The Barbarian Group

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The Barbarian Group is an award-winning digital creative agency. Founded in 2001 and a subsidiary of Cheil Worldwide, the company is run by CEO Aaron Lau. Inaugural winner of the 2013 Cannes Lions Innovation Grand Prix, the agency provides end-to-end marketing services to help brands navigate a world where the Internet has won, and become the central driving force behind culture and commerce.

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