ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 101st year, these awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging and product design, motion, experiential and spatial design, photography, illustration and fashion design all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

ADC100 Advertising Jury

Dörte Spengler-Ahrens

CCO Jung von Matt SAGA, Partner Jung von Matt

Jung von Matt SAGA

Hamburg, Germany

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.

2000, she founded her own company MARIA.

Dörte returned 2002 to Jung von Matt 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), working for all big clients including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Sixt, Zalando, Netto, Edeka, etc.

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 ADC 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.




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