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.    


  • 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  



Karlijn Marchildon is Managing Director Brand for Edelman Amsterdam, where she leads the cross-disciplinary Brand Division team geared towards driving conversation for ambitious brands. Her sector expertise spans tech, lifestyle, FMCG, retail, and e-mobility.

Prior to joining Edelman, she was Head of Brand at VanMoof – the fast growing designer e-bike brand – with half a million riders across 20 markets worldwide. Karlijn led the charge on the brand’s international breakthrough, expanding the brand into new markets across Europe, USA and Japan, helping grow VanMoof from 20M to 200M revenue.

Karlijn is an award winning brand builder with a track record of building brands and activating integrated communications strategies that drive business results, making her a true sparring partner for brand executives. Karlijn consistently ranks among the Netherlands Marketing 100 most influential.

The creative direction team known as The Markos has a long-time experience developing award-winning digital campaigns and activations for McDonald’s Latin America and recently Heineken Global. 

Bruno Tozzini is an award-winning creative leader with a dynamic career spanning agencies such as TBWA, Leo Burnett, R/GA, and DDB.​

With over 30 awards and 15 years of experience crafting seamlessly integrated campaigns, effective social content and experiences for global brands like Samsung, Pepsi, and Philips, Bruno is a seasoned creative who brings a touch of magic to every team he collaborates with.​

His passion for storytelling and knack for web culture and technology sets him apart for pushing the boundaries of social and activation campaigns, injecting authenticity and craft design into each project and piece of content.​

In his Creative Director – Social & Activation role, he works with a world-class team of art directors, content creators, and motion designers responsible for building active brands through social.

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.  

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