Our Principles

  • We Embrace Diversity
  • We Explore the Unknown
  • We Captivate Audiences

Who We Are

Just us & Otto, UAE

Situated in Dubai, we are ideally located within a global hub that plays home to the Middle Eastern headquarters of some of the worlds most well-known organisations. Winning the bid to host the anticipated Expo 2020, Dubai also hosts GITEX, Art Dubai and the Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby Sevens. Just a few of the big events taking place annually in the ‘City of Gold’. We help businesses attract and engage with their customers visually, verbally and emotionally. We aim to create experiences that trigger emotions and in turn, create fans.

Transforming consumers into Fans

We brew together every aspect of creative, physical and digital resources into engaging brand experiences. By developing interactive scenarios, our audiences are drawn into the brand’s magic, complete with its values and personality. Ultimately, clients feel as though they have engaged with a truly visionary and exciting company. We will provide solid, creative and innovative solutions to captivate and create positive changes, while realizing brand dreams.

Your creative partner for emotional experiences

Just us & Otto unleashes creativity and connects people to brands at every step. Breaking away from our affiliated company to form our own identity meant making some tough decisions like, what do we stand for? In a digital age, the spread of information is vast, and overwhelming. We have an all-inclusive access, but how do we stand out?

Well, we’re for everyone; we don’t have time to pretend. For us, authenticity is key. Time-pressured consumers and businesses need clear, concise and relevant information. We dream big, and develop pioneering ideas. We are driven by goals, and want to see our clients grow. To be noticed, you have to be different. You’ll be working with a multi-disciplinary team, each one of us explorers. We will convert our ideas into ingenious expressions exclusively for your brand.

Quick Facts

  • Launched in 2018
  • 20 Brand Experience Professionals
  • 40 Local & Multi-national Clients

The Team

MANY TALENTS AS A UNIFIED TEAM

Just us & Otto is an agency of multidisciplinary talents working as a unified team under the leadership of ideas. We translate brand values into brand experiences and build long-term brand-consumer relationships or in simple words: We create fans for brands.

Management

MARKUS
HOFMEISTER

GENERAL MANAGER & FOUNDER

MARKUS HOFMEISTER

Having started his brand experience career back in 2001, Markus excelled in multiple creative and business development roles in leading German and International agencies. After six years of gaining in-depth knowledge on Qatars business landscape, Markus has now broken away from Avantgarde and founded Just us & Otto, a marketing communications agency with a global outreach. Besides being an expert in Middle Eastern markets and brands, Markus loves the outdoors, water sports and spending time with his family and two dogs.

Patty
Schafer

Project Manager

Patty Schafer

Patty is well experienced in the travel industry and has gained impressive traits through her professional career over the years. She started her career 4 years ago as a Travel Agent in Germany and extended her horizon with her first job in Dubai in a Travel Management Company.    She has experience in inbound and outbound travel partnered with great skills to organize and communicate with people. Besides managing travel projects in the Middle East, Patty runs a fashion & lifestyle blog which boasts her skills as a creative writer, photographer and critical thinker.

Joseph
Lagunday

Senior Art Director

Joseph Lagunday

Joseph has a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts (major in Advertising) from University of the East, Philippines. His skillset is a fusion of experimental techniques in multimedia and traditional art, with proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. He managed and participated in exhibitions in a variety of artistic areas and competitions which set the stage for his Exemplary Performance in Visual Arts award, as well as an award in the 2011 Philippine National Oil Company Painting Competition. Joseph is also a photography aficionado, with professional experience in fashion, landscape, portrait and architectural projects. A film enthusiast and a music fanatic, from time to time Joseph fills the office with his dulcet tones.