Positive Change Jury

Jessica Hartley

Brand Consultant, Creative PR, Netherlands

Jessica Hartley is one of Amsterdam’s leading Creative PRs. Many of the Netherlands’ greatest campaigns have touched her hands in one way or another. Currently she’s setting up a new agency – unnamed as of yet – which will focus on conscious impact - connecting the love of creativity and respect for craft to a deep commitment to working on projects with positive, sustainable effects.


Jess is known for launching campaigns like no other, having forged the PR strategy for numerous gold, Grand Prix and Black Pencil campaigns such as The Next Rembrandt and School for Justice. She has over 70 awards to her name.


She has deep roots in the creative industries, having spent more than two decades working across film, music videos, and advertising for brands and in the arts and culture. 


Originally from London, she’s been in Amsterdam since 2006 and speaks and writes Dutch. She’s a true champion of creativity – especially creativity from Amsterdam – and even sometimes writes about it in The Drum.


She’s worked with brands including adidas, On Running, KLM, NGO Free a Girl and fashion brand Fabienne Chapot, and with agencies such as Wunderman Thompson Global, HEIMAT Berlin, MediaMonks, &Co Copenhagen, Ogilvy Social.Lab, DDB Berlin, DDB Unlimited, HERC the agency, 180 Amsterdam, Cloud Factory, RESN, ThisMemento – as well as working with creative provocateurs such as artist Ai Weiwei, photographer Jimmy Nelson, and many more.