We started in 1994 as Hering Schuppener Consulting, a company specialising in communications and founded by Ralf Hering and Dr Bernd Schuppener. The team was part of the continuously growing and successful Hering Schuppener Group for more than 20 years. Ralf Hering was managing director of the group, significantly shaping it with his values and expertise until his sudden death in 2018. The existing management team continued running the business in the same spirit and developed viable long-term strategies and partnerships for the various teams of experts of the then Hering Schuppener Group. In this regard, our Düsseldorf-based team responsible for corporate and brand communications switched to the BCW Group in September 2019 and we have been trading under the name GCI Germany as an independent agency brand ever since. The close cooperation with the international BCW network provides us with optimal synergies and complements our existing range of consulting services. GCI Germany is based in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main and looks after national and international clients – from the start-up to the SME and global corporation.
b. 18 September 1956 d. 16 February 2018
Ralf Hering was not only one of the founders of Hering Schuppener – he made us what we are today, giving us the distinct character and clear value structure which is lived day after day in every part of the team. For many of us he was a good friend and always trusted partner in dialogue. With his unexpected death we are losing a great man. Thanks to his entrepreneurial foresight we have a broad and strong management team which ensures stability and continuity in his spirit. We are grateful for the time we were allowed to live with Ralf Hering. We will never forget him.