Blogger for De Volkskrant

This week I will be blogging for the Dutch daily De Volkskrant. They asked me because of the launch of iens recepten off which I am co-founder. In a way this is curious: they ask people who are ‘ in the news’ to blog a week. This blog will be input for an item in their Saturday-edition (print). So: they are asking people who are rather busy because of the things that are happening to blog on a daily basis. Not the best time for such an effort ;-) But nice to do nonetheless!

Hans Hillen in PitchTalk


Coming Tuesday (January 8th) Ronnie Overgoor and me will have Hans Hillen in PitchTalk (our weekly TV-talk on Het Gesprek). Hans is chairman of the Dutch Center for Brand and Communication and member of the Senate (Dutch Parliament). We will (try to) discuss the current status on restrictions on commercial communications that were brought up in 2007 and without a doubt will also show up in 2008. Advertising targeted at children should be banned. Commercials for loans, gambling games and paid phone lines (read: sex) should be banned… And so on. Whatever happened to Freedom of Commercial Speech? We will discuss this with Hans Hillen. I hope you will watch and please deliver input before coming Tuesday!