AT A GLANCE

IC AG, 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

More than

Years in Business

Nearly

Regional Employees

Way more than

Projects done

History

Facts and figures since IC AG’s founding

1979

Industrie-Contact Gesellschaft für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit mbH established

Initial clients: Beiersdorf and Nilfisk

1984

Contemporary head of managing board, Jürgen Klimke, enters company

1988

Move from Hamburg-Othmarschen to Hamburg-Bahrenfeld

1989

Contemporary head of managing board, Uwe Schmidt, joins company

1992

Death of company founder Frank Steinmetz

1993

First international project: Baltic Energy Conference Danzig (Poland)

1999

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

2002

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)

2003

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

2004

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

2008

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

2011

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

Progression of international strategy with additional focus on Scandinavia

2013

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

2014

35th anniversary

2015

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