Too much Filter?

Wow, the first Instagram agency, called Filter, has just opened its doors and supports brands with content, campaigns, influencers, advertising and analytics… on Instagram. We usually tell brands they need more focus, but maybe Filter – as the name suggests – focuses too much. Then… More.

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Van Nuenen and Van Ingen join Fitzroy

Koos van Nuenen and Joris van Ingen join Fitzroy as senior creative team. The team leaves Selmore where it worked the past years for clients such as ABN AMRO, Bavaria and Sixt.  Fitzroy’s owner Jur Baart: “We are really happy with the arrival of Koos… More.

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The eye of the hurricane

“This is Lars, the new guy on the Logobar.” In the corner of the room a guy was smiling at me. ‘Hi.’ The Logobar was the design department at what was called DDB Amsterdam at the time. The Logobar was my favourite spot in the… More.

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BSUR hires Koop, Colgan and Parolin

David Koop, Dan Colgan and Paul Parolin join BSUR. Koop joins BSUR as the new head of strategy, after having worked at JWT, TBWA, Lost Boys and FHV/BBDO. UK-born account director Dan Colgan moved to Amsterdam 6 years ago. He started his advertising career at Grey London… More.

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De Winter and Bouchammir start production company

David de Winter en Mimoun Bouchammir have started their own production company David&Mimoun, with De Winter as director and Bouchammir as producer. Both have worked in the industry for some 20 years. In the past Winter directed iconic commercials for brands like Calvé and SIRE and made… More.

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If you’ve got the balls

Advertising fashion is difficult. So introducing an entirely new underwear brand for men is a tough cookie. Unless you have a big ass budget, you are a former Swedish tennis champion, or – as in this case – you make advertising that really stands out.… More.

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Paddle for Lars

We all have that fanatic outdoor friend. Easygoing and always open for adventures. Freelance designer Lars de Beer was exactly such a person. Unfortunately he suffered a severe mountain biking accident on Dutch island Texel on July 5th, leaving him paralysed from the shoulders down. His life changed… More.

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Wing It Yeah

Booking.com wants to activate its brand proposition “Wing It!”. That’s why Wieden+Kennedy asked its customers (and non customers) to tag holiday pictures with #wingityeah. A mechanism that’s quite old in the fast evolving world of social media activations. What makes the activation interesting though is… More.

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Klönhammer returns to 180 as Head of Production

Olivier Klönhammer joins 180 Amsterdam as Head of Integrated Production. Dutch-American Klönhammer has 18 years of experience in the creative industry, on both sides of the Atlantic, agency-side and in-house. Prior he was Managing Director at Glassworks Amsterdam and also held production positions at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, Anomaly and Discovery Networks… More.

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Kingsday wins Cornetto

Kingsday has won Unilever’s European Cornetto account. The agency’s ideas should culminate in executions for various platforms, including digital, social, point of sale and even packaging. Kingsday won the account after taking part in a closed pitch organised by Cornetto earlier this summer. In the… More.

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