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Media agency 138 Alternatives expanding with new hire

Munich-based agency for marketing communication and content production, 138 Alternatives, celebrated its first birthday last November. As part of a commitment to expand the services the agency offers its clients, 138 Alternatives has announced that Thomas Copsey has joined its ranks as Marketing & Communications Manager.

138 Alternatives is a communication and production company that aids companies with communication strategy, PR, events, content conception and production. Clients include Stages Cycling, Marin Bikes and Giro. 138 specializes in serving endemic and general interest media channels in cycling, winter sports and traveling… ‘by providing content that is worth spreading.’

Thomas Copsey began his career in snowboard retail, a position which fostered a deep knowledge of product and a passion for the sport’s industry and culture. This foundation, combined with a natural flair for words, saw him scouted by Snowboard UK magazine in 2001. In 2004 he was recruited by Onboard Magazine, where he deepened his knowledge of both print and digital media strategies in his roles as English Editor and, from 2012 until 2018, as Editor in Chief.

138 Alternatives notes that… ‘Thomas brings a wealth of knowledge of English communication and a heavy Rolodex of European media and brand connections to the table – not to mention his years of experience in copywriting, social media, photography and videography. All this made him our first choice when we looked to begin strengthening the 138 team.’

“We’re super excited about the expansion of 138,” said 138 Alternatives General Manager Danielle Reiff-Jongerius. “And by working with Thomas we know we have found someone whose skills will help take what we can offer to the next level. As an agency that specializes in both communication and content creation, it’s great to be able to add someone with a ton of experience in both fields.

“Working with him in his previous roles was always a pleasure – both professionally and personally – so we know that Thomas brings with him everything that we feel is necessary to service our clients as we expand.”

Thomas says: “Stoked! I’ve long admired the diligence and professionalism of the team at 138, not to mention the fact that they’re a great bunch of people, so I couldn’t be happier to be joining forces with them. Their portfolio of clients is both interesting and diverse, our varied skill sets interlink perfectly, and I can only see things stepping up from here on in!”




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