action press: The Bigger Picture

actionpress

Images that move

Presumably Germany’s most digital media company

Since

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images for eternity

Photo database with around

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digital media assets in the inventory

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countries

Solid

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€ million share capital

Worldwide

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partner agencies

Growing daily by up to

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photos

Over

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photographers from 120 countries

Acquisition currency up to

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million shares*

*Acquisition currency consisting of authorized capital 2021 and conditional capital 2022 (see AGM resolutions of 1.3.2021 and 19.1.2022).


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www.actionpress.de – www.actionpressvideo.dewww.ddpimages.com
www.stellapictures.se – www.picturepress.de
 www.intertopics.comwww.food-centrale.com
NFTs: www.digitalartefacts.dewww.fairytalesandconspiracies.art

action press, one of the largest photo agencies in the world

Since 1970 action press has been represented in the German media market and has established itself as the leading stock agency during this time. Worldwide, we have long been one of the best and largest stock providers.

Since August 2021 action press AG has been the parent company of the ddp photo agency group. In addition to the ddp media GmbH (Hamburg) and Stella Pictures AB (Stockholm) companies, this also includes the Picture Press, Intertopics and FoodCentrale picture agency brands.

action press is the first port of call for magazine publishers and television broadcasters in particular, also when it comes to current picture reporting in the entertainment sector.

The agency sees itself as an interface between photographers, video producers and media clients. Publishers and other media companies will find an outstanding variety of topics and a large selection of current and archive material at action press.


NFTs from action press: Advanced Blockchain subsidiary FinPro is a technology partner, Professor Tobias Rehberger is an artist and curator

Frankfurt am Main/Hamburg, April 5, 2022 - As was reported at the January 2022 Annual General Meeting, action press AG (Frankfurt) owns one of the largest catalogs of digital media assets bundled in one company worldwide and sees great potential in its exploitation in the form of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Today, action press AG announced that it has allied with FinPro AG (Cologne), the tokenization-focused subsidiary of Advanced Blockchain AG (Berlin), as a technology partner for this purpose. Advanced Blockchain AG is Europe's leading, publicly traded Web3 incubator and is considered a technology leader in the blockchain industry in Germany. Designer and curator of the first five tokenization projects published by action press is Professor Tobias Rehberger, one of the most important contemporary world renowned German artists.

Contract signed on March 22, 2021

In his first NFT works, he surprises with the innovative concept of the so-called "Liquid Posters" in which moving and still images as well as the physical and virtual worlds converge. "We evaluate our digital assets and make valuable photos digitally tradable as tokens in the form of digitally unique or limited editions, as a whole or in parts," says Prof. Moritz Hunzinger, CEO of action press.

"action press Paparazzi": launch of the largest offer of high society press photography in Germany

Hamburg, January 4, 2022 - From now action press will offer the largest range of paparazzi content ever seen in Germany. Productions of the BackGrid US & Australia, BackGrid UK, Splash and X17 celebrity news agencies as well as action press' own photo series will appear every morning under one roof. "There has never been more paparazzi content from a single source in Germany. We are starting 2022 with a highly competitive media offering," says Ulli Michel, CEO of action press international gmbh.

action press photo database with strong growth: now 146.8 million digital media assets in the inventory

Frankfurt am Main/Hamburg, September 9, 2021 - As of today, action press international GmbH (Hamburg) has 72.5 million keyworded photos in its database. Including the photo inventory of ddp media GmbH (Hamburg) of 74.3 million photos, action press AG (Frankfurt am Main) has a new total of 146.8 million photos. As of August 1, 2021, action press AG reported 110 million photos. 
On September 2, 2021, action press AG, one of the largest photo agencies in the world, informed that it had acquired 100% of the shares of ddp. "We are not only continuing our growth organically. If it stays at the new pace we have picked up a year ago, we will soon replace Getty Images as the market leader alongside our Chinese competitors," said Prof. Moritz Hunzinger, CEO of action press AG.

Prof. Moritz Hunzinger (CEO of action press), Ulli Michel (CEO of action press), Notary Johann Jonetzki (Notary at Alstertor), Ulf Schmidt-Funke (ddp), Katharina Doerk (ddp) (2.9.2021)

action press acquires ddp: one of the world's largest photo agencies has been created in Germany action press now with 110 million digital media assets in the inventory, up to 50,000 new photos daily - 5,000 photographers and video producers in 120 countries - 130 partner agencies

Frankfurt am Main/Hamburg, September 2, 2021 - It is the second takeover after the acquisition of the photo assets of the smaller competitor face to face GmbH in February 2021 and one of the largest in the entire industry of photo databases: action press AG (Frankfurt am Main), parent company of action press international GmbH, a media agency founded in Hamburg in 1970, today signed a purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in ddp Media GmbH (Hamburg).

action press: Change in the shareholder structure

Hamburg, August 19, 2020 - action press sets the course for the future. Prof. Moritz Hunzinger joins the group of shareholders and will lead the photo agency together with the long-standing and proven managing director Ulli Michel. Since August 2020, Hunzinger and Michel have formed the Executive Board of the newly founded parent company, action press AG, based in Frankfurt am Main. Both are now also half owners of this "global digital media company." Michel manages the day-to-day editorial business with publishers, media customers, TV stations, photographers and partner agencies. Hunzinger is responsible for strategic development.

Prof. Moritz Hunzinger (CEO action press), Ulli Michel (CEO action press)

"I will establish action press as a leading photo agency in the digital age," says new co-owner Hunzinger. "In Moritz Hunzinger, we have gained a passionate and well-connected media professional who has been closely associated with action press for many years. He will give decisive impetus to our future development," says Michel. With Hunzinger, an old acquaintance is returning to action press. Back in 1999, as CEO of the listed infas Holding AG (formerly Hunzinger Information AG), he acquired a majority stake in action press for 20 million deutschmarks and led the agency as its CEO until 2004. Michel took over action press in the summer of 2018 as part of a management buyout and has been the sole managing director since then.


action press: The Bigger Picture

50+ years, almost 150 million pictures and counting: action press aggregates up to 50,000 new tagged pictures from 5,000 photographers and 130 partner agencies in 120 countries – each and every day.