About us

What we do

Stampa is a corporate communications and content agency, based in Amsterdam, London and Brussels. We deliver expertly crafted, professionally managed and consistently effective communications, offering a rare combination of expertise in the Benelux and British markets.

In sectors ranging from financial services to energy, technology, FMCG and media, we help our clients communicate with confidence, clarity and conviction.

We care deeply about the quality of our work, striving to exceed our clients’ expectations with work of the highest standards. Our clients recognize our team as highly responsive, fast, flexible, friendly, and skilled at working with complex content.

Working with Stampa ensures you always have hands-on attention from our senior team. We don’t win your business and then abandon you. We work as partners, building trust and strengthening our relationship over time.

Offices

Amsterdam
Prinsengracht 739-741
1017 JX Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 404 2630

London
14 Leather Lane
London EC1N 7SU
Tel: +44 20 7242 7814

Brussels
Boulevard Adolphe Max 45/3
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 831 32 46

info@stampacommunications.com
VAT NL8201.05.958.B01
KvK 34317340

Abigail Levene
Founder and director
Abigail Levene

Abigail advises clients on PR, internal and crisis communications and leads our Benelux corporate content practice. She was previously bureau chief of Reuters Netherlands and a Reuters correspondent in London and Rome, where she covered areas including macroeconomics, equities and forex. Abigail is native English and speaks fluent Dutch, as well as French, Italian and rusty Russian.

Jos Havermans
Founder and director
Jos Havermans

Jos advises our clients on PR, internal and crisis communications. He also specialises in copy writing and integrated reporting. Before Stampa, Jos worked as a journalist for AP and Reuters and as a freelance writer for Elsevier, FD, Adformatie and others. Jos is fluent in English and has a working knowledge of German and Italian.

Marina Millington-Ward
Founder and director
Marina Millington-Ward

Marina specialises in PR and financial and crisis communications. She also advises in M&A situations. Before Stampa, she coordinated the economics desk for NOS Journaal and worked as a journalist for Bloomberg. She was also an analyst at Deutsche Bank and led investor relations at Buhrmann (now Staples). Marina is bilingual in Dutch and English.

James Curtis
Founder and director
James Curtis

James heads our London office and leads our dedicated editorial team for Coca-Cola, serving the Western Europe and Central & Eastern Europe business units, Coca-Cola European Partners and Coca-Cola HBC. He also advises UpToDate and Genesis Automation in healthcare PR and supports TenneT on strategic content projects. James spent 18 years in journalism before co-founding Stampa.

Gerrie Spaansen
Director
Gerrie Spaansen

Gerrie has over ten years’ experience supporting banking and asset management clients with their media relations, and has consulted on projects ranging from social media to crisis and transaction communications. He formerly was a financial journalist at the Financieele Dagblad, NOS Journaal, RTL Nieuws and RTL Z. Gerrie speaks native Dutch and is fluent in English.

Heleen de Graaf
Director
Heleen de Graaf

As economics reporter for respected Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad, Heleen covered the financial sector, winning the prestigious De Tegel prize for outstanding journalism for her coverage of the takeover of ABN AMRO. She was also nominated for another distinguished journalism prize for a series on Shell. Previously, Heleen was Amsterdam bureau chief of Dow Jones Newswires and reporter for Dow Jones in Vienna. Heleen is fluent in Dutch, English and German.

Stacy Hyde
Senior account director
Stacy Hyde

Based in our London office, Stacy has extensive experience advising clients on corporate, financial and consumer public relations. During her PR career, Stacy has worked at a senior level in several London PR agencies and also in-house. She has particular expertise in UK media relations, securing regular coverage for clients in the UK and international media.

Marieke Sepers
Senior account director
Marieke Sepers

Marieke is a senior advisor on strategic content and internal communications accounts. She is a key member of our content team for The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola HBC, working with a network of contributors across Europe. Marieke has an MSc (cum laude) in Political Communication. In addition to her native Dutch, Marieke speaks fluent English.

Pieter Segaert
Senior account director
Pieter Segaert

Based in our Brussels office, Pieter is a senior advisor in financial public relations and content marketing. Before joining Stampa, he was a digital marketer at insurer P&V Group; a copywriter and publication manager for companies including ING and Engie; and a journalist at Het Laatste Nieuws. In addition to his native Dutch, he speaks fluent French and English.

Barbara Sanders
Account Director
Barbara Sanders

Barbara specialises in financial public relations and content creation. Before Stampa, she was a reporter and a deputy bureau chief for De Telegraaf, gaining deep knowledge of financial markets, real estate and infrastructure. Barbara also worked for The Wall Street Journal and was nominated for the Citi Journalism Awards. She’s fluent in Dutch and near-native in English.

Carla Koelemij
Account Director
Carla Koelemij

Carla works as part of our Coca-Cola editorial unit, writing news and features for The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola HBC. She also writes and translates for other clients. Before joining Stampa, Carla taught English in secondary schools and subtitled for Dutch television. Native Dutch and fluent in English, she holds master’s degrees in English language and culture as well as education.

Tracy Melass
Account Director
Tracy Melass

Tracy has worked as a content marketing strategist, writer, consumer magazine editor-in-chief, and news journalist in her native South Africa and the UK. She has held senior editorial roles on high-profile media brands and worked across multiple blue chip clients. At Stampa, Tracy is a member of the Coca-Cola content team, and works on annual reports, newsletters, and other communications formats.

Patricia Boon
Account Director
Patricia Boon

Patricia is a strong media and communications professional with extensive expertise in copywriting, storytelling, news writing, script writing, editing and journalism.  She worked for De Financiële Telegraaf, gaining deep knowledge of personal finance, financial services, B to C, and the insurance and healthcare sectors. Patricia has a degree in French. She speaks fluent English, French and German.

Anke Claassen
Account Director
Anke Claassen

Anke began her career at the Financial Times where she led institutional investor magazine npn, and was most recently editor of Investment Officer, the Belgian sister outlet of Dutch Fondsnieuws. She has also worked at the Belgian Diabetes Association and at a Belgian content marketing agency. Anke is native Dutch, speaks fluent English and has a working knowledge of French and German.

Johann Migchels
Account executive
Johann Migchels

Johann works as part of our Coca-Cola editorial team, also writing, translating and editing for other clients. He has over 10 years’ experience as a (freelance) translator and copy editor. Born and raised in Ireland, Johann studied German and Dutch at the University of Hull. A native English speaker and fluent in Dutch, he also has a working knowledge of German and French.

Sara Loschacoff
Account executive
Sara Loschacoff

Sara is a member of Stampa’s media analysis team. With her insightful and precise monitoring and analysis – crucial for all PR accounts at Stampa – Sara gives our clients a head start. Before joining Stampa, Sara worked in media analysis for 13 years at another international PR agency. Sara holds an MSc in History from the University of Amsterdam.

Marieke Koelewijn
Account executive
Marieke Koelewijn

Marieke Koelewijn is a member of Stampa’s media analysis team. She previously worked as an invigilator and marker for the International English Language Testing System, as the editor of a Dutch linguistic database and as a media analyst, freelance translator and subtitler. Native Dutch, Marieke holds postgraduate degrees in English language and culture and literary studies.

Lindsay Martin
Account executive
Lindsay Martin

Lindsay grew up a stone’s throw from our Amsterdam office but took a master’s degree in philosophy in Edinburgh before joining Stampa’s media analysis team. As a bilingual native Dutch and English speaker and with his critical analysis skills, he is expertly equipped to provide round-the-clock media monitoring, analysis and reporting. Lindsay also assists with writing, translating and editing projects.

Robin Biersma
Account executive
Robin Biersma

Robin is based in our Amsterdam office and works on PR accounts as well as writing, editing and translating. Alongside her work at Stampa, Robin is finishing her Masters in communications science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Before joining us, she gained experience with IQI Global Kuala Lumpur, Dutch employers’ association VNO-NCW and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Dutch embassy in Ottawa, Canada. Robin is native Dutch and speaks fluent English.

Pauline van den Bosch
Account Executive
Pauline van den Bosch

Pauline is a member of Stampa’s media analysis team. She previously worked as an administrator for the International English Language Testing System, and as a media analyst and translator at another PR agency. Pauline studied at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Edinburgh, and holds an MA in English language and culture. In addition to her native Dutch she is also fluent in English.

Désirée Durivou
Amsterdam Office Manager
Désirée Durivou

Before joining Stampa, Désirée spent over 10 years working in office management and executive administration for leading broadcasters, including NTR. She has also worked in the travel industry, including several years in Greece, where she represented Dutch tour operators and worked as a reservation manager. Her time there not only gave Désirée formidable organisational and people management skills, but also a good command of Greek.

Heather Lewis
London Office Manager
Heather Lewis

Heather is Stampa’s Office Manager in London, co-ordinating our finances and assisting with HR. Prior to joining Stampa, Heather worked as a Civil Servant for the Ministry Of Justice for over 20 years. She has a wide variety of experience, including roles in people management, human resources, business planning and project management.

Stampa Studio

Frances Herrod
Design associate
Frances Herrod

Frances has over 25 years design experience, including working for leading advertising agencies like BBH, Saatchi & Saatchi and Addison. Frances specialises in brand communications and corporate reports. She has partnered with Stampa on many projects, including digital and printed reports, employee magazines and infographics. Much of this has been for our long-standing client, Coca-Cola. She has also created work for Oxfam and OECD.

Bas Kleverlaan
Animator & illustrator
Bas Kleverlaan

Bas has worked in interactive media for many years. He began by making screensavers, e-cards and innovative websites, before moving on to work in children’s publishing and education. Nowadays, he provides animated explainer videos and infographics, guiding the whole process from scriptwriting and storyboarding to voiceover and sound design.

Tijs Meertens
Videoproducer & Cameraman
Tijs Meertens

Tijs serves companies all over the world with reliable camerawork and video production for TV and narrowcasting. When required, he taps into a large network of fellow camera operators, video editors, sound technicians and specialists.

 

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