Nice to meet you, I’m Mark Fokkema
Thank you for visiting my personal website! My name is Mark Fokkema. I am a skillful Digital Marketing and Communication Specialist from the Netherlands with more than 7 years of experience in the field.
I am currently looking for a new exciting opportunity in Digital Marketing, Communication, or Social Media.
I am a highly motivated and ambitious person with the ability to work in a team or independently.
My key strengths are: proactive, creative, responsible, organized, international, and multitasker.
With the help of this website, I want to show some of my best qualities. Please feel free to look through my portfolio. If you have any questions or want to get in touch, please send me an email or connect with me on social media.
During my Communication Bachelor at NHL University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, I discovered my passion for Communication, Marketing, Community Management, Copywriting, and Graphic Design. I worked on a variety of projects for different organizations and clients during internships and school projects. This helped me to develop my practical skills.
One of the highlights during my Bachelor’s was studying abroad. I moved to Sweden, where I studied for a semester at Mid Sweden University in Sundsvall. This was a big step for me! It gave me the courage to develop my writing and graphic design skills. Besides that, I also learned a lot about cultures and languages.
After I finished my Bachelor’s in 2014, I returned to Sweden to study for a Master’s in Digital Media at Uppsala University, one of the top 100 universities in the world. This study allowed me to develop myself even more in the field of Digital Media and Communication.
Right after I graduated from Uppsala University in 2016, I started working at the fintech start-up iZettle in Stockholm. During this period of six months, I directed a team of Communication Specialists in different European markets and managed social media channels with over 500,000 followers. I was also responsible for managing the content calendar, and creating and distributing different types of textual and visual content. Besides that, I was also in charge of customer engagement and KPIs.
Shortly after my job at iZettle, I started working at Tobii Dynavox, another tech company in Stockholm. During more than 2,5 years, I’ve gained many practical skills in developing and executing social media strategies, managing social media channels with over 100,000 followers, managing websites, creating textual and visual content, customer engagement, analyzing data, and keeping track of KPIs.
After more than 2,5 fantastic years at Tobii Dynavox, I am ready for a new challenge! I am looking for a new exciting opportunity in Digital Marketing, Communication, or Social Media.
My Key Strengths
Effective communication is a vital tool in business. Communication is all about interaction. I use interaction to build strong and sustainable relationships with different stakeholders, externally and internally. Turning prospects into customers and fans is one of my most exciting challenges.
Writing is like solving a puzzle. Throughout the years, I have written many types of texts for a variety of target audiences, including businesses, non-profit organizations, governmental authorities, and youngsters. It is my goal to persuade, trigger curiosity, or simply inform the readers. I also have experience in writing SEO copy.
Like, share, and comment. Community management is much more than that! It includes tasks like creating effective strategies, managing the content calendar, creating textual and visual content, engaging with potential and loyal customers, and analyzing data. I’ve successfully managed several communities before, and am currently managing DeSims4.com, a community with over 500 visitors each day.
A brilliant design can make your business stand out from the crowd. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are my biggest friends. I can create appealing visuals for the web and print. This includes logos, banners, magazines, flyers, brochures, posters, and business cards. Besides that, I can also do photography and editing.
A. Reinders, Supervisor at BadkamerXXL:
“Mark really feels responsible for executing his tasks and therefore delivers quality material. The preparation, realisation and completion are executed down to the last detail. Mark knows how to work independently.”
A. Keeman, Supervisor at Electronic Arts Benelux:
“Mark was responsible for writing and editing news items, storytelling texts and promotional activities. Mark has eye for detail, works very accurately and has showed us that he has talent.”
D. Fredrikson, Creative Director at Tobii Dynavox:
“Mark has shown good engagement and apprehension in his tasks and has fulfilled his responsibilities to our satisfaction.”
Am I Your New Colleague?
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I am ready for a new challenge in Digital Marketing, Communication, or Social Media.
I would be happy to provide additional information via email, LinkedIn, or any other social media platform.