Furthermore, two subsidiaries of the Group, Saint Elmo’s and hmmh, are accommodated with the House of Communication, which has been located in Elbhof since January 2015. The historic office building at Steinhöft 9, built in 1904, is located in the heart of the city right next to Baumwall metro station, between the Rathausmarkt and HafenCity at the Herrengraben Canal, which has been flowing since 1499.
Works from the Hamburg location have been awarded more than 300 prizes for creativity over the last 10 years – among them, 16 of the sought-after Cannes Lions. Ranking among the best-known works of past years, for example, are the communications for BMW – BMW i8, #BMWstories, BMX X4, as well as international sales literature, etc. – or the campaigns for Saturn with Antoine Monot, Jr. (‘Tech-Nick’). In 2009, the art installation Pro/Contra in the Deichtorhallen garnered international attention, and The Daily Abuse, for the organisation founded by UNESCO, Innocence in Danger, received more than 35 awards worldwide in 2012.
Today, House of Communication Hamburg is led, together with Alexander Schill, by Diana Degraa (Plan.Net), Andreas Fuhlisch (Mediaplus), and Thomas Wallek (Serviceplan), who have formed an interdisciplinary management board since the end of 2015 in order to link closely all the agencies at the site. Alexander Schill: “We’re sitting here on a team which know themselves, work together successfully in an interdisciplinary fashion, and through close interaction know exactly what the market and our clients expect today.”
Hamburg was followed as of 2006 by additional locations within Germany (Berlin, Bremen, Frankfurt, and Cologne) as well as on international terrain: today Serviceplan Group also has offices in Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, France, and Spain, as well as Russia, the Middle East, India, China, and South Korea. North and South America, as well as the UK are covered through close partnerships.
In the House of Communication their anniversary was celebrated last night with over 350 clients, friends of the company, and employees. Drag queen Olivia Jones presided over the programme.