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This article was published on December 23, 2010

W+K’s 156 person holiday dinner party hosted via Skype

W+K’s 156 person holiday dinner party hosted via Skype
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

“‘Tis the season for too much food and drunken face-to-face time,” says Wieden + Kennedy, an International advertising agency based in Portland, Oregon has offices around the world, including Amsterdam, London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Delhi. Thinking that it would be a real shame if distance came between food and drunken face-to-face time, W+K hosted a holiday dinner in Amsterdam last week with friends and family via Skype. 156 people joined in from 6 continents to have dinner together last Wednesday and Thursday. The W+K Amsterdam team even created a facial tracking app that allows diners to control their doll by simply moving their face side to side.

Check out the video here:

Virtual Holiday Dinner from virtual holidaydinner on Vimeo.

(Good thing it wasn’t this Wednesday and Thursday considering Skype was down!)

via @amalucky + DigitalBuzz Blog