oha communication with dotevent at the Loveparade

Stuttgart PR Agency puts stage design in the spotlight

Dortmund/Stuttgart, July 24 2008 – On July 19th the spectacular main stage of the Loveparade in Dortmund drew more than 1.5 million visitors in under its spell. The stage and light design were made possible by dotevent under the leadership of Clemens Petzold. For a look backstage, oha communication is assisting with the international media relations of dotevent.

dotevent GmbH is a certified specialist in technical event planning and management. Clemens Petzold and his team develop extraordinary stage designs in addition to advising the organizers, agencies, and authorities of such installations. As dotevent becomes more well known as the specialist for large events, oha communication will be assisting with international public relations.

The Loveparade is one of the biggest and most important projects for dotevent, and Clemens Petzold has been assisting with the event for 11 years now. As the stage designer and technical head he is working together with stage builder Sebastian Krass from Stageco and light designer Heike Trebuth this year on the stage and light show for the highlight of the parade, the closing show.

“It was our goal to showcase the exceptional strengths of dotevent in innovative stage design as well as its longstanding experience in the technical assembly of large events.” explains Oliver Hahr from oha communication. “Organizers and professionals in the industry should recognize the extraordinary accomplishments that this small, albeit very experienced and synergetic team is capable of.”

“Until now, we haven’t had any experience with public relations. Regarding the story development and close collaboration with media representatives and our team − oha communication accomplished really great work,” says Clemens Petzold, “We were surprised by such a big response. Leading media publications such as the Production Partner and Bühnentechnische Rundschau  (Technical Stage Review) in addition to daily newspapers reported extensively. It was a huge success for us!”

Technical event specialist Clemens Petzold has assisted with the Loveparade for the past 11 years – this year he let the public watch teh stage building. Source: Ruhr-Nachrichten/Laryea

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oha communication supports dotevent with international communication, to put the stage designer in the public spotlight, Source: Screen Visions GmbH

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oha communication is a consultancy and agency for international public relations. The team supports companies in attracting the attention of selected target groups, in particular in the fields of design, technology and healthcare. The services include profile development, strategic and country-specific PR advisory as well as the coordination and implementation of PR activities. oha communication was founded in 2007 by Oliver Frederik Hahr and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. For more information about oha communication, visit www.oha-communication.com.

About dotevent: dotevent GmbH is a certified specialist for technical event planning and management. The company headquartered in hosts, agencies and public authorities on the final inspection of installations. Since 1992, director Clemens Petzold and his team coordinate the punctual, reliable and secure realisation of big events. These include the Loveparade, the German Catholics Day and events in the range of industry, society, sports and culture. Based on longtime experience, the team develops novel concepts for stage design and temporary buildings. For the main stage of the Loveparade 2007, lighting designer Heike Trebuth, stage manager Sebastian Kraas from Stageco Deutschland GmbH, and Clemens Petzold as stage designer and team leader were awarded with the “Opus – German Stage Prize”. For more information about dotevent, visit www.dotevent.de.