Klitschko Management Group GmbH
Klitschko Management Group
The Klitschko Management Group GmbH, (KMG) is the marketing
agency of the Klitschko brothers, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. Their partner is their long-standing personal manager, Bernd Bönte.
The idea behind KMG is the desire to offer other athletes, artists and brands new and effective ways to cooperate, based on the Klitschko brothers experience with their own international marketing and their partner’s longtime expertise in management and public relations.
„We don’t just want to show our clients which path to take, we go down those paths ourselves!“ (Wladimir Klitschko)
K2 Promotions, the Klitschko brothers’ existing
agency, will also be under the KMG umbrella. K2 Promotions will continue to organise all of Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko’s boxing matches.
„We would like to hand on our experience in international marketing to our clients. We offer athletes, artists and brands individual and authentic marketing strategies.“
This could entail a comprehensive marketing concept or an integrated, issue-related cooperation.
Personality Management stands for extensive client support by KMG. Together with them, KMG will develop individual concepts for authentic and exclusive marketing measures. Communication with potential sponsors and partners, negotiation of testimonial contracts, as well as placement in relevant media are components of our service package.
In this regard, synergies are to be benefited and measures developed to create an effective strategy.
Furthermore, KMG will organise exclusive events, sporting events and promotional tours for their clients.
KMG’s objective is to provide its clients professional guidance and generate a positive image transfer based on credible alliances.
In the future, the Klitschko brothers, representing KMG, will also focus on other entertainment sectors. Additionally, they offer consultation for companies that would like to expand to Eastern Europe.
„The Klitschko brothers are superb Ambassadors of the East for the West, and vice versa..“
(Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine, during a visit of the Ukrainian Delegation to the German Bundestag 2005)
With the Klitschko Management Group, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko will continue their successful international marketing according to their own vision. Their personal rights in KMG are managed by Bernd Bönte, the Managing Director. Together, they would like to maintain and deepen the long-standing relationship with their partners.
„In the last years, our partners were repeatedly able to positively utilise the Klitschko brothers’ international fame and popularity. As brand ambassadors, they represent various products and services and lend these a high-profile image.“
We will gladly respond to your inquiries, should you be interested in tying the Klitschko brothers into your communication and utilising their potential for your company.
A short summary shows the media interest in Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko and the coverage potential of communication.
The last Klitschko boxing matches had ratings of over 12 million viewers in German television and the market share was well over 50%. In addition, the events were transmitted to over 100 countries.
Besides their performance in television commercials as testimonials, e.g., for Milchschnitte (Ferrero) and Tempo tissues (Procter&Gamble), they are also very sought-after guests on television programmes.
Most recently on „Wetten, dass ...?“ (You Bet!) Europe’s most successful television show, they sat next to fellow wagering-partner celebrities, such as Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner on Thomas Gottschalk’s sofa. The Klitschko brothers have been guests on „Wetten dass..?“ on four separate occasions.
On „Stars in der Manege“ (Circus of the Stars) they fascinated the celebrity audience with their magic and on „TV Total“ with host Stefan Raab, they showed their great sense of humour.
With Beckmann, Kerner and Harald Schmidt, three popular German talkshows, they chatted about their career, desires and goals. Maybrit Illner invited them to „Berlin Mitte“ a political talkshow, where they discussed international relations with guests from political and business arenas.
Moreover, they were guests in numerous international shows, i.e., in Austria, Switzerland, Russia, the Ukraine, and even the USA where they have appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Besides the media, film producers have also shown interest in the Klitschko brothers. Thus, Vitali and Wladimir have appeared in the Hollywood Blockbuster „Ocean’s Eleven“ next to George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.
Wladimir Klitschko also acted next to Yvonne Catterfeld in Til Schweiger’s latest film,“Keinohrhasen“.