Meet the PR Team
Our experts at one glance.
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Born in Germany, grew up in Africa and Indonesia, now in Düsseldorf. PR internship in Hamburg, then studies with art historian Prof. Hans Körner at the Heinrich Heine University. Then as special unit at Abel & Grey in Düsseldorf in the area of media strategy. Independent entrepreneur with textschwester since 2003. Numerous publications, catalog contributions, columns and lectures on “the pre-political sector”. Art collector, mother of two children, married to Sam Sepehran and totally 24/7.
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At a young age, the born and bred Düsseldorf girl ended up in the city of “weißwurst” breakfasts – Munich, where, after finishing high school, she completed her studies in Applied Media Management with a focus on PR and Communication Management. With her position at one of Germany’s biggest advertising film productions, she dived deeply into the world of the media. Her path led her from Munich via Vancouver to Paris. Subsequently, the cheerful Rhinelander reemerged in her old hometown Düsseldorf, filled to the brim with lots of experience from the PR, film and advertising sector. Now she only packs her bags for the Textschwester Special Operation Squad and otherwise is available in the Textschwester OR as PR manager.
Kim Lara Linke
Born in the Ruhr area – grew up with Düsseldorf roots: Alongside her studies in Media and Communication Management at the MD.H Media Design School Düsseldorf, she has discovered her passion for creative lifestyle communication. Artistry en vogue, a natural for graphics, good communicating instincts in the fascinating world of media. The “Lieblingskalender der Landeshauptstadt” (the State capital’s favorite calendar) is her favorite accessory.
Also a Düsseldorf native. Even as a kid, Franki had the largest Matchbox collection in the neighborhood. Finished high school in Düsseldorf, received training at Mercedes and BMW, and gathered several years of sales experience, before founding his own marketing agency in 1994. His Matchbox dreams have come true: since then he has restored several sports car icons in his private workshop, and drives them in any season. For three years now he has been working at his passion’s epicenter und runs the horsepower division at the agency for McClaren, BCA and Audi.
Nest warmth, school and German studies in Düsseldorf; worked on the “other side” of the Rhine with Counterpart in Cologne. Runs the PR unit for the areas lifestyle, food & beverage and business. Interlude with Germany’s gourmet magazine FEINSCHMECKER in Hamburg. Pleasurable training years with Stecher & Krahn wine import. For many years now an absolute fan of good wine and fancy food. Freelance PR consultant and editor.
Born in Duesseldorf, she moved to the Ruhr area to Bochum where she studied Romance Philology and Sinology. After having studied in Shanghai and Burgos, she moved back home and began the practical training at the international PR agency Grayling. Now she is part of the textschwester team and, together with head nurse Alex, is responsible for the Real Estate Unit.
Born and grown up in Dusseldorf, it nailed up them after the Abitur first in the wonderful Hanseatic town Hamburg. With the Bauer Media Group the fun-loving Rhinelander collected valuable, editorial experiences with titles like "InTouch" and "Maxi". For her study of the communication science, European ethnology as well as sociology it pulled them afterwards in Biergarten-Hochburg Bavaria. By the love to her hometown Dusseldorf she swept after her study back in the Rhine metropolis. After other, varied experiences in the PR branch, it was taken up with the text sisters with pink warmth and enjoys every day of her exciting Traineeprogramm in the textsister-OP.
Die gebürtige Düsseldorferin ist ihrer Heimatstadt mit Herz und Seele verbunden. Marina studierte Germanistik und Geschichte an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität und absolvierte parallel verschiedene Praktika im kulturellen Bereich. Nach dem Studium startete sie bei der internationalen Netzwerkagentur Grayling in den PR-Beruf. Dort war sie die „Allzweckwaffe“ und betreute Kunden von der Lifestyle-Branche über Technologieunternehmen, bis hin zum Versicherungskonzern. Seit Anfang 2017 steht sie als PR-Managerin für Notfälle jeglicher Art im Textschwester-OP bereit.
Born and raised in Düsseldorf, she is the main chick among the text-sisters. At the age of 14, she lived on the Côte d'Azur, and after high school she traveled around the world. Tehran, Tokyo, and Los Angeles were on the agenda, but the Rhineland-Heart led her straight back home. After studying abroad with Audi Australia in the field of Network and working in the Youth Facility at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, she is now studying psychology with a focus on clinical psychology at Fresenius University. In addition, she is a text-sister 24/7 and assists in all emergencies - from small word processing to large emergency operations.
Born and grew up in the border triangle near Aachen, he started his professional career by a global testing organization. Later, with an intermediate stop at the London Business School, he moved to Cologne, where he worked for several years in international marketing. This was followed by a "change of the Rhine" for the multimedia and communication management studies in Düsseldorf. In addition to his studies, he worked freelance as an advisor in corporate communications, as well as in the event industry. With his passion for art and his creativity, he is a text broker with a love for detail, not only for the strategic concept but also for the visual design. His focus in the agency is on the high-performance watertoy SEABOB and the real estate project Kö-Bogen by Daniel Libeskind.
Having grown up in the Ruhr area, Leonie moved to the Rhineland to study in PR and communications management. During an internship in the Bavarian state capital, she gained her first strategic experience in the automotive sector in the press department of the BMW Group. This path led her to textschwester through influencer management. In the OR, she contributes to the other sisters as a digital native with blogger news, and supports the fashion and beauty unit as a volunteer.
From the water castles of her home town, the born Münsterland girl moved to the mining towers of the Ruhr area for her studies. Her English and French studies led her from Bochum to Cork and her dream city Paris. In addition to her studies, she worked as a freelance translator and gathered rich experience in culture and communication through different internships. Through her joy in texting and media work, she became part of the textschwester team. With her communicative sensitivity she takes care of fashion and real estate patients in the textschwester ER.
Having grown up between France and Germany, or Bordeaux, Paris and Düsseldorf, Charlotte has two cultural backgrounds. Thanks to her bi-national studies in applied political science in Provence and the Black Forest, she has been able to improve her German competencies steadily. During an internship in Freiburg, the young Frenchwoman gathered her first PR skills. Charlotte is an expert in the text nursery, and she has continued to work as a freelancer since the end of her internship. Above all, international mandates are one of her areas of responsibility.
Having grown up in Saxony, the native Bautznerin has now lived in the Rhineland for more than twenty years. Ten years ago, she was hired as an assistant to an international PR agency and joined the industry. Since 2015, the experienced economist has been the "good soul" of textschwester and, as a PR and team assistant in the back office, she draws the administrative stripping for the team.
Ralf G. Neumann