April 18, 2023

Björn Klaas becomes Managing Director of Spark Foundry

Düsseldorf, April 18, 2023 - Media agency Spark Foundry has promoted Björn Klaas, 39, to Managing Director. In the new position, he will look after the expansion of existing and new business and lead the more than 200 employees of the agency, which is part of the Publicis Media network.
The economics graduate started his career at Publicis Media back in 2011 and was a founding member of the German Spark Foundry in 2019. Most recently, he held the position of Managing Partner. Klaas will report directly to Olivier Korte, CEO Publicis Media, and Katja Reis, COO Publicis Media. In his new role, he will also be part of Publicis Media's Management Board.

"Björn has proven to be a reliable partner for our customers and a solution-oriented team player within the organization over the past years thanks to his innovative ability and strategic expertise," says Korte. "He is always looking for and breaking new ground to lead customer campaigns to even greater success. We are very pleased to have recruited him for the new role. His career is an example of how, with the right level of commitment, you can take on responsibility and build a career within our organization."

Björn Klaas: "I am delighted and thank you for the trust you have placed in me to support clients and our employees in all the challenges that the communications landscape has to offer in this new position."
Spark Foundry serves clients such as Edeka/Netto, Disney, Brown Forman and Meta, among others.

About Spark Foundry: SPARK FOUNDRY - the somewhat different media agency. We combine the dynamic, forward-thinking spirit of a startup with the resources, partnerships and buying power of the global Publicis Media network. For our clients, this means getting the best of consulting, client proximity, innovation and scalability at all times. For our talent, it's an opportunity to make a difference, to grow as people and communications experts, and to actively shape the future. This unique approach has made us one of the fastest growing media agencies in the world in recent years.

SPARK FOUNDRY is ranked #3 in the global RECMA NewBiz rankings, employs over 3,500 people in over 50 countries, and was named AdAge Media Agency of the Year in 2022.

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