Edelman, the global communications firm today announced additional world-class strategic hires that will continue to strengthen the Amsterdam hub of its integrated content offer in EMEA.

  • Experienced integrated producer Jose Tirado joins as Head of Production from MediaMonks bringing a decade of experience in creative and production from world class agencies also including Saatchi & Saatchi and Grey
  • Senior Strategist Darryl Soh joins the multi-market team from Edelman Hong Kong where he worked on local and global clients including building a virtual brand activation for Sunkist in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing. He also brings his broad prior experience from an EdTech start-up and purpose work from Pernod Ricard to the position

The senior hires join a multi-market team of storytellers, creatives, marketeers, planners, strategists and analysts already sitting across Amsterdam, Berlin, Johannesburg and London including Director, Berndt de Wit.  De Wit brings 15 years of C-Suite experience in leading digital marketing, sales, data, content and lead generation b2b and e-commerce teams (omnichannel) to heading up the key initiative to drive the Edelman Studios capability into Edelman EMEA.

Says de Wit, ‘There is clearly work to be done to make a brand’s channels fit for a 24/7 social-first world where trust in brands is paramount.  In this operating environment, we strongly believe that stellar talent like Jose and Darryl have the ability to work with our multi-market team of experts to truly inspire our clients to build trust and foster two-way engagement with stakeholders and consumers in the times ahead’.

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