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

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. ;-)

The ANWB Wegenwacht Service explains everything you need to know!

We went on an exciting journey with the Dutch motoring organisation ANWB, by creating an appealing and instructive ‘how-to’ video-series for the public. In the videos, relevant experts from the Wegenwacht (road service men) give helpful advice about what to do when your car has mechanical problems, or simply if you’re uncertain about something. The videos answer questions such as: What to do when my car won’t start? or How to prepare my car for a freezing night? 

ANWB and Vertov worked together to create strong storytelling content, delivering useful information online - in a personal and entertaining way. A great extension of the ANWB Wegenwacht’s famed service for car owners, now just as effective online.

Check it out here! 

Kids kick off Change for Good campaign to help UNICEF

Check out the cute and rather funny event we set up at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport to kick off the special easyJet/UNICEF campaign: passengers can donate their spare change on board all flights this summer. Did you know: only 1 euro can vaccinate 2 children against a deadly disease, such as measles!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJUrLP9y-l4

"Smile, you’re on candid camera!"

Laughing Buddha viral and social media campaign for Rituals Cosmetics

Rituals Cosmetics’ new Laughing Buddha collection is all about sharing happiness:

“When you smile to the world, the world smiles back”

We reinvented this old ritual for the 21st century, by creating a hilarious viral video to kick off a campaign to share your smile. The result was a hugely positive audience engagement, over 1.5 million views for the video (and counting!), thousands of #whatmakesyousmile photos uploaded, over 25.000 new Facebook fans and a media frenzy surrounding the launch.

Watch the video we made for Rituals' Laughing Buddha collection and try not to laugh!

Vertov makes Rotterdam ‘Feyblij’

This football season, the insurance company a.s.r., decided to take a step back as the main sponsor of Feyenoord  by introducing and financing Diergaarde Blijdorp as the head sponsor of the Rotterdam based football club. This decision allows the Rotterdam zoo to become visible in the club’s merchandising and advertising in order to get more visitors.

Vertov and partner Coebergh coordinated the campaign ‘Feyblij’ that introduced and managed the visual transition from a.s.r. to Blijdorp both on and offline.  The campaign was kicked off the day before the first game of the season with a nostalgic and endearing commercial featuring Feyenoord veteran Giovanni van Bronckhorst, his son and the stuffed elephant Ollie.  Vertov worked together with advertising agency John Doe, responsible for the concept and production of the commercial, and assisted the agency during the creative campaign.

Feyblij

Vertov was instrumental in orchestrating the introduction of Blijdorp’s new role of as the head sponsor  of Feyenoord while a.s.r. graciously faded to the background. Aside from managing the offline introduction before, during and after the match, we also proactively ensured  and stimulated solidarity and sympathy among the citizens of Rotterdam and the fans of Feyenoord towards the zoo through Facebook and Twitter with active and large communities that keep growing to this day. 

SparkOptimus - Drinks & Digital Inspiration at the Rijksmuseum

This summer, the digital top management consultancy firm SparkOptimus held their first annual summer event on digital inspiration, with an array of famed and influential speakers and guests. Ranging from Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, to director of the Rijksmuseum Wim Pijbes, to CEO of Royal Philips Electronics Frans van Houten.

Vertov was in charge of creating all-inclusive audiovisual reports of the event, as well as a short video highlighting key moments (and figures) of the afternoon.

Have a peek at the new Rijksmuseum interior!

Showreel

We’ve been quite busy recently, working on several different projects. Therefore, we felt like it was about time to put it all together and create a fresh version of our showreel. The video showcases various excerpts from our favorite projects, both old and recent.
Take a minute to enjoy our story, and tell us what’s yours?