Creating powerful stories for audiences of the digital age. VERTOV is a creative agency that specializes in digital storytelling & visual PR - standout films, interactive multimedia and social media campaigns that connect today’s audiences with brands and businesses. On this website, we showcase inspiring digital stories: join us for the ride! You can email us

Stay Together

This video series by Skype is a great example of the power of digital storytelling: it showcases personal stories about actual people who are enabled to stay together via Skype. In a direct and yet organic way, we see how Skype integrates into the fabric of people’s lives; and we get to know some fascinating individuals and their amazing stories.
The brand called for submissions from around the world in response to the question: “How do you stay together over Skype?”  with the Stay Together video series as a result.

This episode, ‘The Born Friends Family Portrait’, features a heartwarming portrait two best friends, with a special history.

Aren’t you a Skype fan after seeing this video? We are!

Such a lovely campaign: insurance company a.s.r. helping out a much-loved Rotterdam icon in need: Diergaarde Blijdorp (Rotterdam Zoo), by “giving” them the sponsorship of soccer team Feyenoord.

And here’s the commercial featuring Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his son Jake to spread this joyous news!

We are really excited to be part of this exciting campaign, rolling out this weekend. Stay tuned for all updates on or on Twitter hashtag #Feyblij.

Creative campaign by advertising agency John Doe, campaign release supported by us together with Coebergh Communicatie & PR.

Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) is new sponsor for Feyenoord soccer team, with the compliments of ASR.

VERTOV is really excited to be part of this exciting campaign, rolling out this weekend, set up by main sponsor ASR as a way to support the lovely Rotterdam Zoo. Stay tuned for all updates on or on Twitter hashtag #Feyblij.

Campaign by advertising agency John Doe, supported by us together with Coebergh Communicatie & PR.

Brilliant, this. Selfridges introduces No Noise: a de-branding campaign to bring peace and quiet in an otherwise loud and hectic retail environment.

NO NOISE by Selfridges

London retailer Selfridges is taking a different approach to retail as it presents the No-Noise campaign for 2013.

With the crowds at big chain retailers already enough to give people headaches, imagine a shopping space where everything is free of all noise—literally and figuratively. Brands including Levi’s, Beats by Dre, and Marmite have offered to de-brand their goods for the store’s Quiet Shop. Selfridges even took the time to de-brand their own shopping bag. 

Branding agency Vandejong Amsterdam met with Vertov’s cofounder, Gervaise Coebergh, for their series of interviews with inspirational people on the subject of brands, marketing and PR. (in Dutch)

Gervaise Coebergh

Door Vandejong

In de wekelijkse serie ‘Vandejong interviewt’ vragen we naar de visie van inspirerende personen op merken en branding. Vorige week maakten we kennis met oprichter van Mediamatic Willem Velthoven, vandaag interviewden we Gervaise Coebergh (46) founding partner van Vertov, Coebergh Communicatie & PR, Spice PR en Spice Agency.

Hoe ben jij in je huidige werk beland?
Gewoon, zelf begonnen. Letterlijk driehoog achter. Ik heb daarvoor veel ervaring opgedaan bij VVV Rotterdam, waar ik verantwoordelijk was voor de perscontacten. Het was geen eenvoudige opdracht om toeristische journalisten in die tijd voor Rotterdam te interesseren – maar daarom juist wel leerzaam. De verhuizing naar Amsterdam, mijn grote liefde achterna, vormde een natuurlijk moment om voor mezelf te beginnen.

Wat drijft jou in je werk?
Het plezier om dingen tot bloei te brengen, gecombineerd met een grote nieuwsgierigheid in hoe dingen in elkaar steken. 

Read the full interview on the Vandejong blog.