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Leading a team of creative innovation experts across the region of EMEA. Bringing together Creativity and Emerging Technology to create innovative campaigns, products and services. The WORK >>>
Christian had been awarded a full-tuition scholarship to attend the Berlin School’s global Executive MBA in Creative Leadership program, which he successfully finished in 2016. MBA Creative Leadership >>>
Christian won more than 350 awards of nearly every industry award show, including 14 Cannes Lions (eg. the Cyber Grand Prix Lion and 2 Titanium Lions), a SXSW Innovation Award and one of the first MTV Online Music Awards.
Based in London/UK, Christian is acting ‘Head of Creative Innovation’ – leading a team of creative innovation experts across the region of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Together with his team, he is helping brands imagine, prototype and build game-changing user experiences (i.e. campaigns, platforms, products & services), driven by the endless possibilities of bringing together Creativity and Emerging Technology.
Christian is an expert in Design Thinking, practising agile work methodologies and collaboration techniques since many years –
helping his clients and partners develop the necessary skills to succeed within an ever changing world driven by emerging technologies.
Christian is a certified Design Thinking Expert by MIT Sloan – the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Christian ran over 300+ Design Thinking Sprints, helping large global brands like Red Bull, eBay, L’Oreal, Nissan, Nike and many more, move from problem to prototype – helping them develop game-changing campaigns, platforms and services.
At Google, Christian brings together senior clients with consumers, agencies and product experts to rapidly ideate, prototype and test concepts that best utilise Google’s core and emerging technology products.
Christian was one of the three main hosts of Google’s 2021 ‘Creative Harbour’ event. Google’s annual virtual thought leadership event – dedicated to building excitement with their most important clients & creative holding companies around Google’s unique new products and technologies.
Christian started experimenting with the possibilities that emerging digital and social media platforms were offering at the early beginnings of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Co.
Following two of his projects that turned into actual startups.
Christian worked at some of the most leading global companies (eg. Google and Sony Music) and creative digital agencies (eg. R/GA, CB+P, etc.) all over the world, leading teams and creating award winning work for some of the world’s most famous brands.
Christian used to work in leading positions at Sony Music and Warner Music, helping artists become pop-culture icons and reach the Top 10 charts.
During this time, he was responsible for the Creative Direction, Strategy, Marketing and Promotion of more than 60 Dance-Pop, Techno and Hip Hop artists.
Due to Christians marketing and promotion strategy, the eurodance group „Brooklyn Bounce“ became Sony Music/Germany’s most successful domestic artist (2001 & 2002).
Christian is a regular jury-member at the MIDEMLAB Music Startup Competition – the leading music startup competition in Cannes, France.
Christian won one of the first MTV Online Music Awards in the category: Most extreme fan outreach for the social media campaign ‘Track Me’ for the Hip Hop band Riot in Paris
On this picture we see Christian (middle) next to the Mayor of the City of Heidelberg (right) and the New York Chairman, Don Reynolds (left) – the day Christian presented his ‘Vision for the future of City Marketing’, linked to his MBA master’s thesis.
As a result of his master’s thesis, Christian founded ‘GetTheMayor.com’, a project that won the 2016 SXSW Innovation Award.
Christian had been awarded a full-tuition scholarship to attend the Berlin School’s global Executive MBA in Creative Leadership program, which he successfully finished in 2016.
The Berlin School of Creative Leadership is an international business school with the purpose of ‘furthering the development of leadership executives in the creative industries’.
This book helps traditional advertising and marketing people to master the step into the digital era.
The book sold more than 300.000 copies (on Amazon and via „Pay with a Tweet“) and has been read and downloaded in key markets all over the world (eg. Europe, USA and APAC).