The Kennedys is a creative accelerator program that brings together young European creatives, with a diverse range of skills to work in our Amsterdam office for 8 months.

The Kennedys is a creative accelerator program that brings together young European creatives, with a diverse range of skills to work in our Amsterdam office for 8 months.

The Kennedys is an homage to the other great man whose name is on the door; the one with the slightly shaggier beard. An art director, sculptor, philanthropist, and general thought tinkerer.

David Kennedy forged one of the most amazing careers in advertising without giving a toss for the rules and conventions of the industry; driven solely by the pureness of an idea.

The Kennedys is its own agency within the agency. You’ll work on real assignments with real deadlines. Dedicated mentors will oversee your work, answer questions, help brainstorm ideas and propel you into glory.

You’ll refine your skills, create kick-ass campaigns in every medium, work as part of a team, and master the complicated process of developing effective creative work for clients.

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Become
a Kennedy

The Kennedys is its own agency within the agency. You’ll work on real assignments with real deadlines. Dedicated mentors will oversee your work, answer questions, help brainstorm ideas and propel you into glory.

You’ll refine your skills, create kick-ass campaigns in every medium, work as part of a team, and master the complicated process of developing effective creative work for clients.

The Kennedys is an homage to the other great man whose name is on the door; the one with the slightly shaggier beard. An art director, sculptor, philanthropist, and general thought tinkerer.

David Kennedy forged one of the most amazing careers in advertising without giving a toss for the rules and conventions of the industry; driven solely by the pureness of an idea.

The program

The Kennedys is its own agency within the agency. You’ll work on real assignments with real deadlines.

 Dedicated mentors will oversee your work, answer questions, help brainstorm ideas and propel you into glory. 

You’ll refine your skills, create kick-ass campaigns in every medium, work as part of a team, and master the complicated process of developing effective creative work for clients.

Why 'The Kennedys'?

The Kennedys is an homage to the other great man whose name is on the door; the one with the slightly shaggier beard.

An art director, sculptor, philanthropist, and general thought tinkerer. David Kennedy forged one of the most amazing careers in advertising without giving a toss for the rules and conventions of the industry; driven solely by the pureness of an idea.

Are you the perfect fit?

Can you write / design / film / photograph / animate / illustrate / code / paint / build / think / scheme / plot ?

Do you have a unique point of view and creative vision?

Do you have a valid EU passport (or appropriate Netherlands visa)?

Do you want to live in Amsterdam for free and get paid a liveable wage?

Do you want to pet the best dogs in the world?

Good.

WE NEED YOU = self-identified weirdos that just want to make things and put them out into the world and do it with cool brands along the way.

Work we're f*cking proud of

We’ve worked with big brands, small brands, NGOs, startups, musicians, you name it.

We’ve done strategy, branding, print, and puppet making…seriously.

And decks. Lots of decks.

The Mentors

The Kennedys are led and mentored by long time creative director Alvaro Sotomayor and executive producer Judd Caraway.

They have been on the Ks rollercoaster since the beginning and manage all day to day aspects of The Kennedys. Additional staff from the W+K Amsterdam pirate ship help support and mentor throughout the year.

The Kennedys

We’re incredibly proud of all the talented and inspiring people that have been in The Kennedys over the years. 

Once a Kennedys, always a Kennedy. 

The application is now open,
ready to join the crew?

The application is now closed
 but keep an eye out for the next one.

Work with
The Kennedys

You have a product, service, or idea that can make a difference in people’s lives. We already know that. But it’s aggravating as hell when you can’t explain why it’s so incredible to the people that need to hear it the most. Or even just to cut through all the bullsh*t to get your voice heard. 

That’s where The Kennedys come in. We’re a crew of creatives from all over Europe whose sole purpose is to make work we’re proud of for dope brands. Let us help you leave your mark on the world.

 

Brands we've worked with

Ready to work with us?

If you could rebrand / redesign / reinvent / rethink / restart / rebuild / restructure / reimagine / reconcept / reinvigorate / relaunch the EU, what would you make?
Examples

What would the passport and flag look like?
What does the anthem sound like?
Would it have its own music video?
What would the swag look like? The coffee mugs? The t-shirts?
What would the tagline be?
What content series would you make around it?
What would the launch party be like?
What posters would you put up on the streets?
What would the fashion line look like?

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