With over 60 participating agencies we can imagine it’s hard to choose where to go. To help you out a bit, here’s a suggested route if you want to move from the Houthavens in the direction of the city center (Paradiso) or the other way around.
Two birds with one stone, as Verve and Popcorn Stories share the same entrance. Start off on the roof terrace of Popcorn Stories, taking in the beautiful view over the Houthavens. Here you can start your evening with a drink and mingle with the Popcorn Stories staff. Learn all about this full service agency who take care of campaigns, copy, strategy, and production with a focus on charities, NGO’s and brands who take responsibility and are the leaders of change. Don’t leave without joining in on their Movie Themed Karaoke, taking you on a trip through the best movie soundtracks of all time. Some popcorn might well be in place.
The people from Verve are designers, developers and strategists who transform good brands into great ones. They combine a digital-first mindset with razor-sharp strategy and outspoken design to distill a product’s energy into an unforgettable story. Besides several talks, explore their Buried Treasures. Super cool concepts that haven't seen the light of day, to learn from and of course also to enjoy.
On the same block you find Dentsu Creative Amsterdam, formerly known as dentsuACHTUNG! Dentsu Creative is not your average ad agency as they don’t just specialise in brand positioning, identity design and integrated campaigns, but also in digital platforms, experience, innovation, social media, entertainment and content. Visit them for ‘Dentsu Ganbaru’; If working in advertising was a Japanese game show.
It’s hardly a five minute walk to We Are Era in the Danzigerbocht, an agency specialized in reaching fragmented audiences across all relevant platforms with the capability of sustainable content strategies and premium content productions. They are bringing the famous and legendary Berghain club to Amsterdam. A small tribute to their Berlin roots. Drop by to get a glimpse of what Berlin looked like back in the days. Much like Berghain, what goes on inside remains some sort of mystery, but expect the exclusive, the dark and the most creative.
If you’d trip on your way out, you’ve made it to Media.Monks. Their theme: MMultiverse: Everything, Everywhere All Ad Once. Media.Monks is one of the biggest creative production agency in the world and there is no limit to what they can produce. See creative ideas taking different life-forms within all our departments. Social, film, Experiential... You name it! Each ‘Universe’ will be represented by installations, ambient media and entertainment to showcase best-in class creativity. .
The next stop in the Houthavens is Havas + Lemz Impact Village where tonight’s theme is ‘shift happens’. Havas + Lemz Impact Village shares the belief that companies and brands can be the accelerators in making the world a better place. That starts with a shift in perspective. Not looking at what you can sell people, but what you can solve. Making a difference in their lives.Their program is ‘a night of shifting minds and moving hearts’ and is filled with talks, stories, and ideas. All based around the idea that creatives can do great things for the world and to see an abundance of opportunities for our industry to make a positive impact.
Now hop on your bike straight through Jordaan to make it in time for the afterparty at Paradiso, starting at 23:00!