Stories can bring people together, or tear us apart. 

We choose to connect.

Through effective strategy and visual content we make distant realities feel close to home.

That’s how we strive to raise awareness on the issues of today, to move and activate audiences. Our stories come straight from the communities. We produce them with our local media professionals. They help us to challenge our perceptions, and find the human core behind every narrative.   

Is your NGO, brand or organisation creating positive impact?
Then we believe you are Makmende

hoogvlieger award

THE MAKMENDE SPIRIT | make the impossible possible

Global network

We don’t fly in crews if we don’t need to, because talent is everywhere.  

No boundaries

We produce in multiple countries simultaneously, and find stories in the most remote areas anywhere in the world.

Sustainable development is in our DNA

10 years of experience in the field gives us insight in the themes and topics at hand. 

PORTFOLIO | a selection of our work

ABOUT| locally produced content, globally spread.

Makmende is a media production company with a global reach.  We produce film and photography , but also design (online) media strategies and create concepts that help our clients reach audiences and enhance their social impact. We optimize our results to make sure the message triggers the right people. 

Sustainable development is in our DNA, for the past 10 years we’ve worked alongside NGOs, governments and businesses that strive for a better world. We’ve seen NGOs become brands and brands become advocates. Our strategists and media experts make that cross-over work, addressing the social responsibility of brands.

Do you have the Makmende spirit?

Curious to know what Makmende means? If you’re from Kenya you may know, it’s Swahili slang for a person attempting to do what seems to be impossible. The organizations and brands we partner with, all share some of that Makmende spirit.They’re challenging gender roles, improving access to finance and producing more sustainably. If their message spreads, amazing things can happen. We make sure their stories get told in a way that not only captivates, but also activates audiences.

Makmende is a media production company with a global reach.  We produce film and photography , but also design (online) media strategies and create concepts that help our clients reach audiences and enhance their social impact. We optimize our results to make sure the message triggers the right people. 

Sustainable development is in our DNA, for the past 10 years we’ve worked alongside NGOs, governments and businesses that strive for a better world. We’ve seen NGOs become brands and brands become advocates. Our strategists and media experts make that cross-over work, addressing the social responsibility of brands.

Do you have the Makmende spirit?

Curious to know what Makmende means? If you’re from Kenya you may know, it’s Swahili slang for a person attempting to do what seems to be impossible. The organizations and brands we partner with, all share some of that Makmende spirit. They’re challenging gender roles, improving access to finance and producing more sustainably. If their message spreads, amazing things can happen. We make sure their stories get told in a way that not only captivates, but also activates audiences.

CLIENTS | they are Makmende

HOW | talent is everywhere

How we do this? With lots of care, love AND the right people.
We are a network company, our core team of creatives, producers and strategists is based in Amsterdam. Working closely together with local professionals scattered around the globe, who have access to incredible stories and know how to produce them even in the most remote areas. This is an approach we strongly believe in and we have a long track record to prove its worth. We don’t fly in crews if we don’t need to, because talent is everywhere.

For each assignment we partner up with the best people for the job, who work alongside you and your team.

Check out our portfolio to see how that works out  >

CONTACT | drop us a line

Let us know if you’re working on something that could use a little of the Makmende spirit…

Nairobi

Parklands Road 25, Office 4
P.O. Box 36655 – 00200
Nairobi, Kenya
PIN NO: PO51374655I

 

Makmende Media BV

Amsterdam
Van Diemenstraat 160

1013 CN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 20 423 16 44
+31 (0) 20 221 91 56

Nairobi

Parklands Road 25, Office 4
P.O. Box 36655 – 00200
Nairobi, Kenya
PIN NO: PO513746551

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Are you feeling Makmende today? Send an open application to miesje@makmendemedia.com
We’re always on the lookout for new talent and open for traineeships.