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The Communications Business Limited


We are a business-to-business focused strategic communications consultancy, with a UK-wide track record and particular strength in technology, sustainability, financial & professional services, energy and early-stage life sciences. We have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing organisations, such as Cisco Systems, Adobe, Computer Associates, Merrill Lynch, Ernst & Young, Deloitte and Colliers International , alongside Ecometrica, the geospatial environmental leader, and Stroz Friedberg, the global digital risk management and investigations firm. The team regularly works with clients and IPREX partners on one-off tactical initiatives; multi-channel programs; crisis management and strategy development. Our team of senior consultants has a passionate commitment to delivering results, with integrity, to brief and to budget. To our clients we are part of the team.

The Communications Business Limited
Bonnington Bond
2 Anderson Place
Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 5NP
UK

Tel: +44 131 208 1500
Fax:
Website: www.thecommunicationsbusiness.com
First Contact:  Christian Hannestad
ChristianH@thecommunicationsbusiness.com

Second Contact:  Denise Hannestad
DeniseH@thecommunicationsbusiness.com
Mobile: +44 778 842 4077
 

First Contact

Christian Hannestad, a Chartered Marketer, provides board level counsel and insight on all aspects of strategic marketing, PR and internal communications. He is also responsible for facilitating the development of regional, UK and international communications strategies and managing sensitive reputation management issues. Christian served as president of IPREX in EMEA between 2009 and 2010 and has been profiled in PR Week’s Power Book of the Most Influential People in the Industry.


Christian Hannestad

Second Contact


Denise Hannestad

Denise Hannestad is the founder of The Communications Business. Before launching the consultancy, Denise was head of PR and public affairs for life assurers Britannia Life and the Life Association of Scotland and, prior to this, country manager for EMAP Exhibitions. Denise’s key focus is the development, execution and evaluation of strategic initiatives across the marketing spectrum. Denise is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Expertise

Industry Sectors

ASSOCIATIONS
  Membership bodies (eg industry associations)
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
  Accountancy
  Consultancy
  Insurance
  Legal
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  Government organizations
EDUCATION
  Higher education
ELECTRONICS
  Manufacturers
ENERGY
  Conservation
  Renewable
ENVIRONMENT / SUSTAINABILITY
  Services
  Strategy & policy
  Technology
EVENTS
  New product launches
  Trade fairs, conferences
FINANCE
  Asset management & insurance
  Banking
  Investment products & services
  Personal finance
  Risk, insurance
FOOD & DRINK
  Drinks brands (alcoholic)
GOVERNMENT
  Regional, local
HEALTH
  Biotechnology
  Business services
  Insurance
  Medical devices
  Medical technology & IT (including e-health)
  Strategy & policy
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  Data centers
  Hardware
  Home
  Infrastructure
  Internet security
  Mobile
  Office
  Personal
  Software
  Wireless
MEDIA
  Digital
  Outdoor
PLANT / LIFE SCIENCES
  Conservation
REAL ESTATE
  Building & construction
  Commercial
  Engineers
  Industrial
  Property management
  Sales
RETAIL
  Large scale (supermarket, shopping center, mall)
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  Call center, CRM
TRANSPORTATION
  Integrated
Practice Skills

DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA
  Analytics, monitoring, insight
  Compliance
  Content development
  Strategy
FINANCIAL / INVESTOR RELATIONS
  Bankruptcies
  Capital raising
  Corporate communication
  Corporate governance, board issues
  Corporate recovery
  M&A
  Reputation management
  Restructuring
  Special situations
  Strategic counsel
  Transaction-related consultancy
INTERNAL
  Culture change
  Internal Communication
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
  Issues management
  Opinion leader cultivation, coalitions
  Strategic counsel
SPECIALIST SERVICES
  Branding & positioning
  Communication audit
  Communication measurement, evaluation, analysis
  Crisis communication
  Litigation support
  Recruitment, HR
  Sponsorship