Ancora Communications GmbH - About Us

expertise meets imagination

Ancora Communications is the sum of its creative, efficient, artsy, geeky, bright and knowledgeable team members. We take pride in our diversity, but there is one thing we have in common: We understand your business. Together, we bring many years of experience in crafting meaningful stories and brand experiences for the trade, maritime and logistics industry. With us, you’ll find all the big agency know-how delivered with a high-energy, dedicated boutique approach.


Creating powerful assets that our clients believe in is our top priority. This means spending time thinking, strategizing and fine-tuning. We deliver solutions that draw attention and grow your bottom line with visible results. And we’re not afraid of a challenge. In our quest for quality, we’re prepared to go to the ends of the earth.


Continual learning is rooted in our DNA. It’s also a must-have in our industry. To captivate, we need to stay ahead of the curve. Our work always starts by immersing ourselves in our clients’ business and their audience’s needs. From there, we never stop pushing boundaries to craft powerful brand stories.


We put people and relationships above all. We fundamentally believe in supporting our team and our clients to create a work environment that’s not just productive but also enjoyable. More than any strategy or touchpoint, this principle defines how we work at Ancora Communications.

our team

Antje Hanna Roehl

Founder & Managing Director

Antje Hanna Roehl

“Industry Aficionada”

Antje is the heart and soul of Ancora Communications. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the maritime, trade and logistics sector, she manages to fuse industry standards with her own brand of creative flair. As a former deputy editor-in-chief of a prominent industry publication, she knows what makes reporters tick. And with degrees in both economics and communications, spinning business strategies, developing brands and fine-tuning communication material is all in a day’s work for Antje.

Creative Director

Charles Allan

“Imagination Wizard”

There are two kinds of ideas you can expect from Charles: Great ones and even better ones. This British expat is a powerhouse of branding and design. With more than 30 years of experience in 2D and 3D work at a treasure trove of international agencies, Charles is an awarded member of D&AD, and he always pushes design boundaries to differentiate brands. Much like a good wine in a barrel, he seems to be in the middle of a process of refinement, with no end in sight.

Charles Allan
Allison Edwards

Account Manager

Allison Edwards

“PR Chameleon”

Allison is our very own chameleon. She’s known for shapeshifting in between concept girl, copywriter and project manager. Her experience includes more than seven years of blending into advertising, marketing and event-planning environments. While her camouflaging skills may be top-notch, a few things about her always stand out: Her out-of-the box ideas. Her ability to inject any form of communication with emotional impact. And her always cheery disposition.


Kerstin Zapp

“Text Acrobat”

Kerstin is our editor extraordinaire. Having learned the ropes as a journalist at Germany’s leading transport publication and worked in the logistics publishing for more than 30 years, Kerstin knows how to get the scoop. Today, she’ll bend over backwards to find the right angle for our clients’ stories. She gets to the heart of the matter and delivers to the point, whether it’s a report, feature, interview, essay or portrait. Even when given an impossibly tight deadline, this experienced editor always manages to keep her cool. Maybe it’s because her home in the northern German climate taught her how to calmly weather any storm. In any case, flexibility and passion are Kerstin’s secret weapons.

Kerstin Zapp
Heiko Frentz

Web Developer

Heiko Frentz

“Clean Code Connoisseur”

Our favourite Hamburger comes with neither fries nor onions, but rather with an inconceivable knowledge of web development and a whole lotta SEO expertise. Over his more than 20 years working as a developer in Hamburg, Heiko has breathed life into hundreds of websites, helping make responsive design dreams a reality. While he may not be the loudest here at Ancora, Heiko does most of his talking in the code. Just like any other accomplished programmer.

We believe in bringing great storytelling, sparks of imagination and lots of soul to every project.