Dr. Ulrike Handel appointed CEO of ad pepper media International N.V.

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Amsterdam/Nuremberg, March 20, 2013 – With effect as of March 20, 2013 Dr. Ulrike Handel (41) is in office as Chair of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ad pepper media International N.V. She succeeds Ulrich Schmidt, who left the company in October 2012.

Since 1999, ad pepper media, as an experienced and professional partner, has been providing individually tailored solutions for all questions connected with online advertising. Today, the company possesses altogether 12 branches in six European countries and in the USA and handles campaigns for thousands of national and international advertising clients in currently more than 50 countries.

Dr. Ulrike Handel has already joined the Supervisory Board of ad pepper media International N.V. in May 2012. She came to ad pepper media from the Bertsch Innovation Group, where she, as a member of the management board, had been responsible for the expansion and the development of the group which is made up of companies from the fields of IT, publishing, digital, agencies, sports and fashion. Before that, Dr. Handel had been working for Axel Springer AG for eleven years, where her posts included a seat on the management board of the Welt Group/Berliner Morgenpost and as Head of “Classifieds” sector comprising online marketplaces like Stepstone and Immonet.

Michael Oschmann, Chair of the Supervisory Board of ad pepper media and Managing Director of Müller Medien GmbH & Co. KG, is convinced that this is an ideal appointment: “With her 20 years of extensive experience in the media industry and digital markets, Ulrike Handel brings exactly the expertise we need now at ad pepper media. With her at the helm, we are now steering into a new phase of our corporate development. Together with Chief Financial Officer Jens Körner, and applying her know-how, her management experience and her personality, she will position ad pepper media with lasting effects, continue to develop the company successfully and thus set the course for the next growth phase.”

“For me, ad pepper media is the pioneer in online marketing, characterized by its broad-based portfolio, its global networking, its technological innovation powers and its outstanding crew”, explains Dr. Ulrike Handel, adding: “I am really looking forward to shaping the future together with the team.”

About ad pepper media:
ad pepper media is one of the leading international digital marketing services and technology solutions provider.

The company offers media agencies, advertisers and websites individual and efficient solutions in the fields of display, performance, email and affiliate marketing that cover virtually the entire palette of online advertising. The products iLead (lead generation) and iSense (semantic targeting) are unique in their market segments. Webgains is one of the leading international affiliate networks.

The companies in the ad pepper media group, Emediate (Ad Serving), ad agents (Search Engine Marketing) and Globase (Email Marketing Technology) offer pioneering solutions in their fields. With 12 branches in six European countries and the USA, ad pepper media is currently managing campaigns for thousands of national and international advertisers in more than 50 countries.

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