Our
Agency

mk² is a marketing & communications agency specialized in helping international food & beverage clients develop and grow their business in Europe. We provide clients with 360° marketing & communications services, market development, and personalized industry support.

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California Walnuts
California Walnut Commission

Maple
from Canada

Sweet Potatoes
from North Carolina

Alaska Seafood
Wild, Natural & Sustainable

Wild Blueberries
from  Canada

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We work with a method.
We have knowledge of our markets.
Our projects are memorable.
Our work is smart and creative (keen).

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Our
Approach

Our
Services

Through our tailor-made campaigns and personalized support, mk² will help you grow your food & beverage business across Europe. 

Social Media / Digital Marketing
  • Social/Digital Media Campaigns
  • Influencer Marketing
Trade Relations & Representation
  • Industry Matchmaking
  • Trade Representation
  • Technical Trainings, Educational Workshops & Seminars
  • In-bound & out-bound trade missions
  • Trade Show Organization & Management
Market Intelligence & Strategy
  • Market Insights & Trend Monitoring
  • Export Strategy Development
Marketing & Promotion
  • Point-of-Sale & In-Store Promotions
  • Consumer & Trade Targeted Campaigns
  • Advertising
Brand Development
  • Brand Building & Brand Management
  • Marketing Materials Development 
Public Relations 
  • PR & Event Planning
  • Media Relations
  • Familiarization & Press Trips

Our
Clients

Alaska SeafoodAmerican Sweet PotatoeCalifornia WalnutsUS CranberriesMaple from CanadaFood Export USA MidwestFood Export USA NortheastUSA HopsLouis Roederer ChampagneSweet Potatoes from North CarolinaAmain PrunesSunsweetWild BlueberriesChateau Pichon LonguevilleGot to be NC Agriculture

Our Clients
about mk²

mk² has transformed the sweet potato industry. You see a sweet potato in Europe? It’s because of the work mk² did. The work mk² does is our greatest success story.

Peter Thornton, Director, International Marketing,
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

From my experience, we have found mk² to demonstrate a broad and creative, high quality marketing vision, flawless execution on each project, and superb attention to detail. Many firms excel in one area or another, but mk² excels at all of them.

Tim Hamilton, Executive Director,
Food Export Midwest & Food Export Northeast

For years mk² has successfully managed high profile events including the Alaska presence at the largest seafood show in the world, Seafood Expo Global. Their preparation, creativity and organization provided the Alaska seafood industry with a smooth, easy experience that resulted in over $1 billion in projected sales from the last show.

Hannah Lindoff, Sr. Director of Global Marketing & Strategy
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)

As our trade representative and creative arm since 1997, Maria and the staff of mk² continue to exceed my expectations in all facets of relationship building, creative development and execution. Their integrity and capability set them apart.

Michelle Connelly,
Executive Director & CEO, California Walnut Board & Commission

The Canadian Wild Blueberry industry has benefited greatly from the work that mk² has done the past 15 years. mk² is professional, reliable, knows the market and all the key players. They have proven time and again that when you have the best people representing you, positive results will follow.

Neri Vautour, Executive Director
Wild Blueberry Association of North America (Canada)

Maria Kraus and her team are passionate, reliable, and have a high degree of relational intelligence. They have demonstrated the capacity to adapt to a changing environment. As a family-owned company, we have built our business on strong values including trust, passion, and long-term vision. These values, shared with mk², have led to a fruitful and long-lasting collaboration for almost 20 years.

Frédéric Rouzaud,
CEO of Champagne Louis Roederer

Our
Team

Maria G.
Kraus

CEO & Founder
maria.kraus@mk-2.com

Jens
Hombeck

Senior Account Director
jens.hombeck@mk-2.com

Saskia
de Vries

Senior Account Director
saskia.devries@mk-2.com

Marion
Bartelt-Simon

Senior Account Director
marion.bartelt-simon@mk-2.com

Uschi
Kranzusch

Senior Administrator
uschi.kranzusch@mk-2.com

Karen
Schliebaum

Accountant
karen.schliebaum@mk-2.com

Nathalie
Kriwet

Senior Accountant, BERLIN
nathalie.kriwet@mk-2.com

Florine
d'Alvarez

Junior Account Manager
florine.dalvarez@mk-2.com

Franziska
Zöller

Assistant
franziska.zoeller@mk-2.com

Nathalie
Petit

Business Assistant France
nathalie.petit@mk-2.com

Brigitte
Hörster

Business Assistant
brigitte.hoerster@mk-2.com

Linda
D'Amico

Team Assistant
linda.damico@mk-2.com
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