Paul Manuel

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Paul Manuel
Personal information
Full namePaul Manuel
Born (1967-12-30) 30 December 1967 (age 51)
Height1.84 m (6.0 ft)
Sailing career
Updated on 25 February 2014.
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Paul Manuel (born 30 December 1967, in Delft) is a sailor from the Netherlands,[1] who represented his country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.[2] Manuel as crew in the Dutch Tornado[3] with Ron van Teylingen as helmsman[4] took the 6th place.[5]


Paul studied commercial engineering at the Haagse Hogeschool. In 1995 he and his brother Bart Manuel founded TamTam, a full-service digital agency that aims to “Create awesome digital experiences that make people smile”.

TamTam grew steadily along with the digital market up until 2007, when it reformulated its ambitions and set out to become one of the top 3 digital agencies in The Netherlands. It did so in 2012 and then aimed to expand its activities internationally.

In the following years TamTam acquired several international clients. In 2015 it entered a new phase in this process by closing a deal with Waterland, a private equity firm that was looking for a digital agency to invest in. TamTam became the launching platform for a buy-and-build-strategy. The deal opened up many possibilities and soon deals were made with other companies that added their specialism to the digital mix.


The conjunction of all these different agencies called for a new company name. In 2016 Paul and Bart co-founded Dept, an international network of leading digital agencies that is growing in a high pace.

Dept aims to bring together expert agencies that help build brands, campaigns, experiences, digital products and the services of the future. To maintain their identity the individual agencies operate under their own name, with the addition ‘A part of Dept’, indicating they are components of a larger, international whole.

At the moment Dept has offices in both Europe and the US, combining over 1000 professionals to offer a full digital service.

Further reading[edit]

1992 Olympics (Barcelona)  Spain (ESP)[edit]


  1. ^ "Paul Manuel Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympic Sports. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Twentse surfster redt eer zeilvloot". Nieuwsblad van het Noorden (in Dutch). 3 April 1992. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  3. ^ "WAARDIG AFSCHEID VAN ZEILPLOEG". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 4 April 1992. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Veertien zeilers naar Barcelona". Limburgsch dagblad (in Dutch). 1 June 1992. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Zeilers aan alle kanten voorbijgevarer". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 30 July 1992. Retrieved 19 February 2014.