Immediate inspiration. Sustainable success.

What connects people with companies and brands? For us, this is clearly real enthusiasm and passion. That is why, for almost 20 years, together with our sister company the messemacher, we have been creating trade fair brands and company productions that inspire and touch people - consistently and authentically, digital and analog.

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You have a goal - we'll set the course with you

For almost 20 years, step one has been developing national and international branding experiences - from the initial idea through technical implementation to success evaluation. Whether for dialog marketing, lead management, strategic communication consulting or exhibition construction, we combine cooperative partnership with a consistent 360-degree perspective and are at your side along the entire route.

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Our conviction: Less is (often) more

How does it work? Through strategy, concept and planning instead of blind actions and sensationalism! Change your perspective together with step one: consistently from the outside to the inside. Say goodbye to outdated procedures and principles. Leave room for new ideas. At the same time, you can use tried and tested tools in a more integrated and sustainable manner. Focus everything on impact, efficiency and continuity - digital and analog. The result: added value and success at all levels. From dialog and sales communication through the lead process to exhibition construction.

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step one – this is who we are

Communication and trend experts, organization professionals, architects, economists, strategists, designers, producers - experienced specialists and passionate team players with bundled know-how and the courage to implement exceptional solutions. We work hand in hand - and always at eye level with our customers.

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