February 2012

Start of Trust Agents

Benedikt Illner, Dominik Wojcik and Stephan Czysch found Trust Agents in February in 2012.

April 2012

The first own office

The 3 founders move into the 145 m² office in the Kastanienallee 89 in Prenzlauer Berg.

July 2012

First employees and the publication of the Webmaster Tools E-Book

In July the first employee joins the TA team, which expands the business activities with a link marketing/outreach department.

June 2013

Trust Agents is growing

By mid 2013 Trust Agents over 15 employees are consulting 35 customers in the SEO and outreach department. The own toolset (internal and external) is being continuously expanded.

January 2014

First move

Due to their growth Trust Agents moves to Berlin-Mitte, Neue Schönhauser Str. 19, in a 245 m² in January 2014.

January 2014

First contract in the editorial/ content marketing department

Tchibo becomes the first customer in the content marketing and editorial department. This cooperation, which by now consists of several projects, still exists today.

January 2015

Second move

After only one year Trust Agents moves again. They move into a 790m² office in Friedrichshain, Friedenstr.91a.

February 2015

BVDW certification

Trust Agents becomes one of the few to get a BVDW certification in the area SEO. This BVDW certificate gets renewed on a yearly basis.

May 2015

Technical SEO book gets published

The 3 founders publish a comprehensive book regarding technical search engine optimisation named “Technisches SEO: Mit nachhaltiger Suchmaschinenoptimierung zum Erfolg.

August 2015

Chairman supports growth course:

Johannes Grabisch supports Trust Agents since 2015 as chairman. The digital strategist has long-standing international experience in a variety of management positions - at Beiersdorf, Kaufhof/Metro, Lycos/Bertelsmann and Fitness First.

December 2015


According to the Gründerszene-Ranking 2015, Trust Agents is the fastest growing online marketing agency in Germany.

March 2016

First customer in the performance marketing:

Through a successful pitch Trust Agents is able to acquire the first performance marketing customer with a media budget of over 2 mio. euro per year. the customer is being consulted and assisted in the search, social paid and native advertising area.

August 2016

Management gets bigger:

Beate Müller joins the management as the COO in July 2016, after being Head of Business Operations in the agency for 9 months.

October 2016

Development of the marketing intelligence department:

Trust Agents expands its portfolio with the department web analysis and marketing intelligence, as well as expanding their individual reporting solution and new internal tools.

November 2016

7th place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50

One year after the Gründerszene-Ranking of the fastest growing digital companies in Germany, Trust Agents is also leading the ranks of Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Award.

January 2017

Trust Agents goes Dept:

After 5 years, Trust Agents becomes part of the international agency network Dept, which is active in many countries, including USA. At this point Trust Agents has ca. 60 employees and has 180 customers.

March 2017

Second edition of the search console book:

Due to the renaming from Google Webmaster to Google Search Engine, founder Stephan Czysch publishes a renewed version of his book, now titled “SEO mit Google Search Console”.

April 2017

FT 1000 Ranking:

The financial times confirms it: With a yearly growing rate of 107%, Trust Agents belongs to the top 15% of the fastest growing companies in Europe.

November 2017

Online marketing book with practical focus gets published

Co-founder Luis Hanemann releases a new practise-oriented book together with Dr. Markus Dirr, named "Something with internet". Valuable experiences from over 20 years in the online marketing industry, as well as a 45 min toolbox will show the reader how to implement successful digital business models.

November 2017

16th place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Trust Agents manages to be part of the Top 20 companies in the Deloitte "Technology Fast 50 Awards", who rewards the 50 fastest growing companies in Germany in 2017, as measured by the percentage sales growth. FOCUS and Statista also prove: Trust Agents is one of the fastest growing online marketing agencies in Germany.

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  • IHK
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