About us

We’re an independent advertising agency based in Vienna, with a history of proven results. Through passion, knowledge and commitment, we create genuine value for our clients – and thanks to our immense breadth of experience, we always give our best advice, without being tied to a particular technological solution.

Our clients range from global heavyweights to small innovators – and we love that they have different offerings, operate across divergent markets and have their own very individual visions. This makes every project new, and greatly enriches our knowledge base.

By engaging our clients in forward-thinking brand conversations, we encourage an openness to embrace a bigger, deeper perspective. Using our expertise, insight and creativity, we work with them to develop strong, innovative brands (because intelligent branding generates lasting value). We believe strongly in building close relationships with all our clients – and the success of our work proves the advantage of long-term relationships and far-sighted thinking.

What we do


Advertising

Classic and digital

Brand Identity

Logo, graphic language and stationary

Brand Strategy

Positioning and proposition



Film

Image film, promo/viral and podcasts

Print

Annual and financial reports, corporate literature, brochures, POS

Web

Strategy, design and programming

Whether we’re tasked with creating a website, brochure, brand identity or the entire lot, we approach each brief with the same philosophy – that each element (however tiny) is an intrinsic part of a whole.

The Management

"In order to succeed, brands need to act and think in certain ways, no matter how big or small they are and no matter how big or small their budgets are. Not many can afford to outspend, but anyone can outthink."

Richard Ördög

Richard’s experience spans more than 15 years in both strategic planning and online marketing. A unique combination of a keen eye for detail and a passion for the big idea, make him the perfect advocate for clients – ensuring each project’s goals are always met and exceeded. His work consistently produces exceptional commercial results for our clients.

Mark Hinckley

Mark has over 20 years experience in advertising and branding, and has worked for some of the world’s leading creative agencies (including Publicis and Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann). Originally from London, Mark moved to Vienna in 2004 where he co-founded The Gentlemen Creatives, with the intention of offering an alternative to large network agencies, delivering genuine value for money and transforming business through strategic creativity.

What our clients say

We build lasting relationships with our clients. Don’t just take our word for it — read on to see what some of our clients have to say about working with us.

The Gentlemen Creatives turned our brand wishes into beautiful form. They live and love their creativity and do so in a very inspiring way. As a team they are true artists and thus they are able to turn our projects into works of art. Thank you for the cooperation.

Susanne Dreier-Phan Quoc, Online Marketing Manager, Marketing & Branding, METRO Cash & Carry Oesterreich GmbH

Under tight deadlines and many strict brand guidelines The Gentlemen Creatives elevated Nikon’s point of sale and marketing material to a completely new level. In addition to the excellent work, their professional yet fun approach means The Gentlemen Creatives are a pleasure to work with.

Marija Paponjak, Sales & Marketing, NIKON GmbH

Absolute class and highly professional, precise in dealing with the customer and perfect in execution and implementation. They provided creative ideas and ingenious concept not only to inspire us, but to impress our customers. An agency which sets new standards.

Alexander Pluskota, Marketing, Raiffeisen Immobilien

The Gentlemen Creatives understood from the very beginning of our collaboration exactly who we are, what we stand for and how we should to present ourselves. They don’t just sell us creative concepts but realise them in partnership with us. One of their greatest strengths is to expertly and precisely implement the corporate guidelines (set by our parent company in Moscow) into the Austrian market. I very much appreciate their skilled, fast and honest response to our often changing requirements.

Karin Schönhofer, Head of Corp. Communications, VTB Bank (Austria) AG

What can one say about an agency where the British founder conducts meetings and presentations in English although he has lived in Austria for over ten years? Absolute perfectionism?! That sums up The Gentlemen Creatives (and women) perfectly. Many thanks and keep it up.

Ulrike Middelhoff, Sustainability Manager, AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG

It is with pleasure that I recommend The Gentlemen Creatives, their work is always on the point, fresh and invigorating. The whole team are hard working and yet fun to work with, making my role easier knowing projects will be delivered on time and on budget.

Clemens Billek, Leiter Investor Relations - Konzernkommunikation, conwert Immobilien Invest SE

We would like to thank The Gentlemen Creatives for the creative work and assistance they provided us for our campaign. The campaign generated many leads and achieved an increase of over 40% in business.

Eva Krizsanits, Marketing Manager, INiTS

The Gentlemen Creatives displayed the same enthusiasm and effort at every stage of the campaign. Turn­around times were also some of the quickest I dealt with. Whether it was the website, posters or catalogue, they always delivered on time with results that were above and beyond our expectations. We value our relationship with the team at The Gentlemen Creatives and make no hesitation in recommending them.

Iris Kaltenegger, Founder, Open House Wien