I’m Jonas Wendler, a digital data analyst & consultant based out of Zurich, Switzerland.
Currently, I am heading the Data Insights & Analytics at Tamedia (TX Group AG), Switzerland’s biggest media company with a wide range of newspapers and magazines in multiple languages. Tasked with providing insights for paid media, my team and I sit at the intersection of editorial, product, e-commerce, marketing, growth, and technology.
Hereby, I am reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and work closely with the Chief Product Officer and Chief Revenue Officer.
I am honored to help develop well-known brands like Bilan, BZ Berner Zeitung, Der Bund, Femina, Finanz und Wirtschaft, Schweizer Familie, Tages-Anzeiger, Tribune de Genève, or 24 Heures.
Previously, I worked as a Consultant Digital Analytics at Trakken Switzerland and a Project Manager Analytics (Digital Analytics & Technical SEO) at Yourposition (now Dept Agency). Until the end of 2017, I was a Partner – Digital Development at the international site selection and market entry consulting rm Blair & Partner / Navigator Consulting. Originally from Germany, I have lived some substantial time in the US, in Denmark, France, and some other countries.
I am excited about all things data – from research and measurement, over data analysis and insight generation, to business intelligence, data science, and data visualization. I am also interested in SEO and have a passion for research and privacy.
In my spare time, I co-organize AnalyticsCamp Switzerland, a barcamp-style analytics unconference.
I am bit of a korvapuustit and coffee snob. As well as a 김치 공주.
If you want to get in touch with me, just pick one of the options provided in the contact section. Or use pigeon post. Very old school, but reliable. Just in case the whole online world collapses.
My work experience can be grouped into two broader areas: international economics and market research; as well as digital media and marketing.
In the digital economy, I have worked for over eight years in various position: From a German SaaS startup, over independent consulting work, agency-side SEO and digital analytics, to my current position as Head of Data Insights & Analytics at the Swiss media company Tamedia (TX Group AG).
I have also been working in site selection, market-entry, and economic development for about five years. I started at the German American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, Georgia and later on followed James Blair to Navigator Consulting, where I managed site selection projects of up to 700 million USD capital investment and advanced the research and analytical process. From mid-2016 to the end of 2017, I was a partner Partner – Digital Development at Navigator Consulting’s European branch Blair & Partner.
I hold a Master of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, with a concentration in International Marketing and Management.
In my undergraduate studies, I pursued an international double-degree at the University of Southern Denmark / Syddansk Universitet (BA int.) and the Europa-Universität Flensburg (BSc). Alongside the general focus on International Management, I specialized in International Economics & Development as well as Marketing, Media- and Strategic Management. With the cross-border emphasis of this program, courses were held in German, English, and Danish.
To this date, I have, including exchange programs, lived in seven dier- ent countries, namely Germany, France, England, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, and the United States. In the US, I was primarily located in the Twin Cities (MN & WI) and Atlanta (GA) metropolitan areas.
Aside from my native German, I speak four additional languages: English, French, Spanish, & Danish – some better than others. Thus, I do have an international mindset and like to explore new countries and cultures.
I have a very peculiar and versatile set of interest. But on the other hand, they all intersect and let me view things from a dierent angle.
- Data Analytics & Research
- Diffusion/Adoption of Innovations
- International Business- and Economic Development
- Marketing and Media Management
- Digital & Clean Technology
As most people do, to some extent, I have political interests, with a focus on International and European politics. Regarding the latter, I support the notion of further European integration. But I am also keen on pushing (clean) technologies as well as digital policies (Netzpolitik) in either national or transnational politics.
I am a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and support a few organisations.
When it comes to sports, I am a fan of Rugby, American Football and Football (Soccer). But I can easily be entertained by any kind of sport, except maybe Cricket.
In my sports career (one might call it like that) I have, for instance, played American Football (Tight End) for the Sealords in Flensburg, and played Rugby for UWRF River Falls, CBS Sport Rugby, TSB Ravensburg Ravens, & GC Zurich Rugby (Prop, Lock, Center, and Wing).