Ambassadors is taking strong steps towards the international creative industry in and outside Amsterdam with the opening of their boutique studio on the Herengracht and the arrival of Heidi Baltzer as Managing Director. Even more so, Baltzer’s 15 years of experience as a producer in New York and Amsterdam will increase the wind in their sails.
In the craft field of advertising film and production, creative production studio Ambassadors is leading in an innovative and creative way. They speak the language of motion graphics, visual effects, sound, music and VR seamlessly with projects for Strongbow, Nissan, Asics, Tele2, Exact and UNStudios. This combination of different specialties located under one roof plays to their strong dynamic. One of their most recent projects, the animated film ‘Creature of Habit’ for ASN Bank is praised nationally and internationally with golden wins at the Dutch ADCN, European Design Awards, London Creativepool and a platinum award at the Malaysian Muse Awards. There is no shortage of ambition since their founding 10 years ago.
Amsterdam, and more specifically the canals, are becoming a central beacon of national and international creativity. This growing demand hasn’t gone unnoticed, Ton Habraken, Founding Partner and Visual Effects Director of Ambassadors: “We are always looking for new challenges and want to keep expanding our horizon. That you can’t do while standing still. We like to take the lead, as we did 10 years ago when we were the first to combine different craft disciplines as one whole package. Now we would like to do the same with the international market. There is no time like the present with a growing demand of qualitative creative content through the use of new technology. Everyone is looking for more exciting moving images.”
Stimulating innovation and challenging creativity is the biggest incentive for this second location. Halbo van der Klaauw, Founding Partner and Managing Director of Ambassadors: “We want to give our new customers the soul and grandeur of Amsterdam when they come to our Herengracht studio. Inside is an intimate and creative atmosphere, that allows our teams to work closely together as one family, which is distinctive for Ambassadors.”
The family is expanding with Heidi Baltzer as Managing Director, who is bringing the energetic pace of New York to Amsterdam. “Amsterdam has always inspired me. There is so much creative talent in advertising or design, art or architecture. The city is a true melting pot of cultures and ideas. On top of that, the presence of international companies makes for a dynamic challenge. I love that I can bring both of these worlds together, while creating the opportunity to stimulate creative renewal and conjunction in a growing international world.”