Before forming Impress in 2005, Martijn spent nine years working for Silicon Valley's first PR agency for the semiconductor industry — Mathews & Clark Communications — and its successor agency, Positio Public Relations, where he managed the agency's day-to-day operations and client services. In 2006 Impress merged with San Francisco-based PR agency Elev8 Public Relations to combine resources and allow for continued growth. Martijn joined the mm (identity lab) team In August 2009.
Impress is an integrated B2B marketing communications agency focused on microelectronics, electronic materials, photovoltaics, fine chemicals and life sciences. With vast experience in high-tech marketing, public relations, corporate communications, journalism and publishing, Impress elevates the public profile of clients by creating focused messaging and by leveraging strong relationships with the media, analysts and other key industry influencers.
Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ with offices in San Francisco; Portland, OR; Providence, RI; and Manchester, UK—Impress also offers in-house PR services for China and Taiwan, and additional Asian support through strategic partners in Korea and Japan. Martijn is based in the Phoenix, AZ office.
Martijn has a degree in International Marketing & Management from Hanze Polytechnic University in Groningen, The Netherlands.