SERIOUS is a full-service digital agency based in Hamburg and Austin, TX. We develop excellent corporate design, digital marketing concepts and creative advertising campaigns — with a lot of joy, passion, and one serious goal: your success!
At SERIOUS we directly combine our expertise with your knowledge of your business. Together we create and realize a perfect muliti-discipline marketing strategy. From digital transformation to creative brand-design, our campaigns are new consumer experiences for a more connected future. Local, international and global.
Christoph Ernst puts his 20 years of leadership in design, digital branding, marketing and technology at the service of leading clients across Europe and the USA.
Christoph was born in Hamburg in 1971. After passing his university entrance exams at business college, he studied communication design at the Hamburg Academy of Communication Design and Art Direction. In 1996 he started at Lehr & Brose as a qualified designer, soon climbing the career ladder with his creative work for VOGUE, GQ and T-Mobile to become an art director. He then worked for various other agencies such as McCann Erickson, TBWA / Tequila, Tidalwave (London) and UP Advertising, where he also headed agency units and managed international brand communication in his position as creative director.
Today, he is responsible for the marketing successes of international clients from all product and consumer areas. With strategy, campaign, TV spots and digital solutions, he developed SERIOUS into an internationally competitive agency.
Christoph Ernst has been awarded several international creative prizes and is a freelance lecturer at the Hamburg Academy of Communication Design & Art Direction and at the Hamburg Texterschmiede.
With our cooperation partners, we offer integrated strategic thinking and creative innovation from the heart of the brand – across all touch points, all senses, all communication channels and all digital marketing elements. SERIOUS set on 747-Studios to realize CGI, Virtual Reality and AR-Concepts as to see at our case 3K-Labs. With Ballyhoo we fullfill new selling advertising concepts from digital catalogues to the perfect online campaign.
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SERIOUS is winning multiple international design awards. For the development and realisation of commissioned websites, the Interactive Media Award in New York has repeatedly given us a grade of “excellent” in all categories. The following are evaluated: design, content, feature functionality, usability, standards compliance & cross-browser compatibility.
Additional awards and publications of our work are presented by:
Innovating Commerce Serving Communities. SERIOUS develops new brands and campaigns to promote the marketplaces and spaces where people shop, dine, work, play and gather. As a member of the ICSC, we design and discuss new international trends and ideas. The New York City-based organization was founded in 1957 and is the largest trade association in the shopping mall industry.
We bring the right specialists on board for every task. Even 007 is only the man or woman for the job if he or she is better suited for our customers than 008.
We have been offering new training positions in design, web development and marketing in cooperation with the Hamburg chamber of commerce since 2005. Half-year internships are offered in parallel to a course of studies. They can also be combined with vocational training or to support a diploma thesis. We are currently seeking talented individuals for:
Creation/Design internship • Web Development internship • Marketing internship
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