R/GA Establishes Dedicated AI Offering

Agency sets out to design and build AI solutions that transform the customer experience

NEW YORK, NY – July 12, 2018 – R/GA, the company connected by design, today announced it has established a Brand AI offering to design and build AI solutions for brand partners to transform the customer experience. The dedicated Brand AI team will lean into R/GA’s transformation model to help clients digitally evolve and adopt automated technologies appropriate for their needs at speed and dependent upon whether a brand is looking to evolve established AI strategy or to deploy solutions for the first time.

Spearheaded out of R/GA Chicago, the Brand AI team is led by SVP, Executive Creative Director Matt Marcus and Executive Technology Director Michael Morowitz and combines cross-disciplinary talent from the agency’s global network including designers, developers, and data scientists. Specific services to be offered include the design and build out of AI-driven products, AI-driven marketing communications, chat/voice assisted products, and traditional customer support.

R/GA’s focus on innovative transformation is driving the commitment to help clients solve for new business strategies like artificial intelligence. The agency’s own AI experience started in 2015 with the rollout of its own R/GA Bot that uses employee usage information to automate everyday needs, like sync calendars and book conference rooms. Since then, R/GA has been assisting clients in developing frictionless intelligent systems and experiences that drive business results and grow customer support capabilities.

“We’re proud to bring a unique approach to AI innovation. Our unique partnerships with startups from the R/GA Ventures portfolio enable lightning fast integration. This, along with our depth of experience with enterprise AI platforms from Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Adobe, and others, allow us to drive AI innovation on a continuous basis with our clients. Doing this effectively requires collaboration across business, brand, design and IT teams,” said Nick Coronges, EVP, Global CTO and Partner in R/GA Ventures. “This integrated approach is essential in bringing about real business transformation through AI innovation.”

For more information or to reach the Brand AI team, please visit rga.com.

About R/GA
R/GA is connected by design. An innovation leader for more than 40 years, R/GA has expanded to offer consulting, ventures, technology, marketing communications, architecture, and IP development services in addition to its award-winning design practice. Its work spans web, mobile, and social communications, retail and e-commerce, product innovation, brand development, and business transformation. The company has more than 2,000 employees globally with 19 offices across the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia-Pacific. R/GA is part of The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG), one of the world’s largest advertising and marketing services organizations. For more information about R/GA, please visit www.rga.com and on Facebook and Twitter.