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.
Years in Business
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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.