LIKE LIONS WE PUT OUR TEETH IN THE MATERIAL AND OUR 'CLAWS' FIRMLY IN THE GROUND TO ACHIEVE FUNCTIONAL CREATIVITY.
ON THE JOB
WITH THE CUSTOMER
IS SECOND NATURE
At FreeLans, we don't like endless meetings, strings of e-mails and long deadlines. We are flexible, efficient and creative. We only need half a word to get things done. Thinking along with the customer is second nature to us.
We have that typical 'Rotterdam' pragmatic mind-set. And we don't mind travelling!
We can work wherever our customer needs us. From Tokyo to Singapore and from
New Orleans to Rotterdam.
WHAT WE STAND FOR AT FREELANS
Communication in the broadest sense of the word.
We have been writing and designing magazines, books, annual reports, brochures and newsletters since 1993.
We draw up communication plans, design logos, develop websites and organize social media. Our activities also extend to special events featuring some of the world's foremost artists.
FreeLans' home base is an inspiring former mansion of a distiller built in 1850, located in the heart of the dynamic international port of Rotterdam and Offshore Valley. Here, we work hard on behalf of our clients, who include museums, schools, foundations and — how could it be otherwise — international maritime companies like Stena Line, Alphatron Marine | JRC, Damen Shipyards, ROG, OSA and Rotortug.
IN THE HEART of
world port Rotterdam
THE MARITIME SECTOR MAKES OUR HEARTS
“AS A PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION AGENCY, FREELANS HAS HELPED US MOVE TO THE 'NEXT STAGE'. THEY PRODUCE A FANTASTIC MAGAZINE FOR OUR EXTERNAL PARTNERS, WITH INPUT FROM AND FOR OUR CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE. THIS PUBLICATION IS WIDELY APPRECIATED AND CAN BE FOUND IN THE HOMES OF NUMEROUS SHIP-OWNERS, IN SHIPYARD WAITING ROOMS, ON BOARD THE VESSELS THEMSELVES AND ON DESIGNER'S DESKS. FREELANS' NO-NONSENSE APPROACH, WILLINGNESS TO INVEST IN OUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT OUR CUSTOMERS AND QUALITY ARTICLES AND PHOTOGRAPHY MEANS THAT WE ATTACH A LOT OF VALUE TO OUR PARTNERSHIP.”
To become successful as a company, you need to have a firm grasp of your DNA. Because you only understand the specific strengths and weaknesses of your identity after first mapping out what has formed it. What are your roots? Where does your specific strength lie? We are able to condense these insights into the right story for the world outside your organisation — and this has an impact.
Storytelling plays a vital role in both
internal and external communication.
At FreeLans, we have been honing this technique for close to three decades.