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Daniel Richau reinforces the executive level of Plan.Net Hamburg: effective immediately, the 44-year-old is responsible for the agency's creative output as creative director. In his new capacity he is furthermore in charge of customers with a digital focus, also inter-agency at House of Communication Hamburg.

Hamburg, April 4th 2016 — New arrival at Plan.Net Hamburg: as creative director, Daniel Richau is responsible for the creative product of the digital agency in the Hanseatic city. The 44-year-old thereby assumes creative supervision of customers with Plan.Net Hamburg, such as the Hamburg airport, Audible or Rügenwalder Mühle. Additionally, he is in charge of further customers with a digital emphasis at the House of Communication Hamburg.

Daniel Richau has been in the agency business for 15 years, most recently as executive creative director and management board member with Pilot in Hamburg. Before that he was, among other things, creative director at Syzygy and Elephant Seven. He worked in these capacities for customers such as Deutsche Post, DTM, Levi's, Red Bull or Mercedes Benz. He was honoured for his efforts with more than 80 national and international creativity prizes – among others the Cannes Cyber Lion as well as citations in the New Media Awards, The One Show or the LIAA. Moreover, he also teaches at the Freie Schule für Gestaltung and the Texterschmiede Hamburg.

Daniel Richau sees great relevance in is close cooperation between creative workers and media planners: "I consider it the model of the future and at Plan.Net this cooperation is a way of life. This is due to the group's strong creative genes, while at the same time they maintain a high standard of media proficiency. For me these are ideal conditions for developing creative campaigns, which through an intimate knowledge of media usage and focus groups will eventually become even more successful, and therefore better."

Diana Degraa and Christoph Mecke, both managers at Plan.Net Hamburg, are in agreement: "We are excited for Daniel Richau to take over the creative leadership of Plan.Net Hamburg. Under his leadership we will be able to establish ourselves as an even more efficient digital agency, by serving all facets of digital communication and offering our customers the full range of services in integrated communications solutions, all in one department."

About the Plan.Net Group

The Plan.Net Group is the leading digital agency in Germany, and is also among the largest independent digital agencies in Europe and is represented in more than 25 international locations – including, besides Munich, Hamburg and Brussels, for example in Dubai, Milan, Paris, Vienna and Zurich. Founded in 1997 as a subsidiary of the Serviceplan Group, Plan.Net today with its philosophy of "Creating Relevance" covers all facets of digital, interactive and integrated communications - from campaigns, websites, Internet portals and e-dialogue on media buying and planning or content, social and search engine marketing to mobile advertising, including the development of apps for mobile devices worldwide. In total, around 700 people work for clients such as BMW, Lufthansa, IKEA, Media Markt, Consorsbank, Reckitt Benckiser, Weight Watchers and the ZDF. Since July 2014, hmmh has become part of the Plan.Net's constellation. hmmh is one of Germany's leading agencies for digital commerce, offering, in line with its philosophy "consult – create – care", comprehensive advice and support from the idea through software development to complete shop-handling.


Claudia Kirchmair

Claudia Kirchmair
Corporate Communication & PR

+49 89 2050 2273

E-Mail: c.kirchmair(at)serviceplan.com