Creative agency MerchantCantos opens office in Berlin
BERLIN, March27,2017– BrunswickGroup,anadvisoryfirm specializingincritical
2017the Berlinofficehasbeenhometo Brunswick’screativeagencyMerchantCantos.
Specializingincorporatecommunications,MerchantCantos will adviseBrunswick’s
clientsin Germany ondigitization,brandandinvestor communications,employee
MerchantCantos is a wholly-ownedsubsidiary of BrunswickGroup with officesin London, New
York,San Francisco, Dubai and Hong Kong. International clients include Alibaba, HSBC, Merck,
Pepsico, PWC,Philipps and Puma Energy. The agency has more than 190 employees worldwide
working across multiple units including Advisory, Digital, Design and Film.
MerchantCantos had previously supported German clients fromits international offices,
including current workfor Bayer AG related to the planned Monsanto acquisition and the
mandate for K+S AG in relation to the proposed acquisition by PotashCorp. The continued
strong growth in Germany and significant demand forintegrated advisory and creative
solutions prompted the decision toopen up a dedicated MerchantCantos locationin Berlin.
“Withan officein Berlin we are now closer to our clients and can serve them even better.” says
UlrichDeupmann,Partnerand OfficeHeadof the BrunswickBerlinoffice,adds:“For
Brunswick,this decision by MerchantCantos is a key driver forour business. It facilitates a
broader advisory capability whichis highly appreciated by our clients and in particular, it
supports the development of our digital offering.”
The Berlin MerchantCantos officeis managed by Philipp Gutmann. Gutmann was previously
responsible for Brand Marketing at ImmobilienScout24 and has more than ten years of
experience in strategic advertising and creative consulting in Germany and abroad. He worked