The Delegates 2018

Das Team von Nahem

Andreas Pfister

Our business:

We support companies, universities and research institutions of the State of Baden-Württemberg with diverse offerings for internationalization and make the location Baden-Württemberg known worldwide

My role:

As the Regional Manager for the MENA Region and Turkey in the Department International Economic Cooperation and Location Marketing I take care of developing our programs, organizing business missions, hosting foreign delegations, supporting my colleagues as well as our clients and partners. And sometimes I’m in charge of special additional projects like Cannes Lions.

Our most exciting project so far:

The organization and implementation of a delegation visit with over 70 members to Iran in September 2015 right after the decision of lifting the sanctions. We were the first federal state of Germany to visit the country after the announcement of the lifting of the sanctions. Our delegation could totally feel the new optimism of our Iranian counterparts and the local companies. Helping to reconnect old ties with former customers and partners was very rewarding.

My goal in Cannes:

Getting to know the issues that are relevant for this years’ BW lions as well as collecting further arguments to keep this business mission to the Cannes Lions Festival an integral part of our foreign trade program in the following years.

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

Creativity, coupled with innovation, is simply lived every day across many companies in all industries.

Bruno Fritzsche

Hawkins & Cross

Our business:

HAWKINS & CROSS is a creative hub and film production in Stuttgart. We produce films for agencies and industrial clients, e.g. Image films, event films and online spots. In addition, we develop and produce documentary films and series. We think that authentic content and storytelling are relevant to more and more customers, so we combine commercials and documentary to create Branded Documentary.

My role:

I founded the company in 2014, I’m a producer and creative director. For our documentary content I worked as the director. So in the end I’m a filmmaker, who also runs a company.

Our most exciting project so far:

Every project is different. In 2017 we traveled through half of Europe for a TV documentary, which was a great experience. In general, I like it when we meet people and spend time with them. For example, we came to Corsica for a job the day before filming. Our protagonist brought us to a hidden restaurant only locals know. This is unique, of course.

My goal in Cannes:

I want to be inspired, meet new fellows and share this experience with the delegation.

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

BW has a very open-minded film community, it’s easy to get in touch with other filmmakers. Even if I talk to other filmmakers who are actually competitors, it is always cool and collegial.

Anja Glässing

Film Commission Region Stuttgart

Our business:

Looking for film permits, experienced movie professionals, or an out-of-the-ordinary location? The Stuttgart Region Film Commission’s highly efficient network helps you to make the most of movie industry resources in the Stuttgart Region. We provide expert assistance through our many and varied contacts, extensive location database, and comprehensive production guide.

My role:

Writing, speaking, posting about the Film Commission

Our most exciting project so far:

Definetely too early to decide as I started working at Film Commission only half a year ago.

My goal in Cannes:

How a trend emerges, that’s what I find really exciting. The Festival of Creativity is the place to discover new trends and get inspired together with our Delegates.

Julian Hoß

Nacona Filmproduktion

Our business:

NACONA conceptualizes and produces creative promotional films for campaigns. We are advertisers
as well as creative heads/folks. We also develop new formats/technologies for interactive video
systems and counsel businesses in the matter of communication through video format.

My role:

As CCO and co-founder of NACONA, two hearts beat within my chest: Creative work and
management. This probably being due to the fact that I studied industrial engineering and found my
way into the film industry as a career jumper.

Our most exciting project so far:

Our latest – utterly crazy – TV- Commercial, filmed for a renowned shoe manufacturer, which is to be
launched internationally.

My goal in Cannes:

To connect, learn and marvel.

 

Sibylle Hager

Studio Tatsache

Our business:

From the development of integrated marketing concepts and strategies and their implementation to product development, we accompany brands and those who want to become a brand. Here within our region and in other places of the world.

My role:

To listen, to ask, doing research and then analyzing with my colleagues, rethinking and tackling the tasks together with the customers. If this results in any kind of live communication, I accompany the project/the action in the lead in strategy, conception, project management and event direction.

Our most exciting project so far:

Depending on perspective you can find something exciting in almost every project. Our hearts beat high developping things in a team. So actually happening with the Laureus Sport for Good team at Mercedes-Benz. The projects funded by Laureus do an incredibly good job, but have little capacity to communicate. This is something we can contribute to.

My goal in Cannes:

The kings and queens of advertising business – what will they be showing? Which luminaries are they launching and what will these have to tell me? Do I have something to give to Cannes? I will find out.

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

The strong business location gives us stability, but does not automatically make us lazy or fed up. On the contrary, a certain degree of security gives us the necessary freedom for creative thinking and working.

Manuel Mayer

Manuel Mayer Music Production & Sound Design

Our business:

Music production, composition, sound design, vocal recordings, mixing and mastering.

My role:

I run a recording studio near Stuttgart and I produce music for advertising, trailers, image films, trade fairs, award ceremonies and artists.  My references include: NASA, Daimler, Bosch, IBM, Siemens, Osram, P & G, Gillette, FC Bayern Munich and many more.

Our most exciting project so far:

One of my most exciting and expensive projects was the production of the “Catch A Fire” sampler about 10 years ago. The lavish thing about it was that we did not record the album as usual in the studio, we traveled to the artists and set up a studio backstage after concerts, in hotels or at airports. Among others, the album featured artists like Jan Delay, Max Herre, RZA, Cassandra Steen, Afrob, Samy Deluxe, Sizzla, Culcha Candela and many more.

My goal in Cannes:

In Cannes I want to gain new impressions and experiences. I just hope for a lot of new creative input in exchange with like-minded people in the industry.

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

For me, the best thing about BW is the high density of large companies such as Daimler, Bosch, Porsche, IBM, etc., especially in and around Stuttgart. That’s why a multitude of advertising agencies, film production companies, studios, equipment rental companies and more has formed.

Henrik von Müller

Woodblock TV

Our business:

Woodblock is a creative production studio, specialized in developing and producing extraordinarily executed animation films. We produce advertising for markets worldwide, television series, branded shorts, game trailers and music videos. We also provide creative services for full cg feature films.

My role:

I am executive producer and in charge of all operations here at of our Ludwigsburg studio.

Our most exciting project so far:

It would be too difficult to single out one project. Each animation project provides its’ unique demands, wether it’s 2d, 3d, stop trick, vr, ar or mixed media. We try to produce a wide variety of projects which challenge us both technically and creatively. We never shy away from crossing our limits and explore new ideas.

My goal in Cannes:

Cannes offers us to experience the latest trends and developments in the world of advertising and creativity. I want a hands on experience with these impressions and bring them back to our team. Additionally I would like to deepen my relationship with existing production partners and clients and as well open doors to new compelling opportunities.

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

Networking here works extraordinarily well. More decisive though is the profoundly robust education system – the continuing emergence of amazing young talent is outstanding. It is time to convince them to stay in the region.
While still being modest, Baden-Württemberg is a top player in this field.

 

Holger Oehrlich

Kaufland Warenhandel

Our business:

Advertisement for the most beautiful thing there is, food!

My role:

I create advertisement that awakens curiosity.

Our most exciting project so far:

A X-mas movie about a heroic Storm-Trooper.

My goal in Cannes:

To seek and give Inspiration.

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

The Swabian understatement…

Katja Perthel

Connect Internet

Our business:

Connect Internet – Your creative agency is a full-service agency in the heart of Karlsruhe. Corporate design, print and internet with social media are the pillars of our range of services. We create concepts which are sustainable and measurable for our clients from medium-sized as well as large companies in the B-to-B and B-to-C sector. The success of our customers is our benchmark.

My role:

Myself I am the Managing Director of Connect  and support clients with ideas and strategies for their business. For my team I am a passionate motivator, troubleshooter, strategist and New Business Manager.

Our most exciting project so far:

The development of a database for a client that enables us to automatically publish texts in various languages in all channels, such as print and internet. What was previously time-consuming and associated with many night shifts, is now only one touch of a button.

All projects for the company Hornbach where we design and implement own brands and promotions in the branches and implement the Europe-wide roll-out.

My goal in Cannes:

Take impulses and absorb the creative air. Having exciting discussions and networking with the créme de la créme of the creative scene. Getting specific ideas for further business and optimization. Presenting our federal state BW and show flag in Cannes.

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

The perfect combination of an excellent infrastructure in the field of transport, technology with a high quality of life in the cities and in the countryside. The bundling of well-known companies in our federal state makes the location so interesting for both companies and qualified employees.
Very good existing network, also an exciting training offer by the MfG.
Living and working in a great environment.

Vanessa Ruff

Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg

Our business:

The MFG supports the cultural and creative industries in Baden-Württemberg

My role:

I work within the unit „cultural and creative industries“. As an event manager in our team, I organise different kind of events. Amongst others, I am responsible for the oraganistion of our seminar program „MFG Akademie“ which is especially for people woking in the cultural and creative industries. Thereby, we cover subjects such as marketing, commerce, la wand soft skills in order to support the creative professionls in their everyday work sustainably.

Our most exciting project so far:

I really enjoy organising Baden-Württemberg’s shared booths at the gamescom and the Frankfurt bookfair. However, the most exciting project so far is organising the trip to the Cannes Lions Festival for the delegates.

My goal in Cannes:

I want to get to know the newest trends within the advertinsing market. Nevertheless, to conduct the delegates’s trip and all their appointments successfully in my main goal. Above all, the successful organisation of the 120 minutes party

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

People from Baden-Württemberg working in the creative industries do their jobs with passion. Working with them is a lot of fun.

 

Timo Schillings

StudioVier

Our business:

We see ourselves as an „intelligent video production company”, not only offering operative services but going further by providing our project partners with excellent consulting capabilities. We advise our partners individually in media strategy topics as well as in online marketing and social media while walking closely with them all the way from the conception to production.

My role:

Director / CEO

Our most exciting project so far:

One of our most exciting projects which was also one of our biggest successes so far was the production of the video clip “Steilhang” for Mercedes Benz.

My goal in Cannes:

My mission is to be up to date at all times, knowing where trends are heading to. Besides pure trend scouting, Cannes offers the unique option to be the first to experience the handling of existing and upcoming innovations like VR and many more.

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

The huge number of creative companies.

Pia Schilling

Panama

Our business:

We are a full service advertising agency in Stuttgart and support B2B and B2C customers with around 100 people.

My role:

I am a senior copywriter and conceptual designer and I am involved in the conception of various advertising media and the conception of online and offline campaigns.

Our most exciting project so far:

Our customer portfolio ranges from fashion and the automotive industry to sports and food/beer. Local and international customers. In German and English.

My goal in Cannes:

Learn.

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

There’s so much to do.

Oliver Seitz

Axsos

Our business:

The AXSOS AG was established as company in 2009 and headquartered in Stuttgart. According to its leading motif: “innovative- dynamic- genuine”, the company focuses on user oriented IT in the core areas of security, infrastructure and individual development, which is particularly tailored to the globalized demand of the medium sized customer base. At the same time, sustainability and highest quality standards are clear maxims of AXSOS AG, in order to be able to maintain long term partnerships with our customers. Beside it’s headquarter in Stuttgart, AXSOS AG has additional locations in Dettingen a. Erms, Solingen and Ramallah.

My role:

Since 5 years I am responsible for Marketing and PR. What I like about my job is that I can realize unusual campaigns which completely disrupts all B to B rules. I try to focus on people, employees and customers to practice emotional communication in an entirely objective topic like IT.

Our most exciting project so far:

The launch of the new AXSOS website, which contains 70 video clips in a full length of 2 and a half motion pictures.

My goal in Cannes:

To work constructive with a group of creative people. To generate information on the newest trends in advertisement, live communication, visual effects, animation and film production and establish international contacts.

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

BW is said to have a conservative and dusty image, but nevertheless the cultural and creative economy belongs to the most dynamic sector in Germany.

Stefanie Stöckermann

Storymaker

Our business:

Stories – as the name suggests. We turn companies into success stories and convey them at all relevant touch points by means of Public Relations, Corporate Media and Marketing Communications. Storymaker is based in Tübingen, Munich, Berlin and in China (Shanghai, Beijing).

My role:

I manage the team Manufacturing & Engineering – the communication experts for manufacturing, production and Industry 4.0. Together with our costumers we are working on integrated projects and the challenges of the digital transformation. Internationally, strategically, measurably.

Our most exciting project so far:

Every project is exciting in its own way – because all our customers are exciting. You can find a great story in every company.

My goal in Cannes:

Collect input for the stories of the future.

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

Baden-Württemberg has a strong industry and strong creative entrepreneurs. Because of its traditions with thinkers and inventors it is best equipped for the future with diverse visionaries and makers.

Mike Wutta

trend factory

Our business:

We are an event agency, also we are the owner of our own event location – the Kraftwerk in Rottweil. We deliever the whole spectrum from idea, stage production, design, project and attendee management – from 20 up to 20.000 visitors. Always delievering passion.

My role:

Directing manager

Our most exciting project so far:

There are to many to reduce it to one. Lots of them still in our mind, from the “expedition future” from mobilcom debitel, to the “future of optics” from ZEISS to the “hub conference” from bitkom every year. Not to forget the lots of concerts in our venue with national und international Top Acts.

My goal in Cannes:

Get inspired, networking, meet people, see new event formats and designs, watch out for trends, look at the creative branche in a international surrounding. Enjoy the sun ;))

What I appreciate about Baden-Württemberg as a location for creative industries:

That we are hidden champions

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