2010: A record year31 december 2010

All went well in 2010 for Media Wise, thanks to our active clients, many of whom were in the throes of major change. We managed several public relations projects, wrote two annual reports and provided numerous communications trainings: in Amsterdam and Barcelona, Lisbon and London, Paris and Geneva, Rome and Vienna, in six European languages. [...]

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Océ Stakeholder Dialogue: historic greenhouse becomes ideas hot house24 november 2010

Media Wise recently organised and moderated Océ NV’s annual stakeholder engagement dialogue in Amsterdam. The all-day event was attended by 36 Dutch and international stakeholders and held at the organic restaurant De Kas situated in a historic greenhouse. Four speakers representing four different Océ stakeholders presented on various aspects of their own sustainability performance and [...]

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Presentation training for leading psychiatry professors in Vienna17 november 2010

Media Wise provided presentation skills training in Vienna for a group of European professors of psychiatry on the topic of acute depression. The Media Wise support was in the context of a larger scale international medical meeting.  Media Wise provides a wide range of communications trainings in most European languages.

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Book: “Reinventing Financial Services” launched in Amsterdam15 september 2010

“Reinventing Financial Services” was officially launched today in the Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam. The book was authored by marketers Roger Peverelli and Reggy de Feniks and edited by Media Wise editors Emma Robson and Vicky Valanos. Reinventing Financial Services discusses the relationship between banks and insurers and their retail clients – consumers – and address the [...]

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Corporate Social Responsibility Assignment for Oce3 augustus 2010

The international printer, copier and scanner company, Océ has asked Media Wise to plan and produce its annual  stakeholder meeting. It will be its third stakeholder meeting and is scheduled to take place in the last quarter of 2010.  Océ is highly commited to eco-efficient and eco-effective document management and printing.

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Presenting in English Coaching for Paris-based Professor19 juli 2010

Media Wise was asked to assist a French medical professor in polishing his presentation skills in English. Media Wise specialises in English language training for non-native speakers of English and we have  substantial experience in the medical sector. The professor in question is a top expert in his field and as such is frequently called [...]

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ADHD Media Training in London for European psychiatrists2 juli 2010

In early July, Media Wise provided media training on the topic of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to a group of top European psychiatrists, working in Spanish and in English.

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Arcadis debates new strategy aboard historic ship21 juni 2010

Arcadis, the global engineering, water resource management, design and environmental services company, hosted its annual senior management conference in Rotterdam this year, on the SS Rotterdam. This famous cruise ship, part of the Holland America Line,  plied the Atlantic for 38 years, from Rotterdam to New York. Her maiden voyage in 1958 was graced by today’s [...]

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Presentation training for Amsterdam University College10 juni 2010

On June 10, Media Wise presentation trainers Allison Weiss and Emma Robson once again gave a presentation skills training session to a group of 19 first year students of liberal arts and sciences at Amsterdam University College. Nine months after the first training the students seemed more grown up: more confident, more eloquent and apparently [...]

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Media Wise Official Reporter at Global Reporting Initiative Conference29 mei 2010

Media Wise attended this year’s Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency  as official conference reporter, writing summaries of the main points made during the plenary sessions of this important forum. The Global Reporting Initiative, which organised the conference, set 2015 as a target date by which all OECD large and medium-sized companies should be [...]

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Media Wise boosts Corporate Responsibility Activities26 mei 2010

Amsterdam, 26 May 2010 – Media Wise, the international PR and communications agency based in Amsterdam, has appointed Vicky Valanos as Senior Communications Adviser and Corporate Responsibility Coordinator. Valanos, a Greek-American former diplomat, financial analyst and journalist, previously advised on corporate responsibility strategy through her own Amsterdam-based company be involved! At Media Wise Valanos will develop [...]

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Corio NV 2009 Annual Report goes live25 mei 2010

Leading European retail property group Corio NV’s 2009 annual report, which Media Wise co-wrote and edited, was published on February 24. Corio, a member of the leading Dutch blue chip AEX share index, owns and manages shopping centres in five European countries. Corio showed resilience during the recession of 2009 thanks to the quality of [...]

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Financial Brochures for the City of Amsterdam21 mei 2010

For the City of Amsterdam Media Wise produced two financial brochures aimed at informing potential businesses and investors about the attractions of the strategically located Dutch capital.

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BBC Awards PR campaign generates 160+ news items27 april 2010

Media Wise has just wrapped up another successful PR campaign. The BBC Young Writers and Public Speaking Awards 2010, which took place in April this year, received overwhelming media attention, achieving over 160 hits in the media. And it wasn’t just traditional media that picked up on the news: the students competing for the accolade [...]

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Media Wise moderates international medical debate18 april 2010

On April 18, Media Wise Managing Director Emma Robson moderated an international medical debate in Barcelona in the context of the European Association of Urologists. The debate, which aired new findings and shared new insight into the problem of erectile disfunction, drew an audience of approximately 200 doctors. Had it not been for the eruption [...]

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Media Wise provides presentation training to oncologists in Barcelona15 april 2010

On April 15, Media Wise Managing Director Emma Robson was part of a team of medical presentation specialists who provided presentation coaching to doctors, in Barcelona. The objective was to bring practitioners up to date with new insights into the diagnostics and treatment of a particular type of endocrinal cancer that is getting more common [...]

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Presenter Sacha de Boer coaches BBC Awards finalists7 april 2010

In the run-up to the Master Class Sacha was interviewed by the Radio 1 programme “Lunch!”, which Media Wise set up. Listen to the interview here: Sacha de Boer on Radio 1

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BBC Worldwide’s Simon Cottle speaks to English Breakfast Radio2 april 2010

To promote the upcoming BBC Awards Final on April 10th, Simon Cottle, BBC Worldwide’s distribution and Business Development Director, EMEA, spoke to the English language radio channel Breakfast Radio Amsterdam. Listen to the interview here: Simon Cottle on English Breakfast Radio. Media Wise is handling the public relations for the event.

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Astra Zeneca Netherlands CEO argues in favour of GP visits25 maart 2010

At a national healthcare debate organised by the Netherlands pharmaceutical industry association Nefarma, Astra Zeneca Netherlands CEO Hans Sijbesma defended doctor visits by pharmaceutical reps. These visits ensure that doctors receive clear, complete and accurate information about existing products and are kept to date about innovations, he said. View a video report on the debate [...]

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BBC Awards speaker interviewed on Rijnmond TV15 maart 2010

Semi finalist Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren from Erasmiaans Gymnasium in Rotterdam was interviewed by Rijnmond TV. Watch the (Dutch) interview on Emilie op RTV Rijnmond.

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BBC Awards speaker interviewed on Radio Rijnmond14 maart 2010

Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren from Erasmiaans Gymnasium in Rotterdam was interviewed on Rotterdam’s popular Radio Rijnmond on March 10 after making it through to the semi-finals of the BBC-sponsored public speaking awards for Dutch high school students. Emilie, aged 17, aspires to be an international journalist. Here she is, right, next to contestant Roza Roshaan. [...]

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Media Wise co-facilitates major medical debate in Istanbul3 februari 2010

At the end of January, Media Wise co-facilitated a series of break-out debates in various European languages on new developments in the field of hematology.

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Dutch publicity for BBC Worldwide BBC Awards initiative3 februari 2010

In January 2010, BBC Worldwide hired Media Wise to boost publicity for the BBC Awards – an annual public speaking award and writers award held in the Netherlands and aimed at 16-20-year old school students. The deadline for registrations was January 31 and the finals will be held on April 10. In January 2010, BBC [...]

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