Last summer, Rainer Häupl joined the agency as a new co-managing director alongside founder Heike Bering. He has already supported bering*kopal intensively as a freelance architecture journalist since the beginning of 2021 and is now developing the agency further with Heike and the team. As a press agency and editorial office in the fields of architecture, construction, interior design and design, we want to continue to make a name for ourselves as a "boutique agency", if you can call it that - in a small team, "fine", open and personal.
Last year, Thomas Kopal, who founded the agency with his wife Heike Bering a quarter of a century ago, went into something like retirement. Thomas continues to support us with his experience, keeps an eye on our finances and is passionate about producing medical guides for Readers Digest.
Verena Geuder has been part of the bering*kopal team for four years now. Without her, nobody would read all our media information - because she is conscientiously responsible for our press mailing list and sends out our press mailings routinely and 99.9% error-free. And by the way, she looks after the well-being of all of us :-)
Susanne Dubbert has been supporting us since fall 2022. The interior designer and experienced journalist enriches our small, agile team with creative texts, structured customer management and, above all, good humor.
The first year as a "GbR" was exciting and, above all, varied! With Häfele, HEWI and luxwerk, we have secured some really great new customers. We would like to thank all our current customers for their trust in our work! Some of them have been working with us for over 10 years, which is not a matter of course in the agency world. Our thanks go to: a+r Architekten, Bauwerk Parkett, GEPLAN Design, Häfele, HEWI, luxwerk, Felsch Lighting, Nimbus and TOTO.
A huge thank you to our bering*kopal team with Verena, Susanne and Thomas - it's great that you manage all this with us. Our external colleagues and authors are also part of our team: Ariane Sohn, Julia Löwrick, Silke Rommel and Janina Poesch. Thank you, without a good network we often wouldn't be able to react as well and as quickly!
And we would also like to thank all the journalists and publishers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland who work with us and turn our press releases into such beautiful publications. We have known many of them for many years and look forward to meeting them regularly at a trade fair. Thanks also to our service providers Bernhard Ullsperger and Kurt Altmann, without whom our websites and IT would not run nearly as smoothly.
We are looking forward to the next few years with everyone and are curious to see what might happen! Heike Bering and Rainer Häupl