Ketchum Pleon announced today that its merger in Germany is officially complete with the integration of businesses in Munich. The agency also has operations in other German cities including Berlin, Bonn, and Frankfurt.
The firm has also announced staff changes. Simone Hoch has been named MD of the new Munich office. Previously, she was a partner and head of Pleon’s Munich office. Sabine Stadel-Strauch has been promoted to head of European client service, a newly-created role. She was previously a partner and CEO of Ketchum’s Munich office. And Petra Sammer, formerly the managing and creative director for Ketchum Germany, has been promoted to chief creative officer of Ketchum Pleon Germany.
Merger plans were announced last summer. Ketchum Pleon will work alongside Omnicom’s Emanate brand.