SNV Netherlands celebrates 50 years, Media Wise moderates development debate6 oktober 2015

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, and Media Wise’s Emma Robson moderated its celebratory event at the Diligentia Theater in Den Haag at the beginning of October.The event looked back on the organisation’s 50-year evolution from a development aid volunteers agency run by the Dutch government, to in 2015 a self-financed [...]

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Media Wise moves to new Amsterdam location4 oktober 2015

We’ve moved! Our new office is 10 minutes north-west of  Amsterdam  at: Laan 22-24, 1151 AA Broek-in-Waterland. T: +31 20 403 8303 M: +31 655 146 437 From October 2015 we will be conducting  trainings and workshops at the Broekerhuis, a stately monument in the village.                       [...]

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Media Wise trains EU food security spokespersons19 juni 2015

In June, a team of trainers from Media Wise trained 26 EU food security spokespersons in handling food issues and crises. The training was held under the auspices of the Parma, Italy-based European Food Safety Agency, EFSA, and was aimed at providing the food security communications professionals with the tools they need for training their [...]

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Media Wise quoted in Het Financiele Dagblad newspaper18 januari 2015

The year 2015 got off to a good start for Media Wise, with an article in the Dutch financial daily Het Financiele Dagblad featuring advice on media interviews from Media Wise. The article was published on January 10, the Saturday edition, which has a readership of 185,000. Geen gewoon gesprek   Door de crisis en de invloed [...]

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Crisis communications in 7 languages in 6 countries in 3 weeks30 juni 2014

Media Wise had a busy month in June. As part of a larger pan-European project, we were asked to provide crisis communications trainings for executives at a pharmaceuticals company, in six countries in seven languages over a three-week period. We travelled accordingly to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, rural Germany, rural France, Madrid, Milan and Paris and conducted [...]

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Nutreco integrated annual report 2013 gets Media Wise help11 november 2013

Nutreco NV, the Dutch-based leading producer of animal feeds, called on Media Wise for assistance in putting together its annual report for 2013,  covering its sustainability and financial performance for the year. The report was finally completed in February 2014 and can be viewed here: 

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Media Wise provides medical conference facilitation services in European languages11 november 2013

Media Wise combines linguistic and journalistic skills with specialised healthcare knowledge to offer medical conference facilitation and other communications services, throughout Europe. For example in  October we sourced French, Spanish, German, Italian and English speakers, most of whom are former journalists, and provided communications support during delegate discussion groups. 

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Hill Rom calls on Media Wise for European PR and communications support10 oktober 2013

Hill Rom is a leading manufacturer of medical beds, patient lifts and respiratory care aids.   Based in the U.S. and listed on the New York Stock Exchange,  Hill Rom asked Media Wise to provide support in building a PR and communications capacity in the European market. The initial scope covered advice on selecting PR and [...]

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Akzo Nobel media and presentation skills training9 september 2013

Media Wise continues to provide media and presentation skills training to Akzo Nobel executives. In September 2013 we gave several senior managers personalised, one-on-one communications training sessions. For more information about our communications trainings please contact: Emma Robson on +31 655 146 437.  

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OXBY Investment Sentiment Monitor krijgt brede media aandacht7 augustus 2013

De Nederlandse vermogensbeheerder OXBY lanceerde deze week haar nieuwe Sentiment Monitor en kreeg hiermee brede aandacht in de media dankzij Media Wise. In het rapport werd berekend dat Nederlandse huishoudens gezamenlijk ten minste 1.1 miljard euro verliezen, alleen door hun spaargeld op hun spaarrekening te laten staan. Het gemiddelde rentepercentage van de drie Nederlandse banken [...]

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Communicating on cancer: Media Wise advises on international training programme11 juli 2013

Few nurses are provided with communication training as part of their medical education. Nurses who deal with cancer patients on a daily basis would benefit in particular from extra assistance. That is the view of many academic experts, who are working together with PACE, a Lilly Oncology Initiative, and Media Wise to design a three-day, [...]

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Mediagenieke Nederlandse start voor Alvimedica3 januari 2013

De komst van Turks medisch bedrijf Alvimedica naar Nederland is met hulp van Mediawise uitgebreid aangekondigd in de Nederlandse pers.

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A Very Merry Christmas 2012 from Media Wise and The Green Place!25 december 2012

Good communication starts with thorough preparation. We will bring you all the arts, without undue frustration. Crafting crafty messages, drafting presentations. Helping you to make your points to excellent ovations! Good sustainability is crucial to survival. It can be an instrument to kindle a revival. Measure, manage, innovate at each stage of your journey. Spread [...]

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Media Wise does first Hungarian language media training15 juli 2012

In mid-June, Media Wise collaborated in a large-scale media training for experts on heart attack prevention in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. For the first time ever we conducted the training in the Hungarian language, fortunately through a simultaneous translator. “It was a learning experience for the journalist, as well as the ‘trainee’,” said Media Wise [...]

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ADHD media training in six languages in Stockholm!2 juli 2012

In July, Media Wise collaborated in a media training on the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. The Media Wise trainers were Emma Robson and native German speaker Carsten Heer.  We took the first plane in the morning out and got the last flight back, having provided interview training in [...]

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A documentary on the future of the European chemicals industry18 juni 2012

In June, Media Wise produced an 8-minute documentary on the future of the European chemicals industry on behalf of Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals. The video featured the views of German, Dutch and European sector experts whom Media Wise interviewed on camera on location in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt and Hamburg. The Media Wise team consisted of [...]

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Media Wise edits LM Wind Power 2011 Annual Report1 mei 2012

The LM Wind Power 2011 Annual Report went live in early May. Media Wise edited the final version. LM is the world’s largest producer of blades for wind turbines. It is based in Denmark but its management team is based at Schiphol in the Netherlands. Media Wise has acted as a communication advice and production [...]

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HEINEKEN Sustainability report goes live17 april 2012

In April Media Wise made the final editorial changes to a printed summary report and more extensive official online Sustainability Report for the international brewer HEINEKEN. Media Wise supported HEINEKEN during the extensive editing and copy writing process spread over five months. HEINEKEN decided to publish the report as an online version only, thereby adhering [...]

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Wealth management for all – Media Wise helps launch OXBY4 april 2012

In March, Media Wise helped to get media publicity for a new wealth management company called OXBY, which launched on March 5. OXBY is an initiative of the traditional Amsterdam-based Wealth Management company Velthuyse & Mulder, which offers personalised asset management at a low price. In contrast to the large minimum inlays required by banks, at [...]

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Emma Robson explains media training on Radio 1, the Netherlands18 maart 2012

Media Wise Managing Director and media trainer Emma Robson explained what media training is all about on the leading national Dutch radio station Radio 1, on Sunday. The live interview aired on the popular youth broadcaster BNN’s breakfast programme Vier Zeven, hosted by Luuk Ikink. The news hook for this item was the allegation in [...]

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Corio publishes its 2011 Annual Report and CSR Report with help from Media Wise24 februari 2012

  Corio NV, Europe’s largest listed retail property manager Corio NV today published its 2011 CSR Report. The report was edited by Media Wise. Corio operates shopping centres in prime locations in five countries in Europe plus Turkey. Germany became its sixth home market in 2011. Corio centres welcomed 410 million visitors in 2011 and [...]

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Tomorrow’s leaders learn storytelling from Media Wise3 februari 2012

A group of 30 young professionals and students on a three-month leadership programme  perfected and presented their vision of how to make the world a better place during an afternoon session of storytelling and presenting with Media Wise in Amsterdam.  Backed by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Leaders for Economic Change  programme aims to [...]

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The trends to watch in 2012 from future watchers VODW!1 februari 2012

Dutch marketing bureau VODW predicts the five main consumer and marketing trends of 2012 in its 2012 FuturEyes Outlook. The dominant themes are: 1. the power of the group, 2. killing complexity 3. blurring boundaries (between virtual and real worlds), 4. vintage is virtuous and 5. green is good. For the second time Media Wise produced [...]

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Media Wise seminar presents changing Social Media landscape18 januari 2012

In the second week of 2012, Media Wise held a Social Media Seminar for a small group of close contacts to exchange experiences in this rapidly developing area. Media Wise’s social media specialist Susanne Lehr gave an overview of the social media landscape and presented ideas on how to integrate social media into existing corporate [...]

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2012: Here’s to another year of lean and green!9 januari 2012

Despite the euro crisis and recession fears, many of our clients had a solid year in 2011. It was not quite business as usual. Strategies were re-cast, websites re-designed, new markets and new approaches tested. But with a number of our clients wanting to communicate important changes, it was a busy year for us. Years [...]

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Media Wise hires audiovisual communications specialist22 november 2011

Media Wise has hired Charlotte Kroon as an audiovisual communications specialist. Charlotte is a multimedia journalist and designer who provides visual and artistic dimensions to corporate and brand communications. Charlotte’s tasks at Media Wise include website management and design and creating videos and visual identities. Charlotte’s previous work experience includes positions as an online video journalist [...]

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International Water Week – Media Wise moderates9 november 2011

Innovation literally took centre stage at the International Water Week held in the first week of November in Amsterdam. During the opening event, moderated by Media Wise Managing Director Emma Robson, triple Olympic gold medal winner Pieter van den Hoogenband and sports journalist Jeroen Grueter watched Amsterdam canal water get transformed into pristine drinking water [...]

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The Green Place @ Media Wise presents sustainable cities6 oktober 2011

Sustainable citiesSustainable citiesVicky Valanos, sustainability strategist at the Green Place, Media Wise’s sustainability consultancy, gave a presentation in Brussels on October 6 covering the recent and upcoming environmental rules and regulations affecting companies operating in major European cities. Amsterdam has pledged to banish the combustion engine by 2040 and cities all over Europe are acting [...]

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The Green Place @ Media Wise holds successful second sustainability symposium9 september 2011

On September 9, the Green Place, Media Wise’s Corporate Responsibility programme, held its second sustainability syposium at Mint Hotel in Amsterdam. The event, including a sustainably sourced lunch, discussed progress and obstacles to incorporating sustainability criteria in company investments. Speakers included Harald Walkate of Aegon Asset Management, who explained how Aegon created went about creating [...]

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Corio wins EPRA award for 2010 annual report2 september 2011

The Utrecht-based European retail property developer and manager Corio has been awarded a silver award for its 2010 annual report by EPRA, the European Public Real Estate Association. Media Wise advised Corio on the contents of the report, co-wrote it and edited it. This is EPRA’s ninth annual survey of European sector annual reports. The [...]

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YouTube sales pitch training for French Chambers of Commerce1 september 2011

A group of 10 directors of various French Chambers of Commerce in Europe got to write and perform one-minute sales pitches on video under the expert guidance of two Media Wise video trainers. “It was tremendous fun and very useful,” said Patricia Schneiders-Delvaulx, director of the French Chamber of Commerce of the Netherlands. “It was [...]

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Vacature: Media Wise zoekt Junior Account Manager31 augustus 2011

Vacature: Media Wise zoekt Junior Account Manager M/V Bedrijf Media Wise is een internationaal georiënteerd strategisch communicatie en PR bureau gevestigd in Amsterdam. We geven advies en diverse trainingen, variërend van Engelse taal- tot communicatie- en sociale mediatrainingen. We schrijven en vertalen teksten, maken presentaties, websites en video’s. Onze kracht is het creëren van duidelijke [...]

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CSR ad for Corio appears in Dutch financial daily29 juni 2011

The Dutch retail property development and management company Corio asked Media Wise to copy write an advert that articulates its commitment to Corporate Responsibility. The ad appeared in a special supplement on green business in the Dutch financial daily, Het Financieele Dagblad, today, June 29. The ad is a full-page insert that faces the lead [...]

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Media Wise boosts Social Media expertise27 juni 2011

Amsterdam, 27 June 2011 – Media Wise, the international PR and communications agency based in Amsterdam, has appointed Susanne Lehr as social media and PR strategist. Lehr, 26, has worked with companies to develop Social Media approaches as a means to engage and communicate with customers to inform, excite and sell. Her experience includes helping [...]

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Corporate Citizenship debate features Media Wise panelist19 mei 2011

Hart voor Amsterdam (Heart for Amsterdam) is a Dutch NGO that gets the private sector involved in helping the citizens of the Dutch capital. On May 18th they organized a brainstorming session with CSR managers, hosted at the headquarters of the insurance group Delta Lloyd. They invited Media Wise Managing Director Emma Robson to take [...]

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Pfizer Animal Health press conference moderated by Media Wise16 mei 2011

Pfizer Animal Health hosted a press conference at the Lyon vet school on May 13 to present the group’s new comprehensive approach to animal health. The conference was attended by 27 journalists and featured 10 speakers, including two eminent professors of veterinary medicine, Elaine Watson, dean of the Edinburgh University vet school and Pierre Lekeux, [...]

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Media Wise launches The Green Place lunch symposium18 april 2011

On April 15, around 30 CSR managers attended the first lunch symposium to be held by The Green Place, Media Wise’s Corporate Responsibility programme. The  topic was leadership in CSR and the four main speakers were TNT CEO Peter Bakker, Philips’ global head of sustainability Henk de Bruin, the CEO of engineering consulting firm Witteveen + [...]

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Media Wise moderates social media event for Harvard Business School Club8 april 2011

Media Wise Managing Director Emma Robson moderated a discussion on the topic of using social media to make – and save – money. The event was organised by the Harvard Business School Club of the Netherlands and took place at the global headquarters of the social media company Hyves, in Amsterdam. With 11 million members, [...]

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Media Wise gets BBC Awards into Dutch national press4 april 2011

This year the BBC Public Writing, Public Speaking and Digital Voice Awards are taking place on the 9th of April, in Amsterdam. Designed to stimulate interest in both written and spoken English, the awards attract students from all over the Netherlands and provide an excellent platform for them to improve their English language skills. On [...]

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Corio’s second CSR report is published with help from Media Wise21 maart 2011

The Utrecht-based European retail property development and management company Corio published its second Corporate Social Responsibility report on March 21. Media Wise/The Green Place advises Corio on its CSR strategy and helped co-produce the report. Corio started addressing CSR issues in 2007 and since then has come a long way in its efforts to embed [...]

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Boosting the Female Quotient: How Media Wise helps8 maart 2011

On the 100th International Women’s Day, Media Wise Managing Director Emma Robson interviewed one of the Netherlands’ few female CEOs on how she got to the top.The Netherlands has a high ratio of female university students and junior-to-mid professionals. But the female quotient in senior management roles and in the workforce as a whole is [...]

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Winner of the 2009 BBC Public Speaking Awards joins Media Wise8 februari 2011

The Winner of the 2009 BBC Public Speaking Awards, Roos van Ees, has joined Media Wise to boost the BBC Awards PR efforts. She will work at our office in Amsterdam to convince the Dutch national media that the BBC Public Speaking and Young Writing Awards and its talent is worth covering. Her own success [...]

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Media Wise adds new editorial assistant30 januari 2011

Bob Mulder joined Media Wise in January 2011 as editorial assistant. Bob will work on Media Wise’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, The Green Place, which is now in the process of creating a database of CSR-related research and news articles for clients. He is also helping put together an annual schedule of CSR events for [...]

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‘Reinventing Financial Services’ top seller in the Netherlands17 januari 2011

Roger Peverelli and Reggy De Feniks book “Reinventing Financial Services”, launched last September in Amsterdam, has become the best selling English management book in Holland and Switzerland. Edited by Media Wise editors Emma Robson and Vicky Valanos, the book has proven itself to be an invaluable resource on the turbulent state of the financial sector [...]

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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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