We serve love brands, (inter)national market leaders and innovators. We share their drive to perform and excel. Some examples of our work:
In love with PR.
Coebergh is home to dedicated professionals who love the communications business. Giving everything we’ve got and walking the extra mile are part of our DNA. We share the ambition of Madame Clicquot – founder of the champagne brand that is a client since 2004 – to always strive for ‘une seule qualité: la toute première!’
The happy customer.
We want clients to choose us as a partner because of the quality of our work. Preferably for a long-lasting collaboration. This means we have to be at our best every single day. We have a loyal client base due to our excellent results, but also due to our great team and pleasant work environment. This is what our clients say about us:
Iris Midavaine Country Communication Manager IKEA Group
Tom van Nouhuys Director Forteiland Pampus
Felix Guttmann Founder Canal Company & Amsterdam Light Festival
Karin Swerink Chief Editor LINDA.
Justus Bruns Artist & Designer VOUW
Huib Boissevain CEO and founder Annexum
Marian Spier CEO Iamarian Founder TEDxAmsterdamWomen
Jeroen Everaert Founder Mothership
Annemarie van Gerrevink Owner & Founder Lil' Cities
We are an independent agency with a passionate team and strong network. As trusted advisors, we serve wonderful clients. Our firm is large enough to offer sufficient knowledge and strength and small enough to keep it personal.
A born entrepreneur (Rotterdam, 1966) who graduated as a historian in Leiden and also has a bachelor’s degree in art history. In 1997 she founded Coebergh Communicatie & PR. With a strong team, she built the agency into one of the leading players in the Dutch communications industry. She is also the founder of SpicePR, co-founder of production company VERTOV and owner of nature campsite and bistro Voscheheugte. In addition to her work, she is connected to various social and cultural organizations, including the Leiden University Fund as a member of the DB) and leading individuals. This is the result of her inner urge to contribute to a better world. She has received the Porsche People's Choice Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award and is for many years already named one of the 100 most successful businesswomen in the Netherlands.
Co-owner and operational director at Coebergh. The combination of many years of experience as a communication and PR expert and her core quality as a ‘social connector’ are of great added value to clients. In addition to the strategic components, Kiki (Hilversum, 1979) never loses sight of the practical and feasible side of an assignment. She has a degree in Communication Science from the University of Amsterdam and made a lightning fast career at Coebergh, where she joined the management team in 2008 and became a partner in 2015. She is trained as a mediator and is registered at the Netherlands Mediation Institute. Kiki has an in-depth social commitment, which is visible in her professional and private life.
Arabella (Haarlem, 1971), is made for PR. She is extremely driven, always prepared to go the extra mile for her clients in order to create media attention. Arabella is energetic and is always completely absorbed by her clients and projects. Before joining Coebergh, she worked at Land van Ooit, Disneyland Paris, media agency Schreiner & Van Bokkel and event agency IWP. She has been working at Coebergh since 2000, since 2006 she’s an associate partner. Her diverse client portfolio includes Art Rotterdam, Unseen Amsterdam and L'Oreal.
Eelco (Roden, 1977) has been an associate partner at Coebergh since 2017. He has a focus on the development and implementation of effective media strategies for his clients in the B2B segment. He’s also a very experienced ghost writer. His legal background - he has a law degree from the University of Amsterdam where he specialized in media- and information law - is of added value in case of a PR crisis. Eelco lived on the Dutch-Caribbean island of Curaçao for seven years. With Gervaise Coebergh he founded Coebergh Caribbean, serving clients in the region as well as in the Netherlands. He still visits the island several times a year, both for business and pleasure. Between 2006 and 2008 he was a PR consultant at Coebergh, after working at an agency specialized in financial and crisis-PR.
Anne van der Wal
Anne (Stadskanaal, 1996) studied communication and information sciences at the University of Groningen. A master's degree in Communication Science brought her to Amsterdam. She became interested in the PR profession when she did an internship at EVDM Agency. It was where she got her first job as a PR account manager. After a brief intermezzo in the south of France - where she lived for a few months due to her fascination for the French language and culture - Anne became part of Coebergh team. She serves clients such as FrieslandCampina, Auping, hansgrohe, and the Super Chill Foundation.
Anne van der Wal
Born in The Hague (1988) and raised in Enkhuizen and on Curaçao. Studied Commercial Economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam and went on to study Audio Engineering at Sound Education Nederland in Utrecht. After his studies Bas started at Simyo (part of KPN), where he joined the Brand and Social Media team and was responsible for brand campaigns, general social media content and community management. Since 2021 Bas works at Coebergh as a social media consultant for clients like Havensteder, Tetra Pak, Het Schoenenkwartier, KFC and Wentzel. In his spare time he manages the social media accounts of MC Da Mouth of Madness, is a DJ, does a little photography and creates images using Photoshop.
Lieke (1999) was born and raised in Gouda and has a bachelor's degree in International Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam. She did an internship at a Delft tech start-up and completed her studies as a full-time board member of the RSM STAR faculty association. She was responsible for brand management and involved in developing diversity & inclusion policies and for community engagement. In her spare time, Lieke manages Instagram account @DachshundsUnited as well as the website and Facebook groups, with a total reach of over 100,000 people. She’s part of the Coebergh team since 2021 and serves clients such as Rituals, Sheltersuit, Schunck Foundation and Postillion Hotels.
Femke (Maastricht, 1997) discovered her passion for communication and social media during a gap year in London. There she successfully started an Instagram account on books (@booksfemme). Femke studied Communication- and Information Sciences in Nijmegen. After that she started working at the Buitenplaats Vaeshartelt hotel in Maastricht as a Communication & Marketing Coordinator. Femke has been with us since 2022 as a junior Social Media Manager and works for clients like BN Walls and Bamboo Import Europe. In her spare time she loves trying out new recipes, going to concerts and playing video games.
A communications professional in heart and soul. Lotte (Utrecht, 1986) joined Coebergh in 2009 and is currently responsible for lifestyle clients such as Rituals, bloomon and Sage Appliances. In addition, she has a passion for (interior) design and cultural activities, so projects in these fields are also in good hands with her. Lotte has a master’s degree in Commercial Communication & Information from the University of Amsterdam.
Our financial assistant (Acatlan-Mexico, 1974), who brings a wonderful range of additional experience and expertise. She previously worked at the finance department of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and now uses al her numerical skills and eye for detail at Coebergh. A great advantage for our customers, suppliers and colleagues. Her main asset in this working environment is perhaps her great love for nail art. We love it too!
Martijn (Nijmegen, 1978) is creative director and co-founder of VERTOV. Since 2003, he has been combining online, cross media and audiovisual storytelling, resulting in internationally acclaimed and award winning campaigns (including a Rose d'Or, Webby Award and EMEA SABRE Award). His innovative work oftentimes has a social media component. He is the creator of films, drama series, documentaries and interactives, for brands such as Rituals Cosmetics, ABN AMRO and the ANWB. But also for the public and cultural sector. He was chairman of the Dutch Directors Guild for seven years and is currently a board member of FERA (the European Directors Association), member of the European Film Academy and member of the advisory board of the Art and Cultural Sciences study program at VU University Amsterdam.
Has a degree in Journalism and New Media from the University of Leiden and Communication- and Information Science from the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. Marilou (Bathmen, 1984) also studied at the Universidad de Murcia. She was an intern at the corporate communications department of STOP AIDS NOW! and at the NOS and Al-Jazeera English in London. Marilou worked as an editor, first at RTV Noord-Holland and then at the NOS. Marilou joined Coebergh in 2014 and serves clients such as Auping, Postillion Hotels and IKEA. She also manages part of the Coebergh team.
Merel (Baarn, 1998) has a Communication degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht. She finished her studies with an internship at the Royal Dutch Navy, in Den Helder and on Curaçao. There she was responsible for PR, social media and content creation. She's socially enthusiastic and a real go-getter, the type that doesn't quit until she's reached her goal. In her spare time you can find her on the hockey field or in the gym, when she's not traveling the world that is. As a PR consultant Merel is responsible for clients like KFC, Friesland Campina and Cosmo.
Studied at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, specialising in Fashion & Branding. As part of her diploma, she interned for Iris van Herpen. After her studies Sammy (Tilburg, 1992) worked as Commercial Art Director at Hearst Netherlands for brands such as ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire and Quote. She later dedicated herself to Social Media, working for Hudson's Bay and Rituals Cosmetics, among others. In her spare time, she organises fashion shoots in which she can express her love for Art Direction. At Coebergh, she is responsible for the Social Media strategy of clients such as KFC and PAN Amsterdam.
Paul Swieringa is our Head of Creative Concepts & Events. After graduating from Stenden University of Applied Sciences with a degree in International Hospitality Management - and a great variety of jobs in the hospitality industry - he decided to focus on (cultural) events. But first, he made a small detour by spending several years in the financial industry and the education sector. At Partners in Cultuur en Beleving he used his social and organizational skills at prestigious projects such as at the Gayparade, SAIL, Amsterdam Light Festival, the Prinsengrachtconcert and the opening of Royal Palace Soestdijk. At Coebergh he is responsible for developing creative concepts for clients such as Hermès, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam and IKEA. He’s also a talented DJ.
Sarah is a multi-talented communications professional. Her background and her great interest in lifestyle, fashion and culture, as well as her passion for social media make Sarah (Venray, 1985) one of our favorite colleagues. She has a master's degree in Communication, Policy and Management from Utrecht University and did an internship at l'Oréal. After her graduation, she started as a communication specialist at ABN AMRO. After a few years, she moved to law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek where she worked for two years before joining Coebergh in 2015. She currently serves clients such as Auping, Accor, Marina Rinaldi and FrieslandCampina.
Valerie van den Berg
Valerie (Amsterdam, 1996) has a great love for Amsterdam and is passionate about culture and communication. The bilingual Valerie (NL/EN) got her degree in Media and Entertainment Management at Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden (2016-2020). During her studies she worked as a marketer at several beauty pageants- mostly to advance inclusion in Dutch media and fashion. What followed was a job as Community Management Coordinator at a scientific publisher. As of 2022, she is a part of Coebergh. Valerie has a modern view on society, likes to stay on top of actualities and believes strongly in change. Stagnation is a word that does not exist for Valerie. Clients such as Rituals, John Frieda and Veuve Clicquot are currently benefiting from her drive and her corresponding ambitions.
Valerie van den Berg
Our office manager, who happens to take great interest in our line of work. How delightful! Yardèn (Amstelveen, 1999) studied Communication at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. Before joining our team she did an internship and worked for beauty brand Gisou and Buffalo Fashion Accessoires Amsterdam. There she was responsible for PR, product launches and influencer marketing, among other things. Yardèn is a social and outgoing personality who loves “gezelligheid” and getting things done.
A unique style.
We love our business and we love life. This is reflected by our way of working. We’re not aiming for quick wins, but for long term relationships. Our motto: It can be done! Genuine passion and commitment characterize our firm.
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In the press.
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