Social Media - Hamburg, November 2010

Medienwerft takes over social media marketing for Görtz

Medienwerft – agency for digital media and communication – acquired Görtz as a new client in June 2010. Medienwerft is assisting the leading shoe retailer with its activities in the field of social media marketing. Its first project will be this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, which was held recently and which Görtz sponsored in conjunction with fashion label Kaviar Gauche. The event was reported on in detail beforehand, during the event and afterwards on Facebook. Other projects followed in September, such as the weekly ‘Style Flash’ and ‘I like Buffalo!’ – a photographic competition held on Facebook as well as in actual stores, both channels complementing each other. The aim of Görtz’s activities is to utilise the world’s most important social media platform as a customer forum for direct exchange and for providing quick information to the company’s own Facebook community.

Ludwig Görtz GmbH is a leading shoe retailer that employs 3,800 people and operates more than 280 branches in Germany, Austria, Poland and Switzerland, as well as goertz.de. It views itself as a European market leader in the high-quality shoe and accessory segment. Görtz became in May 2010 the official equipper of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin for three seasons, supplying shoes to employees and helpers at the event. Facebook hosted a detailed preview report including a look at the collection. Facebook members were able to win VIP tickets to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and then report by video on the event, allowing the Facebook community to follow the event live. The aim of these activities was to build up the Görtz Facebook community and to publicise the alliance with kaviar gauche as part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The kaviar gauche brand presented its exclusive spring/summer 2011 shoe collection entitled ‘Görtz designed by kaviar gauche’ at the Fashion Week in July. This collection was developed by the Berlin-based label in conjunction with Görtz.

This new client and these activities once again highlight Medienwerft’s expertise in the field of social media marketing. "We are very pleased to have acquired Görtz as a new client, and we are delighted to have been able to help quadruple the number of fans in such a short space of time," says Oliver Helms, managing director of Medienwerft. Medienwerft has already developed highly successful concepts in the field of Facebook marketing, including for cult ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s.

About Medienwerft

The company was founded in 1996 and is among Germany’s most experienced Internet agencies. Their core competence is in providing complete packages combining advice, creative input, technology and online marketing with special emphasis on e-branding and e-commerce. The Hamburg-based agency is independent of the big networks and is led by its managing directors Oliver Helms, Hendrik van Laaten and Frank Meier. Its clients include companies such as BAUR Versand, Hawesko, 3 SUISSES, Stage Entertainment and Unilever.