Edelman’s marketing and communications work in the food and beverage sector is built on a rich history of partnering with some of the largest companies, brands, and organizations in the world. We believe that food is a centerpiece of culture, and we understand that deciding what to eat is a very personal and increasingly value-driven decision. Our teams of communications epxerts are driven by a passion to create stronger, more trusting, and lasting relationships between our clients and their customers and consumers, and we want to help the food and beverage sector move toward a future of purpose-driven, sustainably minded, health-committed, and tech/innovation-enabled companies.   

We work together with our clients to help demonstrate how their food, beverage and agricultural products and ingredients nourish people, communities, and the planet. We bring our expert understanding of food and agricultural supply chains and comprehensive communications expertise to connect companies and brands with their stakeholders.    

SPECIALTY SERVICES:

  • Brand Marketing  
  • Content Marketing   
  • Corporate Communications  
  • Crisis and Reputation Management  
  • Community Management  
  • Media, Lifestyle, and Launch Events  
  • Trade and Public PR activities  
  • Sustainability & Social Impact  

THE TEAM

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Ilse is an all-round strategic communications professional, who helps businesses secure their license to operate by effectively building and maintaining trusted relations with key stakeholders. Throughout her international career, Ilse worked and lived in Brussels, the USA and the Netherlands. During her 20+ years’ experience, she spent over 15 years in senior corporate affairs roles, covering the full spectrum of corporate communications from public affairs, corporate and (crisis) media relations, CSR and community engagement, to employee engagement and executive positioning.   

Ilse is driven by impact. Her solid business acumen and track record of activating integrated communications strategies to drive business results, both from an internal and agency perspective, enables her to be a true sparring partner for company executives, as well as helping corporate communicators engage with all stakeholders in a relevant and meaningful way.    

Her sector expertise in communications spans (renewable) energy, petrochemical (upstream & downstream), mobility & transportation, heavy industries and industrial services, semiconductor industry, hydrogen and fuel cell technology and sustainability.  

Inge is an all-round marketing communications professional with a strong drive to create both business and social value. Throughout her international career, she spent most of her time in senior corporate communication and marketing roles. Before joining Edelman in April 2022, Inge worked at Nestlé, where she was responsible for launching and building the plant-based brand ‘Garden Gourmet’ in Zone Europe, Middle East, and North-Africa. Her work experience ranges from brand reputation, media relations, change leadership, employee engagement and CSR/sustainability to (digital) marketing.  

Inge is passionate about strategic storytelling and digital marketing, along with a strong feel for consumer insights. She joined Edelman with the ambition to partner with clients to build their brands and reputations and generate societal impact. Her international experience in FMCG/food innovation, the financial- and entertainment sector, combined with a solid background in purpose driven marketing and communication, enables her to be a strong sparring partner. As a director, she has a leading role in client accounts and manages teams of communication specialists.  

Maud is a results-driven and truly all-round communications leader with over fifteen years of corporate communications experience in global organizations in the Food & Beverage sector. Her skills are uniting perspectives and stakeholders, managing vision and purpose, and building systems and structures to support – setting the stage for long-term success. 

With broad expertise in reputation management, issues management and crisis management as well as internal communications, employee engagement and change leadership, Maud views communications challenges agnostically through a broad business lens, connecting approaches to outcomes that drive purposeful business strategies. 

Martijn joined Edelman with the ambition to develop integrated, creative communication and marketing teams that deliver result and data-driven plans built on data and insights. He builds creative solutions for national and international business to business clients, including Tata Steel Limited and Shell. Throughout his career as a creative marketing professional, Martijn has held senior positions at marketing agencies like Leo Burnett and ran his own creative agency in the centre of Amsterdam. With a background as a designer, he shares a passion for making beautiful yet understandable solutions for clients  

Seema is Edelman's first ever Creative Director and member of the MT, who leads our integrated work for a broad roster of clients like: Microsoft, Princes Foods, Booking.com, The Student Hotel, Polar, Wolters Kluwer, Tinder, HP – as well as her awarded work for the skin disease psoriasis. Seema oversees a buzzing creative department and in-house production team and has also expanded her expertise as a film director, in a year when the agency has been recognized for its integrated work and won ‘Benelux Agency of the Year’ of the year at the Sabre Awards.  

Seema is keen on helping businesses transform for the better and helping corporates and brands to use the power of creativity to solve complex business challenges. Passionate about inspiring people to become more creative, Seema has also published two books on creativity and creative thinking, entitled, ‘Write Nothing in Here’ and ‘Read Nothing in Here’.