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We’re nominated for the EMEA SABRE Awards!

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We have some great news to share today! Together with our partner Coebergh Communicatie & PR, we received three nominations for the prestigious EMEA SABRE Awards. With our campaign for Rituals’ Laughing Buddha we are up against stellar brands like Instagram and Procter & Gamble in the categories ‘Brand-Building’ (Diamond Award), Industry Sector ‘Fashion & Beauty’ (Gold Award) and ‘Marketing Buzz' (In2 Award).

SABRE is the world’s largest awards competition for the public relations industry. The SABRE Awards celebrate PR campaigns that demonstrate the highest levels of creativity, integrity and effectiveness. This year there were close to 2,400 entrants from more than 40 markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

So fingers crossed for the award ceremony on May 20th in London!

Check out all the nominees here!

Horrorwinter

De ANWB Wegenwacht had zich toch zó voorbereid op die beloofde horrorwinter! Waar bleef die nou? Op de eerste werkdag in zomertijd blikken we terug op het zwaarste seizoen van de wegenwacht…

We maakten een filmpje met hoofdrol voor Kees, wegenwacht in hart en nieren, die tot het bittere eind blijft hopen op die barre kou…

Stiekem best grappig.

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The past months, the Dutch Road Service was prepared for what meteorologists predicted would be “a horror winter”. On the first day of Daylight Savings Time (or: Summer Time), we look back at the service’s toughest season of the year.

We created a short film with Kees as main character, a road service man at heart, who stays hopeful for a cold front till the very end…

Pretty funny if you ask us. ;-)

Impressive short film that depicts the eruption of a civil war in London through the eyes of a young girl. Suddenly the civil war in Syria doesn’t feel that far away anymore…

From Save The Children

A powerful story combined with the power of social media

This video is a perfect example of how a powerful story, combined with the power of social media can reach over 7 million people in a short amount of time. An Ukrainian girl tells the intruiging story about the situation in her country in the beginning of 2014. Her story went viral and got shared over 86.000 times in only 12 days.

Storytelling Technology Image is World Press Photo of the Year

Photo by JOHN STANMEYER

Such a beautiful image. Could this be a group of people taking a selfie? Of perhaps a picture of the moon? Not quite.

African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.

The storytelling image beat out more than 98,000 others to nab the top spot. Jury member Jillian Edelstein, a South African-born but UK-based photographer, said, “It’s a photo that is connected to so many other stories — it opens up discussions about technology, globalization, migration, poverty, desperation, alienation, humanity.

"It’s a very sophisticated, powerfully nuanced image. It is so subtly done, so poetic, yet instilled with meaning, conveying issues of great gravity and concern in the world today."

THE GAP by Ira Glass

From art-director Daniel Sax who pulled the audio from am already well-known (and terrific) interview with Ira Glass and transformed it into a beautiful piece of visual storytelling.

I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt with his/her creative career. I also think that Ira Glass’ message isn’t only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve.

Get inspired!