Corporate communications – as we understand it – is strategic reputation management, which makes it a key task for every company. It aims to increase a company’s credibility among all the relevant stakeholders, to strengthen confidence in the business model, and to contribute to value creation.
Crises and special situations such as product recalls, accidents, restructuring, insolvencies or lawsuits can significantly damage a company’s reputation. As a trustworthy partner, we help our clients maintain their credibility and leeway for action as well as protect the reputation and value of their company.
Our clients can rely on the expertise of our consultants in defense situations and in dealing with activist shareholders. We develop, at short notice, targeted strategies that enable prompt and appropriate responses, preserve the ability to act, and safeguard value.
The successful implementation of corporate and business strategies can only succeed with the support of relevant stakeholders, be they employees, customers or protagonists in the political environment. Ensuring this support is a key management task. We work side-by-side with the decision-makers to facilitate the implementation of strategies with effective communications.
Successful strategy communication creates a bridge between strategic objectives and their implementation. It gives stakeholders a sense of orientation and creates transparency, understanding, and trust in the company’s management. This ensures the company has the necessary scope for action.
Companies are faced with increasing demands from society and government. The success of their business model increasingly depends on the political and regulatory framework, and thus on dealing with the relevant stakeholders from government, administration and the regulatory authorities. It is therefore crucial for companies to develop precise ideas about their policy-related regulatory goals, and to convincingly and effectively represent them in civic and political dialogs.
We have a comprehensive international network in business, politics and civil society, which we draw on to help companies identify their issues at an early stage, and to develop bespoke strategies for them. The increasing complexity of the stakeholder environment and its diverging interests are increasingly challenging companies to clearly define their own goals and to pursue them strategically.
Our consultants support family businesses and entrepreneurial families in all matters of corporate decision-making and communications. From successful mandates for business-owning families and our partners’ many years of experience in family-owned companies, we are particularly familiar with the sometimes highly specific laws that govern family business contexts. Trust, discretion, and integrity are our top priority.
Digitization is one of the key challenges for companies and organizations in the early days of the 21st century. New models and approaches are needed, in business as in politics, regulation, and society at large. The digital transformation is, for example, changing the core of communications as we know it - person-to-person, as well as person-to-machine, and machine-to-machine communications.
The best way to respond to these radical changes is to understand them and help shape them: Our DIGITAL PLATFORM is designed to illuminate the fundamental questions of the digital transformation. What are the consequences of digitization for companies? How is it changing our economy's competitiveness? What ethical and legal consequences are associated with the advance of artificial intelligence and the emergence of digital structures? How are people and our social mores changing in the era of "new communications"?