The ECS 2017 was hosted by the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD), Communication Director Magazine, and Quadriga.

The hosts kindly thank the following partners for their support:



CARMA is a global leader in media intelligence: from stakeholder analysis to message resonance, CARMA uses a renowned methodology that rigorously analyses social and traditional data from the 43 countries in which it operates. The company combines advanced automated services with sector experts and human insights to provide its clients with actionable insights that help shape successful decision making.


Siteimprove transforms the way organizations manage and deliver their digital presence. With the Siteimprove Intelligence Platform, you gain complete visibility and deep insights, empowering you and your team to measure what matters, drive accountability, and act with certainty.

Imagine the day where every aspect of your digital presence operates as intended: your brand is consistent, errors are a thing of the past, and website issues are always prioritized. Most importantly, certainty is the norm.

With Siteimprove by their side, more than 5,000 organizations around the world outperform the status quo every day.


Addison Group

Addison Group is a leading London-based communication consultancy and creative agency, which is part of the WPP Group. We help our broad, cross-sector client base create compelling, effective communications that build reputational value. We’ve been in business for over 37 years and currently work with more than 50 major companies in the UK and Europe


Buzzcapture is an international award-winning reputation management agency based in Amsterdam.

Buzzcapture monitors and analyses online news, social media (internal social media such as Yammer included) and offline channels such as RTV and print media. In doing so, we support various departments that want structural insight into relevant communications from customers about the brand, product or company in order to manage their reputation. The SaaS products we provide are the Brand Monitor (online reputation management dashboard), Social Inbox (social CRM for webcare teams) and we provide various training courses.

CS&A International

CS&A International is a risk, crisis and business continuity management firm specializing in crisis anticipation, detection, prevention and mitigation.

CS&A International is devoted to the mission of helping its clients continuously enhance their crisis resilience by delivering customized best practice solutions and services.

Founded over 25 years ago, CS&A operates globally from key geographic locations in Europe, Asia and North America.

DeVelde International

What underpins successful companies is their people. It’s no surprise that research report after research report continues to show that the attraction and retention of the very best professionals continues to be the main contributing factor to healthy businesses.

At DeVelde International, we believe in going the extra mile to secure your success. And we understand that ensuring future success is more than simply appointing the right talent; it’s also about building the right teams and establishing a virtual bench.


ePressPack create bespoke multi-channel communication platforms enhancing how  companies publish, manage and distribute content (text, images, videos, infographics etc.) for stakeholder audiences whether via an online newsroom, digital press kit, HTML emails, newsletters etc. With over 250 clients such as Accor, Louis Vuitton, AstraZeneca, Christian Aid, Pernod, Skoda, Swarowski, L’Oreal our clients are experiencing an increase in media and social media engagement and interaction.


FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named PRWeek’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year and 2014 Asia Pacific Network of the Year, “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2017; and among PRWeek’s 2013 “Best Places to Work.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at

FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 29 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.78 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

Global Image Management (GLIMMA)

An award-winning specialist in all aspects brand management from strategy and design, right through to implementation and compliance. Through an approved network of 400+ partners in 100 countries, they deliver global branding programs quickly and efficiently for clients such as Nokia and FedEx.

Ipsos MORI

The Ipsos Reputation Centre helps organisations understand and enhance their reputation, and build closer relationships.

We measure reputation performance and analyse the factors that drive opinion; identify stakeholders and highlight the drivers of strong relationships; and assess the effectiveness of communications strategies.

Our clients benefit from more than 40 years of pioneering reputation research, together with the global breadth of the Ipsos group.

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Leidar is an international advocacy and communications consultancy that helps clients set their course, navigate and communicate effectively. As a full service consultancy we work with clients both on local and global levels, with offices in Geneva, London, Oslo and Brussels.


MSLGROUP is one of the world’s leading creative communications and engagement agencies, with 3,500 experts in X countries. Our work changes consumer, corporate and employee audience perceptions and behaviour across diverse sectors, from start-ups to the world’s biggest organisations. In 2016 we were the most awarded global communications network.



Prompter-in-a-box dramatically enhances the experience of delivering a speech for corporate, social and political leaders, and its reception by audiences. The new portable (22 kg.), ready and easy to use prompter makes it extremely easy to read with your head held high. Take it anywhere in its carry-on case, plug it to your tablet, and impress your audiences.


Releasd is the Executive Engagement platform.
It allows busy PR and Comms teams to create compelling, digestible updates for their Executives. In doing so, they gain increased visibility and influence.

We work with mid-sized and enterprise organisations globally. Get in touch to hear their stories, or to find out how your team can better engage leaders within your organisation.


ReputationInc is a leading reputation management consultancy enabling organisations to leverage their reputation for superior performance. Founded in 2002, ReputationInc believes is that every business decision has a profound impact on its most important asset: its reputation. With an insights-led approach, senior experts deliver bespoke client solutions driving proven reputation and organisational success. Headquartered in London and with offices in New York, Oslo, Dublin AND a global network of expert associates, it offers services in reputation insight, strategy, governance, capability and stakeholder engagement.

Reputation Squad

Reputation Squad is an independent corporate and digital communications agency handling complex strategic issues in an international environment. We are an “augmented” agency, as our expertise is enhanced by our mastery of the latest technological tools so we can evolve to the changing environment and tackle new challenges.

The Writer

We work with companies all over the world to get their words working harder. We’ll help you stand out from your competitors, improve how you deal with customers, shape your culture, and even make and save you cold, hard cash.

VIM Group

VIM Group ensures brands are consistently delivered around the world. As the category’s founder we bring unrivalled and independent experience and knowledge. Implementation of your brand properties across all touch points, both digital and on the ground, is our business. We also offer project management, brand management and advice on creative partnerships giving you a comprehensive choice of services to successfully deliver your brand promise.

WE Communications

WE is an award-winning communications firm that delivers integrated marketing capabilities spanning the entire media ecosystem, including earned, paid, owned, social, experiential, search. For more than 30 years we’ve been movers and opinion shakers, experiencing firsthand how everything from technology and competitive disruption to political headwinds and stakeholder desires can impact a brand’s motion, its stories and ultimate transformation.

Using our Momentum family of services, we partner with clients to create transformative communications — starting with real-time audience insight that’s translated into behavior-inspiring creative and framed by quantifiable and measureable impact. The result: Our clients are driving their story forward, to reinvent themselves, to deliver new value to customers and reach audiences in new ways, and to ultimately deliver business, stakeholder and societal benefit.

Media Partner


Reporting on the European Union since 2000, EUobserver is an independent, not-for-profit news organisation that publishes daily news reports, analyses and investigations from Brussels and the EU’s 28 member states. We are an indispensable news source for anyone who wants to know what is going on in the EU. Our readers include high-level government officials and politicians, renowned economists and academics, industry and business leaders, and acclaimed journalists. We are ranked as the second most important news source for EU journalists, just behind the Financial Times.

Interested in becoming a partner?


Helge Schlüter
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