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NATIVE circles, creative accelerator for conscious brands





"The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all.
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
Chief Seattle, 1854

Many of the challenges we face today are caused by disconnection:
Earth has been turned into a scientific model, nature has become our mine
People have been degraded to employees and target groups

We help companies identify and share their soul, so they can reconnect and be a driving force for positive change

NATIVE circles, creative accelerator for conscious brands

Soul searching

We help identify what makes your company tick 
Dig for stories that define your brand 
Analyse and anchor the purpose, values and culture 
And re-connect your staff with these values and purpose

Soul Sharing

We develop a narrative and brand story strategy
Develop meaningful brand acts
Set up collaborations that generate engaging branded content
Hook up our creative community: editors, filmmakers, photographers, designers, producers

Business development

We develop innovative concepts
Set up new collaborations with product-designers and pioneers
Optimise your product- and business development
Merge innovation and sustainability

Reinventing resources

We connect your business with it’s natural- and social resources
Turn waste into resources 
Identify the hidden opportunities in your value chain
Change costs into added value 

Mark Aink

Mark Aink

Lover of brands and people who do give a fuck

After studying international business (BBA, MBA), Mark began his career in advertising in 1990 at Saatchi & Saatchi where, in just 4 years, he climbed to the position of Account Director.
His experience grew at Garbergs in Sweden and then at TBWA where he developed as Managing Director and Client Services Director respectively.

Mark Aink

Lover of brands and people who do give a fuck

In 1998 Mark joined Indie as co-owner and Managing Partner and has since built a strong and solid platform for the agency’s success.
The accomplishments of the agency during Mark’s tenure have been recognized by a jury of the major Dutch advertisers and trade journalists who, in 2008, named the agency, Agency of the Year. Mark also was in the board of SIRE and VEA and served as a blogger for Advertising Age.

Mark Aink

Lover of brands and people who do give a fuck

In 2012 Mark left Indie in order to follow his dream; building and growing brands that add real value: ecological, social and economical. On 12-21-2012 he started NATIVE circles, a creative accelerator for conscious brands.

His client responsibility includes Apple, Nike, Ben&Jerry's, Heineken, Dockers, Monster, Audi, Microsoft, Nike Golf Europe, Ecover, Interface, Lovechock, Eosta, Bocca Coffee, Eneco, Triodos Bank

Mark Aink

Lover of brands and people who do give a fuck

Furthermore Mark participates in a number of green pioneering start-ups, is Lead Insurgent for COMMON Europe, Member of the Advisory Board Of B-Corp Europe and is a Climate Leader for the Climate Reality Project.

Mark Aink

Contact or follow Mark

M: mark@native-circles.com

T: +31 6 21 25 08 44
L: LinkedIN
T: Twitter
F: Facebook

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Pepijn Duijvestein

Pepijn Duijvestein

Business innovator for sustainable brands

Being made responsible for the creek at elementary school, Pepijn became aware of the power of the ecological resilience if you work with nature. Pepijn studied Business Engineering and developed as an expert in sustainable and innovation strategy with an interest for design.

Pepijn Duijvestein

Business innovator for sustainable brands

He started his carrier at different sustainable consultant and cleantech companies, like Wij Zijn Koel en De Groene Bocht. He was one of the dutch representatives developing PESCOS: Personalised Sustainability Coaching for SMEs for the EU. He became an independent entrepreneur in 2012 and joined NATIVE circles from the start as a business innovator.

Pepijn Duijvestein

Business innovator for sustainable brands

As a young professional, he was part of the Social Economic Board’s (SER) Energy Agreement for sustainable growth. And was appointed one of the DJ100 (upcoming young professionals in sustainability).

Worked with KLM, Arla, Coca-Cola, Windcentrale, HIVOS, HEVO, BoWeevil, Sanoma, Nudge, Moonen Packaging, van Wijnen, Ecosystem Return Foundation

Pepijn Duijvestein

Business innovator for sustainable brands

Pepijn participates in the start-up BinBang, is a member of the Future Board at Alliander, a participant at Schoonschip (Europe’s largest sustainable floating neighbourhood) and founder of Aphrodite Chartering (restoring a heritage sailing ship with new sustainable techniques).

Pepijn Duijvestein

Contact or follow Pepijn

M: pepijn@native-circles.com

T: +31 6 41 333 88 9
L: LinkedIN
F: Twitter

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brand development | strategy | circular innovation | brand identity | story-doing | community engagement | innovation | collaboration | business development | digital strategy | branded content | web |  social | brand acts | concept development

Call us: 
Mark: +31 6 21 25 08 44
Pepijn: +31 6 41 333 88 9

Write us: 
hello@native-circles.com

Office: 
Prinseneiland 22a
1013 LR Amsterdam 

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