A new website for The Collective!

Welcome to the new Collective website! We’re delighted to have a brandspanking, SEO optimised, easier to navigate, sexy website that presents us and our freelancers in a better light. We’d like to thank Raoul and Erik from Dutch Duo for their work building this WordPress…

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After-work drinks for a copywriter at the Olympics

One of our copywriters, Miriam, enjoying after-work drinks… she’s writing for the Olympic organisation, reviewing events. Spot the copywriter at the Olympics

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Ad agency vs. freelancers: When to hire freelance creatives direct?

Why hire a whole advertising agency rather than just the key individuals for a project? What extras do you get when you work with an agency? Is it worth the extra cost? Are the cost savings worth the potential problems? How and when should you…

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Copywriter Collective at Cannes

Our souvenir stickers were all over Cannes this year… courtesy of Adformatie and Creatie magazines Collective at Cannes  

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Why are Dutch creatives in demand?

Why should international agencies hire a Dutch creative as opposed to an Englishman, German or French? If it’s for an international campaign, what’s the benefit? Erik Rolf, freelance ‘Nederlands’ copywriter, explains why it’s always best to go Dutch. To illustrate why the Dutch advertising industry and…

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Thoughts on how to brief a copywriter: Why should I care?

Do you find it hard to brief  a copywriter? Do you worry that you give them too much information or not enough? It’s important to get it right because the better the briefing, the better the copy. Miriam Young, an English copywriter in the Netherlands, offers some…

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Round-table discussion or charity work

Dear freelancers, we have narrowed our anniversary celebration ideas down to two… we could do one or both depending on you. What are your thoughts? Would you participate in either? OPTION A: Round-table discussion  Fraser suggested a round-table event at De Kring in Amsterdam to…

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10 years with the best English copywriters

The Collective is proud to announce that we have now reached our 10th anniversary. We started out exclusively representing the best English copywriters, but as we grew internationally, so did our nationalities. Now we boast 110 of the best creative freelancers from across Europe… copywriters,…

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News summary from 2009

Dear Freelancers! On the 24th of February, The Collective will be moving to our new office at: Keizersgracht 205, 1016 DS Amsterdam. On the 24th itself and afterwards you can still reach us on the same phone number as now: 020-320 5319. The invitation for…

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10 things you can do to get more freelance work

In these depressed times we’re all looking for more work. Here are 10 ways to help you get more freelance assignments from The Collective…   1. Say hello   Come by The Collective. There’s no substitute for meeting you to keep you top of mind….

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