Consultum Communications - consultancy based in Berlin.

As an experienced and reliable consultancy partner, we offer advice and guidance for companies, associations, international organisations, governments, management boards and chief executives. The members of our advisory board and the consultancy team have many years’ experience – as editors-in-chief or media executives, as former politicians, civil servants, or diplomats. 

The Company

Consultum Communications offers a full range of consultancy services in the fields of communications, press work, commercial and business association policies, public affairs, diplomatic contacts, corporate publishing, and media consultancy.

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Our Principles

Consultum Communications works to meet the wishes and needs of its clients. We combine a professional approach with transparency and credibility. 

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Our Services

Consultum Communications develops strategies to suit each individual case, provides a broad network of national und international contacts with decision-makers and to the regular and digital media. 

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About Us

The partners, the members of the consultancy team and the advisory board have decades of experience in positions of responsibility in media companies, business associations, and in government and diplomacy. 

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Cooperation Partners

Consultum Communications works together with regional, national, and international cooperation partners. Our clients can benefit from these contacts. 

 

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The Company

In 1998, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, the long-serving German foreign minister, together with Roland Berger, business consultant with international connections, and Hans-Erich Bilges the former editor-in-chief in charge of planning with the Gruner + Jahr media company, founded WMP AG. This was the first German consultancy agency in which former ministers, diplomats, senior civil servants, company executives, and experienced top journalists offered advice for clients in the sectors business, media, and politics.

“Seriousness and expertise form a foundation for the work of Consultum – that is the credo and the basis of the success.”
Hans-Dietrich Genscher

The idea of Hans-Dietrich Genscher and the partners was to personally provide support and advice for major business concerns, associations, media companies and foreign governments in the fields of politics, business and communications. Hans-Erich Bilges was also able to attract others, such as the former Federal Minister of Economics, Günter Rexrodt (FDP) and the Chair of the Board of the Tchibo Holding, Ludger Staby, as financial board members.

The founders Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Hans-Erich Bilges, and Prof Roland Berger

The goal remains to promote understanding, to provide in-depth counselling, and to develop strategic, political and communicative strategies.

In 2006, Consultum Communications GmbH was then established with Hans-Erich Bilges as managing director. Hans-Dietrich Genscher accompanied Consultum Communications over many years as Chair of the Advisory Board.

Meanwhile the company has acted as consultant for numerous foreign embassies, international companies, major economic associations, and media groups. We have enjoyed the trust of our key customers for many years.

We feel bound by the principles of the co-founder, and act in the spirit of Hans-Dietrich Genscher. The current Chair of the Advisory Board, for many years Director of the ZDF television station, Prof Dieter Stolte, says: “The goal of Consultum is to provide consultancy which offers professional communications for its clients. Consultum stands for dependability, credibility, and expertise.”

Our Principles
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Consultum Communications embodies professionalism, dependability, integrity, and transparency.

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Our work is characterised by the dedication and expertise of the management and the experience of the consultancy team and the Advisory Board

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Fairness and respect in dealings with business partners and competitors govern our daily work.

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Consultum Communications is politically neutral and independent. We only accept commissions that are compliant with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany, and we reject all forms of racist, sexual, or religious and ideological discrimination.

Our Services
Portfolio
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Public Affairs
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Publishing consulting
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Social media
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Cyber consultancy
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Crisis and litigation PR
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Our services — overcoming barriers
> Portfolio

We provide advice and support

  • Business, political, economic, and communications consultancy 

  • Developing individual strategies and implementation of the consultancy remit 

We offer

  • An impressive network of contacts with leading personalities in the administration and society

  • Close contacts to classic and digital media

  • Ideas for presentation and communications events 

Our services
> Public Affairs

Discretion and trust are characteristic for our activities in this key sector. We offer our customers the effective representation of their interests to policy-makers and media representatives. In regional, national, and international settings, our team can use their specialist knowledge to organise the dialogue between companies and associations, politicians, or with the media. We also develop communications strategies for governments and their representatives. The contacts of our consultants offer political, economic, and also medial support in times of globalisation, for example in dealing with EU Directives.

We provide advise and support 

  • For regional companies in dialogue with associations and political representatives

  • For foreign governments and their diplomatic missions in Germany

  • For German companies operating in foreign markets and international companies in Germany and Europe

  • On political and economic matters, providing analyses at national and EU levels

  • On all questions regarding communications and press work

  • On the development of strategies and publications for company profiles and corporate presentations

  • On the development or representative public surveys and opinion polls 

Our services
> Publishing consulting

We accompany enterprises on their way in the digital information society and plan the future with them. Journalistic work is of special importance for us.

We produce journalistic contents for the corporate publishing sector

  • We formulate texts in accordance with the highest journalistic criteria, offering both information and entertainment

  • We take on editorial remits in accordance with the suggestions of our client

  • We develop concepts for magazines and supplements, together with cost-benefit assessments; we also organise printing, distribution, and advertising acquisition

  • We can deliver a complete service – from the development of the general appearance through to the final product with graphics, photos, and texts

  • In a changing media world, we operate cross-medially, transmitting your message through all communications channels 

Our services
> Social media

We support your company in the field of social media with the aim of communicating your messages in the best possible way. The social platforms of your choice can be used, including the provision of videos and films in order to attract the greatest possible attention. 

Our services
> Cyber consultancy

Cyber attacks cause billions of euros damage to the German economy every year. The protection of your company requires effective measures that are often ignored. We support you with the effective conversion of your company to digital business operations, with an emphasis on maximum security. 

Our services
> Crisis and litigation PR
  • We provide tailor-made crisis prevention and help to prepare companies for emergency situations

  • We develop strategies for tackling a crisis

We offer

  •  Professional assistance and guidance through crises

  •  Risk management

  •  Prevention planning

About Us

The Management

Hans-Erich Bilges, Managing Director

Managing Director of Consultum Communications GmbH | Founder, Chair and Partner of WMP AG | Editor-in-chief responsible for editorial planning Gruner + Jahr AG | Member of the editorial board of BILD newspaper | Correspondent for Die Welt in Berlin and Bonn

“The idea for our consultancy company was developed with the former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and the company consultant Prof Roland Berger, both of them personal friends of mine for decades. The goal is to seek options for constructive cooperation in the fields of business, politics and the media and as consultants to provide advice and mediation between the three sectors. The advice must always be oriented towards credibility, expertise, and respect in the interests of the client. All those involved in the company – the shareholders, the management, the consultancy team, and the advisory board – have all worked previously in positions of importance. They are all guarantors for reliable consultancy and services.”

“Seriousness and expertise form a foundation for the work of Consultum – that is the credo and the basis of the success.”

The Advisory Board

Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1927-2016)
Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister 1974–1992
Co-founder and Honorary Chair of the Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. h.c. Dieter Stolte

Former ZDF Intendant
Chair of the Advisory Board  
Member of the Board of the Axel Springer Foundation 

“The consultancy services of Consultum include the professional presentation of the wide range of possibilities of communications. The company has an excellent team of consultants with decades of experience in key leadership positions in politics, on editorial boards, and in communications.”
Dr. Holger Hatje

Chair of the management board of Berliner Volksbank eG

“External consultancy can promote creativity and a strategic vision in a company. As a dialogue partner, Consultum Communications combines political expertise with an excellent network of contacts in key sectors in Germany and Europe.”
Prof. Lars G. Josefsson

Partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, Member of the Board of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partner, Chair of Board of BioElectric Solutions, Member of the Supervisory Board of Robert Bosch GmbH, Head of the Advisory Board of Offshore Burntisland Fabrication Ltd., Honorary Professor of Physics at the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus

“Consultum Communications is able to provide a differentiated presentation of problems and show the measures that must be adopted in order to solve them. I am impressed by the international expertise and the network of the company.”
Dr. h.c. Dirk-Ekkehard Niebel

Former German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, independent policy and business adviser (Niebel International Consulting), Head of international strategy developments and government relations, Rheinmetall AG

“Consultum Communications is a renowned consultancy company, well-positioned nationally, in the EU, and beyond. It is a pleasure and a challenge to be able to take part in the consultancy team.”
Hanns-Eberhard Schleyer

Former general-secretary of the ZDH (German Confederation of Skilled Crafts), Senior Council of WilmerHale, Member of the National Regulatory Control Council (NKR), Member of the Board of Trustees of Stiftung Deutscher Denkmalschutz, Chair of the Board of the German-Azerbaijani Forum 

“In all matters relating to business, social and media politics, Consultum is a dependable consultancy company.”
Roland Tichy

Chair of the Ludwig-Erhard Foundation, editor-in-chief of “Wirtschaftswoche” business magazine for many years, Founder of the magazine “Tichys Einblick

“Expert professional communications consultancy nowadays is a key criterion for the success of a company; Consultum delivers this.”
Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt

Supervisory Board member Aurubis AG, Supervisory Board member Capital Stage AG, Member of the Investment Committee Innogy Venture Capital, Member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering acatech

“Consultum stands for integrity in consultancy and services, with highly competent personnel.”
Cooperation Partners

A key factor for the quality of our work is our long-standing national and international network of cooperation partners. We work together with them in close cooperation, and they guarantee expertise and reliability. Our cooperation partners help to ensure durable and successful partnerships with our clients.

Affaires Publiques Consultants, Paris
Contact: Jean-Christophe Adler
www.affairespubliquesconsultants.fr

Gplus Europe, Brussels
Contact: Michael Tscherny
www.gpluseurope.com

Portland, London
Contact: Tim Allen
www.portland-communications.com

NAÏMA Strategic Legal Services GmbH, Berlin
Contact: Uwe Wolff
www.naima-media.de

BUSINESS & DIPLOMACY, Berlin
Contact: Frank Schüttig
www.business-diplomacy.de

Airmotion Media GmbH, Munich
Contact: Tobias Lobe
www.airmotion-media.de

Postal address

Consultum Communications GmbH
Kurfürstendamm 215, 10719 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 8471256-0
Fax: +49 30 8471256-12
E-mail: buero-bilges@consultum.de

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