No MMBSY without sharp ambassadors

Say hi to our team!

Our ambassadors are like a box of chocolate; great taste and style and with that soft crunch to get you asking for more.

Mats Dierckx

Showroom manager

“Do you want a piece of me?” said no one ever, at work. Except for our mighty Mats.
Name any piece in our showroom, and Mats will know exactly where it’s from, how to wear it and how to give it the stage space it deserves.

This charming fashion lover goes out of his way to make stylists feel at home in our MMBSY showroom. He knows our brands like the back of his pocket, and goes all bananas when he can get his hands on styling, mixing and matching. Proactively calling a stylist upfront, giving them the heads-up on the latest goodies? Yup, as the saying goes: matching the right piece with the right person makes Mats a very happy man.

And since time is money, Mats prides himself on that swift service. A good briefing and a swing from his organizational wand is all it takes to create the perfect look with our brands.
A stylist’s dream? You betcha!

Dorothee Marcus

PR Manager

Dorothee speaks fashion fluently. Having a background in communication sure does help, and so does having a knack for Belgian brands!

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 dog…

Dorien Van Der Brempt

PR Manager

Seasoned and stylish, now that’s what we call a killer combo!
Dorien’s been part of the team since forever, making her our go-to reference for all things PR and fashion. Kind-hearted and thorough, she makes our customers feel at home as from day one.
Having studied communications, with an internship in – we kid you not - Paris, Dorien is a true woman of the world. Looking for beauty wherever she goes, always perfecting until it just feels right.
Lover of mixing images and words, kick-ass mailings that will stick and cool collabs.
This girl got moves! Cheerleading, pole dancing, or swinging through her living room with her little boy, give Dorien a retro house beat and she’ll shake it!

Shana Kleynen

PR Manager

Meet our Miss Perfect: Shana!

When Shana is on to something, we can be sure she’ll nail it. Perfectionist, dutiful and with a great eye for detail, this lovely lady leaves nothing to chance and we love it!

Listening to her customers is key to her, and so is following up from a to z: from welcoming new accounts to getting in touch with stylists, sending out newsletters or visiting press events, Shana’s got it covered.
Enthusiastic team player and social bee.

Avid runner – hello, Ten Miles! – and amateur cook, always dressing her plates to perfection.

Fan of a particular red-haired singer who we were told not to mention… 🙂

Margo Van Raemdonck

PR Manager

All secret agents have exquisite taste, and so does this trend spotter and city chick. Our silent force, but don’t underestimate what lies beneath. With her nose for trends and an eye for detail, she knows all the ins before they’re even out there.

Margo knows her way around in the world of PR & magazines and is fluent in French after five years of working in Brussels. Ah oui!
Creative conceptual thinker at MMBSY, where she’s built up an impressive portfolio over the last seven years, always rethinking brands and their image until they’re just right.

Exotic by blood, being half-Indonesian, adventurous by nature. While the hipsters are sipping from their soy latte on Bali, Margo is already checking out under-the-radar hotspots with the locals.

Fan of revived eighties brands like Reebok, and with a hairdresser as a father, her Wonder Years were bound to be filled with big hairdo’s and neon track suits.

Might be caught singing to Eternal Flame, while packing her backpack for her next trip…

Laura Buydaert

PR Manager

Ladies and gentlemen, buckle up for an exciting ride, because this energy bomb is bound to take you on a flight to remember! With her quick wit and ravishing smile, this once ex-stewardess might’ve frequented private jets, but is far too down-to-earth to be easily star struck.

At MMBSY, she’s always on the lookout for edgy creators and passionate ambassadors, both on- and offline. Bold & beautiful and bound to make your brand buzz, always looking at it from the other angle.

Lover of underdogs, nineties b(r)ands, clever puns and whispering to her plant babies.

Carpool karaoke song: anything waking up her inner Spice Gir.l
#noshame

Karen Schellekens

PR Manager

Karen Schellekens
PR manager

Meet Karen, woman of the world and our lovely Lady of the Lists.

This mademoiselle started out her PR-career in Paris, working with big whoppers such as HP and planning fancy lifestyle events. Just your average Communication intern, right?

After the Paris internship, she started working at Lewis in Antwerp, where she worked her PR-magic on a range of different clients. Going from lifestyle, to IT and healthcare. Expanding her boundaries, she moved to Edelman in Brussels where she truly experienced the buzzing European bubble feel.

Here at MMBSY, Karen’s customers in lifestyle and food are bound to be blown away by her crazy organizing skills. As a dedicated PR manager, Karen is our go-to person to start up a project from scratch, monitoring the process as she goes.
She absolutely loves it when things go according to plan, from an on-point big reveal to a happy customer with a big grin on his face.

Oh, and those lists…
If there would be a list-making-contest, Karen would take home gold, hands down. She just looooves to jot down things to do, to see, and even to eat. Even more so when she can tick them off.
Weekly meal planner? Check. A top ten of Antwerp’s hippest food hotspots? You betcha.

Fan of all things food, this curious lil’ chef can be found in her kitchen, trying out the latest recipes of Rens Kroes or Steffi Vertriest. Ben & Jerry’s is her all-time guilty pleasure, but so is her yoga subscription.

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Marie Demaerel

Content Marketeer

First you see some crazy curls bobbing up and down, then you spot her signature glasses and finally you hear that unmistakable burst of lovely laughter…
Meet our Marie, a digikid pur sang, who’s bound to take your story to the next digital level.

Ridiculously tech savvy, curious, witty and knowing precisely where to find the exact right information before you can even say ‘google it’, this woman knows the world wide web from the inside out. Need a snappy video for social? Someone to steer your digital project or whip up an online magazine? Marie’s on it, assembling a team of experts, making sure your digital story gets told the way it should be. Always with a smile and most likely with a quirky brooch on her sweater.

Having studied at the Belgian Advertising School, Marie knows how to wow her customers. She was there to monitor the very first steps of the new website of women’s magazine Libelle, happily launching new online projects while sharpening her online storytelling skills.

Did you know even Marie’s cute basset dog Pretzel is a true kid of his generation? Suffering from some serious FOMO, this handsome fella - an impressive 1,37 m of pure love - never misses an opportunity to sniff out where the party’s at. Or the cuddles.

Fun fact: every night, Marie goes on a digital detox. No phones in her bedroom, just that good ol’ sport, the alarm clock. Didn’t see that one coming, did you?

Helena Vanleeuw

Social Media Manager

With a smartphone for a right hand, Helena sure knows how to get social.
Snapping pics before you can even say ‘hashtag’, creating jaw-droppingly cool Instagram posts and always swiftly swaying through the jungle of social media, on the lookout for anything exciting. (A bit like Jane, but way better dressed, though leopard prints have been making a comeback for a while now)

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.

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De Jongens

Strategic & creative consultants

Boy oh boy, aren’t we lucky?

Scooping in not only one, but TWO marketing and branding master minds!
Meet Dries Henau & Yuri Vandenbogaerde, also known as ‘de Jongens’ (the Boys).

These guys happily help businesses in retail, travel and hospitality with concepting, branding and hospitality & customer experience.

You might also know this duo as the wicked creators of Wasbar, a genius cross-over concept combining a launderette with a trendy eatery. Or ‘Chez Claire’, putting the éclair on the fancy food map, making you feel you’re wandering into a haute couture Parisian p’tite patisserie.

Being tried and tested in marketing and branding, Dries and Yuri know their stuff. Having worked in the world of magazines, media (Corelio, Think Media) and fashion, these guys have been around for a while, getting skilled in advertising, events and even running a modelling agency!

Originality is what floats their boat, and watching Dries & Yuri whipping up a new batch of crazy concepts, is like being inside Willy Wonka’s head, for real.

Oy yes, the boys are (back) in town!

What’s in a name?

Knowing Dries & Yuri as the founders of PR & influencer agency AMBSSY, we decided to join forces and expand our MMBSY family even more, instead of bickering over a similar company name. The result is an inspiring collab that will boost not only the brands of MMBSY and future brands to come, but also our creative and strategic vison, without a doubt.
Their creative and strategically oriented minds will strengthen the brands of MMBSY and future brands to come.

Myra Nurski

Managing Partner

Once running around from one jewelry store to another with a briefcase full of fancy diamonds, Myra’s now running that other gem, MMBSY, together with partner-in-crime Mie. Her diamond days might be over, but this fierce leading lady is only getting warmed up.

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 Van der Auwera

Managing Partner

MMBSY’s other half of the managing team and former leading lady of some of Belgium’s finest women’s magazines (Flair, Glamit, Libelle/Femmes d’Aujourd’hui), this creative bee can always be found buzzing around where the action is.

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.

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