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08.10.2012

 

Susi Kastner Linke : head of Art Buying at Thjnk returns to her hometown of Berlin to judge SCREENings at UPdate 12

Berlin-born Susanne Kastner-Linke took an unconventional career path. Having finished school, completed an apprenticeship as a lab assistant, started studying at university and given birth to a daughter, she moved to Hamburg in 1989.

Susanne was a photographer’s studio manager until 1992. She then changed to a PR agency, where she stayed until 1996, when she began work at Jung von Matt. Having finally arrived in the Art Buying department, she stayed until late 2002. This was followed by a five-year stint with Springer & Jacoby, where she independently managed two units.

Since 2007 she has been working for kempertrautmann, who renamed themselves Thjnk in August 2012 following a staff restructuring. The name is an acronym for the surnames of the creatives: Trautmann, Heumann, Jochum and Kemper. It is pronounced ‘think’.

Michael Trautmann, Karen Heumann and Armin Jochum are the board of directors of the Thjnk public limited company; Karen Heumann is the board’s spokeswoman.

The agency’s Düsseldorf office is now appropriately named thjnk west, the capital city office is thjnk berlin.

As the first fulltime Art Buyer, she built up and runs the department. GoSee presents the latest jobs, including Audi, Ikea, Hamburg Schauspielhaus theatre and Commerzbank. We are pleased to have Susi on board as a SCREENings Judge and are looking forward to welcoming her to the UPdate. Now over to Susi…

‘I am looking forward to 26 October, looking at lots of new portfolios in my hometown, as well as having interesting conversations. It is nice to attend the event as both a visitor and a judge. I am really looking forward to it.’ So are we…


Agency Info : kempertrautmann was founded in 2004 by André Kemper and Michael Trautmann. The agency employees over 200 staff at three bases in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Hamburg, working for brands including Audi, ARD, Axel Springer, BASE, Bauer Media Group, Bertelsmann, Commerzbank, comdirect, Gigaset Communications, Gaggenau, Görtz, Grohe, hagebaumarkt, Henkel Schwarzkopf, IKEA, Paulaner, Schwartau, unitymedia and Vaillant.

In addition to advertising, kempertrautmann is also active in design (loved, since 2008), production (bullet, since 2010) and multichannel (kt change, since 2011, currently being integrated with the Hamburg agency).

THJNK for AUDI

THJNK for AUDI

THJNK for AUDI

THJNK for AUDI

THJNK for AUDI

THJNK for AUDI

THJNK for AUDI

THJNK for AUDI

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thjnk Hamburg - watch the movie online

Susi Kastner-Linke, Art Buying, THJNK GMBH

Susi Kastner-Linke, Art Buying, THJNK GMBH

THJNK for COMMERZBANK

THJNK for COMMERZBANK

THJNK for COMMERZBANK

THJNK for COMMERZBANK

THJNK for IKEA

THJNK for IKEA

THJNK for IKEA

THJNK for IKEA

THJNK for IKEA

THJNK for IKEA

THJNK for IKEA

THJNK for IKEA

THJNK for DAS SCHAUSPIELHAUS

THJNK for DAS SCHAUSPIELHAUS

THJNK for DAS SCHAUSPIELHAUS

THJNK for DAS SCHAUSPIELHAUS

THJNK for DAS SCHAUSPIELHAUS

THJNK for DAS SCHAUSPIELHAUS

THJNK for DAS SCHAUSPIELHAUS

THJNK for DAS SCHAUSPIELHAUS

THJNK for DAS SCHAUSPIELHAUS

THJNK for DAS SCHAUSPIELHAUS

THJNK for DAS SCHAUSPIELHAUS

THJNK for DAS SCHAUSPIELHAUS

Susi Kastner-Linke, Art Buying, THJNK GMBH

Susi Kastner-Linke, Art Buying, THJNK GMBH