I want to inspire readers to travel and follow their dreams. How? By telling unique stories of internships, travels and adventures as The Backpacker Intern. I use professional photography, post videos and I’m very active on social media. Besides being active on the web and writing for companies like Virgin I also appear on stage as a public speaker to inspire people at events like TEDxTeen NYC, World Merit Day Liverpool and universities all over the world.
With my +7 years experience as a creative copywriter in advertising and marketing I enjoy making campaigns, creative ideas and collaborations with brands. A recent example is my collaboration with KILROY, a travel agency for students and youth. We created a special ticket that they sell on their website: ‘The Backpacker Intern Worldticket‘. It’s the same route that I did and now other people can follow my footsteps (with a discount).
Besides that I write articles for them and create social media posts, like this one. People had to guess where in the world I’m standing. If they got it right they could win that awesome hoodie
Another project I did was with Monsterboard, the international career site. I’ve answered questions of millennials about finding jobs abroad. The video’s will be online soon
If you want to collaborate with me too, let me know!
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Recommendations from people I’ve worked with:
Daniel Cachandt, Creative Director at Red Bull Austria
“Mark can really give wings to any team, providing a lot of knowledge, being inspirational, creating fresh ideas. Straight to the point. Hard working. Easy going. Pushing things forward. But even better, he is really fun to work with.”
Nawaphon Supawitkul, Activism Officer at Amnesty International Thailand
“Mark is super friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. Considering time constraint, we are very impressed with the fact that he carefully crafts the result of work only through a very brief discussion and a pile of policy paper. With expertise, he quickly got the concept idea of our global campaign, cracked and presented it well in the result, which is outstanding yet practical. Surely, he gave us a very powerful tool to continue our work for impact!”
Chester de Vries, Creative Director at LEMZ Amsterdam
“Mark is a sharp thinker, conceptually strong, and he quickly generates original solutions. He thinks freely and out of the box, and he presents with flair and enthusiasm. Mark is ambitious, unwavering, fearless, and he makes jokes that happen to be quite funny haha. Pretty much everything that you look for in a copywriter.”
Josh Harris, Communications Manager at International Medical Corps London
“Mark worked with International Medical Corps UK and brought an incredible amount of ideas and dynamism to the campaign we were working on. The campaign video he helped us write and produced was amongst the most shared and engaged-with content of the whole campaign.
I would recommend Mark as an asset to any brand or campaign.”