Insights

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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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FINSBURY, THE GLOVER PARK GROUP AND HERING SCHUPPENER FORM GLOBAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Washington, DC – May 3, 2017– Finsbury, The Glover Park Group and Hering Schuppener Consulting, three of the world’s best strategic and financial communications and public affairs consultancies, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership on a unified global platform. The entry of The Glover Park Group enhances the successful partnership that Finsbury and Hering Schuppener launched in April 2016.
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Passively Managed Funds Gain Ground: What Does That Mean for AGMs?

In the case of actively managed funds, investor relations managers, CFOs, or others have access to a fund manager. Passively managed funds, in contrast, are often managed by an algorithm that simply tracks an index such as the DAX. In the edition 4/2017 of the German PR Magazin, Phoebe Kebbel draws three conclusions from this with consequences for financial communication and AGM preparations.
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