Location:  Platform 21, Katshoek 21, 3032 AE Rotterdam
Date:  Thursday, February 21, 2019

The moment you’ve all been waiting for has come:

The Advertising Day is here!

For the event’s 25th Anniversary, we wanted to make something really different. Or better, we wanted to MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. That's why the theme we have chosen is 'Brands Taking Stands'. Advertising is not just about selling happiness anymore. We want to inform people, and show them all the good that comes along with advertising and brands. To do this, we're organising an event which will focus on how brands can make the difference nowadays, and how agencies can help them in communicating this.

During the event, you will work on an advertising case provided by the international company LUSH, and count on insights and guidance from professionals of the accomplished advertising agencies Friends for Brands, Dpdk, Dept and Oxyma. Below you can find a short introduction of the guest agencies and company:


Dept is a digital agency that combines creativity, technology and data. They create services, develop brands and transform them to make them truly relevant. To achieve this, they mix creative storytelling as understood traditionally with the best of what technology has to offer. They have worked for brands such as BOL.COM, TUI and Chocomel. Find more information about Dept here: https://www.deptagency.com/en-gb/

Friends for Brands

Friends for Brands is a brand activation agency that creates friends for brands that matter. They develop strategies, branding and activations to make complex things simple again and difficult subjects fun. They have developed projects for The Ocean Cleanup, Erasmus University Rotterdam and NLvoorElkaar, among others. More information about Friends for Brands and their work can be found here: https://friendsagency.com/


At Dpdk, they do reaaally cool stuff. They started 18 years ago in three, and are now an internationally awarded agency with extraordinary clients. Their mission? Transforming brands through exceptional digitalism. How cool is that?! With offices all around the world, Dpdk is a top-notch agency, having developed projects for famous brands such as Nike, Heineken and Peugoet. Find out more about Dpdk here: https://dpdk.com/


Oxyma is part of the Merkle Group and is one of the most innovative agencies around the world. Their mission is connecting people and brands exploiting the power of data, and they are highly specialized in CRM systems. Vodafone, HEMA, Feyenoord and BMW are only few of the companies they collaborate with. You can find more information about Oxyma here: https://www.oxyma.nl/


Lush is an huuuge (more than 11,000 employees worldwide) international cosmetics company that perfectly represents this year’s theme. Indeed, all LUSH’s products, from creams, soaps, shampoos, shower gels and other cosmetics, are 100% natural and produced by using vegetarian or vegan company. See? This MAKES THE DIFFERENCE. Oh, and guess what? LUSH does not buy from companies that carry out, fund, or commission any animal testing. This is another level! If you want to know more about it: https://uk.lush.com/

So, if you’re passionate about advertising and want to make the difference together with us, the only thing you have to do is apply. And if you’re still not convinced yet, well, just so you know, amazing goodies, food and drinks are included!

The event will take place at the beautiful Platform 21, close to central station, and the day will of course end with informal drinks so that you can practice your networking skills with the company and agencies.

Apply with your CV before 10th February 2019.

When: 21/02/2019

Where: Platform 21, Katshoek 21, 3032 AE Rotterdam https://goo.gl/maps/fQSUZEvEDo42

What time: 9:00h to 18:30h

Price: €5.00 (members), €7.50 (non-members). If you are not selected to participate in the Advertising Day, the participation fee will be reimbursed.



MAEUR members (€5.00): click here to sign up

Non-MAEUR members (€7.50): click here to sign up

For more information, please send an E-mail to advertisingday@maeur.nl