“ifox master the appropriate level of seriousness for each situation.”

Manuel Kern

What made you decide to work at ifok?

The chance to work in a constructive way on the future together with our clients: Mobility, climate, health…on many evenings I encounter the same questions in the major news broadcasts as I did before on the work computer. Initiating and communicating social change in a dynamic environment: That is responsibility, excitement and a continuous task at the same time. Every day is challenging – and no two days are the same. One thing remains consistent: ifok is a great place to grow! With great colleagues – intrinsically motivated, appreciative, demanding. And always looking for new answers to the big questions of our time.

How long have you been part of the ifok team and where were you before?

My path led me to ifok in 2019. Before that, I was active in press and public relations as well as internal and external corporate communications – including in the fields of sports and health. I gained journalistic experience, for example, at the Stuttgarter Zeitung. My role at ifok brings all these threads together: Experience from time spent in editorial offices, degrees in advertising and journalism and an education in business – all of this was never planned this way, but makes a lot of sense from today’s perspective.

What sets you apart at the office?

What I try to bring to the table: an open ear for concerns of any kind, fun in the shared development and the claim to never lose sight of the bigger picture in the challenging daily routine. What I appreciate about my colleagues just as much as clever texts and good concepts: when coffee gives way to a cold drink together after work and we don’t take ourselves too seriously at the right moments. That’s another thing that’s special about ifox: they master the appropriate level of seriousness for each situation!

What do you especially like to do in your free time?

In my free time, you can frequently find me on the football fields in my region and beyond: sometimes on the pitch, sometimes in the stands. In any case, always with full commitment – and I’m afraid not infrequently with a somewhat less cultivated language than in everyday working life. I heard there was even an ifok football team once – another idea on how to bring different worlds together…

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