2022 Onsite Creative LIAisons Panels & Speakers

Dörte Spengler-Ahrens

Managing Creative Director of JvM SAGA /
Partner at Jung von Matt

Topic: How to Win a Pitch

An unconventional subjective guide to pitch success. Doerte talks about pitches and how to increase your chances to win them. With some examples, rules and tips.

About Dörte:
Dörte studied Visual Communications and started her career as an Art Director before switching to copywriting.

After working in several agencies, she joined Jung von Matt, becoming a Creative Director after only three years. In 2000, she founded her own company MARIA.
Dörte returned to Jung von Matt in 2002 to set the agency JvM/Spree in Berlin with two partners, becoming a shareholder. After that, she launched the first international branch, JvM/9 and several other companies (JvM/Pulse, JvM/Fleet, JvM/Elbe). She has worked for all big clients including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Sixt, Zalando, Netto, Edeka, BVG, OTTO, Douglas, WWF, Beiersdorf, DocMorris, etc.
In 2016, she and Managing Partner Stephan Giest founded Jung von Matt SAGA - which stands for Spengler-Ahrens-Giest-Agency.
With over 700 awards, including several Grand Prixs, Dörte is one of the most awarded German creatives, President of Germany’s Art Directors Club and an Advisory Board Member of the D&AD and New York Festival.
She was awarded Germany’s Agency Head of the Year 2018, served 2019 besides other juries as Chairwoman and Jury President of the ADC*E Festival. 
Dörte is extremely passionate about her work. She loves to travel and to meet people, more than that, though, her husband Tobias Ahrens, their son Bela, and Tyson - the family dog.