About

Hi, I'm David! I'm an independant/freelance creative strategist and social media specialist, with a hybrid background in the digital, social, creative and paid media landscape. I help brands and agencies reach and resonate with audiences by defining and connecting the dots between strategy, creativity, content and distribution. In the bigger picture, I aim to encourage brands to create a positive and lasting impact on society.

From my very first computer games in the late 80's & early 90's (here's to you Alley Cat, Space Quest and *ahem* Leisure Suit Larry), I've been drawn to all things tech- and digital. Along the way, I made it my professional calling to connect people and brands through tech, connectivity and creativity. I collaborate with top-tier agencies and leading global brands - but am equally thrilled when I get the opportunity to work with start-ups, fellow independants and emerging businesses. What truly drives me, is the pursuit of working with talented minds on forward thinking projects for courageous brands.

As a Creative Strategist, I'm tasked with being able to identify and understand business goals as well as being able to co-create concepts and campaigns to get us there. I'm the person who helps connect logic and magic. The person who walks dreamers and do'ers down the isle! Ok... too much? You get it. I help brands and agencies bridge the gap between creativity, media and content... and ultimately, optimise business outcomes.

10+

Years of experience

100+

Brands collaborated with

15+

Global industry award contributions

Work

I've had the privilege of working with many talented individuals for a wide range of clients - from aspiring startups to global industry leaders. Every situation and project has been unique, but a defining trait throughout my career has been the ability to translate trends and mechanics in the world around us (and the social/digital platforms we use), into best in class creative content.

Being a hybrid in the communication and advertising space often means taking on a variety of tasks. I've been part of the management team at a creative and media agency, taken lead on pitch processes (on both agency and client sides), spear-headed specialist teams, produced digital and social media strategies, held keynote speeches and workshops, done trend-, audience and market analysis, optimised internal briefs between creatives and media agencies, produced content, managed online communities, initiated influencer marketing strategies, managed campaigns from A-Z, and everything in between...


A few brands are highlighted below, but I've been honoured to work with over 100 brands across industries such as (but not limited to) tech, finance, pharma, automotive, media, fashion, toys, entertainment, food and beverage - as well as NGO's, labor unions and both national and global government institutions.

If you're interested in learning more about specific work I've done, or exploring how we might be able to work together, please don't hesitate to reach out. I would love to sit down with you over a cup of coffee if we're in the same neighbourhood... or we can meet online... or write old-school emails to each other. Whatever works for you.

Services

You might be looking for someone who can build - or rebuild - your companies' social media and/or digital strategy. Or you might need that extra freelance mind who can co-create and/or lead teams through a campaign- or pitch proces. Perhaps you're looking for an inspirational speaker or educator who can navigate trends, strategy, content and distribution on social media? I have highlighted a few key offerings and collaboration examples below - but whatever you need, let's talk... no strings attached!

Inspiration

Keynote & public speaking
Workshops
Educational training
Pitch & campaign sparring

Strategy

Social media & content strategy
Creative strategy
Production & distribution strategy
Influencer marketing Strategy

Operations

Freelance consulting
Campaign & project management
Team management
Content & production optimisation

Pricing

The prices below give an indication of hourly and daily rates with coinciding project/task examples. However, for most projects, a set fee is agreed in advance in order to safely manage budgets and allow maximum transparency. When working on ongoing projects, a discounted retainer fee is usually agreed - or prepaid for recurring consultancy needs.

Hourly Rate

165 DKK 1.250
  • Freelance consulting
  • Educational training
  • Content audits
  • Content production

Daily Rate

1000 DKK 7.500
  • Keynote & public speaking
  • Workshops & education
  • Strategy production
  • Pitch & campaign sparring

Contact

Send me an e-mail, give me a call or reach out on social media. Whatever works for you. I currently work out of Belgium, but handle projects throughout Northern and Central Europe - with the majority of my current clients based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

© David Juul Ledstrup 2021