No MMBSY without sharp ambassadors
Say hi to our team!
Our ambassadors are like a box of chocolates; great taste and style and with that soft crunch to keep you asking for more.
Our ambassadors are like a box of chocolates; great taste and style and with that soft crunch to keep you asking for more.
She absolutely thrives in the ever-changing world of media, and loves to dig deep for her customers, going all the way to get to the core of her target audience.
Dorothee just oozes creativity and girl power.
Proud green girl, living life to the fullest without a car, trying to live sustainably and buying local.
Electronic dance chick, and the life of the party at all things alternative, dark and underground.
Our strong-willed trooper, but psst, she gets all gooey when she talks about her 4 adoptive stray cats…
Knows her way around all things fashion like no other, from who’s who and what’s hot and what’s not, to an extensive knowledge of couturiers.
At MMBSY, as Head of Fashion PR this leading lady will be waving her fashionable wand over the fashion team, sharing her expertise and making sure our fashion customers get a red-carpet treatment.
See, as a seasoned journalist, Carolien knows exactly how to put a brand out there. Content is key? You bet it is. Meaningful, relevant and tailor-made content, to be precise.
Outspoken when it comes to female rights, making sure all women get a voice, whether it is in big PR campaigns or everyday life.
Looks at new trends and hypes like David Attenborough looks at rare species: observant and fascinated, and never ever judging. (Plus the blonde manes, minus the deep voice).
Likes a laidback look and pulls off oversized pieces with Minnie Mouse socks like nobody else. ‘Streetstyle, but make it cute’ must have been invented just for her.
Strong-willed and competitive, our sporty Carolien not only likes to push herself lifting weights in the gym, but she also once trained for a marathon in just six months, ‘because 5 k was just a tad too little’. Uses her longboard like other people use their bike and can be found swiftly surfing the streets of Brussels.
Office dog, anyone?
Carolien is just dying to get herself the cutest Pommarian, a pocket-size fluffball that fits right into a - undoubtedly timeless yet casual - handbag. Coincidence? We don’t think so. And besides, who said you cannot mix work and play?
‘Like it? Then just wear the damn thing’ • C. Swinnen
A true fine example of ‘Oh hey! Haven’t seen you in a while! How have you been?!’ at parties, catching up with anyone she knows. A great PR-skill to have, lifting switching between customers, influencers, suppliers and creatives to the next level.
Eline can also take a challenge or two. Like studying in Quebec during the final year of her Strategic Communication Master, for example, to finetune her PR-skills en français, or being an intern at The Wicked PR to name a few.
Might be spotted secretly pinching herself in disbelief when it dawns on her how much she loves her job. ‘Just your average day at the office’ is not how she’d describe a random working day, and it’s exactly that variety that floats her boat. Drawing the outlines of a 60K budget plan in the morning, while picking up eucalyptus springs for an event in the afternoon? Yes, ma’am!
Hands-on, and solid as a rock.
At MMBSY, Eline’s got you covered. Pinky promise.
Tough cookie, but don’t let her watch videos of soldiers coming home to their dogs unattended (spoiler alert: lots of happy tears). She also has a weak spot for cute-looking pugs, her utter and ultimate source of pure happiness.
Lover of carbs, metal, rock-‘n-roll, karaoke and musicals. #noshame
Just don’t ask her to pick a favorite musical song, because she’ll tell you it’s like “choosing between your children”.
Sassy, we told ya.
Growing up in Uganda, Kenya and the Philippines until she moved back to Belgium at 14, there’s no denying Mallika has seen the world. But did you know she traded the metropolis of Brussels for the most fashionable city of Antwerp? Super fun chatterbox Mallika already loved fashion when she was still quite young, and working part-time at Abercrombie & Fitch as a student only made her adore it even more.
Never having the most “in” school backpack, Mallika was always friends with both the cool kids and the ‘dorks’ and likes to be friends with everyone and anyone. It’s no surprise that she tends to avoid conflict and that her favourite quote is this one from Mean Girls: “I wish that I could bake a cake made out of rainbows and smiles and we’d all eat it and be happy”. Spreading positive vibes and happy smiles all around the office, yay!
What made her choose PR? Actually she didn’t. By a twist of fate she rolled into the sector, and being an outgoing, sociable person makes it the perfect match. Mallika also loves to help build strong brand stories and is a huge fan of fashion, jewellery and watches. Through the years she has discovered that PR is definitely her calling!
Fun fact: she is shy at first, but when she feels comfortable around you, she is like the donkey in Shrek (her words, not ours!): can’t seem to stop the chitchat, a little annoying, but for some reason people let her hang around. A little self-deprecating, but they do say that knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. 😉
No wonder Lieselot traded in Ostend for the vibrant city of Brussels to study journalism. This one is a real city girl. Putting pen to paper as an intern at some of Belgium’s finest magazines such as Knack Weekend and Elle kick-started her passion for lifestyle. She learnt the tricks of the trade as a journalist at VENUEZ – a platform for hospitality professionals- covering everything hot and happening in the Belgian hospitality scene. After a few years she was ready for a new challenge and she went on to work as PR manager at heavy-weights such as Wunderman Thompson.
Here at MMBSY, Lieselot works her magic on our lifestyle and food clients. Coming up with delicious strategies, finger licking good ideas and whipping up plannings, all while keeping her zen. Lieselot never met a deadline she didn’t love. She checks things off her list faster than a speeding bullet. And we love you for it, Lieselot!
If PR is Lieselot’s passion, food is her religion. Need any tips on where to eat in town? This foodie is your go-to girl. We heard a rumour that she personally keeps every restaurant in Antwerp in business. And with a boyfriend who used to be one of the best bartenders in the world, she struck gold. They even have their own apero room at home. Cheers to that!
Still studying, but also working? Yes, she can. Eva combined her last year of school with a job as PR coordinator at Marie Jo. Working as an influencer marketeer during summer ignited the flame, which led to a permanent job at Van de Velde and later on at Yves Rocher. With her experience in two different PR worlds, fashion and beauty, Eva is undoubtedly an asset to our team. Oh yes, Eva masters a hands-on attitude with a knack for beauty. Did you know she’s learning how to make her own natural skincare?
While growing up in West Flanders, Eva chose the charming city of Ghent as the city where she would study. Little did she know that she’d fall in love with the city and never want to leave. Her second home? Amsterdam! She has lived in the canal-side city for half a year and already knows her way around. Local tour guide, check! Fun fact: Eva was a dog person when she was little, but did everything in her power to own a cat. Nowadays she is a real cat momma to Puk. When he first arrived, she even fed him with a bottle, just like a baby!
Grey? She’s never heard of it. For Eva it’s either black or white. Nothing in between. If something doesn’t move her, she won’t even bother to try it. But if something sparkles her interest, she will go for it, in full force. Travelling the globe and exploring the most wonderful things in life, many people have asked her the same question: Are you abroad… again?! As a real go-getter, she works for what she wants, makes it happen and doesn’t let anyone stop her.
With a background in Communication Management and influencer marketing, Magalie knows a good campaign when she sees one - or creates one - under the competent wings of our PR Lifestyle team. As a true people pleaser, she’ll go out of her way to get the job done, from prepping behind-the-scenes to pampering her press contacts, all while pulling out transparent statistics on campaigns, analyzing what worked - and what didn’t.
Did you know Magalie already had her eye on MMBSY when she was still in school, already applying for an internship in her second year? Now that’s what we call persistence!
Oh, and if you’re ever in need for some stylish carafes, cute retro chairs or funky vases, make sure to check out ‘Magasin’ - magasin finds on IG - Magalie’s vintage interior project that got a little bit out of hand. We guess that’s what happens when your mum takes you vintage hunting as a kid…
Dead serious when it comes to food, Magalie takes great pride in conducting a comparative tasting study of all things croquette: from crunchy cheese croquettes tot delicate shrimp croquettes, she’ll carefully dissect, savor and judge every sample on its texture, freshness and bite. Bonus points go to fried parsley garnish and odd shapes. It’s a true lifework, we know, but someone’s gotta do it!
“I’ll have the croquettes, thank you” – M. Dierckx on every menu, ever.
Being the boss lady of the beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog Five More Minutes (fivemoreminutes.be) , she’s a true insider who thinks like an influencer, getting all the tricks of the trade at first hand.
Needless to say that reaching out to fellow influencers is peanuts for this lovely lady!
Carpool karaoke guilty pleasure: Girls just wanna have fun, with a side of glitter make-up on weekends.
Say hi to our lovely Lauren, whose glass is always half full. Like!
This born optimist-slash-organizer loves to grab life by the - ehm - hand, with the talent to always spot the good side of things.
Analyze this: Lauren’s analytic skills are pretty impressive, thanks to a Bachelor of Communications Studies and Master in Strategic Communication. She topped it off with a year at the Belgian Advertising School. Oh, did we mention her six months of Erasmus exchange in Copenhague?
Like we said, this one sure knows where to find the gøød stuff!
At MMBSY, our social gal will gladly follow up on our accounts and sprinkle them with her PR magic, while whipping out her writing skills with some spot-on newsletters. Needless to say she never says no to some good ol’ researching and crystal clear reporting.
Fun fact: chaos is not in Lauren’s work dictionary, and she will not sleep until her flat is all clear of any clutter. But be warned: thou shall not open her closets, or else…
If you see Lauren, you see stripes: from little darling ones on her socks to an impressive collection of stripy tees. Combined with her signature fringe and love for black, this stylish minimalist knows how to speak fashion.
Daily eater of hummus with carrots and eager shaker of booties, in no particular order. Dance-off, anyone?
Dubious superpower: stumbling over her own feet. This Queen of Clumsytown managed to fall off so many stairs and bikes, that she lost count.
So please please, pretty please, do not ever shout ‘break a leg’ to Lauren, because she most likely will.
Meet Leen, a sucker for inspiring storytelling. Globetrotting runs in her family, which made travelling the world indulging in the quirkiest stories a walk in the park.
With her endless enthusiasm - and patience, a great combo - she loves to flap her social butterfly wings like no one can. Eager as a kid in a candy store, but with a solid background in communication, she juggles with words like there’s no tomorrow.
No surprises there, given her professional history of (copy)writing for communication agencies and the Antwerp student platform STAN, but also her expertise as project manager for Push To Talk.
Give her a pen, a concise briefing and some key words and out comes some spot-on copy.
From original thematic newsletters, pitch mails or social copy to a tightly timed press release or an in-depth interview, this chatterbox loves to find the exact right angle for the right medium here at MMBSY. Empathic is her middle name, a great asset when listening to customers & colleagues!
But she’ll be equally happy to team up with our PR-managers, prepping for events, making sure to stay calm in a prelaunch whirlwind of ‘Where’s this?’ and ‘Omg, did we make sure to send an invite to that person?’. People pleaser by nature, she gets her kicks out of a good brainstorm.
If Leen would be an animal, she’d be an octopus. With 16 arms and - most likely - on high heels.
Who else can juggle a fulltime job, a family, three chickens, a community veggie garden, steering and choreographing for High Heels Antwerp - a dance community that empowers women - and staying up to date when it comes to where to find the cool kids and latest swanky coffee shops?
Oh, did we mention Leen once left for Australia for three months, which turned out into a three-year travel rollercoaster down under, including New Zealand and a communication job for a green start-up in Holland? To make up for all these airmiles, Leen has been a pescatarian since she was sixteen. Committed, much?
With a Master in Economics in her pocket, Inge learned the tricks of the consulting and auditing trade at Deloitte some 13 years ago. Figuring out how a company works makes her heart skip a beat, focusing on opportunities by using her creativity to find solutions get her brain all buzzing.
See, according to Inge, Excel is the answer to many questions in life. Oh, how she loves those dancing numbers, complex calculations and smart shortcuts!
Pretty sure that analytical mind of hers got fed big time when working at Sanoma Belgium, being surrounded by creatives and magazine makers, strengthening her love for small and medium enterprises – and making her a sucker for all things home decoration, that too. Working in finance and HR, Inge quickly made herself invaluable to the company, making sure to take away the worries, so managers could fully focus on their business.
And those tons of experience paid off, leading her straight to the lovely ladies of MMBSY!
As a multitasking octopus, Inge gladly plunges into all things finance, improving the cashflow, all while simultaneously cleaning up and optimizing the back office, just to name something. How about HR matters, from searching out inspiring trainings for our team to keeping an eye on the payroll? Keep calm and carry on, cuz’ Inge’s got this – and probably has got some time left to do something else, too.
Friends suspect Inge has a clone, or at least a secret twin sister. How else can she manage her job, her family, enduring a massive home renovation - super organized Pinterest mood boards, anyone? - and still find time to go shopping for ‘just one more’ pair of shoes, to go for a run, a bike ride or a family outdoor camping trip on top of her jeep? Some people…
Fun fact: when she was dating her husband at the time, he told her that he’d only marry her if she ran the ‘Brussels 20 km’, not thinking she would actually do it. Enter Inge’s drive. She went straight for the win, ending up with a ring around her finger, a proud hubby and two great kids along the way.
Did we say she just loves, loves, loooves a challenge?
“Let’s get this sh** done!” – Inge, on every challenge ever.
Always up-to-date with what’s happening in the world, our somewhat shy, but oh so lovely hard worker goes bananas over a good planning, structure and lists, many, many lists. No wonder, since her legendary drive seems to run in the family, with a shout out to grandpa Vermeylen!
Gaya can call herself a Master in History - how cool is that? - with an extra degree in Communication Management to top it all off. Add a successful internship with LolaLiza, and the rest is history!
With her eagle eye view, Gaya has an eye for detail, making sure to always choose her words wisely when emailing and dealing with customers, influencers and other celebrities, getting to know them and their flow better with every chat she has. She’s supporting the Lifestyle team wherever she can.
Not being known for being a super early bird, Gaya still jumps out of bed every Saturday morning to teach kids dance lessons in her hometown Mechelen - the only town if you ask her. Tiptoeing around on point shoes since she was five, our little dancer still puts in a cheeky pirouette whenever she can. In a dress of course, preferably with matching earrings. And watching a new series on Netflix or scoring seats for the latest performance of the Ballet of Flanders? Same, same.
“We might need a list for this” – G. Vermeylen
Don’t let her calm appearance fool you: this natural born word lover with a strong background in Journalism and PR is bound to hit that journalist’s sweet spot, providing them with to-the-point pitches, witty themed newsletters and much, much more.
Having been on the other end, interviewing away - human interest is her go-to style - Rani has a talent for spotting straight away which content works and which doesn’t. Credibility is her credo, fashion her religion. Na-ah, you ain’t fooling this lovely lady with some hot air!
Cute fact: she still pinches herself in disbelief sometimes, realizing she actually really, truly, works in the world of PR fashion now, connecting with some pretty cool brands and building up a strong relation with the people behind it – not to mention her awesome team, but we didn’t say that.
With a knack for all things unusual and fashionable, Rani’s closet does not look like anyone else’s… a blouse with a skeleton print, crazy colors, odd little details and literally anything asymmetrical, Rani wants it.
Slightly neurotic when it comes to triple checking whether doors are locked or ticking off to-do lists, you can be sure Rani gets the job done, no matter what.
Friends love her for her loyalty, sincerity and wittiness, while her two dogs - a pocket-sized shitzu and a big, friendly Belgian shepherd – live for her cuddles.
“If it’s weird, she’ll most certainly buy it” - Rani’s mom
With a degree in Journalism, Martyna can tell stories without a doubt. She trained her conceptual mind during her time as editor-in-chief at Culinaire Ambiance, but felt like she needed some more creativity on the job. Pretty sure that she’ll find that within our content team.
Did you know Martyna was born in Poland? Not only does she like to travel to her motherland, she also took a sabbatical to travel when she graduated high school to find out what she really wanted in life. Turns out, her purpose is creating wonderful content.
When she’s not being creative at the office, Martyna likes to get creative in the kitchen. Especially with veggie meals. Although she deliberately doesn’t practice any sports, she really enjoys long walks around her hometown Antwerp.
Considering Martyna regularly watches crime documentaries about the most tremendous serial killers, you might think she was planning to become one too. But instead she became our serial content killer. Much better, isn’t it?
Born and raised in the West of Flanders, the heart of this petite little globe trotter still skips a beat when strolling through the streets of Paris. Oh, that notorious elegance of the française, the endless people-watching and drooling over the outfits in the shop windows of Le Bon Marché while sipping a café… Life’s good when you’re an exchange student! Though getting a job offer at MMBSY after a successful internship is not bad either.
Karen is our down-to-earth, soft spoken content lover, but make no mistake, this one’s got some serious drive, not to mention a Master of Arts in Multilingual Communication in her pocket and a pretty solid range of French tongue twisters that make you go ooh-la-la!
Digital savvy is her superpower, with all things social media running through her blood, always being the first to know about the newest feature on Instagram - or the latest hotspot in the city. Don’t we all need a Karen in our lives?
In our content team, Karen’s happily supporting our content managers with following up on customers, content plannings, but also assisting at shoots, to name just a few things.
She can be spotted marveling at the skills of good developers and IT workers, all while setting up ads and email marketing campaigns, updating WordPress and making sure the sites of our customers are always spic and span. Oh, you should also ask her about her vision on the digital future of fashion, and she’ll dazzle you with custom-made apps, the endless advantages of online clothes fittings and sustainability. Mark our words: the future is Karen!
Chaotically organized with a weakness of all things fashion, this committed vegetarian and collector of pretty little pics loves to stroll in the city and watch the world go by. When she’s not dancing, painting or sewing with her nana, Karen might be seen hunting for another pair of her favorite kicks: Converse All Stars, the seventies Chuck Tailor high model. Just to keep the other ones - the ones with sparkles, the plain ones, the limited edition ones… - some company, really!
With a background in Arts and Communication Management, having worked for BOZAR as an intern, and later for whoppers such as production company Hamlet, communication agency Head Office and Klara Festival, Oona sure does know her way around fine art expositions, edgy commercial movies and much, much more.
Spotter of stories and enthusiastic pitcher of ideas, preferably with a bit of an unexpected twist to them.
Likes herself some fun copy that makes her smile and that is gloriously unapologetic, with a special shout-out to brands that don’t take themselves too seriously.
From whipping up web copy to writing out video scripts and spot-on pins, Oona does it all with a smile.
Born curious, she’ll read up on any topic, while diving in and zooming out again to see the bigger picture and all the tiny details. A big asset when looking for the right angle in a story!
Loves adventure brands like she loves adventure. No wonder, since Oona gets her kicks from catching a good wave, surfing up a storm in both sunny Portugal and our fickle North Sea. It’s the full focus and total surrender to the ocean that makes her surfer’s heart skip a beat, describing surfing as ‘poetic’.
When it comes to fashion, Oona’s aspiring to get her hands on that ultimate seventies statement piece: an afghan coat like Penny Lane in Almost Famous. She calls it ‘the essence of cool’. And let’s be honest: when your mom owns a fashion boutique in Brussels, where personality is key, we trust your judgement, Oona!
Passionate about cooking, with a talent to mess up the kitchen. Not that it matters to her ever-willing tasting panel, because they get treated to delicious little ‘projects’ - as her mom likes to describe them - like fresh handmade pasta, or some tasty Lebanese sharing dishes.
“There’s a story to pretty much everything, you just need to figure out how to tell it” • O. Van Cauwelaert
The brain of this graphic designer is always oozing with ideas and that perpetual go-to question ‘how can I make this look pretty?’.
Also, our creative Kim speaks fashion. Big time. Not like Dory speaks whale, but we’re talking truly, high end fashion here. Like having worked for Capara, for example, taking care of their communication and graphic design.
And seriously, who else can say they designed textile prints, and actually own a piece of design clothing, made by… you? Kim can.
At MMBSY, she works her magazine magic, swiftly turning any input from briefings, presentations and pitches into a stunning lay-out.
Happiest when thriving in a warm team, she got lucky with us, and the feeling is mutual!
Very visual by nature, Kim bows for good design. Both in graphic design as in clothes, preferably pieces with a bit of an edge to it, and a knack for originality. With a big ‘yes’ to secondhand, but a ‘hell, no’ to high street shopping. Paying tribute to evergreens like Martin Margiela or Dries Van Noten comes naturally to her, also in her closet.
Never says no to a fab statement shoe, or a splash of colour.
She’s honest to the bone, and a bit of a nutty professor. When she’s not browsing little art galleries and museums in Antwerp or Paris, Kim likes to feed her brain with podcasts and facts. From listening to economy buffs on NPR to cutting-edge content on Radiotopia, Kim will gladly devour it!
‘I’m that nerdy chick’ • K. Thissen
Her career in PR started at Tommy Hilfiger Europe where, at only 23 years old, she set up the PR network spanning 14 countries which made her air miles go through the roof as she was always traveling to another fashionable city representing the TH brand. Her work was noticed by her colleagues in New York and she was offered a job at the New York offices which of course Lyddia happily accepted. Working for the American fashion mogul gave her the opportunity to work with an incredible roster of A-list celebrities (no name dropping, but you can always ask ;-)).
She worked for high end fashion and luxury brands as well as in the art, gaming, beauty and hospitality industry with the launch and opening of W Amsterdam Hotel as one of her biggest flexes in the Netherlands.
After a short stint at couture house Viktor & Rolf, Lyddia took her fashion experience to the sports industry and launched numerous products with the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Helena Christensen et al. The icing on the cake? Leading the international launch of CrossFit Reebok. So if you see a CrossFit box somewhere in your city: she had something to do with it.
Eager to learn but also very passionate about teaching the next generation of PR mavens the tricks of the trade.
Passionate about music, anything fashion, and dancing, be it in class or a club: it’s her natural habitat. She can’t wait to hit the dance floor with her newest business partner Myra. Want to make her smile: bring her something delicious to eat.
With a solid background in communication, a Master after Master in Fashion Management at the Polimoda in Florence and an internship at Natan, Myra knows (high end) fashion when she sees it. Working with demanding luxury brands taught her a love of great storytelling, quality and critical thinking.
Being half Italian and half Polish, no need to say family parties are always memorable at casa Nurski! Absolutely loves: a damn fine watch, shopping with her two kids – mini fashionistas in the make - and going dancing.
Oh, and if you want to know her secret dance move, you should ask her twin brother.
Mie knows magazines from the inside out, and can still be in awe to see a killer idea bloom into great content, closely monitoring every step along the production process.
Storytelling runs through her blood, as does keeping a close relation to her wide network of press connections.
Treats her brands like babies, making sure they can grow, until they’re strong enough to shine brightly.
Loves a good run at dawn, losing herself in her upbeat playlist (and belting out loud the chorus - oops).
Soul lady pur sang, thanks to a music-loving dad with a guitar, a piano and a weak spot for Otis Redding and good ol’ Elvis.
Cuddler of two daughters, a husband and dearest dog John, a spirited cocker who loves campervan trips to Norway and who is a full member of the family.