“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it,” wrote author Halford E. Luccock. The team of ReComPR was brought together with just this idea in mind. Each member of the team complements the others with his or her own personal strengths, differing education and unique personal interests. And when they work together, it’s a symphony of communication.
Thomas Rentschler founded ReComPR in 1999. Before that, he worked for several years as the editor of a travel-trade journal. He also wrote freelance for Deutsche Telekom’s customer magazines as well as for various German and international financial magazines and daily papers, where he focused particularly on foreign economic policy in Asia. That focus, in turn, stemmed from a prior, yearlong experience in South Korea, where he worked as a radio producer and correspondent for such companies like dpa, Welthandel and WDR. Thomas learned the basics of journalism as a volunteer with the news agency idea, an experience immediately followed by a stint as production leader for all twelve regional editions of a weekly magazine, where he was responsible for team of 50 freelance workers.
Stefanie Ullmann joins the team of ReComPR as a PR consultant. She mainly serves customers of the hotel and tourism sector. After her studies of cultural anthropology and geography she started working in the PR division of the Entwicklungspolitisches Landesnetzwerk ELAN Rheinland-Pfalz in Mainz. Then Stefanie Ullmann worked at the trade journal Top hotel – first as a trainee for two years and afterwards as a editorial journalist.
Juliane Federowski is a senior PR consultant and primarily serves customers in the education, hospitality and e-commerce industries. During her studies in corporate communication, she worked as a language trainer in the education and training sector. After university, Juliane Federowski volunteered for two years with last-minute tour operator L’TUR in Baden-Baden, followed by a stint as a press aide. In early 2009, she joined the FTI Group in Munich as a PR manager, overseeing the press activities for a number of travel destinations and corporations, developing the PR communication for the Gold by FTI luxury travel brand and taking on overall project responsibility for the development of a corporate intranet.
Reinhard Backes focus is on economic and technological issues. After studying history and physical education, he volunteered with dpa. For several years, he has been working for several of Deutsche Telekom’s customer magazines, both the German and English-language services of Deutsche Welle, and for the German Broadcasting Service. Reinhard is strong in conceptual work and layout and designs brochures and newspapers for a number of companies and organizations, including BMZ, MISEREOR and EED.
Marco Gerlach is responsible for graphics and design and serves as a consultant for logo development and corporate design. A communication design graduate, he previously worked as an art director and department head for “Creation” in several advertising and design agencies, specializing in business and financial communications for Aventis Behring, Clariant, Ferrero and Nestlé. Marco especially emphasizes the interplay and interconnection of individual media and modules to optimize their effects.
Sabine Antonius is a skilled photographer. She worked freelance for some years. Since October 2016 she is part of the ReComPR-team. You can easily see why we employed her if you take a look at her work.
Shawn Volesky supported ReComPR since 2004 in marketing activities. Prior to 2004, he worked at the Bobcat Company and at Procter & Gamble, where he cooperated in the market development of projects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. During his studies, he focused on international marketing and cultural sciences, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology in the United States as well as a Master’s degree in International Business in the Netherlands.