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About Peak Ace

Established in 2007, Peak Ace AG is an international performance marketing agency headquartered in Berlin, Germany. With more than 210 employees across its offices in Berlin, Leipzig, Paris and Nantes, Peak Ace implements campaigns in over 25 languages at native speaker level.

With a technology-driven approach, Peak Ace is a one-stop shop for highly flexible, data-driven solutions for all relevant performance marketing channels. Consequently, the agency helps clients to significantly optimise their marketing budget, thus making them more profitable and efficient. Peak Ace’s core business is performance marketing which includes services in paid advertising, organic search (SEO), content marketing and marketing technologies such as conversion rate optimisation and digital analytics.

Peak Ace is a favourite not only among its high-profile clients, but among the marketing industry as well. In 2022, Peak Ace was recognised for its exceptional standard as an agency multiple times, named Global Large Integrated Agency of the Year and PPC Agency of the Year by a slew of awards bodies. Also commended was Peak Ace’s remarkable working environment and ethos, receiving a Global Agency Award for Best Agency Culture in 2021. Besides its accolades as a leading global marketing agency, Peak Ace boasts innovative, multi-award-winning campaigns, honoured with titles including Most Innovative Campaign, Best Pan European Campaign and Best Use of Search, on both the national and global level.

Working closely with world-renowned brands such as, Airbnb, TUI, Sage, AutoScout24 and McKinsey & Company, Peak Ace has established itself as a confident market-leader thanks to its dedication to consistently delivering excellence.

Management

Bastian Grimm

CEO & Co-Founder

Bastian is CEO of Peak Ace AG. He has more than 20 years of experience in online marketing and is a renowned expert for web performance, technical search engine optimisation as well as large-scale SEO in an international context. Named “Search Personality of the Year” at the European Search Awards in 2019, Bastian knows what’s important in international online marketing. It’s not only about efficient processes; a comprehensive understanding of the target markets is crucial - both on a linguistic level and in cultural terms. That's why Bastian works with a team that unites over 20 nationalities. He is proud to lead such an innovative, ever-growing company as Peak Ace. His recipe for success? Dynamic, goal-oriented processes, an experienced, well-coordinated team and (his personal secret tip) going to sleep with “Inbox Zero”.

Julia Riml

Director Performance Advertising

Julia's heart beats for performance advertising. She has almost ten years of experience in this field – especially in PPC – which she gained in top agencies in the UK and Germany. During this time, she was entrusted with projects for large international clients in various industries. At Peak Ace, Julia leads a team of over 50 PPC, Paid Social and Programmatic experts of different nationalities as Director Performance Advertising, developing innovative paid media strategies for clients worldwide. The teams’ goal is to always exceed their expectations and deliver excellent results - regardless of the scope and framework of the respective project. Julia and her teams are also recognised within the industry. Most recently, her campaign for Peak Ace client Softgarden was named “Best Global PPC Campaign”.

Dominique Harris

Director Organic Search

Dominique has more than 10 years of experience in online marketing, which she applies daily in her role as Director Organic Search. She is responsible for the Content Marketing and SEO teams at Peak Ace, with whom she implements innovative, performance-driven campaigns for international clients of all sizes and industries. In doing so, she accompanies the entire process from strategy development to development and implementation. In her daily work, she manages the balancing act between conceptual work for her clients, successfully completing internal projects and initiating new ones in brainstorming sessions with her teams. Her work and willingness to go the extra mile has also been recognised within the industry: A campaign developed together with her colleagues for Peak Ace client Zava was named “Global SEO Campaign of the Year”.

Isabel Stoof

Head of People & Culture

Isabel is responsible for “People & Culture” at Peak Ace and has more than eight years of experience in operational and strategic HR management. It was while studying Business Administration that Isabel recognised HR work as her calling. Having previously worked in corporate and startup environments, she was quickly gripped by the dynamics and drive of everyday agency life and has remained enthusiastic about it since. For over six years, she has focused on recruiting, employer branding, people operations and, in particular, people experience at Peak Ace. Inspired by the question of how collaboration can be constantly rethought and redesigned in a changing working world and in the dynamic everyday life of an agency, Isabel always works with one goal: to make the anchored values as well as the "people first" approach tangible both internally and externally. As a result of their hard work on this, Isabel and her team have already received the "Best Agency Culture" award several times.

Norman Knust

Head of Operations

As Head of Operations at Peak Ace, Norman is responsible for IT, facility and office management. Over the past 15 years, Norman has gained valuable experience in many areas, first in a large corporation and now in Peak Ace's dynamic agency environment. His expertise covers topics such as IT operations and security, interior design and event organisation. When he is not using his knowledge and expertise to ensure that everything runs smoothly “behind the scenes” at Peak Ace, he is passionate about driving forward the topic of New Work and technical innovations in general. His vision for a better everyday agency life? A password-free world. Norman is also working on new, resilient processes that flexibly adapt to changing environmental conditions and thus also make everyone's day-to-day work easier.

Team

Performance Advertising

Julia

Director Performance Advertising

Adrian

PPC Manager

Alberto

Data Scientist

Aleksei

PPC Manager

Alexandr

PPC Manager

Anna

PPC Manager

Antonio

PPC Manager

Björn

Social Advertising Manager

Charlotte

PPC Key Account Manager

Christian

Team Lead PPC

Claudia

Team Lead PPC

Dasha

PPC Manager

Diana

PPC Manager

Edmundo

Business Intelligence Manager

Eva

Project Manager

Eva

Head of PPC

Florian

PPC Manager

Francesco

PPC Manager

Jeroen

Team Lead PPC

Jun-Hao

PPC Manager

Juuso

PPC Manager

Laura

PPC Manager

Leonardo

PPC Manager

Lysann

PPC Manager

Marina

PPC Manager

Mateusz

PPC Manager

Matheus

PPC Manager

Mats

Team Lead PPC

Maximilian

PPC Manager

Michala

PPC Manager

Minh Anh

PPC Manager

Paraskevi

PPC Manager

Patrycja

PPC Manager

Piotr

Expert Lead Digital Strategy

Ramona

PPC Manager

Rene

Team Lead PPC

Stanislav

PPC Manager

Stefanie

Team Lead Social Advertising

Sytske

PPC Manager

Tanina

Team Lead PPC

Ted

PPC Manager

Tobias

PPC Manager

Ulrike

PPC Manager

Organic Search

Bastian

CEO & Co-Founder

Ben

SEO Manager

Caterina

Online Editor

Célina

Online Editor

Francesca

Online Editor

Franziska

SEO Manager

Irene

Online Editor

Jana

SEO Manager

Jonas

Expert Lead SEO

Julia

Online Editor

Lorraine

SEO Manager

Maria

Project Manager

Maria Victoria

SEO Manager

Mark

Online Editor

Marleen

Online Editor

Maurice

SEO Manager

Munir

SEO Manager

Nicole

Team Lead SEO & Content

Roman

Online Editor

Sarah

Online Editor

Stef

SEO Manager

Stephan

SEO Manager

Tassilo

SEO Manager

Toni

SEO Manager

Content Marketing

Dominique

Director Organic Search

Alessandra

Digital PR & Outreach Manager

Freia

Content Marketing Manager

Gordon

Team Lead Content Marketing

Heidi

Content Marketing Manager

Helene

Content Marketing Manager

Jasmin

Content Marketing Manager

Jessica

Content Marketing Manager

Katharina

Content Marketing Manager

Lara

Content Marketing Manager

Laura

Content Marketing Manager

Laura

Online Editor

Samba Da Elisa

Content Marketing Manager

Sarah

Expert Lead Content Marketing

Sarah

Team Lead Content Marketing

Thomas

Content Strategist

Yannick

Content Marketing Manager

Yulia

Team Lead Content Marketing

Development

Kadir

Team Lead Development

Ugur

Salesforce & JIRA Administrator

Sales

Sara

Head of Business Development & Sales

Alexander

Sales Manager

Diana

Expert Lead Projects & Processes

Jonathan

Project Manager

Marcel

Sales Manager

Nathalie

Business Development Manager

Peter

Sales Manager

Sophie

Sales Manager

Thorsten

Team Lead Sales

HR & Office Management

Isabel

Head of People & Culture

Kristin

Director Finance & Legal

Norman

Head of Operations

Alexander

Recruiting Manager

Ann-Sophie

Recruiting Manager

Binh

Recruiting Manager

Can

System Admin

Celine

Office Assistant

Gerlinde

Senior Accountant

Jacqueline

HR Manager

Julia

HR Manager

Marit

Office Manager

Milica

Payroll Manager

Nico

Recruiting Manager

Nicole

Office Assistant

Phi

System Admin

Robert Andrew

System Admin

Sandra

Revenue Operations Manager

Thomas

Cook

Toni

System Admin

Corporate Communications

Elena

Team Lead Corporate Communications

Emily

Online Editor

Josephine

Corporate Communications Manager

Sarah

Corporate Communications Manager

Tijen

Corporate Communications Manager

Marketing Technology

Steffen

Head of Marketing Technology & CRO

Alexander

Developer

Anna

Marketing Technology Consultant

Carolin

Conversion Analyst

Etienne

Digital Analyst

Lisa

Team Lead Digital Analytics

Melanie

Marketing Technologist

Sophia

Marketing Technologist

Design

Lutz

Expert Lead Design & Conversion

Katrin

Designer

Sudi

Designer

Some impressions from our office

Peak Ace Timeline

Today

  • The Peak Ace office in Leipzig celebrates its first birthday, marking one year of growth and great teamwork.
    • Aug. 2022
    • Peak Ace Leipzig has its first birthday
  • Peak Ace takes home 7 Global Search Awards, including Best Integrated Campaign & Best Global Large Integrated Search Agency.
    • Jul. 2022
    • Global Search Awards 2022
  • Peak Ace wins big at the Global Agency Awards, taking home 12 prizes. Among these are Innovative Agency of the Year and Independent Agency of the Year.
    • Jun. 2022
    • Global Agency Awards 2022
  • Peak Ace expands as Search Foresight rebrands to Peak Ace France
    • May 2022
    • Peak Ace France is announced
  • Google recognises Peak Ace as a Google Premier Partner and names Peak Ace as one of the top 3% of Google Partners in Germany.
    • Feb. 2022
    • Peak Ace is named a 2022 Google Premier Partner
  • Peak Ace wins at the Global Content Awards, taking home 2 prizes including Global Large Content Marketing Agency of the Year.
    • Nov. 2021
    • Global Content Awards 2021
  • Peak Ace wins 8 European Agency Awards, including SEO Agency of the Year and PPC Agency of the Year!
    • Oct. 2021
    • European Agency Awards 2021
  • At the Global Marketing Awards, Peak Ace wins 7 awards, including Large Global Marketing Agency of the Year!
    • Oct. 2021
    • Global Marketing Awards 2021
  • The Global Content Awards shortlists Peak Ace for 8 awards, including Global Large Content Marketing Agency of the Year.
    • Oct. 2021
    • Global Content Awards 2021
  • Peak Ace is nominated for 15 European Agency Awards, including Best Agency Culture and Integrated Agency of the Year.
    •  Sep. 2021
    • European Agency Awards 2021
  • Peak Ace takes home the Large Agency of the Year award at the Global eCommerce Awards 2021.
    • Sep. 2021
    • Global eCommerce Awards 2021
  • Peak Ace starts operations in a second location with the opening of a new office in Leipzig.
    • Aug. 2021
  • Peak Ace is shortlisted for an amazing 10 Global Marketing Awards, including for Global Large Marketing Agency of the Year.
    • Jul. 2021
    • Global Marketing Awards 2021
  • Peak Ace takes home 11 Global Digital Excellence Awards, including Global PPC Agency of the Year & Global SEO Agency of the Year.
    • Jul. 2021
    • Global Digital Excellence Awards 2021
  • Peak Ace wins 5 Global Search Awards 2021, including Best Global PPC Agency and Best Global Integrated Search Agency.
    • Jul. 2021
    • Global Search Awards 2021
  • At the European Search Awards 2021, Peak Ace is honoured with 10 awards, including Best Large SEO Agency, Best Use of Search, and Most Innovative Campaign.
    • May 2021
    • European Search Awards 2021
  •  Peak Ace takes home 7 gold awards and 1 silver award at the Global Agency Awards 2021, including Best Agency Culture and Digital Agency of the Year.
    • May 2021
    • Global Agency Awards 2021
  • Breaking our nominations record once again, Peak Ace was shortlisted for 15 prizes at the Global Agency Awards – this includes our second nomination in two years for Best Agency Culture.
    • Apr. 2021
    • Global Agency Awards 2021
  • Peak Ace makes the European Search Awards shortlist for an incredible 13 awards, including Best Large SEO Agency, Best Pan European Campaign and Best Large PPC Agency.
    • Mar. 2021
    • European Search Awards 2021
  • Peak Ace celebrates its 1 year anniversary of its livestream series, “Peak Ace on Air”.
    • Mar. 2021
    • 1 Year of “Peak Ace on Air”
  • The Global Content Awards names Peak Ace’s work with Yours Clothing for two prizes, for B2C Content Campaign of the Year and Fashion Content Campaign of the Year.
    • Nov. 2020
    • Global Content Awards 2020
  • At the Agency Business Awards, part of The Drum’s Agencies4Growth festival, Peak Ace is named Independent Marketing Services Company of the Year.
    • Oct. 2020
    • Agency Business Awards 2020
  • Peak Ace picks up five European Agency Awards, for Digital Agency of the Year, SEO Agency of the Year, Integrated Search Agency of the Year and Independent Agency of the Year – plus a campaign award.
    • Oct. 2020
    • European Agency Awards 2020
  • At the Global Marketing Awards, Peak Ace is named both Global Search Agency of the Year and Large Global Marketing Agency of the Year, and picks up five more prizes for our campaigns with kartenmacherei, faireparterie and Sephora.
    • Oct. 2020
    • Global Marketing Awards 2020
  • Peak Ace picks up three Global Agency Awards, for Best Global Large Agency of the Year, Integrated Search Agency of the Year and most notably Best Agency Culture. We are delighted to have Peak Ace recognised as a brilliant place to work on a global scale!
    • Sep. 2020
    • Global Agency Awards 2020
  • The Global Search Awards sees Peak Ace recognised again for our strength as an agency, winning Best Global Large SEO Agency and Best Global Large Integrated Search Agency.
    • Sep. 2020
    • Global Search Awards 2020
  • Peak Ace wins four European Search Awards, including for Best Large SEO Agency, a stunning achievement from a particularly prestigious awards body. Plus, our campaign with kartenmacherei picks up another three awards!
    • Sep. 2020
    • European Search Awards 2020
  • Peak Ace is on the awards shortlists again, nominated for 11 Global Agency Awards.
    • Aug. 2020
    •  Global Agency Awards 2020
  • Peak Ace makes the shortlist for 12 Global Search Awards, including Best Global Large SEO Agency and Best Global Large Integrated Search Agency.
    • Jul. 2020
    • Global Search Awards 2020
  • Peak Ace is shortlisted for a spectacular 15 Global Digital Excellence Awards, of which we win eight, including three agency awards (Global Content Agency of the Year, Global SEO Agency of the Year and Global Integrated Digital Agency of the Year).
    • Jun. 2020
    • Global Digital Excellence Awards 2020
  • Our campaign “How data tells wedding stories” for kartenmacherei is recognised once again, winning a Drum Search Award for “Most Effective Use of Data” and a commendation for “Most Effective Use of Content”.
    • May 2020
    • The Drum Search Awards 2020
  • Peak Ace is nominated 11 times and in eight categories for the European Search Awards.
    • Apr. 2020
    • European Search Awards 2020
  • Peak Ace is nominated for a total of five Drum Search Awards in four categories.
    • Mar. 2020
    • The Drum Search Awards 2020
  • Triumph at the European Content Awards: we are nominated 12 times and win for “Retail Content Campaign of the Year” (Yours Clothing) and “Social Media Content Campaign of the Year” (Sephora).
    • Feb. 2020
    • European Content Awards 2020
  • 130 employees
    • Jan. 2020
  • We won the DADI Award for “Digital Media Strategy” for our campaign “Peak Ace & Nets – The Digital Reinvention of a Nordic Payment Giant”, which was implemented in collaboration with McKinsey.
    • Oct. 2019
    • Drum Awards for Digital Industries 2019
  • In four categories Peak Ace got shortlisted for the DADI Awards.
    • Sep. 2019
    • Drum Awards for Digital Industries 2019
  • 120 employees
    • Aug. 2019
  • The campaign for our customer Nets was awarded the prize for “Best Integrated Campaign”! On top of that, Peak Ace’s CEO & Co-Founder Bastian Grimm was chosen for the award “Search Personality of the Year”!
    • Jun. 2019
    • European Search Awards 2019
  • Our campaign, “Peak Ace & Nets – The Digital Reinvention of a Nordic Payment Giant” has won two awards for the “Best Integrated Campaign” and “Best Advertising Campaign” at the 2019 SEMrush Nordic Search Awards!
    • Apr. 2019
    • SEMrush Nordic Search Awards 2019
  • Peak Ace is nominated for three European Search Awards.
    • Apr. 2019
    • European Search Awards 2019
  • In five categories Peak Ace got shortlisted for the Nordic SEMrush Awards.
    • Mar. 2019
    • SEMrush Nordic Awards 2019
  • My Media Group, France’s leading independent consulting and media buying group, acquired a 51% majority share in Peak Ace, Germany’s leading independent performance marketing agency.
    • Jan. 2019
    • Peak Ace has become a member of the My Media Group
  • 110 employees
    • Jan. 2019
  • We are counted amongst the 500 fastest growing companies in Germany for our 4th consecutive year.
    • Oct. 2018
    • Focus Wachstumschampion 2019
  • We won “Best SEO Campaign” for our SEO and Content Marketing campaign for our client kartenmacherei!
    • May 2018
    • “Best SEO Campaign” at European Search Awards
  • Our SEO & Content Marketing campaign for our client kartenmacherei was awarded the prize for “Best Use of Data”! In addition, we were able to bring home the “Grand Prix”!
    • Apr. 2018
    • The Drum Search Awards
  • Peak Ace joins the European alliance of independent digital marketing agencies.
    • Apr. 2018
    • Dall Int. (Digital Alliance International)
  • Peak Ace was shortlisted in two SEO categories.
    • Mar. 2018
    • European Search Awards 2018
  • As our team continues to grow, we have set up a third office, also in Berlin-Kreuzberg at Leuschnerdamm.
    • Mar. 2018
    • The opening of our third office
  • Peak Ace was shortlisted in two SEO categories.
    • Mar. 2018
    • The Drum Search Awards 2018
  • 100 employees
    • Mar. 2018
  • 90 employees
    • Jan. 2018
  • For the fourth time, Peak Ace secured a place among the 50 fastest growing companies in Germany.
    • Nov. 2017
    • Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award
  • Peak Ace was ranked among the 500 fastest growing German enterprises for the third year in a row.
    • Oct. 2017
    • Focus Wachstumschampion 2018
  • Peak Ace was shortlisted in two PPC categories.
    • Sep. 2017
    • International Performance Marketing Awards 2017
  • 73 employees
    • Aug. 2017
  • Peak Ace celebrates its 10th anniversary.
    • Jul. 2017
    • 10 years Peak Ace
  • In the Financial Times, Peak Ace ranks among the 1,000 fastest growing companies in Europe.
    • Apr. 2017
    • FT1000
  • Peak Ace was shortlisted in both SEO and PPC in five categories in total.
    • Mar. 2017
    • European Search Awards 2017
  • 58 employees
    • Dec. 2016
  • Peak Ace is awarded the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Award for the second time, which honours the 500 fastest growing tech companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
    • Dec. 2016
    • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA Awards
  • The Search Performance Advertising Campaign for our client Airbnb in 13 languages has secured us a place, among 700 applicants, on the shortlist for the Google Premier Partner Awards, which honour particularly innovative ideas in digital marketing.
    • Nov. 2016
    • Google Premier Partner Awards
  • Peak Ace was one of two German companies awarded the Red Herring Global Top 100 Award, making us one of the 100 most innovative tech companies in Europe, Asia and North America.
    • Nov. 2016
    • Red Herring Global Top 100 Awards
  • As in the previous year, Peak Ace ranked #8 in the “Advertising, Marketing and Media” category, making it one of the 500 fastest growing companies in Germany.
    • Nov. 2016
    • Focus Wachstumschampion 2017
  • Peak Ace is again one of the 50 most innovative and fastest growing German tech companies, which shows that our growth strategy is working out nicely.
    • Nov. 2016
    • Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards
  • The SEO strategy we created for our customer Classic Trader has secured us a place on the shortlist for the Marketing Intelligence and Innovation Awards, which honor particularly innovative solutions in search engine marketing.
    • Sep. 2016
    • Marketing Intelligence and Innovation Awards 2016
  • 52 employees
    • Jul. 2016
  • Our Team continues to grow month by month, which is why we move into an additional office (2500 square feet) located right next to our ‘’old“ office on Leuschnerdamm.
    • Jul. 2016
    • Opening of our second office
  • Our campaign for our client Classic Trader is voted as the best SEO campaign, which is a major honour for us. Competition at the European Search Awards is very strong, which is why we are very pleased when the jury, who consists of top players from the world of Online Marketing, chooses our campaign over those of our competitors.
    • May 2016
    • Best SEO Campaign at the European Search Awards
  • 30 employees
    • Dec. 2015
  • Peak Ace is one of the 500 fastest growing companies in Germany that, through innovative approaches, continues to strengthen the country’s economy. In our category, we ranked #8, a great result.
    • Nov. 2015
    • Focus Wachstumschampion 2016
  • Peak Ace is considered one of the 50 most innovative German tech enterprises for the second consecutive year. We are continuing to grow!
    • Nov. 2015
    • Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award
  • With two in-house software solutions that can also be used internationally, Peak Ace is among the top 100 tech innovators in EMEA. We boast paid search solutions with integrated bid management as well as an SEO & Content Marketing suite for running Organic Search campaigns with integrated controlling and reporting features.
    • Apr. 2015
    • Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award
  • Peak Ace also ranks among the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Our recognition now extends beyond Germany to the rest of the world.
    • Nov. 2014
    • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA Award
  • Peak Ace is among the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Germany: our philosophy of sustainable growth and hard work is starting to pay off.
    • Nov. 2014
    • Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award
  • 31 employees
    • Dec. 2014
  • What started out as a pure paid search agency has now become a full service agency, also offering SEO, link management as well as content & PR. This extended service package, as well as our growing international client base, means we need to re-brand.
    • Aug. 2014
    • Re-branding from Ads2people GmbH & Co KG to Peak Ace AG
  • Bastian Grimm joins Ads2people as Head of the Organic Search department.
    • Mar. 2013
    • Bastian Grimm joins Ads2people to manage the SEO side of the business.
  • 11 employees
    • Dec. 2012
  • 10 employees
    • Dec. 2011
  • Our office in Oranienstrasse turns out to be too small for our growing team. In August 2011, we move into our current 5200 square foot space on Leuschnerdamm.
    • Aug. 2011
    • move to Leuschnerdamm
  • 9 employees
    • Dec. 2009
  • 4 employees
    • Dec. 2008
  • 2 employees
    • Dec. 2007
  • Ads2People is established in 2007 as a paid search agency.
    • 2007
    • Founded
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