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About ARA

It all starts with a brand

Brands that change without losing their identity

Together with our clients, we create brands which require time; brands that adapt themselves, but maintain their identity and are in sync with current and future customers. These brands form part of the contemporary cultural landscape.

What we do

We exploit our talents to bring ideas to life. Some of our areas of expertise are listed below.

Strategy

Brand Strategy, Media Strategy, Online Strategy, Employer Branding, Research

Concept

Communication Concept, Corporate Identity, Digital Concept, Campaign Concept

Realisation

Copy, Art direction, Content Creation, UX design, Visual Design, Development, DTP, Video, Photography, Visualisation

Campaign management

Online Marketing, Community and Social Media Management, Content Management, Analytics, Support, Webcare

A brief introduction

Just how ‘Rotterdams’ are we?
We are as Rotterdam as contemporary Rotterdam can be. That means inspiring, innovative and exhilarating, according to Lonely Planet, and lovers of ideas and design. We are also part of TBWA\Worldwide, one of the most creative networks.

How do we see brands?
Simple; an inspiring starting point. The touchstone for policy, ideas and communication, and the engine behind your business.

How important do we think ideas are?
Very important. The big idea is the root of all communication and content in every conceivable medium. Very useful if everything reinforces the same message.

How do we keep control?
On the basis of the brand and the big idea, we coordinate and monitor the tone and style of your campaigns across all media, and how it reaches everybody; from customers and prospects, to employees and new talent. Since we have all the important disciplines in-house, we can work together with you and take control.

What is our opinion on working together?
We see that quite literally; we enjoy doing things together with our clients, and we love working.

Do we have our own style?
No, we don’t, in contrast to the brands we work for.

Are we business oriented?
You bet; our work works, and that benefits us too. We have been on the scene for 40 years.

Who is ARA?
A kaleidoscope of strategists, creatives, videographers, illustrators, 3-D experts, front and backend developers, community managers, account managers, online and offline producers... in short, an entire community which can also manage anybody from outside the organisation.

What kind of clients do we enjoy working with?
Every client with which things flow; whether it concerns B2C or B2B, internal or labour market communications, or retail or corporate communication.

This is ARA

Danielle Slieker

Traffic manager

Mark Welbedacht

Creative

Douwe Oppedijk

Account director

Paul Kroef

Managing director

Frank van Venrooij

Copywriter

Ton Rodenburg

Strategy director M/V

Alex van der Reek

Financial director

Berend Blok

Account Executive

Jaap Toorenaar

Copywriter

Leon Bouwman

Art director

Lon de Grunt

Creative Director

Tim Wolfs

Developer

Mike Demelinne

Account director

René Bakx

Developer

Marion Marsman

Account manager

Laura Tuininga

Account Manager

Leo Berends

Marketing services manager

Marco Arkema

DTP-er/vormgever

Casper van Kampen

Support

Menno Arts

DTP-er/vormgever

Andy Mosmans

Strategy director

Ria Stolk

Finance

Sjoerd Verbrugge

Art Director

Helmut Vleugels

Creative director

Ruud van der Wel

Account manager

Michelle den Elzen

Content Creator

Gabi Wieske

DTP-er/vormgever

Rob Jacobs

Creative

Kees Lieshout

Head of Digital

Wietze Bosma

Media manager

Jan-Dick Beijersbergen

Art director online

Thea Slieker

Office manager

Esther Vermeer

Account manager