Demand for integrated advisory and creative solutions prompted the decision to open up a dedicated MerchantCantos location in Berlin.
Brunswick Group, an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations, is expanding its offering in Germany. Since February 1st, 2017 the Berlin office has been home to Brunswick’s creative agency MerchantCantos. Specializing in corporate communications, MerchantCantos will advise Brunswick’s clients in Germany on digitization, brand and investor communications, employee engagement and sustainability.
MerchantCantos is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brunswick Group with offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Dubai and Hong Kong. International clients include Alibaba, HSBC, Merck, Pepsico, PWC, Philips and Puma Energy. The agency has more than 190 employees worldwide working across multiple units including Advisory, Digital, Design and Film.
MerchantCantos had previously supported German clients from its international offices, including current work for Bayer AG related to the planned Monsanto acquisition and the mandate for K+S AG in relation to the proposed acquisition by PotashCorp. The continued strong growth in Germany and significant demand for integrated advisory and creative solutions prompted the decision to open up a dedicated MerchantCantos location in Berlin. “With an office in Berlin we are now closer to our clients and can serve them even better.” says MerchantCantos CEO Richard Carpenter.
Ulrich Deupmann, Partner and Office Head of the Brunswick Berlin office, adds: “For Brunswick, this decision by MerchantCantos is a key driver for our business. It facilitates a broader advisory capability which is highly appreciated by our clients and in particular, it supports the development of our digital offering.”
The Berlin MerchantCantos office is managed by Philipp Gutmann. Gutmann was previously responsible for Brand Marketing at ImmobilienScout24 and has more than ten years of experience in strategic advertising and creative consulting in Germany and abroad. He worked for Publicis, Jung von Matt, and Scholz & Volkmer, where he was responsible for Siemens, Infineon, Mercedes-Benz and adidas.
Brunswick Group LLP is an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations. Founded in 1987, Brunswick is an organically grown, private partnership with 23 offices around the world. For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com.
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