From upper left, clockwise: Sean Condon, Emma Wiseman, Josh Chang, Rose Zandvliet, Kelsie van Deman, Daniel Schaefer, Szymon Rose, Edouard Olhagaray and Sebastian Partika
Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam is extending its interactive, creative and planning departments with no less than nine new hires! Kelsie van Deman joins as head of Interactive Production, after working for five years at Pereira & O’Dell in San Francisco. Previously van Deman worked as an Interactive Producer at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Creative Director Sean Condon (Australian native, writer/creative with more than 20 years experience), joined the agency in July, teaming up with Creative Director Genevieve Hoey on the Booking.com account.
The agency also adds two new teams to their creative roster. French duo Sebastien Partika and Edouard Olhagaray join from Sid Lee Amsterdam, and previously worked at Buzzman and BETC in Paris. In October Polish and Austrian natives Szymon Rose and Daniel Schaefer will move to Amsterdam from BBH London, where they worked for six years. The duo teamed up in 2006 at Jung von Matt in Hamburg.
After eight years at W+K Portland, Californian native Josh Chang now joins the Amsterdam team as Integrated Communications Planner, to ensure that “creative stories are being told in the right way, using the best platform possible.” Also Emma Wiseman, who spent six years at W+K London and New York, rejoins the W+K family after working at 180 Amsterdam. She will head up planning on Booking.com.
Last but not least, PR Manager Rose Zandvliet (who also writes for Amsterdam Ad Blog) made her switch in August, after four years at DDB & Tribal Amsterdam.
Managing Director Clay Mills about the new hires: “In welcoming this new talent we continue to diversify and enhance our skills, while remaining focused on developing best in class creative work“. No word of Spanish there.