My name is Christiane Dirkes and I offer communications consultancy for businesses and brands. You may know of me,

  • as the Managing Director of international PR agencies for the German market
  • in the development and implementation of strategic and creative communications concepts for internal and external communications
  • from specific tasks involved in Market Positioning, Change Management, Sustainability, Design Thinking, Issues - and Crisis Management
  • by holding coaching and training workshops for management and PR professionals, and as a lecturer for corporate communications

Are you looking for a communications professional with experience and inspiration?

Do you require an interim manager for a few months who can quickly and competently integrate herself into your organization and support you with your external and internal communications? Internationally and regionally. Full time or part time.

Or maybe require an external expert for corporate affairs and marketing communications?

Then we definitely should talk.


Public Relations
concepts and solutions:

My service portfolio covers advising my client in all aspects of communications work. I am especially skilled in Corporate Affairs and Marketing Communications.

You can rely on my help when it comes to strategic planning, and if required also with the implementation. I deliver real added value through focusing, specializing and experience.
Strategy and consultancy
  • Concept and strategy development for complex tasks and composition of an annual agenda
  • Sparring and consultancy in “day-to-day business”
  • Cooperation with projects as a standing external “resource”
Market positioning
  • Corporate story, guiding principle and corporate values
  • Communications in change processes
  • Workshops, media training, coaching
Workshops and brainstorming
  • Inspiration for communications concerning brands and content
  • Development of plans and ideas for sustainable and creative brand communications
  • Sharpen the messages, target groups and channels

Management Consultancy
for PR executives:

As consultant to communications managers, I work with PR agencies and the PR departments of companies to optimize their structures and processes.

In this I profit from the in-depth experience I gained as managing director of international PR agencies. With this experience and acting as your sparring partner, we ensure your team is optimally prepared for its future challenges.
Interim management
  • Support for an enterprise undergoing a transformation process
  • Integration into the management team
  • Leading the communications department of the company
PR workshops in companies
  • Analysis of processes and structures
  • Design Thinking as management and innovation methodology
  • Supporting internal and external communications
  • In-house seminars and workshops
New business development for PR agencies
  • Extending the offer portfolio
  • Support for the new business strategy
  • (New) business coaching





Implementation & Results

We start with a briefing discussion followed by a joint workshop. At this stage the tasks to be accomplished, the expectations, goals and target groups are clearly defined, an agenda agreed and the initial solutions developed.

Based on the results of the workshop, I develop a strategic approach and a brief concept with specific suggestions for implementation – strategic, creative and pragmatic. Together we develop target-oriented and innovative concepts that work.

I am also happy to help you with the implementation of your projects – in cooperation with in-house teams or with external partners.


Experience & Competences

With many years of experience as the managing director of international PR agencies I have successfully consulted and implemented a wide variety of projects for industries such as logistics, consumer goods, trade, financial services, lifestyle, tourism, energy and capital investment.

What can you expect from me as we work together?

  • In-depth experience with national, medium-sized and international companies
  • Authenticity and the ability to ask the right questions
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Hands-on attitude
  • Sparring partner and executive coach

News

18. August 2018

Interim Management as Vice President Communications at
Bombardier Transportation, Berlin

For some 10 months I supported the international enterprise Bombardier Transportation as Vice President Communications involving all communications disciplines, […]
17. August 2016

New master’s degree course “Corporate Communications”

The inter-disciplinary MA program is so conceived that it prepares for demanding management tasks and their associated communications, in particular for change and crisis management. “The […]


From the projects log:

  • Change Management workshops for companies in the financial services industry
  • Development of Corporate Stories for internal and external corporate communications (B2B, B2C)
  • Design Thinking Workshops
  • Conception of workshop formats for management conferences
  • Development of a sustainability report
  • Positioning workshops and definition of marketing and communications messages
  • Conception of digital formats for company communications
  • Executive coaching of PR professionals
  • Support of PR agencies with new business projects
  • ...


From the projects log:

  • Change Management workshops for companies in the financial services industry
  • Development of Corporate Stories for internal and external corporate communications (B2B, B2C)
  • Design Thinking Workshops
  • Conception of workshop formats for management conferences
  • Development of a sustainability report
  • Positioning workshops and definition of marketing and communications messages
  • Conception of digital formats for company communications
  • Executive coaching of PR professionals
  • Support of PR agencies with new business projects
  • ...


Christiane Dirkes Communications
Dorotheenstr. 146
22299 Hamburg, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)40 - 605 635 15
Mobil: +49 (0)172 - 403 54 55
Fax: +49 (0)40 - 605 629 40
cdirkes[at]dirkes-communications.com

©2018 Impressum | Datenschutz

captcha