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 agency’s 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 Germany’s 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 compuc­cino’s 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 Germany’s 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.

Web address of Oliver Schrott Kommu­nika­tion: www.osk.de
Web address of compuc­cino: www.compuc­cino.com

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