Last week already wrapped up our last session of the Coopr Academy – once again proof of how time flies! Five weeks ago, we set foot into the Candid office for the first time, not knowing what to expect from the sessions ahead of us or who we would be working for on the PR case. I remember the nervous faces in session one when we were about to find out who the client would be, then excitedly listening to Ivette from Madurodam’s marketing team sharing the challenge with us: “Show people that Madurodam is more than just miniature.” Challenge accepted! So, for the following weeks, the ten participants of the Coopr Academy worked on a case in two teams, both supported by one of Coopr’s PR experts. The team of Group 1 had the pleasure of working with Anouk, while the team of Group 2 was supported by Lotte. The weekly sessions guided us along the way to in the end come up with a complete, well-thought-through PR strategy to solve the challenge set to us by Madurodam. We learned about insights and strategy, corporate communication, brand PR, influencer marketing, and how to best use our creativity for brainstorming and the pitch. Sounds like quite a lot, right? We can with certainty say that the range of practical knowledge we gained within those five short weeks was nothing we could have learned at university within the same time. But what did the teams come up with in the end? Was it enough to convince the critical jury of their creative ideas? And did all the hard work in the end finally pay off?Continue reading
22 February 2022
Last week, on February 17th, ten students from Erasmus University Rotterdam kicked of their exciting adventure during the first session of the Coopr Academy.
Right before storm Eunice hit, the first session commenced, including fantastic company, a delightful meal, and the introduction of this year’s interesting client.
The Coopr Academy practical honours programme provides 12 selected IBCoM and Master Media students from Erasmus University Rotterdam the opportunity to partake in eight interactive public relations-based masterclasses with specialists from Coopr, an agency at the forefront of the PR operations in the Benelux area. These sessions promise to give us invaluable insights into the workings of a state-of-the-art PR, social media, and digital communications agency. Furthermore, what’s exciting is that this programme culminates in the students pitching campaign ideas to a jury of clients. Two years ago, students pitched ideas to MTV, last year it was Warsteiner Beer, and this time it’s Lexa.nl, the most popular dating site in The Netherlands! But more on that later.Continue reading