Who is Bert Hagendoorn?

I am Amsterdam’s number 1 specialist in brand positioning and communication strategy for creative agencies.

I help creative entities of all sorts to put their best foot forwards by working out a solid positioning and mapping out a strategic communication plan to tell their story. Since 209 I’ve been working with the leading digital, design and advertising agencies in Amsterdam.

Next to this, I am the founder of Dutch Digital Design, part of Dutch Digital Agencies (DDA). We showcase the very best digital work by Dutch digital designers and agencies, and share the Dutch design mentality behind it - in publications, press, social media and at events inside and outside the Netherlands.

My network is as large as it is varied - I like bringing organizations, agencies and individuals together. I am co-initiator of Dutch creative trade missions such as the Embassy of Dutch Creativity at Cannes Lions, events like Digital Dinner Amsterdam and I am an advisory board member at the Dutch Design Week. I write for blogs, columns for magazines and I am moderator at creative events.


Organizations, brands and events

Over the years, I helped many creative and digital organizations, events and brands with support on local or international activities - through my network of agencies, speakers, brands and other connections. These organizations are, among others; Creative Social, FITC, Awwwards, Advertising Week, Digital Podge, The Next Web, Design Yatra, Adobe and Microsoft.



I work for the leading digital, design and ad agencies in the Netherlands and help them to sharpen their positioning, develop the best possible communication strategy and advise them about events, awards and press.