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Michael Koenka
Works at MDK | Social Strategy
Attended Carleton University
Lives in Amsterdam


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Yumm. Though, I don't need a boyfriend.
Valentine’s Day is nice, but you’d probably rather have dinner with THESE hotties. 1. Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese You can have this [...]

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Should You Be Ditching A Ton Of Your Facebook Fans? Here's Why Burger King Did Just That
Burger King Norway tried to separate fan wheat from chaff with a free Big Mac bribe. The resulting exodus from the brand's page raises a question of...

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Creepy but opens up a world of opportunities for consumer behaviour analysis - Apple Stores now using iBeacon tracking
While shopping online often means your whims are creepily tracked, at least there's respite in brick-and-mortar retail, right? Actually, following tests

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Gizmodo: How To Fix Your PC, The Right Way.
It’s happened to us all. You get home from a long day at work and you want to blow off some steam with an hour of gaming or maybe browsing the web, but when you tap your mouse button or punch the power switch, the unthinkable happens. You’re SOL.

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Inc. : There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be a Young Person With a Big Idea.

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Literacy is for the weak. As long as others believe that, I'll be just fine.
The entertainment industry was today warning fans of the popular HBO series Game Of Thrones to avoid ‘at all costs’ a series of books by a rogue enthusiast named George R.R. Martin, who has written five whole volumes consisting solely of spoilers for the popular television show.

#gameofthrones   #theydontwantyoutoreadthebooks  

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If Ellen Bark-Lindhout enjoyed meeting new, creative entrepreneurs that much, she should check out the new House of Genius in Amsterdam. Our last session was even called Heineken!

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Smart Article from Mashable: Why Marketers Count Users By Channel Source.
Channel source tells marketers the volume of users coming from referrals, search or direct.

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A lesson in atmospherics - ''Inc. : Google's Holiday Showrooms''

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Great article on starting with a solid foundation. Information is king.

Forbes Now: Survey Demonstrates The Benefits Of Big Data.
I am one funky, social homosapien.
Michael is a quirky social media strategist from Montréal Canada who is well travelled, speaks multiple languages and is culturally savvy.

He is passionate about connecting consumer behaviour with brands. By combining technology with creativity, Michael transforms media in ways consumers have never seen before.

Michael has worked and consulted on clients like BMW, Vrumona, Bayer, Nationale Nederland, ING, MINI, Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax Bureau), and more...
  • Carleton University
  • Concordia University
  • Dawson College
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Freelance Social Media Marketing Specialist
  • MDK | Social Strategy
    Owner, 2011 - present
  • JWT
    Digital Strategist, 2011 - 2011
  • OliverWyman (Mercer Group)
    Business Development Consultant, 2008 - 2008
  • Nidera Handelscompagnie BV
    Communications Manager, 2009 - 2011
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Montreal, Canada - Brisbane, Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Ottawa, Ontario - Fort-Lauderdale, Florida - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Paris, France - Cancun, Mexico - New York City, New York - Toronto, Ontario
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Best Jazz in town. Bar manager really goes out if his way to make everyone feel welcome, brings in some high quality jazz jams, and does it all again every week. Brilliant stuff. Would definitely come back!
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reviewed a month ago
Decent coffee.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Awesome people, and beautiful office.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
5 reviews
Great staff, funky location. One of my favourite places to work from in Amsterdam.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Despite the MISLEADING feedback given in a previous post by Brad Said, I know FOR A FACT that Thrive Yoga is one of the kindest, cleanest, and most invigorating studios I've ever been to in Amsterdam. The owner, Marco, rarely pressures anyone to buy sessions, and if trials are given, they're often on a one class basis. So, I don't know what Brad is on about. I attend the Aerial Yoga sessions, and ADORE the teacher, classes, and cleanliness of the studio. Teachers are helpful, classes are small and intimate, and the people are lovely (minus some choice people *cough* Brad *cough*). I would totally recommend this studio to anyone looking to enjoy a clean, healthy, and amazing workout. I can't wait to go back! Especially since Brad won't be there!
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reviewed 3 years ago