Maarten Spaans has been working at De Issuemakers since 2011. He studied Political Science (BSc) and International Relations (MSc) at the University of Amsterdam, the city he happily calls his home. Maarten has a very broad interest in societal developments, politics and media, which is why we often call him a ‘news junkie’. Maarten believes that communicating authentic and newsworthy messages can lead to societal change. One of his tasks at De Issuemakers is to draft such messages in smart and effective ways. Maarten advises a variety of De Issuemakers’ clients, including Facebook and Women Inc., on public relations, (crisis-) communication, media strategies and media monitoring. Moreover, Maarten is involved in multiple public affairs projects.