About MEDIA Central

Getting your target group to hear your advertising message with maximum efficiency – that is our task. Every day our employees do everything in their power, be it consulting, organisation and success monitoring.

As an independent media agency we spread your message using all the media available today. Our roots, however, are in unaddressed household advertising. Here, we are the market leader in Germany: We manage more than 14 billion items of brochures a year in 23 countries – for big and small companies in many different industries.


We are an absolute team player and we believe in the capabilities of our employees. Thanks to our teams' diversity we are able to look at each task from different angles – and always find the best possible solution for you. We believe that mutual respect is the basis of motivation and loyalty.

 "The only true realist is the visionary."

Federico Fellini

Quartier B. Kühlen

Tradition and zeitgeist harmoniously come together at Quartier B. Kühlen, which was built in 2015. The former printing plant site in Mönchengladbach was completely refurbished in 2015 based on cutting-edge architectural standards.

Our staff are very happy here and work together very efficiently. The entire building was designed for short lines of communication. This allows us to respond to your wishes quickly.

"We have a very reliable guide to take us into the digital future: the wishes and needs of our customers." 

Company development



Foundation by Stefan Hamacher
From the outset, today's majority shareholder and CEO Stefan Hamacher placed the focus of the agency on classic household advertising (brochures and supplements as well as ad placements). From day one, our motto has always been: a true service provider mindset.



Ingo Wienand joins the company
Ingo Wienand was fully committed to enhancing our role as a customer-oriented service provider. Over the last 10 years he played a major role in furthering our growth; today he is a managing partner at MEDIA Central and as COO responsible for our operational business.



Expansion into Europe
We are now there for our trade customers abroad  – and it's proven popular. Following the positive feedback we received, in 2012 we set up MEDIA Central Polska Sp. z o.o. in Warsaw and in 2013 MEDIA Central CR s.r.o. in Prague. Today we are active in 23 European countries.



Introduction of MCmaps
Following an intense development period, we succeeded in introducing the leading web-based geo-information system MCmaps This was followed by other software tools, such as MCquality and MCprofi.



Relocation to Quartier B. Kühlen
Finally, everything that belongs together is in one place: Our various Mönchengladbach branches came together in the newly renovated Quartier B. Kühlen. We have  improved the communication between the different departments for the benefit of our customers.



Expansion of our business activities
By adding the areas out-of-home, radio and digital media to our media portfolio, we are able to provide even more comprehensive advice. Our cooperation with Germany's largest owner-managed media agency, Mediaplus, helps this process along.



MEDIA Central celebrates its 20th birthday
Unbelievable 20 years have passed since MEDIA Central was founded. At the end of 2017, MEDIA Central had 185 employees.



Great Place To Work
As one of the best employers in North Rhine-Westphalia MEDIA Central has been recognized as one of the best employers in the “Best Employers in NRW 2019” competition by Great Place to Work®. The award stands for special commitment in creating a trusting and supportive culture of cooperation in the company.



Offerista Group GmbH becomes part of MEDIA Central
Digital excellence meets the market leader in unaddressed household advertising - With more than 130 staff and eight locations in Europe, Offerista Group GmbH is now part of the MEDIA Central consortium, the market leader in unaddressed direct mail


MEDIA Central celebrates its 25th anniversary
Founded in 1997, MEDIA Central looks back on 25 successful years! Our history and company development make us proud and are reasons to celebrate!

After 25 successful years, Stefan Hamacher, founder and CEO of the MEDIA Central Group, is retiring from the operative business. With his distinctive retail expertise and his flair for innovative solutions, he made the Mönchengladbach-based company a trend-setting player in the world of retail-communication and the market leader in unaddressed household advertising. He hands over the position of CEO to Ingo Wienand.

The management of the MEDIA Central Group consists of Ingo Wienand (Chief Executive Officer), Dr. Vincenzo Del Popolo (Chief Administration Officer) and Benjamin Thym (Chief Digital Officer). As CAO, Dr. Vincenzo Del Popolo is responsible for the administrative divisions of the group. Benjamin Thym, founder and CEO of the Offerista Group, is responsible for digital development across the group as CDO.

"We have seen solid growth without losing our down-to-earth approach."

Stefan Hamacher

MEDIA Central International

We are where you are. We organise the delivery of your household advertising in Germany as well as currently in 22 other European countries. This way you reach your target group in your expansion markets with the precision and efficiency you are used to.

Benefit from our full service internationally. We can provide all our services across national borders. Particularly useful: Our comprehensive geomarketing tools including a Europe-wide database and our unique complaint management system.

Your expert for everything international

Jan Lohse

Head of Sales International