This is us!

With over ten amazing people, our core team is big enough to handle complex projects - and small enough to offer the personal touch. We are all very different to each other, but we are united by enthusiasm for “our” industries, and absolute determination to achieve outstanding results. What sets us apart from other agencies is the diversity of our people, our skills and our experience. We are nutritionists, food scientists, social media wizards, marketing experts, writers, content managers, technology buffs and creative designers. Some of our team have been working for 25 years, others have only recently finished university. Several have spent a long time living abroad or have a mother tongue other than German. Some have come from industry, others from agencies. What we don’t have are sloths, moaners, grinches and obstructors.

Anne-Katrin Pflästerer

Anne-Katrin founded the agency more than 20 years ago. A lover of learning, she is always on the lookout for something new. Writing and networking are her two great passions, and one of her major talents is finding good people. Outside of work, things can never be dull. With contagious enthusiasm, Anne-Katrin loves trying out different things, but quickly switches focus when the learning curve flattens out. Her main goal these days? To be able to live and work in her green VW campervan for several months a year…

Paul Pflästerer

Next generation, next level! Paul is, alongside Anne-Katrin, managing director of akp Communications and joined the family business at the beginning of 2022. As a trained PR consultant, journalist, online editor, photographer, filmmaker and podcaster, he has many years of professional experience in PR and newspapers and is the lead for everything to do with digitalisation, content production and concepts at akp. Paul loves his family, his Vizsla Henri and the HSV football club.

Benjamin Heckmann

As a drummer, Benny sets the rhythm for his rock band, YEN. At akp, he has been drumming up support for our clients for many years. Not only does he lead projects in the functional ingredients and packaging arenas! With Christina, the qualified transformation coach also plays an instrumental role in our “New Work” evolution and is part of the strategy team. The father of two little boys loves to spend his free time outdoors with his family. Benny always keeps his cool and remains true to his philosophy: “There is strength in tranquillity”.

Christina Landgraf

Since 2012, Christina has been channelling her enthusiasm for healthy nutrition here for us at akp. The communication scientist manages projects in the food and nutraceuticals sectors, is our expert in cosmetic ingredients, and shares her extensive PR knowledge with our newcomers. Together with Benny, Christina has completed her training as a transformation coach, and she plays a key role in our strategy team. She also brings our most hard-working team member to work every morning: Fips the dachshund!

Sandra Birnschein

All-round talent Sandra Birnschein, formerly Schulze, is a qualified nutritionist. Part of the akp team since 2011, her main focus is writing for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical sectors. Even before Covid, we were used to the home office experience since Sandra bought a house far away from our office – It works! Sandra loves her garden, travelling to faraway places and Photography. And her most exciting project just has started: Although we are really happy for her, we can´t wait to have her back after her parental leave in 2023.

Katja Kuderna

Born in Moscow, Katja has now lived in Germany for many years. Formerly a “big city” girl and a passionate dancer, she now prefers to end the day with yoga flows. The German studies graduate looks after our international accounts and makes sure our clients have strong media presences in Russia, Ukraine and Poland. Katja is currently on parental leave to look after her two boys, but that doesn’t stop her working for us because (and we quote): “Nappies are not enough!”

Füsun Topcu

Füsun joined our team in the middle of lockdown. Digital content manager, evaluation expert and native Turkish speaker, she is as versatile as a Swiss army knife. For our clients, Füsun places articles in Turkish trade magazines and builds contacts with influencers. In addition, as Head of Press Distribution and Media Monitoring, she has become the guardian of the agency’s heart.

Sandra Čančar

If you see a mega stylish woman with cool tattoos and a high fashion outfit, that will be Sandra. Sandra joined us after she graduated in media and communication science studies. Now, she brings us up to speed stylewise, and is doing a great job in terms of social media, digital communications and project management. Sandra describes herself as a “crazy chicken” - and indeed she loves her four chickens. Update: Sandra takes a break, she´s currently on maternity leave.

Anika Pfisterer

Anika is a trained daily newspaper editor and has a great love of language, especially dialects. She joined akp in 2022 and is mainly involved in project management and her work as PR editor. One of the ways she balances out her day-to-day agency work is by running, sometimes even a half marathon. Anika lives in Heidelberg - and also enjoys travelling: she has just returned from a trip to India.

Christian Teubler

Finally, we were able to convince Christian to join akp! His sense of humor suits us just as well as his professional background: technical editor and beverage technologist. Grown up in Berlin, now living in Hamburg, Christian has very close ties to Weinheim: after all, he has good friends here who, like him, love outdoor adventures.

Stephanie Thun

Our press database, the clipping tool aclipp, media monitoring, reports and evaluation or the sell-in of press releases... Stephanie takes care of all this with great passion and professionalism. Since she has a lot of agency and copywriting experience and, thanks to long stays abroad, speaks and writes excellent English, she is also very much in demand as an editor and proofreader in the team. Stephanie is an avid reader and spends every free minute on her hobby. That's why she always has her Kindle with her.

Petra Fabian

Petra makes sure that akp's books are in order and that the tax office has nothing to complain about. She is on top of accounting and everything that has to do with numbers at akp. With a calm manner and a steady hand, she keeps track of everything and collects all missing receipts. In her free time, you find her in the forest with her dog Minnie. Before starting at akp, Petra worked for an engineering company for many years.

Ksandra Kling

Ksandra is our multi-talented agency sunshine: the trained photo media lab technician and photographer is versatile and more than just a very experienced media designer: her eye for aesthetics and her strong creative streak give our content productions that certain something. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Canva - Ksandra masters the entire design keyboard. She also organises great team events, beautifies our office and radiates good humour.

Kim Thory

Buongiorno! Our digital expert Kim is an absolute fan of Italy, especially Rome. She studied digital media, media management and communication and joined the akp team in 2023. Kim designs LinkedIn and LeadGen campaigns, creates compelling digital content and checks out all the new tools for us. After work, Kim loves to go for a walk with her furry friend "Bella".

Bianca Leib

Bianca is currently doing her master's degree in German literature in Frankfurt and is getting a taste of agency air with us - unfiltered. She has known that she wanted to make writing her profession not only since her internship in a media outlet. In addition to literature and the art of writing, her heart also belongs to handball: thanks to her season ticket, she cheers on the Rhein-Neckar-Löwen every chance she gets.

Annamaria Göbel

Annamaria joined our team in summer 2022. Born in Mannheim, she completed a master's degree in nutritional science in Giessen and has dedicated herself to writing as an author of specialist articles: a great match for us! As an enthusiastic and very disciplined runner, she is naturally also very close to our core topics of sports and nutrition. She regularly pimps up our agency breakfast with her creative home-baked cakes, muffins and brownies - together with Ksandra's creations, we are truly spoilt!

Nadja Horneff

Nadja joined our team as a working student at the beginning of 2024. She is studying languages and communication at the University of Mannheim and supports our team with media monitoring and clipping. She is also involved in a number of projects and is getting to know all facets of agency life. Nadja loves sport: she enjoys whizzing down the ski slopes. And as a native of Hemsbach, the home of the world champion "Penguin Tappers", there is of course no getting around tap dancing. In the evenings, Nadja enjoys playing board games.