Kingsday Announces Growth with Eight New Hires in Amsterdam
Amsterdam creative agency Kingsday has announced eight new starters to work across all of its departments. Kingsday has recently added new clients Indeed and Heineken brand Affligem - and as a result of increased workload the agency has made a series of hires to reinforce its current team.
Emily Creek has joined as international business director, Max Hurford as account manager, Mariëlle Baggerman as producer and Noortje Meijer as account executive. On top of this, the strategic team has expanded with the hire of Ilko Petkov. Last but certainly not least, the creative department has received a boost with three new creatives: Niko Auf Dem Berge, Thomas Smit and Armand du Bois.
Sander Volten, Managing Director at Kingsday said: “With eight new hires, you could say we’re expanding exponentially. We’re excited welcome such a diverse, dynamic and talented group of people from all corners of Europe to our team.”
Meet the new team
Emily Creek (30) is from the UK where she worked on award winning campaigns such as the Dove campaign for real beauty through Ogilvy as well as Sony at Dare Digital. She recently worked as Global Business Director at Sid Lee, leading flagship account Absolut globally.
Max Hurford (28) is also British and Kingsday’s new in-house football specialist and über-fan. Naturally, he’ll be working on football by leading Kingsday’s UEFA Champions League sponsorship campaigns for Nissan. Previous to Kingsday he was at Adjust Your Set, a full service content agency in London.
Mariëlle Baggerman (43) is Dutch and a highly experienced producer who has joined from Lode Schaeffer’s agency INDIE. She will be working in all formats across all of Kingsday’s accounts.
Noortje Meijer (26) is Dutch and will be working as an account executive on the Flower Council of Holland and MINI. Before Kingsday she was co-founder of a collective of young creatives specialising in online videos called HUSTLE Creatives.
Ilko Petrov (24) is from Bulgaria and has joined as digital strategist after completing a very successful internship at Kingsday. As a football fanatic, he’ll be in his element working on the Nissan’s UEFA Champions League sponsorship account.
Niko Auf Dem Berge (31) is a German art director with a strong graphic style who has previously worked at Jung von Matt and Tjink in Hamburg.
Thomas Smit (21) is a young Dutch creative who has come to Kingsday from Ogilvy Amsterdam.
Armand du Bois (37) is Dutch – and an absolute master of copy. He has worked at a raft of Amsterdam agencies such as Lemz, XXS, United State of Fans and more.