Florian Radke
Florian Radke





I’m a brand marketing and communications expert originally from Berlin, Germany. I have worked with some of the most iconic brands such as Nike, Heineken, MTV, Warner Music, Sixt, T-Mobile, and Apple. I also helped to create award-winning campaigns for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

With over 15 years of experience in brand communications, I know what it takes to craft a compelling story that will make your brand and product stand out from the rest. Using strategic 360 degree brand building and cross channel marketing to tell your story, will result in a powerful and tangible brand with dedicated fans.

Outstanding marketing always starts with a solid strategy that creates the foundation for a strong narrative. While consumer awareness is a valuable currency for a brand, it is the emotional connection created between the brand and the consumer that drives loyalty and brand success.




Our markets are getting more and more crowded. Today’s hyper-connected and social consumers are having conversations that are open, honest, direct, funny and often shocking. The human voice is unmistakably genuine and can’t be faked.

As people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge about products and services, markets are getting smarter often times faster than most companies. Companies on the other hand are trying to stay in control of the branded conversation by simply being louder than everyone else, creating annoyance instead of excitement. But the market has learned to tune out aggressive branded messages.

Stories fascinate. Facts bore. Yes, facts are important, but stories make us care and when we care, we respond.

Neuroscience shows that pure facts only penetrate the speech center (about 5%) of the brain. Emotional stories on the other hand activate the whole brain and are being injected into conversations. People love to hear and share powerful stories.

Only emotional stories can capture consumer’s minds and create true followers.



Current Work


I am currently leading the marketing team at Meta to bring their vision of the future of augmented reality to life by creating a highly emotional and authoritative brand, that connects technology with human desires.



As a co-founder of Cinnaholic, I created the brand and the customer experience. We pitched the concept on ABC’s Shark Tank and scaled it up to over 50 locations - currently opening all over the country.



I am leading brand building workshops for IndieBio, the world's biggest seed stage biotech accelerator, run by SOS Ventures. My work helped to create massive PR and raised several millions in investment capital.


I worked with BrandAds on building a high quality brand and outstanding product by leading communications and UX/UI. My work resulted in a multi-million dollar acquisition by Extreme Reach.

Florian is in a class of his own. It’s extremely rare that someone with so much creative prowess can balance serving measurable business needs with world class creative output. Florian was the driving force in BrandAds’ self discovery as a brand. He pushed the founding team to think both emotionally and pragmatically at the same time. His skill set spans not only the creation and exploration of brand identity, but the execution of communication strategies and tactics that bring that brand to life in ways that can be tangibly measured. Florian was a key piece of the BrandAds puzzle and a pleasure to collaborate with. He was a huge part of our successful outcome and any team lucky enough to call him a member will be stronger for it.
— Avi Brown, CEO BrandAds


Other Work

I worked with Warner Music to create artist websites for top 10 acts and newcomers and launching Germany’s largest music platform.

I worked with Heineken Germany on launching the first online-club in the world, Germany’s longest-lasting brand website ever.

I worked with Men’s Health Magazine on launching a hyper-engaged online community.

I worked with Unilever on creating unforgettable brand experiences.

I worked with Viacom on creating digital promotion tools for various brands within the MTV family.

I worked with PETA on designing multiple, highly engaging awareness campaigns that were finalists at the New York Advertising Festival.

I worked with T-Mobile Germany and Apple on the introduction of the iPhone to the German market.

I worked with BBDO, Serviceplan Group and other top agencies on creating ground breaking digital media campaigns for multiple clients.





Let’s tell YOUR story!

I can help you to craft a compelling story that will make your brand and product stand out from the rest.

Book a talk or workshop.

I am also available for talks and workshops at conferences and private events.