Mann beißt Hund [man bites dog] – Come again? Who, what, when, where, how?

New ideas always raise ques­ti­ons: Why is a com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons agency cal­led like this? Who came up with that idea? What does it mean?

Back in 1882 Charles A. Dana, publis­her of the New York Sun, famously stated: “When a dog bites a man, that’s not news. But when a man bites a dog, that’s news.”

Our agency is cal­led Mann beißt Hund because we follow this long-established jour­na­listic principle as a general guideline for communications. The claim is simple: The unusual attracts your attention, not the ordinary. With our cli­ents we deve­lop exceptional and unique topics, visuals and channels for communications, on- and offline.

Who are we?

Mann beißt Hund is loca­ted in Hamburg’s crea­tive district of Bah­ren­feld. The agency was founded in 1999 by Nicola Wes­sin­g­hage and Mar­cus Flat­ten who both have their roots in jour­na­lism. Mann beißt Hund employs 13 per­ma­nent mem­bers of staff with huma­nistic and sci­en­ti­fic back­grounds. We work toge­ther with a net­work of gra­phic desi­gners, web desi­gners, pro­gramm­ers, and pho­to­graph­ers. Our part­ners are tried and tes­ted. They follow the same phi­lo­so­phy as we do.

Who are our clients?

We focus on communications in the fields of edu­ca­tion, science and health. Among our clients you will find universities, suppliers of school products like CASIO, e-learning providers, scientific institutions like DESY and health-oriented organizations like the German Association of the Diagnostica Industry.

Our ser­vices:

  • Stra­te­gic Consulting
  • Media Rela­ti­ons
  • Content Strategy
  • Text
  • Brand Development, Corporate Design
  • Corporate Publishing
  • Websites
  • Management of Collaborations
  • Events
  • Trai­ning

Legal Information

Mann beißt Hund – Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH
Stresemannstr. 374
22761 Hamburg

Tel: +49 (0)40/890 696-0
Fax: +49 (0)40/890 696-20

general partners:
Marcus Flatten & Nicola Wessinghage

responsible for website content (according to § 6 MDStV):
Marcus Flatten & Nicola Wessinghage

notice of liability:
Despite careful control, we cannot assume any liability for the content of the linked pages.