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

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.

Robots and theatre, an inappropriate combination?


They call it a synthesis of the real and the digital space. ‘Box' a short film which explores the interplay between robots, humans and projections. The film is meant as a live-demonstration of the possibilities of projection mapping onto moving surfaces. By means of special software, the makers are able to show two- and three-dimensional objects and this reveals an optic illusion for the audience. 

'Box' is a mix of art and technique - together a great combination to grasp the audience and take you on a magical journey. Sit back and find out what you think about this wonderful and triggering adventure. 

Pets and their owners…
A hilarious mashup of sorts. Are pets like their owners, or is it the other way around? :-)

@ZachDriftwood’s #Petheadz
Some say pets look like their owners, but one Canadian photographer has taken it to a new and creative extreme. In his series, #petheadz, Zachary Rose (@zachdriftwood) takes DSLR portraits of people’s pets and mashes them up with portraits of their owners by cleverly holding the camera in the foreground.
The series started as an exercise in creativity with his two roommates but quickly caught on. To date, Zach has taken 18 #petheadz portraits of people all over Toronto. (His mom even posed for a photo with her German shepherd.) The project is still on-going with a lengthy wait-list, and Zach is excited to continue meeting people—and pets—around the city as he keeps shooting.
Pets and their owners…
A hilarious mashup of sorts. Are pets like their owners, or is it the other way around? :-)

@ZachDriftwood’s #Petheadz
Some say pets look like their owners, but one Canadian photographer has taken it to a new and creative extreme. In his series, #petheadz, Zachary Rose (@zachdriftwood) takes DSLR portraits of people’s pets and mashes them up with portraits of their owners by cleverly holding the camera in the foreground.
The series started as an exercise in creativity with his two roommates but quickly caught on. To date, Zach has taken 18 #petheadz portraits of people all over Toronto. (His mom even posed for a photo with her German shepherd.) The project is still on-going with a lengthy wait-list, and Zach is excited to continue meeting people—and pets—around the city as he keeps shooting.
Pets and their owners…
A hilarious mashup of sorts. Are pets like their owners, or is it the other way around? :-)

@ZachDriftwood’s #Petheadz
Some say pets look like their owners, but one Canadian photographer has taken it to a new and creative extreme. In his series, #petheadz, Zachary Rose (@zachdriftwood) takes DSLR portraits of people’s pets and mashes them up with portraits of their owners by cleverly holding the camera in the foreground.
The series started as an exercise in creativity with his two roommates but quickly caught on. To date, Zach has taken 18 #petheadz portraits of people all over Toronto. (His mom even posed for a photo with her German shepherd.) The project is still on-going with a lengthy wait-list, and Zach is excited to continue meeting people—and pets—around the city as he keeps shooting.
Pets and their owners…
A hilarious mashup of sorts. Are pets like their owners, or is it the other way around? :-)

@ZachDriftwood’s #Petheadz
Some say pets look like their owners, but one Canadian photographer has taken it to a new and creative extreme. In his series, #petheadz, Zachary Rose (@zachdriftwood) takes DSLR portraits of people’s pets and mashes them up with portraits of their owners by cleverly holding the camera in the foreground.
The series started as an exercise in creativity with his two roommates but quickly caught on. To date, Zach has taken 18 #petheadz portraits of people all over Toronto. (His mom even posed for a photo with her German shepherd.) The project is still on-going with a lengthy wait-list, and Zach is excited to continue meeting people—and pets—around the city as he keeps shooting.
Pets and their owners…
A hilarious mashup of sorts. Are pets like their owners, or is it the other way around? :-)

@ZachDriftwood’s #Petheadz
Some say pets look like their owners, but one Canadian photographer has taken it to a new and creative extreme. In his series, #petheadz, Zachary Rose (@zachdriftwood) takes DSLR portraits of people’s pets and mashes them up with portraits of their owners by cleverly holding the camera in the foreground.
The series started as an exercise in creativity with his two roommates but quickly caught on. To date, Zach has taken 18 #petheadz portraits of people all over Toronto. (His mom even posed for a photo with her German shepherd.) The project is still on-going with a lengthy wait-list, and Zach is excited to continue meeting people—and pets—around the city as he keeps shooting.

    Pets and their owners…

    A hilarious mashup of sorts. Are pets like their owners, or is it the other way around? :-)

    @ZachDriftwood’s #Petheadz

    Some say pets look like their owners, but one Canadian photographer has taken it to a new and creative extreme. In his series, #petheadz, Zachary Rose (@zachdriftwood) takes DSLR portraits of people’s pets and mashes them up with portraits of their owners by cleverly holding the camera in the foreground.

    The series started as an exercise in creativity with his two roommates but quickly caught on. To date, Zach has taken 18 #petheadz portraits of people all over Toronto. (His mom even posed for a photo with her German shepherd.) The project is still on-going with a lengthy wait-list, and Zach is excited to continue meeting people—and pets—around the city as he keeps shooting.

    (via winkler)

    The Connected Life is at the centre of this Financial Times video which features the smart home, the connected car, mobile health and more.

    Reporting from the recent MWC (mobile world congress) in Barcelona, it includes an interview with CCO of GSMA, Michael O’Hara, on what a connected life really means to us. 

    Some great visuals here. If you have 3 minutes, check it out.

    (via designersofthings)

    Digital storytelling is a great business opportunity for brands!

    Are you still questioning why?!

    In a nutshell, digital storytelling means going where your audience goes and starting a conversation. It’s focused on human behavior and it consists of creating engaging and interactive stories for the digital audiences of today.

    Check out the presentation above to see how smart use of digital storytelling is reflected in the brands’ business growth. excerpt:  Switch from a “what digital thing should I build” question to “why is this a problem and how can I use digital to solve it?” approach. Explore macro-trends that are happening because of digital (e.g. sharing economy, redistribution markets, sustainability, social consumption). Ask why those trends are happening. Ask what they mean for your industry.