Erwin van der Zande
Internetpioneer, techwatcher, contentmeister and lifestyleblogger. Erwin van der Zande is a digital native and has built a career around new media and innovation. Starting in the mid-nineties, he was one of the first internet journalists in the Netherlands. Since then, he created several media brands and innovated within the publishing industry. For his latest project, Bright magazine, Erwin received three nominations for Editor of the Year, the highest honour in the industry.
Erwin is often quoted in the press, radio and television on digital lifestyle subjects. As a juror he has been involved in the Dutch Bloggies, the ADCN annual awards for advertising, the Spin Awards for creativity in digital media, and the Tegel Annual Awards for journalistic excellence.
Erwin speaks and gives workshops about digital technology, media trends, internet journalism and online popculture. A selection from his stories:
- Inspiring ingenuity: on the power of innovation and the promise of technology.
- +1: on creating a brand and using crossmedia.
- Curated commerce: on the added value of storytelling for retail.
- LOLcats: on the strong bond between netizens and kittens.