Andreas Ohlbach brings over 20 years of experience across sectors to True advertising agency
Award-winning creative B2B advertising agency True has appointed a Client Services Director from global industry heavyweight BBH.
Andreas Ohlbach is strengthening the ranks at True – the London agency of the world’s largest independent B2B agency network BBN – as it continues in its mission to ‘Make It Memorable’ for its clients.
The move is indicative of current industry trends that have seen an increase in career moves from larger to growing agencies, according to recruitment experts. Professionals ascending the ladder are attracted to more agile and expanding agencies for the strength of their employer brand, nurturing ethos, the scope of work and potential to shine.
Ohlbach has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing between his native Germany and London, having worked on long term brand planning, direct and digital marketing for clients including Fiat Group, Suzuki, Sky and Virgin Mobile across every channel and touchpoint.
Experienced in meeting ambitious growth targets and integrated marketing, his move to True marks an ascension to agency leadership. True prides itself on breaking the barriers between B2B and B2C and recently scooped the coveted Creative B2B Agency of the Year accolade alongside three other category wins at the US-based ANA Business Marketing NYC Global Ace Awards.
Ohlbach said: “I am excited to join True, which I think is genuinely blurring the lines between business and consumer marketing. I admired how the agency tells stories that entertain and educate to build brands, working hard to establish them as different rather than merely fixing short term problems with lead generation. B2B brands are slowly catching up with the B2C sector and I’m looking forward to helping True – an agency that’s really pushing creative boundaries in B2B – on this journey.
Richard Parsons, a co-founder of True, added: “We welcome Andreas and look forward to working together to build on our foundation, expand our agency and make more memorable campaigns for clients that truly deliver unignorable results. Our win at the Global Ace Awards last month is a sign of things to come at True and will help us continue on our growth trajectory.”