About

Hi, I'm David - an independant Creative Strategist with a hybrid background in the social media, digital, creative and media distribution landscape. I help brands connect with the world around them by merging strategy, creativity and content. Ultimately, I hope to shape a better tomorrow by assisting brands in driving a positive impact on society.

From my very first computer games in the late 80's & early 90's (here's to you Alley Cat, Carmen Sandiego and Space Quest), I have been drawn to all things tech- and digital. And now, for over 10 years, I have made it my professional calling to merge 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.

As a strategist, I am often tasked with interpreting creativity from 'dreaming' to 'doing'... which is basically, being asked to be both the visionary and realistic guy in the room - while delivering on desired results, of course. That's how I prefer it. And what truly drives me, is the pursuit of working with talented minds on forward thinking projects for courageous brands.

I have an international background, currently working out of Brussels, Belgium - with clients primarily across central and northern europe, and a majority of projects in Copenhagen, Denmark.

10

Years of experience

100+

Brands collaborated with

9

Top industry awards contributed to

Work

I have had the privilege of working with great individuals for a wide range of clients - from aspiring startups to global industry leaders. Every situation and project has been unique, but a common thread throughout my career has been the ability to translate trends and mechanics in the world around us and the digital platforms we use, into content that truly resonates with audiences.

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

Being a hybrid in the communication and advertising space often means taking on a variety of tasks. I have been part of the management team at an agency, managed specialist teams, created digital and social media strategies, done keynote speeches, held workshops, done trend-, audience and market analysis, prepared internal briefs for creatives, co-created content, handled online communities, initiated influencer marketing strategies, project managed campaigns, and much more.

If you are interested in learning more about specific work I have done - or exploring how we might be able to work together - please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm really good at buying coffee, if we're in the same neighbourhood... or we can talk online. Whatever works for you.

Services

You might be on the lookout for an inspirational educator or speaker - or maybe you need someone who understands how important it is to have all internal stakeholders aboard that new social media or digital strategy... and, someone who can build - or rebuild - that strategy from scratch. Once in a while, you might just need that extra freelance mind to co-create or lead teams through a campaign or pitch proces.

I have highlighted key offerings and collaboration examples below, but whatever you need - let's talk! No strings attached. I might be the person you're looking for!

Inspiration

Keynote & public speaking
Workshops
Educational training
Pitch & campaign sparring

Strategy

Social Media & digital strategy
Creative strategy
Production & distribution strategy
Influencer marketing Strategy

Operations

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

Pricing

Fees should always be transparent and fair. The prices below give an indication of current hourly and daily rates with coinciding project/task examples. When working on ongoing projects, a discounted retainer fee is usually agreed - or prepaid for recurring consultancy needs. For projects with set fees and possible unexpected iterations or other similar add-ons, a pricing structure is agreed in advance.

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

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

  • dl@davidledstrup.dk
  • (+45) 5385 5356
  • Avenue Bergmann 213, 5th floor (left), 1050, Ixelles - Brussels, Belgium

© David Juul Ledstrup 2020
Photo credit: Lasse Vestergaard