy metals in Epica!
We took home 5 awards in prestigious Epica awards, the only global creative award judged by journalists.
The jury is in! Stephanie Moradi will represent Åkestam Holst in Cannes Lions!
Our talented colleague, copywriter and creative Stephanie Moradi, has been chosen as one of Sweden’s 6 representatives to the jury of Cannes Lions.
Åkestam Holst is the International Boutique Agency of The Year – Again!
For the second year in a row, Åkestam Holst is named the Boutique Agency of The Year in the ADC Awards.
Proud and happy - Åkestam Holst #1 at Guldägget 2019
Wow! Our 22 nominations in the Golden Egg hatched into 3 Gold Eggs and 9 Silver Eggs last night.
Start spreading the news - 18 finalist nominations in New York Festivals!
Boy howdy! We’re in the finals of the prestigious New York Festivals advertising awards, with 18 finalist nominations for IKEA, Sector Alarm, Norrlands Guld, Reporters without Borders, Suicide Zero, EuroPride 2018 and Rättviseförmedlingen & Fredrika Bremer Förbundet.
Meditation, male gender roles and a fossil-free society - new perspectives every Friday
Lecturers visit Åkestam Holst to talk about important topics that concern us in our everyday lives.
The power of youth!
Our four colleagues Oskar Pernefeldt, Linus Bronge, Hugo Wallmo and Felicia Jensen listed on the 100 Most Talented Under 30 in Marketing-list
Welcome, Wetterling Gallery
Exciting news! We are happy to announce our new client Wetterling Gallery.
Åkestam Holst remains in the top
We’re dominating the Swedish equivalent of Gunn Report for the second year in a row as Sweden’s most creative agency 2018.
Åkestam Holst dominates the 100-watt Awards second year in a row
17 nominations became 500W.
3 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze in Epica Awards
Our 8 finalists in this years Epica Awards turned into 7 statuettes - 3 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze.
17 nominations in The 100-watt Awards
With seventeen of them, Åkestam Holst is #1 in "The 100-Watt Award" nominations. A fantastic sign that all the hard work from our teams and our clients are really paying off.
Grand Slam at the Clio’s - IKEA and ÅH takes home a Grand Clio
Good news, everyone! Little Åkestam Holst took home the big one at the Clio Awards yesterday.
We’re proud to announce that we have a new client in the house - SVT, Sweden’s national public TV broadcaster.
The results for this year's Clio Awards are in...
The results are in for this year's Clio Awards, and we're both proud and honored to have four awards on the list of winners.
Björk, Paul Smith and of course Magnus Jakobsson - Åkestam Holst's ECD named one of the Creative Leaders 50
It’s just become official that our Executive Creator Magnus Jakobsson is on an exclusive list of 50 Creative Leaders put together each year by Creative Review UK.
A whopping 6 Lions in total to Åkestam Holst in Cannes 2018
When the Swedish agencies managing to take home 12 lions in total, Åkestam Holst stood for a whopping 6 lions in total.
3 Gold Lions and 2 Silver in Cannes - with more to come
The Cannes Lions Festival 2018 - the Advertising World Cup - has gotten off to an amazing start for Akestam Holst, with 3 gold lion wins on the first day!
ÅH-team Hugo and Evelina listed on ”Creatives you need to know 2018"
It’s a very proud moment for us that our colleague Hugo Wallmo and our (former) colleague Evelina Rönnung have been named as ”Creatives you need to know 2018” by AdAge.
Åkestam Holst completely dominates the Golden Egg gala, winning half the awards
At the Golden Egg awards, Swedens most prestigious advertising awards. Åkestam won seven Golden Eggs and Ten silver eggs - meaning half of the 14 Golden Eggs awarded in total.
Brothers in advertising - a new art director and a family reunion, all in one
Good news, everybody! Our long-time copywriter Adam Reuterskiöld is now joined by his semi-legendary brother, art director Patrik Reuterskiöld.
Double slam! A heap of nominations in One Show and New York Festivals!
We had a pretty good week, all in all. We were excited to learn that we had 17 nominations in One Show. And then we were absolutely gob-smacked to learn that we also had 16 nominations in New York Festivals.
New kid on the block - Nicole Ohlen joins ÅH straight from school
We’re extremely chuffed to welcome a new team member, straight from Berghs School of Communication. Nicole Ohlen joins us as a creative designer, and we’re happy to welcome such a multi-talented person with fresh new perspective to our team.
Wordsmith on the way - Petter Nylind is coming to Kungsgatan 5
We just got the official go-ahead to tell you all that Petter Nylind, copywriter at Volt, is joining us here at Åkestam Holst. A great day for us!
The Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation pays Åkestam Holst a visit
It was an honor to welcome Sweden's Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, to Åkestam Holst the other day for a visit to our agency. We’re very flattered that he's taken notice of our recent success as AdWeek’s International Agency of the Year and in the Golden Egg, and that he found the time for a visit in his busy schedule.
Proud and happy - Åkestam Holst is #1 in Golden Egg nominations
It’s hard to describe how genuinely amazing this is. Not only have we broken all our past records for nominations in the Golden Egg Awards, Sweden’s most prestigious creative award, but we’re actually #1 in nominations.
AdWeek names Åkestam Holst its first and only ”International Agency of the Year”
It’s been a long and fantastic 2017 for Åkestam Holst. And now, we have been named the first ”International Agency of the Year” by prestigious magazine AdWeek.