General Description || Commercial Night 2019

General Description

The Commercial Night particularly concerns online advertising and TV commercials. Several companies and lecturers are invited to share and discuss their knowledge with an international audience. The aim of the event is to inform students about changes and developments in television and online advertising, recent trends and psychological triggers. It is not needless to mention that companies will provide interesting insight into their own branding methods as well as challenges. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge from the business world. Participants are welcome to engage in an interactive discussion with the lecturers and ask questions. The Commercial Night is organized by the Commercial Night committee. The Commercial Night 2019 will take place on the 30th of April 2019

You can sign up at the MARUG website for only €6! Non-MARUG members can buy a ticket for €8. For every participant, dinner and three drinks are granted.

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Do you keep up with the news and the trends? Your phone is the way to do it! Companies have been long time using it to communicate their products/ services and enhance their brands to consumers. If you are thrilled and intrigued to understand the know-how and get real-life insights into Targeted Advertisement, Omnichannel Marketing and Digital Marketing, then the Commercial Night 2019, is an event you have to attend. We have invited exciting speakers who have deep knowledge of Marketing through the mobile phone, and they will share their knowledge with us.

The Commercial Night will take place on Tuesday the 30th of April at 16:00, at Van Swinderen in Groningen.

Moderator of the day

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The following companies will present during the Commercial Night 2019:

Harvest Digital

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Social Mensch

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Dennis Hesling and Harmen Visscher, are the two most anticipated representatives of Catawiki. Catawiki, founded in 2008, was initially an online community for collectors. In 2011 it started hosting weekly online auctions, granting the company a significant role for buying and selling special items and collectibles. Catawiki, as an online auction platform, today hosts auctions from comic books to classic cars.

Harmen Visscher, the Head of CRM & Performance Marketing, will share with us insights and the “know-how” on how the Catawiki accomplished to be the worlds fastest growing auction house.

Dennis Hesling, Lead App Marketing, an expert in App Store Optimization, Mobile CRM & Push Notifications, will provide us with all his experiences and knowledge of Digital Marketing.