CORNELIS JACOBSCo-Founder, Storytegic, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I'm Cornelis Jacobs and I am the co-founder of Storytegic, based in Boston, U.S. and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
I have worked in/with social media and marketing for most of my professional career. I see it as a healthy obsession. I wake up in the morning and before getting out of bed, I'm already checking Facebook or writing on my blog.
I am a man run by my principles and my philosophies. The overarching one I borrow from Walt Disney: If you can dream it, you can do it. Everything I do stems from that belief.
I'm an entrepreneur at heart. Most people will describe me as having an entrepreneurial spirit that translates into a "can-do" attitude. This attitude has led me to start Cityzen Agency after several years spent working in first the legal services and then the software industries, and also in broadcast media.
To my clients I bring experience from my work with social networks, Internet start-ups, bigger marketing departments and from the design world. The people I work with always tell me that I have a crazy obsession when it comes to providing our clients with the latest insights fused with cutting edge technology.
In the relatively short time that Cityzen Agency has existed I've been fortunate enough to work with some great clients turning over millions of Euros a year, all the way through to start-ups looking at venturing online for the first time.
However, there is more to life than work. I have specific interest in social media, marketing and contemporary culture. I have a passion and nostalgia for television and print media. I’m also a writer, both for blogs and other materials, and try to spend most of my spare time doing that. Except on sunny weekend days. Then I love playing tennis with my dad.
I studied Law at the VU University in Amsterdam, but I have decided to never stop learning. However, what I'll study next I yet have to find out...