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Summary

Meet Niels, an ambitious 25-year-old guy, born and raised in Beveren. Niels works as a Marketing Manager at yondr, an agency specialized in creating high-end 360video. Actually, he can be considered as the Jack-of-all-trades within yondr. He's responsible for online marketing, social media management, digital marketing and event marketing. After working three years at yondr he can be considered as one of Belgium's Virtual Reality specialists. But what's his story?

During my studies to become a cross-media manager I, as a poor student, earned money in two different ways:
I've been working in a local restaurant where I developed my leadership and social skills which are two valuable assets to possess in your skill set. Secondly, I spin the turntables in weekends at different bars, clubs and festivals. Music is my passion and making your job out of your hobby is what drives me and makes you go the extra mile.

After my graduation, I got the opportunity to work for yondr. Yondr was and still is a leader in Belgium when it comes to VR / 360video. So while yondr was still in a start-up stage back then I was able to grow together with the company to a higher level on both national as on an international base. 

I'm allowed to say I can be grateful to yondr since I've learned a lot from my colleagues about how business works on C-level, about business development and got the opportunity to experiment a lot with digital marketing and different growth tactics. Yondr taught me to think out-of-the-box and go out of my comfort zone. I appreciate the skills I have earned here at yondr and look forward to expanding my skill set in the future. 

I'd like to end with a quote which is applicable to me and my ambition in life: “The man who does more than he is paid for, will soon become the man who is paid more for what he does.” ― Napoleon Hill

Work experience

yondr

Jul 2016Present

Event & Marketing Manager 

Yondr is an immersive media agency based in Beveren and NYC that captures high-end 360° video content for a virtual reality experience. At yondr I had the following tasks:
- Event Management
- Assistance Business Development
- Office Management
- Speaking
- Growth Marketing
- Email Marketing
- Social Media Management (management for different pages)
- Lead Generation
- Assisting Growth & International Sales

Commefort

Feb 2016Mar 2016

Marketing intern

Commefort is an agency which offers a service based on advice, visual and digital. In close cooperation with the client we offer an excellent service.
Advice
Digital consulting, User experience, Information architecture, Market & design research, Campaigns Strategy workshops, Idea development, Creative concepts, User experience.
Visual
Brand communication, Application interfaces, Mobile websites & apps, Corporate websites, Brand books, Ads & media, Motion design, Corporate identity, Interaction design, Photography.
Digital
Corporate websites, Campaign websites, Responsive websites, Frontend & backend CMS linking, Mobile & web apps, Intranets & extranets, Event applications, Mobile & web apps, Commercial pages.

During my internship I assisted on project management and social media management.

yondr

Feb 2016Jun 2016

Business Manager Intern

Yondr is an immersive media agency that captures high-end 360° video content for a virtual reality experience.
What I've learned during this time is how to approach people and which profiles should be approached. I mastered to use the CRM-tool and understood the importance of a CRM-tool. Apart from that,  I assisted during events and meetings.

Kafee De Mops

May 2013Aug 2018

Waiter

Taking orders and serving food and beverages to guests in the restaurant. Always being aware of guest satisfaction to deliver the perfect service experience. Ensuring high quality of food and beverages to guests. Servicing the guest in a friendly, efficient manner while maintaining a clean and safe work environment. 

Netflow

May 2015Jun 2015

Sales Assistant Manager

Cold calling: calling companies concerning IT infrastructure.

Commefort

Nov 2014Jan 2015

Social Media Intern

Intern at Commefort at the departement of social media & marketing.

Demonstrate

Oct 2014Nov 2014

Promotor

Giving people a teaser of the product while convincing them to buy the product in a subtle way. Mostly worked for following brands:
- Leffe
- Grimbergen

JUSt.Agency

Sep 2014Oct 2014

Promotor

Updating social media of Proximus during events.

SR De Meerminnen

Jul 2011Aug 2011

Lifeguard

Securing the safety of the swimming people and keep calm in the swimming pool.

Education

VDAB

20162016

'Project Management in VR industry'

Management in VR/AR industry.

Karel de Grote-Hogeschool

20132016

'Cross Media Management'

  • Social media marketing
  • Conversation management
  • Blogging
  • Web content management

KaHo Sint-Lieven Sint-Niklaas

20102013

'Regentaat Engels - Informatica'

Stopped after realizing that teaching is not my cup of tea and since my interest lays more in informatics. 

CNO Schoolbeleid

20122012

'De klassenraad gecoacht'

Additional course about the do's and dont's of guiding a meeting.

Sint-Maarten Bovenschool

20042010

'Humane Wetenschappen'

ASO

Learned more about human social behavior. 

Skills

Event Organization

Organising events, organising exhibition booths, preparing virtual reality events, parties from 1000+ visitors.

Virtual Reality

Working with VR HMD's and applying VR in different environments.

Social Media Marketing

Use of social media platforms and websites to promote a product or service. Expertise in social media, discovering of new trends on the internet, advertising, expanding organic fan base, content design and publishing.

General Computer Skills

Photoshop Elements 10, HTML, CSS, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access), Scripting, OS X, Windows 10.

Digital Marketing

SEO, SEA, Growth Marketing,  Lead Generation,  Content Marketing, Google Analytics,

Business Development

Expanding my network and prospecting the market.

Wordpress

Designing Wordpress sites and publishing blogging content.

Design

Photoshop CC 2016, Indesign CC 2016, Premiere CC 2016.

I Like

  • Electronic Music
  • DJ'ing
  • Football
  • Social Media
  • Virtual Reality
  • Blogging

Languages

Dutch

English

French

German