ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its 99th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, design, illustration, photography, packaging, motion and digital media, all with a focus on craftsmanship and innovation.


Elke Klinkhammer

Chief Creative Officer

McCANN Worldgroup Germany


Elke believes in the power of ideas and that technology enables creativity. That defines her approach with McCANN Worldgroup in Germany, where she became Chief Creative Officer in April 2014 and guides multidisciplinay teams towards breakthrough communication, products and services.

Prior she enjoyed working for some of the most creative agencies in advertising and digital marketing in Germany. As Creative Director at Jung von Matt in Hamburg and as Executive Creative Director for Razorfish in Frankfurt and Berlin.

Elke was recognized by the Industry Press as one of the top 10 female leaders in the German Market. She took over a temporary professorship for Interaction Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen, which provided the opportunity to empower young talents and guide them towards their own creative career. For 2017 she accepted the chair for ADC Germany's Junior Competition.




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