Ebiquity, Hamburg – 26th April, 2019 – Ebiquity, a leading, independent, marketing and media consultancy, announced today the appointment of Christian Zimmer as Managing Director for Ebiquity’s German, Austrian and Swiss business with immediate effect.
Christian Zimmer joined Ebiquity in early 2018 as Managing Director of Ebiquity’s media practice for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH), its largest practice area. He is now taking over from former Managing Director Hellmut Fischer as part of a well-planned succession.
Christian has over 25 years of agency and media sales experience, with a focus on digital marketing and media, working within media agencies including GroupM, Omnicom Media Group, and Dentsu Aegis. There he managed, built, and grew the agencies’ digital client business. He also developed new products, including programmatic solutions, on a global scale. Additionally, Christian spent two years building Germany’s newest cross-media sales house from scratch.
Richard Basil-Jones, Global President, Ebiquity, commenting on the appointment, says:
Christian is a proven leader who has a great track record of building successful media businesses. Christian’s leadership experience, coupled with his knowledge of brand challenges and solutions in the digital space, will be a significant boost to our client offering in Germany. I’d also like to thank Hellmut for all of his contributions, and wish him much success in his next move.”
Christian Zimmer, Managing Director, Ebiquity DACH, says:
I am looking forward to taking on this exciting challenge to take Ebiquity’s offering in the DACH region to the next level, and wish Hellmut all the very best for his next steps. I enjoyed working with him very much and thank him for all his support so far.”
After ten years as executive Director at Ebiquity – including three as General Manager of Ebiquity’s DACH business – Hellmut Fischer has decided that now is the time to pursue new challenges outside of Ebiquity.
Hellmut has a strong track record of successful leadership in the DACH market. Prior to Ebiquity, he built, grew, and sold two independent media performance measurement companies. He joined Ebiquity over 10 years ago, and led the business through a period of rapid growth, resulting in an outstanding senior leadership team with key senior talent and a fantastic book of clients.
Hellmut has been working side by side with Christian since he joined to ensure a smooth transition. Hellmut will stay on for the next few months, serving as Chairman of our DACH business, to ensure a continued smooth transition for our clients and staff.
Hellmut Fischer, outgoing Managing Director, Ebiquity DACH says:
Leading Ebiquity’s DACH business has been a successful and exciting journey. Over the last few years we’ve evolved our offering significantly on the path to becoming the leading independent marketing and media consultancy globally. I wish Christian and the team all the very best as I look towards my next adventure.”