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

Osscilate

An unforgettable experimental animation by Daniel Sierra for his master thesis at the  School of Visual Arts in New York. He says that he aims to

“visualise patterns that evolve from the fundamental sine wave to more complex patterns, creating a mesmerising audiovisual experience in which sight and sound work in unison to capture the viewer’s attention.” 

Go full screen and turn up the volume for an experience definitely not to be missed!

Draw a Stickman

Not everyone can draw like Picasso, but everyone can draw a stickman. In the app called Stickman, that is all you need to be able to do. The story consists of a stickman that must battle a dragon to get a present and save two friends stuck on a tree without waking up a raging tiger. The story keeps you guessing what will happen next, yet at the same time involved in the process.

What makes the story beautiful is the fact that it is only successful in an electronic format. A stickman that is drawn by the reader-player and moves on its own would never work in print for obvious reasons. While the web format gives the sense that the user is creating a life and making a difference in the trajectory of the story. Unlike reading a novel, which tends to be a passive activity, Draw a Stickman gives the readers agency and a deeper sense of involvement.

Findery: Make Places Come Alive
Findery helps people document places they care about, share those memories and discover new places through others’ stories. This is not the geo-tagging of Facebook and Instagram, but a new angle on place-based social media with a clear emphasis on storytelling.
Users can create “sets” of notes centered around the same topic or theme, like childhood memories or historical landmarks. Notes in sets can include links to each other, creating chronologies, or they can be placed on the map at random. Users can tag one another in posts and can set notes to be discoverable by anyone, discoverable by specific others or private.
The website currently has a small — but active — user community where members can recognize each other by their profile pictures on the map. You can scan for notes left by @donald, Findery team member Donald Tetto, by seeking the image of a man in a giraffe mask.
Findery’s intimate community is further developed by the use of tags. “Helpmefindery” is a new tag, inspired by the success of one poster’s call for help in identifying the setting of an old photo of his grandfather — within a half hour of his posting, another user had determined the spot to be since-demolished Bernstein’s Fish Grotto in San Francisco. The team promotes tags for “findery challenges,” invitations for users to post notes about their first kisses, farthest travel destinations or brushes with the law.
For those more interested in exploring others’ notes than posting their own, the Findery team spotlights compelling sets and users — such as @The Sock Project’s documentation of donating socks to the homeless and @Missed’s descriptions of lost opportunities with attractive strangers.

Findery: Make Places Come Alive

Findery helps people document places they care about, share those memories and discover new places through others’ stories. This is not the geo-tagging of Facebook and Instagram, but a new angle on place-based social media with a clear emphasis on storytelling.

Users can create “sets” of notes centered around the same topic or theme, like childhood memories or historical landmarks. Notes in sets can include links to each other, creating chronologies, or they can be placed on the map at random. Users can tag one another in posts and can set notes to be discoverable by anyone, discoverable by specific others or private.

The website currently has a small — but active — user community where members can recognize each other by their profile pictures on the map. You can scan for notes left by @donald, Findery team member Donald Tetto, by seeking the image of a man in a giraffe mask.

Findery’s intimate community is further developed by the use of tags. “Helpmefindery” is a new tag, inspired by the success of one poster’s call for help in identifying the setting of an old photo of his grandfather — within a half hour of his posting, another user had determined the spot to be since-demolished Bernstein’s Fish Grotto in San Francisco. The team promotes tags for “findery challenges,” invitations for users to post notes about their first kisses, farthest travel destinations or brushes with the law.

For those more interested in exploring others’ notes than posting their own, the Findery team spotlights compelling sets and users — such as @The Sock Project’s documentation of donating socks to the homeless and @Missed’s descriptions of lost opportunities with attractive strangers.

Nominated for a 2013 SABRE Award for Oxfam Novib campaign!
Vertov together with sister agency Coebergh Communicatie & PR have been nominated for the Oxfam Novib ‘Pakt Uit’ campaign in the Benelux category of the 2013 EMEA SABRE AWARDS.
With the campaign ‘Give a Goat as a Present’ for client Oxfam Novib, people were made aware of the possibility to give a present that really makes a difference. Aside from three online videos with singer Ben Saunders, writerKluun en socialite Marijke Helwegen, the campaign was also supported by a television commercial with Holland’s Next Top Models and television personality Irene van de Laar.
The Sabre Awards will be given out May 30 in Barcelona. The videos of the campaign are available here. Nominated for a 2013 SABRE Award for Oxfam Novib campaign!
Vertov together with sister agency Coebergh Communicatie & PR have been nominated for the Oxfam Novib ‘Pakt Uit’ campaign in the Benelux category of the 2013 EMEA SABRE AWARDS.
With the campaign ‘Give a Goat as a Present’ for client Oxfam Novib, people were made aware of the possibility to give a present that really makes a difference. Aside from three online videos with singer Ben Saunders, writerKluun en socialite Marijke Helwegen, the campaign was also supported by a television commercial with Holland’s Next Top Models and television personality Irene van de Laar.
The Sabre Awards will be given out May 30 in Barcelona. The videos of the campaign are available here. Nominated for a 2013 SABRE Award for Oxfam Novib campaign!
Vertov together with sister agency Coebergh Communicatie & PR have been nominated for the Oxfam Novib ‘Pakt Uit’ campaign in the Benelux category of the 2013 EMEA SABRE AWARDS.
With the campaign ‘Give a Goat as a Present’ for client Oxfam Novib, people were made aware of the possibility to give a present that really makes a difference. Aside from three online videos with singer Ben Saunders, writerKluun en socialite Marijke Helwegen, the campaign was also supported by a television commercial with Holland’s Next Top Models and television personality Irene van de Laar.
The Sabre Awards will be given out May 30 in Barcelona. The videos of the campaign are available here. Nominated for a 2013 SABRE Award for Oxfam Novib campaign!
Vertov together with sister agency Coebergh Communicatie & PR have been nominated for the Oxfam Novib ‘Pakt Uit’ campaign in the Benelux category of the 2013 EMEA SABRE AWARDS.
With the campaign ‘Give a Goat as a Present’ for client Oxfam Novib, people were made aware of the possibility to give a present that really makes a difference. Aside from three online videos with singer Ben Saunders, writerKluun en socialite Marijke Helwegen, the campaign was also supported by a television commercial with Holland’s Next Top Models and television personality Irene van de Laar.
The Sabre Awards will be given out May 30 in Barcelona. The videos of the campaign are available here. Nominated for a 2013 SABRE Award for Oxfam Novib campaign!
Vertov together with sister agency Coebergh Communicatie & PR have been nominated for the Oxfam Novib ‘Pakt Uit’ campaign in the Benelux category of the 2013 EMEA SABRE AWARDS.
With the campaign ‘Give a Goat as a Present’ for client Oxfam Novib, people were made aware of the possibility to give a present that really makes a difference. Aside from three online videos with singer Ben Saunders, writerKluun en socialite Marijke Helwegen, the campaign was also supported by a television commercial with Holland’s Next Top Models and television personality Irene van de Laar.
The Sabre Awards will be given out May 30 in Barcelona. The videos of the campaign are available here. Nominated for a 2013 SABRE Award for Oxfam Novib campaign!
Vertov together with sister agency Coebergh Communicatie & PR have been nominated for the Oxfam Novib ‘Pakt Uit’ campaign in the Benelux category of the 2013 EMEA SABRE AWARDS.
With the campaign ‘Give a Goat as a Present’ for client Oxfam Novib, people were made aware of the possibility to give a present that really makes a difference. Aside from three online videos with singer Ben Saunders, writerKluun en socialite Marijke Helwegen, the campaign was also supported by a television commercial with Holland’s Next Top Models and television personality Irene van de Laar.
The Sabre Awards will be given out May 30 in Barcelona. The videos of the campaign are available here. Nominated for a 2013 SABRE Award for Oxfam Novib campaign!
Vertov together with sister agency Coebergh Communicatie & PR have been nominated for the Oxfam Novib ‘Pakt Uit’ campaign in the Benelux category of the 2013 EMEA SABRE AWARDS.
With the campaign ‘Give a Goat as a Present’ for client Oxfam Novib, people were made aware of the possibility to give a present that really makes a difference. Aside from three online videos with singer Ben Saunders, writerKluun en socialite Marijke Helwegen, the campaign was also supported by a television commercial with Holland’s Next Top Models and television personality Irene van de Laar.
The Sabre Awards will be given out May 30 in Barcelona. The videos of the campaign are available here.

    Nominated for a 2013 SABRE Award for Oxfam Novib campaign!

    Vertov together with sister agency Coebergh Communicatie & PR have been nominated for the Oxfam Novib ‘Pakt Uit’ campaign in the Benelux category of the 2013 EMEA SABRE AWARDS.

    With the campaign ‘Give a Goat as a Present’ for client Oxfam Novib, people were made aware of the possibility to give a present that really makes a difference. Aside from three online videos with singer Ben Saunders, writerKluun en socialite Marijke Helwegen, the campaign was also supported by a television commercial with Holland’s Next Top Models and television personality Irene van de Laar.

    The Sabre Awards will be given out May 30 in Barcelona. The videos of the campaign are available here.