Currently I am one of the ambassadors for FKOTB’s weekly party in Jimmy Woo: WOOHOO!, an eclectic party every Sunday night from 23:00 ‘till 03:00 hours with resident deejays Lars Vegas and Joshua Walter. As an ambassador I promote the party via my social networks and blog, give away guest list and cheap list spots and function as a party starter.
FewKidsOnTheBlock stands for a strong network of Amsterdam’s brightest creative minds. Events, night-marketing, DJ-programming, remix projects, producers and graphical designers, all rolled into one. Partners of FKOTB include Jimmy Woo, Red Bull, Blend, Hotel Arena and Jägermeister. (Picture: Laura Andalou)
Top 2000 On Tour
Head of the room ‘Documentaries’
In December 2010 a Top 2000 On Tour trial was held in ‘s Hertogenbosch. This new version of the Top 2000 is combining the Top 2000 radio show, all of the features from the TV show and a couple of mini concerts. At this trial I was head of the room ‘Documentaries’. I controlled the lights and sound and guided keynote speakers Dirk Jan Roeleven and Arjan Vlakveld. (picture: Richard Tas)
Head of the small room
During two Muzikantendag editions in 2010: De Regentes, The Hague and Patronaat, Haarlem I was head of the small room. I was responsible for setting up and breaking down the room (seats in theatre style, table and water for panel members, beamer, decoration placement) and guided panel members and keynote speakers.
Muzikantendag functions as a platform for young musicians and singer/songwriters in which they can be informed and inspired. During the event professionals such as bookers, music journalists and artists give lectures, participate in panels answering questions like ‘How do I get gigs?’, listen to demo’s and give advice.
For a short period of two months I reviewed Guy Vernes’ current publicity strategy and started the development of a new strategy. I took a close look at the (mainly online) media outlets that Guy Vernes has been featured at before and/or wants to be featured at in the future. I placed the outlets into different categories and therewith created applied publicity packages for each category including a newsletter set-up, blog post set-up, social network set-up and offline set-up.
Guy Vernes is a men’s apparel brand founded by Bilal Al Mashta in 2006. The brand originally started developing t-shirts but is now expanding its product line with art, books, bags and accessories.
Sam Serveert radio show
I was Sam Ninaber’s co-host during his weekly radio show called Sam Serveert. My main tasks as co-host were to fill any possible gaps, supplement during interviews and broadcast the show live through video and audio streaming on Ustream.tv.
Sam Serveert was a radio show broadcasted every Saturday from 15:00 – ‘till 16:00 hours on local radio station Stadsradio Delft. The show had several weekly items such as party tips from local club programmers and music tips from local music platform D11TMUSIQ. The Sam Serveert radio show no longer exists.
I LOVE HIPHOP festival
Stage manager 'Wilde Westen-stage'
During the I LOVE HIPHOP festival in 2010 I was stage manager of the ‘Wilde Westen-stage’, a second stage programmed by Hiphop record label ‘Wilde Westen Records’. I was in charge of setting up and breaking down the stage, sound and light equipment and guiding the performing MC’s and DJ’s.
I LOVE HIPHOP is a collective name for multiple Hiphop events from The Hague brought together on one festival day: Hague Hiphop (shows), Bomb The Planet (graffiti), Jammin’ On Beat (break-dance). I LOVE HIPHOP is an annual festival that takes place at the end of the summer Holiday at the BINK36 in The Hague and is free of charge.
During the Skatejam festival in 2010 I coordinated the Culture-area. As a coordinator I was responsible for supervising the stage manager, artist handling, culture-area volunteers, and exhibition managers and coordinating the music program, dance program and other performances.
Skatejam is street sport and culture festival on car free Sunday. The festival contains multiple sport programs (skateboard, inline, BMX), cultural programs (playground, art exposition) and a musical program (bands, DJ’s, dance shows). Skatejam is an annual festival that takes place at the end of the summer Holiday at Skate park ‘The Middenberm’ in Delft and is free of charge.
Jazz Festival Delft
Coordinator & Stage manager
In 2009 I was co-project coordinator (pre, during, post) of the Jazzity stage, a stage programmed for youngsters organized by a group of youngsters. I set-up up meetings, chaired brainstorm sessions, checked up on production, publicity and finances and coordinated the volunteers during the festival. In 2010 I coordinated the Beestenmarkt on Friday evening. On Saturday I was coaching the stage manager for the Jazzity stage.
Jazz Festival Delft is 2-day Jazz Festival in Delft. The festival hosts over 50 Jazz acts on an average of 20 indoor and outdoor stages. Jazz Festival Delft is an annual festival that takes place in the second weekend of August and is free of charge.
Westerpop live radio broadcast
In 2010 I was the production leader for the live on-site radio broadcast of the Westerpop festival. I set-up meetings with the board and volunteers, arranged the technical equipment and transport, coordinated the broadcast during the event itself and was the contact person for the Westerpop coordinators.
Westerpop is a 2-day festival that just celebrated its 20-year anniversary. On Friday the festival hosts a band competition called the Peter Tetteroo Bokaal. Sunday is a regular music festival day. Westerpop is an annual festival and is free of charge.
In 2010 I carried out the publicity for the Streetmasters 2010 edition covering 5 cities: Amersfoort, Rotterdam, Apeldoorn, Groningen and Dordrecht. I arranged press releases, controlled and feeded the social networks. Besides doing the publicity I worked on rearranging the company’s archives.
Streetmasters is a street sport competition event with several competition rounds in different cities during the summer period. The event contains Inline, BMX, BMX flatland, Skateboard and Streetdance competitions, Bboy battes and a free running track. Streetmasters sponsors: Monster, WESC, Protest, Rollerblade, Etnies, Emerica. (picture: Dominic Swagemakers)
Publicity (graduation project)
As a graduation project I wrote the marketing plan for Roffest 2010 and carried out the publicity together with PR manager Bonnie Kirkels. I also conducted target group research in which I created categories based on music genres. Through input from professionals within these genres I determined a more applied publicity strategy.
Roffest is an international Hiphop festival in Utrecht. The festival offers a wide range of acts covering the genres reggae, funk, soul, hiphop, afrobeat, jazz, breakbeat and dubstep. Alongside shows Roffest hosts (live) art, a debat and bboy and turntable battles. (picture: Jacob Bours)
Utreg Centraal 6
During my internship at Habek I carried out the publicity of Utreg Centraal 6. Led by internship coordinator Bonnie Kirkels I arranged offline promotion material, press releases and input for online social networks. Besides doing the publicity I worked on rearranging the company’s archives.
Utreg Centraal is a musical collaboration project in which young producers and MC’s from Utrecht are challenged to work together and present themselves in a collaboration show.
Euro RSCG Bikker
Junior Production Manager
At Bikker I completed my first Media Intermediair internship as a Junior Production Manager for a period of six months. I was the link between the designers, desktop publishers and the client. Main clients and projects: Rijkswaterstaat (van A naar Beter), Nintendo (Wii press mailings), FrieslandCampina (photography annual account 2008) and Synchroon (corporate design).
Euro RSCG Bikker is an agency for corporate communication. Euro RSCG Bikker is part of Euro RSCG Worldwide, which in turn is part of Havas, the sixth largest advertising and communications group in the world.