Brodeur Kohtes and Klewes, the IT arm of Germany’s number one
agency, has merged with IT and telecoms specialist Competitive
The merger brings Brodeur Kohtes and Klewes’ staffing levels up to 25.
BKK and Competitive Communication already share IBM as a client.
Burkhard Bondel, founder of Competitive Communication, is the former
editor of business magazine Wirtschafts Woche. He will become joint
director of Brodeur Kohtes and Klewes with existing directors Peter
Gerdemann and Markus Hilse.
Omnicom, which owns Kohtes and Klewes, restructured its international
network of IT agencies to bring them under the Brodeur Porter Novelli
umbrella in October (PR Week, 17 October 1997). The network also
includes Brodeur A Plus (formerly A Plus).
Stan Wood, marketing director at Brodeur A Plus, oversees the strategy
and development of the Brodeur network. He says further acquisitions in
the technology arena are likely to follow.