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Everything Artis

After the immensely popular cuddly animal ‘Artis de Partis’ – almost part of the Dutch heritage – and the take-away outdoor stickers, Artis has launched yet another great ‘brand utility’; building blocks with which fans of Amsterdam’s zoo Artis can create any animal they like. The… More.

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Natural models for free

The first ‘model agency for plants’ opened its doors in the Amsterdam Pijp. What?! Yes, that’s what we thought. It’s a pop-up agency where 23 “super models can be booked for free”. The plants can be used for shoots and productions for those who work… More.

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Soulful branding

Despite being lucky enough to travel regularly I am increasingly saddened by the same high street and supermarket shelves no matter what the city. Seeing the world as one market is creating a sea of sameness, we are losing the unique family run stores –… More.

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First World Problem Pills

Sue Amsterdam created a “First World Problem” pop-up store in Amsterdam with placebo medicine for first world problems. The store sells products such as ‘Always Super Wifi’, ‘Flowery Farts’ and ‘Gaydar’ pills that improve your hit rate on the social medium. The collected money goes… More.

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How to claim Kingsday

There once was an agency that called itself 2008. Each year it would change its name into the new year – 2009, 2010, etc. – to prove it was state of the art. Soon however the agency found out that a name change every year… More.

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A type of chocolate

Design Bridge worked for a bunch of chocolate brands this year, which is why the agency converted the acquired knowledge into a chocolate letter. The letter, with some beautiful packaging, is distributed among its business relations as a present, thus aptly serving the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas. The design agency elaborates on… More.

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Only the chocolote bit at the bottom

Kickstarter allows you to make your wildest dreams come true. Take the Bacon Sprinkles by Natwerk that we recently featured. Or these pointy chocolate filled bits (“Puntjes”) at the bottom of a Cornetto. Silly, this initiative by creative team Sharon Goldstoff and Jimmy Mars? Not really,… More.

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Meals That Get You Laid

The provocative title “Meals That Get You Laid” is the title for a cookbook created by five friends; photographer Jaap Vliegenthart, entrepreneur Otto Jurgens, ad creatives Marc Bennink and Ivar van der Zwan and designer Esther van de Steene. The book is almost finished, but… More.

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“All I got was this lousy sweatshirt”

Fltr: Yorick van Baarsel (Marketing Manager Hero, Hero Benelux), Tessa van Breugel (Brand Manager Doritos, PepsiCo Nederland), Stephan Ardesch (Marketing Manager Ben & Jerry’s, Unilever) Fitzroy ‘won’ a free advertisement in Marketing Tribune. The result was not your ordinary self promotion, but a series of what Fitzroy… More.

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Random Denim

Amsterdam based Cartelle built a state of the art website around G-Star’s new denim collection. We could explain in great detail how the most random denim products (what’s up with the jeans maker’s obsession with running animals?) fly handsomely through your screen, but you better… More.

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