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Image Sept joins Global Partnership as Associate Partner

Paris, Frankfurt, London, New York, Washington | 13 February 2018 – Image Sept, the leading independent communications advisory firm in France, has joined the Global Partnership of Finsbury, Glover Park Group and Hering Schuppener as Associate Partner. The Global Partnership gives clients of Image Sept access to a network of more than 500 experienced communications professionals around the globe in 16 offices. The addition of Image Sept as an Associate Partner enhances the successful partnership that Finsbury and Hering Schuppener launched in April 2016.
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Internal communication as a success factor in M&A transactions: Challenges and solutions

Often it is the employees who are most strongly affected by a fusion or takeover. Yet especially when the need for information is greatest, communication is often only possible to a limited degree for a variety of reasons. On the other hand, missing or insufficient information creates uncertainty, raises questions and is a fertile breeding ground for rumors. For this reason, internal communication plays an important role during M&A processes but is at the same time subject to very divergent interests.
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Hering Schuppener Consulting establishes Cyber-Attack Task Force for Crisis Communications

Düsseldorf/Berlin, 12/12/2017 – Every year approximately 80 to 90 million cyber-attacks are reported worldwide. Estimated annual damage: 50 billion euros in Germany alone. When attackers target sensitive data or shut down a company's system, the first line of defense requires the skill and experience of IT experts. From the very first moment, however, such attacks also have legal implications – be it in the form of statutory reporting obligations (which will become significantly more stringent within the EU from 2018 onwards), liability issues or penalties under the criminal law.
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New Frontiers? The emerging regulatory landscape for FDI ... and what Investors can do about it

In the third wave of globalisation, companies and investors experience challenges in the form of political volatility and geopolitical multipolarity, while policy makers feel increasingly powerless in the face of mighty multinationals. One of the most distinctive manifestations of political attempts to regain control and primacy are tightened regulatory measures in national investment control systems. CFIUS and AWG are merely the most prominent examples that have left investors eyeing the political stage with suspicion. In a concise study, Teams from Washington D.C., London, Berlin and Brussels organize the field and explain how foreign investors can navigate through the jungle of regulation and resentment. It is becoming clear that companies and investors need to radically reassess and restock their toolbox when engaging with the public, media, political stakeholders and third-party influencers. In order to mitigate real risks to successful transactions, a tailor-made narrative addressing all relevant societal obstacles is key.
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Joachim Koschnicke joins Hering Schuppener as a partner, strengthening the Corporate & Public Affairs practice

Berlin/Düsseldorf, 02/11/2017 – Hering Schuppener, Germany’s leading strategic communica-tions consultancy, will be strengthening its Corporate & Public Affairs practice by bringing on board one of the most pre-eminent policy strategists in the country: effective 1 January 2018, Joachim Koschnicke (45) will join the team around Henriette Peucker and Christoph Bertram that advises clients from its Berlin and Brussels offices.
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M&A ranking: Hering Schuppener again No. 1 in Germany

Frankfurt/Düsseldorf, July 21, 2017 – At the end of the first half-year of 2017, Hering Schuppener, Germany’s leading strategic communications consultancy, remains at the top of the German M&A ranking of industry service mergermarket. With another very strong performance, as of June 30, the communication advisors remain in first place in the ranking by transaction volume for the German market.
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Hitting the Bullseye in Financial Communications – Leveraging Paid Amplification to Effectively Reach Today’s Financial Community

Given the rising flood of information – particularly online – communicators face the challenge of making their messages stand out. To deliver relevant content to an increasingly social media-savvy community, paid amplification has recently become an essential instrument. HERING SCHUPPENER’s newly published whitepaper “Hitting the Bullseye in Financial Communications” sheds light on the potential of sponsored posts for digital financial communications and includes fictional practice cases on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Please find below the whitepaper.
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CEO on Twitter: High Reputational Gain Potential

CEOs who are active on social media can demonstrably increase trust in the company and strengthen brand perception. This is especially the case with Twitter, where successful CEOs such as the SAP CEO Bill McDermott, are able to open up new information sources and publicly comment on relevant topics. "The CEO on Twitter" provides – besides the latest insights on American and European CEOs – a strategic approach to planning and implementing a CEO account on Twitter.
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Henriette Peucker and Christoph Bertram assume the lead for Hering Schuppener’s Public Affairs Practice

Berlin/Düsseldorf, 30 May 2017 – Henriette Peucker (47) and Christoph Bertram (39) will gradually take over the leadership of Hering Schuppener’s practice Corporate & Public Affairs from founding partner Martin Bury (51) over the course of this year. Peucker and Bertram, two experienced partners, who have been decisively shaping the development and expansion of the team for many years, will now assume full responsibility. Martin Bury has decided to pursue other challenges from 2018.
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