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andré puchta
 
 
 

PR | Companies

 
 

since
10/2015

Director of Communications
Friedrichstadt-Palast, Berlin

Head of the Communication Directorate. A stage of the State of Berlin. From January 2013 until September 2015, formerly Head of the Press and Communication Department.

 
 

01/2013 - 09/2015

Head of Press and Public Relations
Friedrichstadt-Palast, Berlin

Head of the Press and Communication Department. A stage of the State of Berlin. From October 2015 Head of the Communication Directorate.

 
 

PR | Agencies

 
 

01/2009 - 12/2010

Head of Press and Public Relations
H-ZWO Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH, Cologne

Communication agency with focus on below the line, events, and online communication. Conceptual PR responsibility for the European market leader in the area of instant products, KRÜGER in Bergisch Gladbach.

 
 

06/2006 - 12/2012

Freelance PR consultant
Munich & Cologne

Designing and implementing unconventional communication concepts and media collaborations with focus on guerrilla PR for companies and institutes from the industries of entertainment, media, FMCG, and branded companies.

 
 

09/2004 - 05/2006

Head of Press and Public Relations
5vor12 / aktuelle BERUFSCHANCE, Munich

Leading print and online magazine for education, study, and career in Germany. Interviews with federal politicians, association functionaries, and prime ministers.

 
 

Engagement

 
 

since
03/2017

Deputy State Chairman
Deutsche Public Relations Gesellschaft, Berlin-Brandenburg

The professional association represents the interests of around 2,500 members who are responsible for the communication in associations, companies, and agencies.

 
 

since
03/2017

Member of the Main Committee
Deutsche Public Relations Gesellschaft

The professional association represents the interests of around 2,500 members who are responsible for the communication in associations, companies, and agencies.

 
 

since
05/2015

Corporate communications guest speaker
FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management, Berlin

Guest speaker for the Master’s programme Marketing & Communication. The FOM is Germany’s largest private university with more than 35,000 students.

 
 

since
03/2014

Member of the Advisory Board
Vereinigung Berliner Pressesprecher, Berlin

The Association of Berlin Press Spokespersons unites around 250 spokespersons from the Metropolitan Region. The spokespersons from politics, economy, culture, and science create an active platform for communication in the capital.

 
 

11/2003 - 03/2011

Chairman, Tourism Promotion Association, Zell im Fichtelgebirge

 
 

Education

 
 

01/2004 - 09/2004

Editorial staff
SAT.1 SatellitenFernsehen GmbH, Potsdam-Babelsberg

Editorial staff at SAT.1, host Vera Int-Veen and producer Ulrich Hansbuer. Focus on: guest casting, topic selection and implementation.

 
 

01/2003 - 12/2003

Trainee
Gingco.Net Corporate Communication GmbH, Munich

With focus on B2B and technical communication in Munich for customers such as Swisscom Eurospot, Iiyama Germany, and TÜV Süd Holding AG. Design and organisation of press conferences.

 
 

07/2002 - 12/2002

Trainee
23HeadZtorms GmbH, Berlin

Trainee at Oliver Petszokat. Preparing and supporting press talks and interviews. Design and maintenance of the official homepage for Oli.P.

 
 

Journalism

 
 

2008

Freelance author
Axel Springer Schweiz AG, Zurich

Freelance author for the investor’s magazine Stocks of Axel Springer Schweiz AG, for the column “Die letzte Seite” (The Last Page).

 
 

09/1998 - 07/2002

Freelance author
Frankenpost Verlags GmbH, Hof

Freelance employer at the Frankenpost Verlag GmbH. Distinguished with the recognition award in 2000.

 
 

Further education

 
 

09/2017

Health-oriented leadership
Dr. Christoph Ramcke
BKK VBU, Berlin

 
 

10/2015

Lobbying, Public Affairs & Advocacy
Deutsche Presseakademie, Berlin

Public Affairs Management as a strategic corporate function and crisis task force. Planning, management, and control of lobbying measures. Discussions, group works, and practice simulations.

 
 

08/2014

Interview and media training
Richard Breitengraser, Berlin

 
 

06/2014

Managerial responsibility in occupational and health safety, Unfallkasse, Berlin

Legal foundations of occupational and health safety. The role and responsibility for leadership competence for PR professionals.

 
 

05/2014

Leadership skills for PR professionals
Deutsche Presseakademie, Berlin

 
 

01/2014

Copyrights laws, rights of use and exploitation
RA Jan Mönikes, Berlin

 
 

09/2013

Crisis communication in companies
CEO Ketchum Pleon GmbH, Berlin

 
 

01/2000

Advantage-use-argumentation, objection and final phases, Burgau

 
 
 
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