The Agency for digital communication from Koblenz is exactly 15 years ago at the age of 15 before Thomas Staples, Thomas Petmecky, very cliche in terms of the living room of the Internet open new media agency (ONM) founded. The first customers were not long in coming and so it was already early 1998: they moved into the new office rooms in the Mainzer Street 77 in Koblenz and soon hired the first employees. Lack of space it moved ONM in September 2000 in the Simrockstrasse 5, where the headquarters is still located. “An industry in constant change at the start had the addition of still open new media new media agency”, because at that time Internet was still really new and exciting. It gabinsgesamt approximately 1,500 interactive agencies in Germany, today there are more than 5,000.
Many trends have come and gone. Older than Google (start 1998) and Wikipedia (start 2001) ONM has witnessed as the bursting of the dot-com bubble as the first content-management-systems programming and the start of social networks. With the developments in the industry and the demands of customers, a solid, still owner managed companies was from start-up with currently twelve specialized staff. By the site of Koblenz from ONM supervised today throughout Germany renowned customers from diverse industries. This one keen always to serve the customers in a holistic way and to see each individual project in the overall concept. The development of a new product line is one of the milestones in the company’s history. Systems for content management, email marketing, Web Analytics, as well as a storefront are sold under the name netupdater, which are perfectly matched. Training as a success factor number one to meet the growing demand for qualified personnel, educates ONM specialist informatikerinnen and media designers.
Cooperation with different universities exist for several years also. Also currently two employees complete the dual Bachelor degree course in media, management & IT (mmi) at the University of Mainz.