Team

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 almost 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 ist Journalist, Online-Redakteur, Fotograf, Filmer und Podcaster. Er bringt etliche Jahre Berufserfahrung in PR und Zeitungswesen mit und ist bei akp für alles im Lead, was mit Digitalisierung, Content Production und Konzept zu tun hat. Paul liebt seine Familie, seinen Vizsla Henri und den HSV.

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!

Marion Mann

Marion has joined akp in 2019 and is in charge of clients in the ingredients and plant engineering sectors. And she takes care for many other things: We finally have this new website, or a new softphone solution, because of Marion’s tenacity. Super creative in every respect – knitting, sewing and hand lettering are her favourite pastimes – she enjoys nothing better than a good podcast (true crime, if possible). Favourite gadget? Her curve plotter. Marion is also a fan of adventure travel: A highlight pre-pandemic was her road trip through Scandinavia.

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.

Susanne Gütermann

Susanne has spent quite a lot of time on the red carpet: While studying English and communication sciences, she was a guest manager at the Festival of German Film. Before joining akp, the organisational talent worked in an advertising agency and is now carving her own niche in PR. A dedicated vegetarian, Susanne’s heart beats for animal welfare. She loves sport, musicals and concerts – and sometimes sings herself. Susanne also enjoys exploring the world with her two fur babies, and spends a lot of time with her family.

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.

Anika Pfisterer

Anika ist gelernte Tageszeitungsredakteurin und hat eine große Liebe für die Sprache, insbesondere für Dialekte. Ausgleich vom Agenturalltag holt sie sich unter anderem beim Laufen – es darf auch schon mal ein Halbmarathon sein.

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.

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!”

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.

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.

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.

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.