All good things come in threes
Town, country, river. Marketing, public relations, communication.
You, us, one goal.
We are marketnow!, a marketing and PR agency for the international tourism industry, based in Bad Homburg near Frankfurt and in Switzerland. We create target-oriented, long-term strategies and customised, creative communication solutions for our customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
By experts for experts.
Hear nothing – see nothing – speak nothing?
On the contrary.
We keep our ears open for our customers at all times, we look out of the box and we communicate purposefully. And, we have done this for years. The agency specialised in tourism was founded in 2007, with each person on the team having more than 20 years of experience in the industry, a high degree of market knowledge, and intuition for trends. Due to our longstanding and intensive contacts in the industry and with the media, we have established an extensive network. We consider ourselves bridge builders in a partner-based relationship between our customers with their products and services on the one hand and with the public and decision-makers in the tourism industry on the other. We not only rely on tried and tested concepts, but we develop individual, creative constructs together with our customers. With passion, in confidence, with professionalism.
We can count to three
Therefore, we concentrate on our core capabilities – marketing & sales, representation and public relations.
We choose the individual modules with you from our wide range of marketing services. This means, we advise, conceptualise, produce and realise full service or project-related, entirely based on customer wishes and needs.
At the same time, we are aware: No one is able to do everything – but together we can do more. Depending on the project and company, we cooperate additionally with graphic designers, multi-media experts, photographers, web designers and other specialists. All the mosaic stones are made to mix and match your specific goals, bundled together in a complete package and supplied from one source.
Three in one
Three women, three paths of life, one intention.
In 2007, we – Annette Clemens, Antje Rudhart and Petra Schildbach – joined forces to establish marketnow! The Tourism Marketing Experts, in order to combine our knowledge of the industry and our expertise in the most diverse areas of tourism, and thus achieve the best possible result for our customers. With creative ideas, flexible customer orientation, best interconnected contacts.
Annette Clemens’ qualifications include more than 20 years of experience in destination marketing. She already gained a first practical insight into the marketing of various Caribbean destinations during her studies in geography and tourism management at Trier University.
Following her studies, Annette Clemens worked for a well-established tourism & PR agency where she inter alia developed a travel agent e-learning program for Jamaica, one of the first in the travel industry. She was also an account manager for the Province of Nova Scotia for three years before she started working for the German branch of the Canadian Tourism Commission overseeing activities in the fields of consumer marketing & publishing and training courses for travel agents. Since 2009, Annette Clemens has been living and working in Switzerland.
Antje Rudhart has over 25 years of experience in the tourism industry in which she has built up a broad network. Her core business is marketing of high-end destinations and tourism service providers. After gaining operational experience as a travel agent and product manager for a tour operator, she studied business administration with a focus on travel management and tourism.
Before founding marketnow!, Antje Rudhart worked for ten years as business development and destination manager for two of the leading German tourism marketing/PR agencies. Her main accounts were Carnival Cruise Lines and the Tourist Boards of Kenya (EU-funded project), the British Virgin Islands and the Great Lakes of North America.
After receiving her university degree in nutritional science in Gießen, Petra Schildbach volunteered at dfv Media Group in Frankfurt. For ten years, she worked as a specialist journalist with a focus on the hotel and tourism sector as well as fashion, lastly as department head of the trade magazine for the hotel and gastronomy industry, NGZ – Der Hotelier (today a supplement of AHGZ) and feature editor of Sportswear International in Milan/Italy.
In 1995, Petra Schildbach switched to the other side of the desk and ever since, has been looking after national as well as international companies as a freelance PR consultant, mainly in the tourism and lifestyle sector. International hotel groups are amongst her clients as well as individual hotels, design companies and furniture manufacturers.
One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies”, Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties. Saint Lucia is also home to world-class cruise and yachting facilities. The island is continually recognized as one of the leading wedding and honeymoon destinations worldwide.
The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia has been our client since 2007.
Since 2007, we have committed ourselves to international and national tourist customers. We are still doing so for some of them.
- Canadvac Travel Services, Nova Scotia
- CTC – Canadian Tourism Commission
- Lemmer Concepte – Hotelplanung + Einrichtung
- Naturhotel Waldklause
- Park Plaza Hotels Europe
- Sofitel Hotels & Resorts
- Stars in Concert (Essen)