The team

The heads behind the ideas.

We use our wide range of talents and our individual expertise to break open inflexible structures and look at things from the outside to create new perspectives for communication.

Darko Kosic

Managing Director

  • Founder and managing director of the dako pr agency (Leverkusen)
  • More than two decades of PR experience in agencies, companies and associations as project head, online editor and press speaker
  • Since 2002: training director for subjects such as "crisis PR", "online PR" and "marketing communication"
  • Janina Wolter Magistra Artium (M.A.)
    • Studied German language and literature, art history and comparatistics at the University of Göttingen and the University of Turku, Finland
    • Editorial activities for daily newspapers, city events magazines and a literature centre
    • PR work for a renowned manufacturer of printing and software solutions in Hanover
    • Voluntary work and cooperation as PR editor for a tourism umbrella organization in Freiburg

    E-Mail: j.wolter@dako-pr.de

  • Iris Zahalka Magistra Artium (M.A.)
    • Studied German language and literature, IT and classical literature studies at the University of Cologne
    • PR work for a large building centre group in Cologne
    • Worked in a Hessian agency with the focus on publishing

    E-Mail: i.zahalka@dako-pr.de

  • Maria Steinmetz Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
    • Studied media sciences and German language and literature at the Ruhr University Bochum
    • Editorial work for a local architecture magazine
    • PR activity for a language institute and freelance work for a communication bureau

    E-Mail: m.steinmetz@dako-pr.de

  • Sina Thiemicke Master of Arts (M.A.)
    • Studied German and English language and literature at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
    • Editorial work for a public television corporation
    • PR activity for an agency with the focus on public affairs and communication between organizations

    E-Mail: s.thiemicke@dako-pr.de

  • Elena Arpogaus Master of Arts (M.A.)
    • North American Studies and History at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (M.A.)
    • Editorial activity at interior and lifestyle magazines and a local newspaper
    • PR internships at various agencies and a publishing company in Munich

    E-Mail: e.arpogaus@dako-pr.de

  • Gina Kaulen Master of Science(M.Sc.)
    • Studied Corporate Communications at the University of Amsterdam
    • Intership at an international PR agency, Amsterdam
    • Representation of the University of Radboud Nijmegen (NL) at trade fairs

    E-Mail: g.kaulen@dako-pr.de

  • Maja Australian Shepherd
    • Feel-good manager at dako pr
    • Functions: welcomes our guests joyfully and meticulously licks out (almost) empty yoghurt cartons
    • Loud snore contributes to relaxed atmosphere in office

    E-Mail: wuff@dako-pr.de

  • Backoffice

    E-Mail: info@dako-pr.de

  • Kay Bach Art Director
    • Graphical designer for dako pr
    • Conceptualization and design – digitally & in print
    • More than 20 years of agency experience

    E-Mail: design@dako-pr.de

  • Irek Janas Web Programmer
    • Web programmer/designer for dako pr
    • Responsible for Web design and programming, CMS systems and databases
    • More than 20 years of agency experience

    E-Mail: design@dako-pr.de

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