Erik Van Der Zijden
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Erik van der Zijden is an entrepeneur, marketing professional, new media evangalist and autodidactic techno-nerd. He co-founded DigiRedo,consultants and producers of new media for internal and external communication. He currently also holds a position at Intervet, a global leading veterinary pharmaceutical company and part of Merck Inc. as Innovation Manager. In this role he is responsible for embedding innovation within the organization based on Enterprise 2.0 principles.
Before his activities in the world of innovation and new media Erik worked in various international sales and marketing functions within the pharmaceutical world. Erik holds two bachelor degrees in Biomedical Sciences and International Management. In 2004 he graduated at the Business School Nederland for his MBA.
Erik is a blogger on various blogs such as for example Marketingfacts.nl, the leading marketing-related blog within the Netherlands. He is also a public speaker at several congresses.
Erik is also an Apple addict. He lives in Oss, the Netherlands together with his wife Floor and daughter Yara.
Responsible for the global strategic marketing policy of the product group 'Equine Biologicals & Pharmaceuticals' within the Companion Animal Business Unit. Leading role in brand building, product introductions, and promotional strategy of this group. Facilitating the translation from market needs into R&D projects. Development and introduction of innovative marketing concepts based on new media.
Non-linear editing, motion graphics, audio editing, DVD authoring, compositing, 3D animation. Final Cut Pro, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack, After Effects, Cinema 4D.
This executive MBA was an intense experience. In 3 years sacreficing evenings, weekends and holidays teh ins and outs of strategy, marketing, financials, operations, and human resources were mastered.