OSK invests in digital agency compuccino
Cologne/Berlin, August 21, 2014 // The PR and communication agency Oliver Schrott Kommunikation GmbH (OSK) of Cologne is to acquire a majority shareholding in the digital agency compuccino GmbH of Berlin. The news was announced today by the two companies ...
Cologne/Berlin, August 21, 2014 // The PR and communication agency Oliver Schrott Kommunikation GmbH (OSK) of Cologne is to acquire a majority shareholding in the digital agency compuccino GmbH of Berlin. The news was announced today by the two companies.
Once OSK is on board, compuccino is to remain an autonomous agency. Its two founders, Klas Roggenkamp and Nader Cserny, will continue to serve as managing partners and retain responsibility for the agencys clients and operating business.
The partnership between the Cologne and Berlin agencies will give rise to one of the largest German providers of multimedia storytelling for all channels, both offline and online. Together, OSK and compuccino oversee five operations in Cologne, Berlin, Stuttgart, New York and Beijing, and their more than 150 employees generate aggregate fees exceeding 18 million euros. Thus OSK belongs to the 20th largest Germanys independent communication agencies.
Oliver Schrott, founder and managing partner of OSK, comments, Building on our initial experience in traditional PR, in recent years we have focused on developing the platforms for telling our clients stories. After establishing multidimensional communication, moving images and social media, we are now investing in compuccino to further extend our digital skills and build a platform for creating entirely new communication formats for our clients by bringing together expertise in content, journalism and technology.
compuccino was founded in 2007 by Klas Roggenkamp and Nader Cserny. It creates solutions that forge a link - technical, conceptual and from a design perspective - between content and users on all digital channels and devices. Working in the shadow of the Berlin Television Tower, its 20-strong team develop apps, tools and digital processes for publishers, political parties, associations and companies. The overriding goal is to generate information faster, improve the way it is presented, and make it more easily accessible - on mobile devices and the internet, in social networks and on TV platforms. Among compuccinos clients are international enterprises, several publishing houses, interest groups, government ministries and public authorities, as well as practically all of the political parties that are represented in the lower house of parliament.
Oliver Schrott Kommunikation is a strategic partner and an ideal match for us as regards both content and personalities. It will enable us to harness our potential even more effectively, explains Klas Roggenkamp. Nader Cserny in turn remarks, With OSK we intend to transfer and strategically develop our know-how and technical solutions to and in additional sectors. Furthermore, its offices in America and Asia give us a broader, international outlook.
Oliver Schrott Kommunikation ranks among the leading German agencies for public relations, brand staging, media relations and multidimensional communication. According to the annual analysis of Germanys largest PR agencies by Gerhard A. Pfeffer, the company occupies fourth place. It is the second largest independent, owner-managed PR agency in the country. OSK was founded in 1993 and now employs more than 130 people at headquarters in Cologne and its offices in Stuttgart (since 2001), New York (since 2008) and Beijing (since 2010). Its clients include Daimler AG, for which it has been the lead agency for the international PR of the Mercedes-Benz and smart brands since 2001, as well as Michelin, Bosch, HARMAN, ThyssenKrupp, Tetra Pak, Freudenberg and digitalSTROM.