Pleon (company)

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Subsidiary of BBDO, Subsidiary of Omnicom Group
Industry Public Relations, Marketing
Founded 2004
Headquarters Düsseldorf
Number of locations
43 offices in 26 countries - EMEA
Area served
World Wide
Key people
Timo Sieg
Number of employees
1,200 employees

Pleon is a Europe based Public Relations and communications consultancy. It is part of the Brodeur Pleon Worldwide network and a subsidiary of BBDO Worldwide. Pleon belongs to the Omnicom Group. Pleon is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.


The majority of Pleon's offices are located in EMEA. Pleon was formed from the merger of two companies within the Omnicom group, ECC Kohtes Klewesand Brodeur Worldwide in 2004. Pleon is majority-owned by BBDO Europe, one of the world's biggest advertising groups. BBDO is part of the NYSE-listed company Omnicom Group Incorporated; hence Pleon through BBDO is part of Omnicom.

Pleon employs 1.200 employees in 33 branded and 10 associated offices in 26 EMEA (European, Middle East and African) countries.

Executives and Senior Partners[edit]

Current CEO(s) of Pleon:

  • Timo Sieg (CEO Europe)

Functional Practice Leaders at Pleon:

  • Ralf Langen, Change & Transformation
  • Arthur van Buitenen, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Juergen Herres, Financial Communications
  • Dr. Percy Smend, Marketing
  • Peter Lochbihler, Public Affairs

Industry Practice Leaders at Pleon:

  • Andreas Christophe, Automotive
  • Saskia Dejonghe, Consumer
  • Alfred Jansen, Finance
  • Jim Wouda, Government
  • Andrea Fischer, Healthcare
  • Mark de Wolf, Technology
  • Rene Mono, Energy

Pleon's Healthcare and Public Affairs practise employs the former federal minister respectively minister of state Andrea Fischer and Detlev Samland.


In 2006 Pleon received the Gold Award for "PR-Agency of the Year" from PR Report.

The international industry journal "The Holmes Report" elected Pleon to be "Best German PR-Agency 2005" and "European Communications Consultancy 2007" and it is recently named “Best Public Relations Agency” in The 2008 International Business Awards / Stevie Award.

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