Wunderman Thompson has appointed Stephan Laemmermann as chief growth officer in Germany. He steps up from his role as chief technology officer and will be responsible for driving growth and innovation across Wunderman Thompson’s offices in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Erlangen, Frankfurt, Munich, and Stuttgart. Laemmermann will report to Wunderman Thompson Germany CEO, Larissa Pohl.
A certified expert in all leading marketing automation and customer data platforms including Adobe, Acquia, Salesforce, Microsoft, Sitecore, and Tealium, Laemmermann brings a wealth of experience to this newly-created role. Throughout his career, he has led a number of innovative projects, ranging from creating luxury e-commerce and social platforms to digital art and virtual reality experience for international clients across a number of industries. Laemmermann has re-launched two car brands, BMWi and MINI, helped launch the world’s leading car-sharing service, DriveNow, and even brought German satirists to the European Parliament. Laemmermann’s creative work has been recognized at a number of international award shows, from the ADC Awards to the Webby’s.
Wunderman Thompson Germany CEO Larissa Pohl says: “Over the past few years, Stephan has played an important role in strengthening our technology partnerships and inspiring our team of technologists to create innovative solutions that deliver exceptional digital experiences. Thanks to his expertise and pioneering approach, Wunderman Thompson Germany is now a leader in digitization, so I’m excited to appoint him to the role of Chief Growth Officer to show clients how we can deliver revolutionary work that combines creative, data and technology across all aspects of the customer experience.”
Stephan adds: “Inspiration is the key to unlocking growth, as it opens our eyes to new opportunities in which we can learn new things and understand more about the cultures and societies in which we operate. I’m excited to apply this thinking and embark on the journey of inspiring growth for the ambitious brands we work with in Germany.”
As chief growth officer, Laemmermann will be based out of Berlin where he lives with his partner and four children.