Children inspire us with their energy, creativity and honesty.
Never losing your inner child is a lifesaver.
Believe in technology.
It makes progress possible.
Too much of it however...
Intuition never lies.
It's inexplicable fast thinking
and therefore a higher form of intelligence.
Trust your inner voice.
We aren’t logic.
That’s merely the rational side of us.
“Image is the gun,
sound is the bullet."
It’s the feeling you add to something that makes it stick.
No one is unique.
You’re just a little bit different.
Simply emphasize it.
My favorite is this mad idea
created by L’Auto-Vélo in 1903.
Le tour de France.
Imaging you would do it now.
Creativity is everywhere.
My little bible, by Dave Trott.
“When asleep, I work.
When awake, I wonder.”
The moment I almost fall asleep, solutions pop up.
During the night my brains render them. I wake up with a head start and a smile.
Serendipity is what makes us different from computers.
Humans make mistakes, beautiful mistakes.
They might be the answer for something big.
Never waste a good story.
It can last.
Humor works best
when you are the one people are laughing at.
I love riding my bike, relentlesly.
the horizon that doesn’t come closer.
Thoughts posses yourself and you can run them over
and over in your head,
just like your pedals.
A state of happiness is the arrival.
Being the youngest of nine children,
I was stubborn and wanted to stand out.
It made me what I still am,
Something that became quite helpful
when I rolled into the marketing business.
Striking solutions break through the clutter.
And pinpointing the challenge is key.
Because the question is more important than the answer.
Only then decisions can be made.
Well, to start with, solutions are never ‘mine’ alone.
It’s a team effort.
Solutions pop up when we share our thoughts on the job to be done.
even apeldoorn bellen
samen gaan we voor duurzaam
the word on the street
we all benefit
een veilig thuis
@ publicis - fhv/bbdo - open now - van santen netwerk -
royal concertgebouworchestra - bigbang - mandarine fashion -
staatsinteractive - bohemia - mensch - ............ -
fhv/bbdo - executive creative director
lowe - executive creative director
ddb - executive creative director
pmsvw/y&r - senior creative
fhv/bbdo - junior - senior creative
traject - junior creative
gerrit rietveld academy
graphic school amsterdam
hervormd lyceum west
born in amsterdam
I lean on a broad experience with beautiful challenges for many clients.
From corporate to governmental. From retail to NGO’s. From B2B to B2C, or even better: C2C. And it does not matter to me whether you are a global brand, a SME, a start-up or a baker.
I deliver creative solutions,
inspired by what or who you are.
The world is changing rapidly but the major principles of communication remain as powerful as ever. So, nothing has changed, really. Except that there are infinitely more playgrounds now than advertising alone.
Bill Bernbach once said: "If your advertising goes unnoticed, everything else is academic". Nowadays we can say: "If your brand goes unnoticed, everything else is academic".
In order to give brands and products the market they desire, marketing has to reskin itself. That means we have to see brands bigger than just brands, we have to start seeing them as living organisms.
Organisms that are founded on a deep human insight and embrace the receivers’ perspective. Because the magic lies in relevance.
Organisms that believe in bottom up strategy for communication, wasting nothing.
Organisms that explore new ways to express their interest in people.
To gain sympathy.
Still the most powerfull principle.
I’m Martin and I use original thinking to address business and communication challenges.