GOUDA: GCI Group has beefed up its presence in The Netherlands by acquiring Van Dantzig & Lichtenveldt Group (VD&L).
GOUDA: GCI Group has beefed up its presence in The Netherlands by
acquiring Van Dantzig & Lichtenveldt Group (VD&L).
A top-10 Dutch agency, VD&L had fee income of dollars 2.1 million last
Combined with GCI Holland’s dollars 1.7 million operation, the
acquisition vaults GCI into the top five PR firms in the country.
The firm’s client stable includes Jaguar Nederland. Ed van Dantzig and
Thijs Stoffere will remain managing directors of the agency, which will
change its name to GCI/Van Dantzig & Lichtenveldt.
’Holland is a robust, dynamic market - it’s even larger than Italy or
Spain,’ said president/CEO Bob Feldman.
Recent figures from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce reveal more than 2,200
PR agencies in the nation, with estimated annual revenues of dollars 120
Over the past five years, the number of Dutch PR firms and freelancers
has grown 80%.