Meet our new Junior Software Engineer Natalia

We are happy to welcome Natalia as part of our Software Engineering team. To get to know her a bit better, she will tell you more about her hobbies and her work in her interview:

What have you done before joining us?

After moving to Germany, I have learnt the German language and worked at Goodgame Studios as a Junior Java Developer.

What are your responsibilities at Akanoo?

I’m a Junior Software Engineer and I’m responsible for the back-end development of the core components.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

  • New technologies
  • Interesting tasks
  • Communication with the colleagues

I’m glad to share the ideas from my previous work experience with my colleagues.

And what do you usually do after work?

  • Read books
  • Fitness
  • Yoga
  • Improve my German knowledge

Which colleague would you take with you to a lonely island and why?

I think Bendix. He is fond of climbing and probably he could get some food from the trees.

Which attraction/part of Hamburg do you think you should definitely visit and why?

Hamburg Museum. I’d like to know more about the history of the city and the country.

Which apps could you never do without and why?

Chrome and mail services. They are the doors to the world.

Of course, German Vocabulary – it helps me to understand people.

These blogs/websites belong to my daily reading:

I read in most cases Russian websites about science, new technologies, different fields of research.

On the web you can find me here:

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New customer for Akanoo Onsite Marketing: Tree of Tea

We are happy to announce the collaboration for our Automated Onsite Marketing with Tree of Tea, a German online shop for tea lovers.

It is the company’s mission to simplify the tea selection for their customers. That is why Tree of Tea is specialized in selling a highly selected amount of premium organic teas and supplies for tea preparation in their online shop.

We are looking forward to a lot of successful campaigns with our new client Tree of Tea.

Meet our new Sales Manager Malte

Malte has joined our team in January as a Sales Manager. In his interview, he will tell you more about his passion for sales and business development.

What have you done before joining us?

Except a handful of internships, I haven’t done a job for a long term yet . Last year I established the company ‘die Herren Edel GmbH’, where I work as CEO. Also, I am still studying economy engineering at University of Hamburg, looking forward to graduate next year.

What are your responsibilities at Akanoo?

At Akanoo, I am part of the sales team and acquire customers to increase the revenue.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Again and again, I get the chance, to convince managers to first: Talk with me for some minutes and second: To take 30 minutes for a presentation. It’s a challenging task, and I like the feeling when it works, the feeling to know that I am able to talk straight to managers in high positions.

And what do you usually do after work?

For me, after work is before work. I have some other projects, especially my own company, but also business ideas that I am developing. I am a businessman by heart. That’s why I actually won’t call it work – it’s my passion. Also I am doing Bikram Yoga for my health and my soul and I read a lot, mostly biographies other non-fiction books.

Which colleague would you take with you to a lonely island and why?

I would take Fabian, because he has similar interests as I have, so I guess talking to him and trying to create something new and build some practical things at the island would be much fun, even if we can’t help people with it or  sell it

Which attraction/part of Hamburg do you think you should definitely visit and why?

I like the chocoversum, a chocolate museum. It’s yummy and interesting at the same time. :-)

Which apps could you never do without and why?

The HVV app, because I would always miss trains and buses and annoy everyone of my friends, being too late.

These blogs/websites belong to my daily reading:

www.dieherrenedel.de

On the web you can find me here:

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Akanoo Christmas campaign for a good cause

„Let’s make a difference together. You choose, we pay!“ – With this slogan, we have asked our clients and partners to participate in our Christmas campaign. Until the 13th January the companies could redeem a code they had received with Christmas cards. They could choose one of four charity organisations that would then receive our donation amounting to 10€ per participant. Clients and partners could choose between:

We sent our Christmas cards to German (81%), English (13%) and French (5%) clients and partners. In total 31% responded to the Christmas campaign. 90% of the respondents were German, 6% French and 4% English-speaking.

Most of the companies chose the charity MSF (58%), followed by UNHCR and DGzRS both with 15% and Arbeiterkind with 12%. The following chart gives an overview of our campaign results:

Thank you to all our clients and partners for participating in our Christmas campaign and helping us in giving something back.

Akanoo joins the Digital Advisory Board Summit

We are happy to announce our participation in the Digital Advisory Board Summit on February 1st 2017. At the summit, digital leaders and experts come together to discuss challenges and solutions for Digital Transformation.

Akanoo is one of six high-tech startups from the digital domain that will attend the summit to provide an indepth view from the frontier of digital transformation to large corporations and industry giants. We are very proud that the nextMedia.Hamburg competition selected us to contribute valuable insight during the summit.

We thank nextMedia.Hamburg for giving us the opportunity to participate in the summit. We are looking forward to interesting discussions about Digital Transformation.

Meet our new Data Scientist Torge

Torge is supporting the Data Science team since December. To give you an impression of him and his responsibilities we asked him to answer the Akanoo team member questionnaire:

What have you done before joining us?

I worked for a few years at Hamburg University of Technology as a research assistant where I wrote my Phd thesis in mathematics.

What are your responsibilities at Akanoo?

I am a Data Scientist and as such it is my responsibility to answer data-related questions and develop/improve our statistical model.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Besides having great colleagues I enjoy being able to apply my knowledge as a mathematician.

And what do you usually do after work?

After work I usually take a long trip to Stade, where I currently live.

Which colleague would you take with you to a lonely island and why?

Sven, since he is the oldest and wisest of us all.

Which attraction/part of Hamburg do you think you should definitely visit and why?

The new Elbphilharmonie, since I am anxious to see what the acoustics are like.

Which apps could you never do without and why?

Threema and Netflix. I use Threema to communicate and Netflix as a remote for the TV.

These blogs/websites belong to my daily reading:

Currently Reddit.

Meet our new Sales Manager Gwen

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We are happy to welcome Gwen as part of our Sales Team. To give you an impression of her and to show you how she convinced us to work together, we asked her to answer our questionnaire for new team members.

What have you done before joining us?

I worked for a online marketing and print company (that doesn’t exist anymore) and in two online games companies as online marketing and sales manager for France.

What are your responsibilities at Akanoo?

Acquiring new customers for the French market and account management for existing customers.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Being in contact with people.

And what do you usually do after work?

Take care of my two kids.

Which colleague would you take with you to a lonely island and why?

Everybody or nobody! And as long as I’m the only full-time woman here at the moment (and being French), it would be way too tendentious!

Which attraction/part of Hamburg do you think you should definitely visit and why?

The old city center because of its history and the French crêperie. :)

Which apps could you never do without and why?

Google maps, for obvious reasons!

These blogs/websites belong to my daily reading:

On the web you can find me here:

New customers for Akanoo Onsite Marketing: Thalia and Corsair

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We are happy to announce the collaboration for our Automated Onsite Marketing with Thalia and Corsair, two well-known brands in the German and French market.

Thalia is one of the biggest retailers for books in the German-speaking market. Thalia’s online shop invites customers’ to choose from a huge variety of books and other entertainment products like audio CDs, video games and toys.

Corsair is a French company specialized in international long-haul flights. Each year, nearly 1.3 million passengers travel on Corsair lines worldwide. On its online shop visitors can book flights and additional holiday-related services like rental cars or hostel rooms.

We are looking forward to a lot successful campaigns with our new clients Thalia and Corsair.

New case study with baumarkt direkt published

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We are happy to publish a new case study in cooperation with our client baumarkt direkt, one of the most successful multichannel provider in the German DIY sector. The case study shows best practice examples how baumarkt direkt generates additional revenue with personalized on-site campaigns for its online shop hagebau.de.

You find more details and the case study to download here: http://akanoo.com/casestudy-hagebau

We thank baumarkt direkt for the productive collaboration and we are looking forward to many more successful campaigns.