Nameshapers – Social media supporters

Nameshapers (social media supporters since 2010) supports companies, not for profits and individuals with bridging the gap between the offline and online. Bringing a background as trainers they give many interactive workshops and one-to-one coaching. For advice about social media strategy, sticky PR campaigns and building impact with events you can also pose your challenge.

At Nameshapers we believe in helping others in a sustainable way. Preferably we collaborate with clients to teach them how to get the maximum result out of using social media. Nameshapers supports exactly where it’s needed: from writing strategies and brainstorming about a creative content calendar up to answering tweets when the tide is high.


We give workshops that make you smarter. Under our guidance you will actively explore social media. We can handle groups from 8 to 88 participants and provide individual coaching.

Lesson to be learned? We can help.


We help you to tell your story online. An example of a consulting trajectory? After a first intake meeting we will provide an analysis, go into brainstorm mode and write a fitting strategy. You can act upon this straight away because we focus on practical plans.

Time to talk? Let us know.


Whether it’s an online communications strategy or handling all the tweets during your event: we are there for you. We can help you to generate more impact with your event. Online and offline.

Reach better results? We know how.

Our clients

These are some of the social media clients we love to work with. On the page with all clients you can find more (in Dutch).

Menno Visser

“Nameshapers are able to enthusiate people to embrace new ways of communicating without any fears. With a personal approach in executing the workshop they boosted the Nederland Cares team’s self esteem to think outside existing patterns and welcome new possibilities. Bringing extensive knowledge gave the workshop an extra dimension and kickstarted the discussion about the usage of new media.”

Menno VisserCEO Nederland Cares
Laetitia Ouillet

“We invited Nameshapers to host a workshop during our most recent team event in Barcelona. The team thrives on virtual contact as we have no office and interact entirely via the web. The guys spent an entire afternoon with us and managed to keep everyone interested and going. We now use Twitter and Yammer much more efficiently. Even the most social media resistant have been seen posting the occasional tweet.”

Laetitia OuilletManaging Director SQ Consult
Hans Steenbergen

“The guys from Nameshapers are fantastic young, intelligent and friendly ‘teachers’ who will take you on a practical journey into digital possibilities. If you want to know something about social media, don’t look any further. These guys rock.”

Hans SteenbergenTrendwatcher, Editor in Chief Food Inspiration Magazine
Rosan Hollak

“Don’t run away from new friends and other ways to connect on the internet. Nameshapers will make you discover the world of social media in no time. Their courses are practical and informative at the same time.”

Rosan HollakJournalist Media, NRC Handelsblad
Marianne Brouwer

“Due to Oliver’s enthusiastic guidance and creating a LinkedIn account together, I am now fully convinced of the benefits using social media has. Thanks for the inspiration!”

Marianne BrouwerCustomer Service Coordinator Export, Vrumona / Heineken
Dewi Cleonise

@Nameshapers: Thanks for the inspiring session!

Dewi CleoniseOnline marketeer, Bouwinvest
Tomas Gurvicius

“Oliver is very knowledgeable and experienced in his field, he has a great sense of what a customer needs and how to project those needs in the best possible way. Oliver’s innovative approach provides many advantages and his authentic personality makes him a great person to work with!”

Tomas GurviciusEntrepreneur & Researcher

Our blog posts

Sometimes we write about social media things that interest us. Here you can find all our articles and news in a mix of English and Dutch.

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About Nameshapers

Nameshapers provides social media support right from the canals in Amsterdam. In close collaboration with selected partners we crave to tell stories from and with love brands.

Oliver de Leeuw

Oliver de Leeuw

Managing Director

Oliver (Amsterdam, 1984) studied Policy, Communication and Organizational sciences at the VU University of Amsterdam. During his Master’s in Business Administration he founded a training company by and for students. He is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who’s always busy to help others in understanding the usage of social media - and its implementation.

Oliver is also active within TEDxAmsterdam. He was the editor-in-chief for 2 years and managed the social media from strategy to execution. He now is responsible for all live online reporting during this inspirational event.

Klara Weygand

Klara Weygand

Superstar Engagment Intern

Klara Weygand is our intern focused on engagement. For several clients she is working on interaction with the community. After realising her career as a figure skater will not hold true, she became a Baccalaureate of Journalism.

Since young age she received awards and honors for her journalistic works and is therefore already quite experienced with working in media (PR, social media, journalism). She continued to pursue her academic development by studying Premaster Media, Culture & Society at Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

What’s your story?

We love to hear from you. The first cup of Joe is on us!


+31628137743 (Oliver)

Let’s have a coffee in Amsterdam!