At a glance

Industrie-Contact (IC), founded in 1979, is an owner-run full service PR agency. It has been offering its renowned clients (b2c and b2b) from home and abroad – many of them leaders in their respective fields – sophisticated communication strategies with bespoke solutions ever since.

We are experienced, uncomplicated, creative and proactive. This results in intelligent, emotional, and target-oriented campaigns for brands and companies alike. To ensure that clients are always presented in a favorable manner, the agency utilizes all relevant communication channels: from traditional to digital media. The success is documented and evaluated in a transparent way.

Since 2002, IC has had close links with almost 50 agencies around the globe through the Public Relations Global Network, whose invitation-only members must meet stringent selection and performance requirements. Moreover, IC is one of the few PR agencies to be awarded the much sought-after quality seal of the German agencies association VDWA.

Effective PR must react quickly to ever changing market conditions and trends. Especially the fast changing media landscape and the resulting changes in communication behavior constantly require innovative and effective solutions. Therefore, the « PR of the future »is being formed and developed today, and IC is an active part of this process for its clients – so that we may also legitimately say in 2020:

Market leaders rely on us


Years in Business


Regional Employees

Way more than

Projects done


Facts and figures since IC’s founding


Industrie-Contact Gesellschaft für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit mbH established

Initial clients: Beiersdorf and Nilfisk


Contemporary head of managing board, Jürgen Klimke, enters company


Move from Hamburg-Othmarschen to Hamburg-Bahrenfeld


Contemporary head of managing board, Uwe Schmidt, joins company


Death of company founder Frank Steinmetz


First international project: Baltic Energy Conference Danzig (Poland)


Change of legal form:

Industrie-Contact Aktiengesellschaft für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Managing board: Jürgen Klimke (head), Uwe Schmidt, Thomas Bartel

Supervisory board: Klaus Francke (head), Prof. Dr. Horst W. Opaschowski, Prof. Klaus


Agency joins Public Relations Global Network (PRGN)

First network client after a month Vocollect for whom we worked for more than 10 years.

Jürgen Klimke becomes member of German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag)


Supervisory board: Klaus Francke (head), Horst W. Opaschowski, Michael Bruhns


25th anniversary: Premiere of a music piece at Tierpark Hagenbeck (zoo), in cooperation with the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and Festival Mitte Europa


Supervisory board: Thomas Bartel (head), Michael Bruhns, Horst W. Opaschowski


Supervisory board: Michael Bruhns (head), Horst W. Opaschowski, Gerhard Fuchs

Progression of international strategy with additional focus on Scandinavia


Strategic and partnership-based agreements with seosupport GmbH, Berlin, and PREUSS MESSE Baugesellschaft mbH, Holm


2014/2015 IC CEO Uwe Schmidt President Public Relations Global Network


Strong expansion of Asian business with several projects from China and a major project from Qatar with the participation of the Emir of Qatar and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


40th anniversary