SCHICKLER is known as the leading management consultancy for media companies such as newspaper and magazine publishers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and has recently been expanding to the Middle East, Russia, Scandinavia and South America. From offices in Hamburg, Berlin and Munich, about 50 employees work for the consulting group.
Customers are companies of all types of media in Germany and abroad, from newspapers and magazines, online media and trade press to TV, radio, and corporate media. Other projects cover clients from e-business and professional services. In management consulting, SCHICKLER is focused on advising companies regarding efficiency, growth strategies and digitalization.
In corporate consulting we focus on strategy and organization. We offer profound expertise in the areas of:
We are media specialists. Additionally, we work a lot for Telecommunications, E-Businesses and for Professional Services companies.
More than 500 companies all over the world have already chosen SCHICKLER - and we have successfully carried out more than 4,000 projects for them. After all: what good are concepts if they cannot be implemented? With us you can be sure that we do not only show up possible solutions - we also make sure they can be put into practice and support you in doing so.
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Rolf-Dieter Lafrenz has been Managing Partner at SCHICKLER for over 13 years now. In this time he continuously advanced and expanded the activities of SCHICKLER in the media sector. Having successfully managed and accomplished more than 500 consultancy projects he is a sought-after expert for a broad range of media related topics. One focus of his expertise is in the fields of strategy and ad sales. Rolf-Dieter Lafrenz is author of many professional articles and speaker on numerous congresses every year.
Alexander Kahlmann joined SCHICKLER in 2003 after working in France, Finland and the Netherlands. At SCHICKLER, Alexander Kahlmann plays a leadership role in the Media and Online Team. In recent years he has managed more than 60 projects in media and online companies. With this experience he is a sought-after expert regarding cooperation and digital media strategies as well as for the organisation and restructuring of media companies.
Christoph Huening has been a specialist for the TIME-markets since 1998. He has carried out and led numerous consulting projects in this area. Additionally, he worked as key account manager in the e-business-industry. From 2008 until 2014 he worked for Lischke Consulting, where his last position was Managing Director for the TIME-branch.
From there on, he initiated the intigration of his business part into the SCHICKLER Group and has been an addition to the SCHICKLER Management Team since the beginning of 2015. He is now responsible partner with focus on TV stations, the film sector and telecommunications.
Besides working as a consultant, Christoph Huening is active in several branch networks.
Peter Skulimma has more than 20 years professional experience in international newspaper and magazine companies. As Member of the Management Board of Mecom Group plc (international newspaper publisher) he was responsible for the transformation of newspaper organisations, Digital Media, Business Development and New Revenues. Before he joined Mecom he was CEO of a Berlin based Private-Equity-Joint-Venture and lead the buy-and-build strategy acquiring and integrating publishing houses and online companies. Before that he was the managing director of Berliner Verlag, a german newspaper group publishing amongst others Berliner Zeitung and Hamburger Morgenpost.
Joachim Liebler learned Media Business from the scratch by absolving a vocational training at the beginning of his career. Today he works for SCHICKLER as Associate Partner and enhances the team with his profound knowledge of publishing which he earned in over 25 years in the German Media Sector. Liebler worked in management positions in renowned German publishing houses, such as Handelsblatt, Wirtschaftswoche and Tagesspiegel Group before joining SCHICKLER in 2014.
Prof. Dr. Robert Daubner is an expert for all topics regarding digitalization. He is a member of numerous supervisory bodies and international startups. He is also officer in charge for the European region for a reputable American Venture Capital association. He is Associate Professor at the BiTS Berlin and has been organizing the international Think Tank MLOVE as science adviser since 2010. Since November 2014 he has been enhancing SCHICKLER as Associate Partner.