Welcome to JP│KOM,
Welcome to the communications agency of the future!

Our home: the famous “House of Paradise”

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Our home: the famous “House of Paradise”

The “Haus zum Paradies” on Liebfrauenplatz is known by almost everyone in Frankfurt, with the Goethe House just a stone’s throw away, as well as St. Catherine’s Church, where Goethe was baptized. On the corner you’ll find the Häagen-Dazs ice cream parlor, which lies on the route between the Zeil shopping promenade and the Römer building. On the way, you’ll pass St.Paul’s Church, the birthplace of German democracy. Hundreds of tourists stop in front of the fountain every day to take pictures. Frankfurt is often the first stop on their trip to Germany. The famous “Haus zum Paradies” is one of the largest baroque buildings in Frankfurt. JP│KOM can be found on the second floor, where we enjoy spectacular views of skyscrapers, wine festivals, Christmas markets and the local street musicians who seem to change on an hourly basis. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance, including the Medici, where PR people can often be found meeting with journalists.

Facts and figures

We are an owner-managed agency
with offices in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt.

1994
is the year JP | KOM was founded
45
employees currently work in our Düsseldorf and Frankfurt offices
1.000
of office space, amounting to 22 m² per employee
3,60
million Euros are our turnover from fees in 2017
30
companies currently work with us as customers
30
stories about JP | KOM can be found on this site.
Our Values

The values that we aspire to here at JP│KOM
were defined by employees and directors in workshops.

PRESENCE

With strong arguments and compelling stories we play an active role in growing markets.

CURIOSITY

We enjoy discovering the latest trends and translating them into innovative services – faster than our competitors.

LEADERSHIP

Each one of us is prepared to provide guidance and lead from the front – both, on a professional and on a personal level.

 

How do we help our customers?
SERVICES

 

What is collaboration like at JP│KOM?
CAREERS

All paths lead to the Plaza

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Our dress code: changing with the times

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The Red Sofa: our founder’s favorite story

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Self-promotion: smile and say cheese

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All paths lead to the Plaza

When you arrive at our offices, you won’t see any desks. Instead you’ll see lots of free space, plus an open room with some small tables and rocking chairs, a sofa and long bar tables. Across the conference room – which we call the “Workshop” – you’ll notice the Plaza. It offers a place for conversations and exchange between people from across different teams and specializations. We also use the Plaza to welcome visitors or customers, eat together or play around with new strategies.

Our dress code: changing with the times

An increasing number of JP│KOM staff are choosing to ditch the car and commute to the office by bus or train, bike or even longboard. This may explain why the dress code isn’t as strict as it used to be. For one, ties are definitely out. Because, ultimately, the important thing is what’s going on inside your head – not what you’re wearing.

The Red Sofa: our founder’s favorite story

Every company has its own legends and myths about how it was founded – and JP│KOM is no different. Our story is about the Red Sofa. This faded IKEA sleeper sofa was originally purchased by the agency’s first ever intern, who got it for a special price. JP│KOM founder Jörg Pfannenberg enjoys telling staff (with transparent intentions) how, in the company’s early days, he often spent the night on this sofa. Today, red sofas can still be seen in the foyers of JP│KOM offices, where they invite people to sit and talk and provide a setting for the obligatory staff and visitor photos.

Self-promotion: smile and say cheese

Every JP│KOM employee, visitor and service provider is asked to sit on the Red Sofa and take a picture of themselves using the camera provided. Staff also take an additional silly photo. This is harder than it sounds, but it’s also good practice – after all, consulting often involves a little self-promotion.

Management team

We are an owner-managed agency – something our customers are reminded of every day: the partners are also company directors and are always on hand to answer questions.

Jörg Pfannenberg, Managing Partner

Susanne Marell, Managing Director

Arne Borgards, Managing Partner

Martin Camphausen, Director Healthcare

Manuel Wecker, Director Digital

Staff

At our agency, seasoned consulting professionals work alongside young creatives and experienced strategists, as well as editors and graphic designers.
It’s a mix that works a treat.

Jörg Pfannenberg
     

Arne Borgards
     

Eva Adams
     

Katharina Balkmann
     

Isabel Becker
     

Carolin Borbeck
     

Benedikt Borgmann
     

Annika Bröter
     

Martin Camphausen
     

Lars Dombrowski
     

Nirawadee Fecher
     

Jan Fulle
     

Irina Gaisdörfer
     

Dr. Jonas Gerlach
     

Nicole Gülker
     

Marit Jensen
     

Christin Johnen
     

Daniel Konrad
     

Judith Küpper
    

Dennis Lüneburger
     

Laura Niggemeier
     

Sabrina Rode
     

Milene Rijcken
     

Melanie Raudszus

Melanie Raudszus
     

Christina Scheib
     

Julian Staiger
     

Katharina Stangler
    

Miriam Stanitzek
     

Sibel Sen
     

Alica Schmalenberg
     

Silke Steul
     

Anne Tessmer
     

Sarah Weber
     

Manuel Wecker
     

Tobias Wesselmann
     

Thomas Winkler
     

Sachiko Yahagi
     

Flora Zens
     

Larissa Zeppke
     

Summer party: time to let our hair down

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Celebrating our diversity through food

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Summer party: time to let our hair down

Our roof terrace is one of the most beautiful in Düsseldorf, with views stretching all the way to the Rhine Tower in the Hafen district. It is also home to our annual JP│KOM summer party, where staff, former colleagues, customers, service providers and friends of the agency are invited to come together and celebrate. The fact that these people show up every year, sometimes sharing decade-old stories, is further proof of the huge value our agency places on maintaining and nurturing relationships.

Celebrating our diversity through food

JP│KOM staff come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Of course, excellent German is essential, as are those (in)famous German project management skills. But more than anything, the diversity of our team boosts our productivity – and nowhere is this more obvious than during the lunch break. Whether it’s on the large roof terrace in Düsseldorf or the Plaza in Frankfurt, you’ll hear lively discussions about what people have ordered or brought with them for lunch, and recipes being exchanged. That’s how we expand our culinary horizons, too.

Customers

We work for key players in the engineering, technology and chemical sectors, as well as leading banks, insurance firms and healthcare/medtech companies.

Logo BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH
Logo BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
Logo EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG
Logo Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Logo Active International
Logo Braas Monier Building Group
Logo B+S Card Service GmbH
Logo DuPont Deutschland
Logo HSBC
Awards

Our work packs a punch. But don’t take our customers’ word for it – just have a look at the list of awards we’ve won in recent years.

Logo LACP Spotlight Awards

LACP Spotlight Awards

2017 Platinum, “Digital: Newsletter/Mag” category
2015 Silver, “Digital: Newsletter/Mag” category
2014 Gold, “Print: Other” category
2013 Gold, “Print: Brochure” category

Logo Deutscher Preis für Wirtschaftskommunikation

Deutscher Preis für Wirtschaftskommunikation (German Corporate Communications Prize)
2009 Winner, “Best Public Relations Communication” category

Logo Deutscher PR Preis

Deutscher PR Preis (German PR Prize)
2015 Winner, “Change, Conflict and Crisis Communication” category
2009 Gold, “Sponsoring” category

Logo Econ Awards

Econ Awards
2009 Winner, “Strategic Corporate Communication” category

Logo inkom. Grand Prix

inkom. Grand Prix
2015 Silber in der Kategorie „Online“
2012 Silber in der Kategorie „E-Magazine“

Logo PR Report Awards

PR Report Awards
2008 Winner, “Issue Management” category
2005 Winner, “Innovative PR Tool” category

Logo International Public Relations Network Award

International Public Relations Network Award
2015 Winner, “Corporate” category
2014 Winner, “B2B Communication” category
2012 Winner, “B2B Communication” category

Logo European Excellence Awards

European Excellence Awards
2008 Winner, “Controlling/Evaluation” category

Logo International Business Awards

International Business Awards
2010 Distinguished Honoree, “Food & Beverage” category

Network

International collaboration: the agency of the future is connected

 

As a member of the International Public Relations Network (IPRN), JP│KOM has more than 40 partners worldwide – each among the leading agencies in their respective countries.