On 1 July it was exactly 10 years to the day since zeron started out at Schwanenhöfen in Düsseldorf. Back then the founding team included agency director Vivian Stürmann and 10 colleagues who had followed her to zeron from their previous agency. Even their former clients followed them to the new agency. “It was the biggest professional accolade I have ever experienced,” said zeron founder Vivian Stürmann. “All the clients we worked with at the old agency said to me: ‘we go where you go’, so that meant I was able to take my entire team with me.” In fact, some members of the founding team back in 2011 are still with zeron today. So are some of the clients. “We’ve been working for several of our clients for 10, 12 and 15 years. That’s a very long time in the agency business.”
Although the pandemic situation scuppered plans for a big celebration, the team did share a glass of Champagne and a birthday cake baked and decorated by the boss herself on the day. Looking back over the past 10 years makes Vivian feel a bit sentimental: “Setting up zeron was a big step for me, but I haven’t regretted it for one moment. In fact, I’m incredibly proud to see how zeron has evolved. We have some fantastic clients, we have projects we are passionate about and the amazing women who work here aren’t just great colleagues, they also know how to party. ;-)” Here’s to the next (at least) 10 years!