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X-rated

Sephora’s challenge: to coherently and compellingly introduce an extensive new product line, with dozens of colors, to the web’s surprisingly vast and vocal community of nail artists and nail fangirls. DC’s UX solution: the first social media site for nail art enthusiasts, complete with user profiles, user portfolios, follow capability and more.

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California Tobacco Control Program

StillBlowingSmoke.org: what was commissioned as a landing page for the TV, print, outdoor and banners, unfolded into a full-fledged website that was both a repository for vaping info and multifaceted journey into the heart of e-cig darkness. In striking, stripped-down images, with starkly conversational, sometimes ironic words, the site leads the user into learning more about the dire ingredients of this “safe” new mode of smoking. Conceived, designed and developed by Duncan Channon.

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Fashion god

For this partnership of Sephora and Marc Jacobs, the UX challenge was both simple and incredibly complex: marry seamless function — a user experience that helps shoppers understand the new product line and make satisfying choices — with mesmerizing Marc Jacobs-approved form.

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Punk Rock Pinterest

A palette, a photograph, a late-night tweet from Kat. Any and all of these are jumping off points into the world of Kat Von D Beauty. More curated than designed, users experience the vibrant, real-time, social feel of a newsfeed presented in dark, beautiful, enigmatic glamour.

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Total trip

Where the north side of the lake might be good for a quiet cocoa by the fire, Tahoe South’s side is about excitement, all day and (if you choose) all night. Beyond portraying the wide range of activities, this site goes brings the dynamism with extensive hooks to social media. Because there’s nothing more exciting for a traveler than talking about their trips.

View the live site.

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Real cool

The Hard Rock memorabilia collection encompasses 70,000 fascinating pieces — from Prince’s tiny purple boots to the handwritten lyrics for “Imagine” to thousands of guitars — and is 100% real. It’s also the basis of the brand’s authenticity. The goal here was to enable the entire world, beyond even the millions of annual in-person visitors, to get up-close and personal with the objects — and with the brand’s enduring coolness. The site, featuring Deep Zoom technology, became the foundation for digital kiosks, walls and tables at all properties.

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It’s the chicken

Want a good egg that’s guilt-free? Raise your chickens right. At the Happy Egg Co., that means “free-range.” But shoppers don’t know what that means. So it was critical this site not just tell, but show confused consumers — with extensive video, shot on location at the company’s Arkansas farm — the happy hens that produce happy, healthy, humane eggs.

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Plussed

Marqeta is a startup that wants to change the way people pay. It needs a site that can accommodate prospects, customers, merchants, prospective merchants and investors. The product story is complicated — basically, you pre-pay to gain discounts. The product process is complicated — a cardholder has to decide how much she wants to deposit in her card account this week or month for which merchants. And because the target is youngish moms, it helps to present it all with a little style.

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Modern redux

Coming out of Esurance’s DC-led rebrand and, in part, tying into a DC-produced ad campaign, this site had to feel human, inspire trust and demonstrate that the company that pioneered online car insurance has made shopping for car insurance easy all over again.

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StubHub

The loud, over-exuberant mini-me’s who are the stars of this campaign lend themselves well to the digital world — whether they are leaping from a banner to take over a page or performing their superstitious fan-dance next to a headline or, in an audio spot created for Pandora, doing a Jekyll-and-Hyde from mild-mannered acupuncturist to barking metalhead.

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Marc of distinction

It’s not surprising that Marc Jacobs, the shining light of American fashion, guards his brand closely. It’s also not surprising that his new partner, Sephora, wants to move some units. Put them together in banners and email that not only work hard, but look great doing it.

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Return of the native

Despite the fact that it ultimately prints books, Blurb is really a digital native, that lives and dies online. With its rich, beautiful photography and commitment to design, the company’s books make for a striking tablet campaign, no less than compelling banners and email.

It’s not just the sugar talking when we say that we’re so fired up about our new client: iconic candy brand and childhood favorite, SweeTARTS. Check out our Be Both launch work designed to speak to Gen Z’s embrace of duality and fluid identity. Are we excited to work on SweeTARTS? Are we excited to eat free SweeTARTS? We’re both.

Today we’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of A2G, a widely recognized experiential and social influencer agency. The acquisition extends our reach to two new major markets, adds a robust suite of complementary services to our offering and brings us a powerful new partner.

Rakuten is back with the latest installment of the “Power of R” campaign, this time featuring a relatively well-known professional basketball player. Poised to continue the brand’s successful awareness-building, watch for the commercials all up and down your TV dial and across the digital universe.