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.
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.
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.
Membership bodies (eg industry associations)
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
ENVIRONMENT / SUSTAINABILITY
Strategy & policy
New product launches
Trade fairs, conferences
Asset management & insurance
Investment products & services
FOOD & DRINK
Drinks brands (alcoholic)
Medical technology & IT (including e-health)
Strategy & policy
PLANT / LIFE SCIENCES
Building & construction
Large scale (supermarket, shopping center, mall)
Call center, CRM
DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA
Analytics, monitoring, insight
FINANCIAL / INVESTOR RELATIONS
Corporate governance, board issues
Opinion leader cultivation, coalitions
Branding & positioning
Communication measurement, evaluation, analysis