News

24 October 2018

Digital Public Affairs with furrerhugi

When it comes to digital public affairs, furrerhugi uses two trendsetting web applications for issue monitoring and reporting: "Politoscope" and "PolitVisualiser". The former was recently rebuilt after 10 years in use in October 2018; the latter was newly developed in 2017.

7 June 2018

furrerhugi takes over Western-Swiss agency Crausaz & Partenaires

Effective from 1 July 2018, furrerhugi will take over owner-operated Western-Swiss agency Crausaz & Partenaires in a move that will strengthen its presence in French-speaking Switzerland.

6 April 2018

Simon Gemperli joins furrerhugi and Narwal Blockchain PR

Former NZZ journalist Simon Gemperli joined furrerhugi on 1 April 2018. As Senior Consultant he also strengthens the team of the newly founded agency Narwal Blockchain PR.

19 March 2018

furrerhugi and Lakeside Partners found Narwal Blockchain PR

Blockchain companies increasingly need PR services tailored to their specific needs. Therefore, Lakeside Partners, the Zug-based start-up investors, and the communications agency, furrerhugi, are working together in the Crypto Valley under the name Narwal Blockchain PR.

12 January 2018

Petra Wessalowski neu Partnerin bei furrerhugi

Petra Wessalowski ist seit dem 1. Januar 2018 Partnerin bei furrerhugi. Sie betreut seit Dezember 2014 als Senior Consultant schwergewichtig Mandate aus Gesundheitspolitik, Life Sciences und Gesellschaftspolitik. Zudem unterstützt sie die Kunden strategisch und tritt als Moderatorin von Podien und Veranstaltungen auf.

13 November 2017

Matthias Halbeis ab Januar bei furrerhugi

Matthias Halbeis, Co-Leiter der Bundeshausredaktion der BLICK-Gruppe und früherer Nachrichtenchef der «Sonntagszeitung», wechselt am 1. Januar 2018 zu furrerhugi. Er verstärkt als Senior Consultant die strategische Medienarbeit und Storytelling-Kompetenzen der Kommunikationsagentur.

25 September 2017

Wir suchen Verstärkung

Senior Consultant (80-100 %) mit mehrjähriger Erfahrung in einer Kommunikationsagentur und/oder der Unternehmenskommunikation

8 June 2017

furrerhugi becomes Swiss affiliate partner of Hill+Knowlton Strategies

furrerhugi is now the exclusive «Hill+Knowlton Affiliate Partner» for Switzerland. With this partnership, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of the world's leading communications agencies, ensures a comprehensive consulting service for its customers in Switzerland through furrerhugi. At the same time, furrerhugi expands its network and can offer its customers access to 87 offices in 47 countries.

8 December 2016

Appalooza and furrerhugi acquire the event agency evenjo

The event agency Appalooza and the communication agency furrerhugi have acquired in equal parts the event agency evenjo on the 1st of January 2017. With the joint investment, the agencies strengthen their offer for corporate events and create added value for their customers.

1 June 2016

10 Jahre furrerhugi

furrerhugi feiert am 1. Juni 2016 sein zehnjähriges Jubiläum und blickt auf erfolgreiche 10 Jahre zurück, in denen sich die Agentur schweizweit als zweitgrösste Kommunikationsagentur etablieren konnte.

31 March 2016

furrerhugi eröffnet Büro in Lugano

Die inhabergeführte Agentur furrerhugi ist seit Februar mit einem eigenen Büro in Lugano neu auch in der italienischsprachigen Schweiz präsent. Angelo Geninazzi, langjähriger Leiter des economiesuisse-Büros in Lugano, leitet das Tessiner Büro von furrerhugi und kann bereits erste Mandate betreuen.

12 February 2016

influence – der Blog zu Wirtschaft, Politik und Gesellschaft

furrerhugi betreibt seit heute www.influence.ch, einen Blog und Newsletter zu wirtschafts- und gesellschaftspolitischen Themen.

6 January 2016

Pascal Krauthammer neu Partner von furrerhugi

Wir freuen uns mitzuteilen, dass unser Kollege Pascal Krauthammer seit 1. Januar 2016 Partner von furrerhugi ist und als Mitaktionär und Mandatsleiter künftig eine noch aktivere Rolle am Auf- und Ausbau unserer Agentur wahrnehmen wird.

9 December 2015

furrerhugi erneuert Qualitäts-Gütezeichen

Zum zweiten Mal wurde furrerhugi erfolgreich nach dem «Consultancy Management Standard III» (CMS III) rezertifiziert.

27 November 2015

furrerhugi Parlamentarierführer

Wie vor vier Jahren hat furrerhugi einen kleinen aber feinen Führer für alle Parlamentarierinnen und Parlamentarier zusammengestellt. Dieser soll es den Wieder- und Neugewählten erlauben, sich nicht nur im Bundeshaus, sondern auch in Bundesbern so richtig wohl zu fühlen.

10 September 2015

Parlamentarier-Kochbuch

Die Parlamentarische Gruppe Kultur präsentiert: Das Parlamentarier-Kochbuch.

8 September 2015

furrerhugi eröffnet ein neues Büro in Lausanne und baut Präsenz in der Westschweiz aus

Lausanne, 8. September 2015 – Die inhabergeführte Agentur furrerhugi mit den Schwerpunkten Public Affairs und Corporate Communication baut ihre Präsenz in der Romandie weiter aus. Mit rund sechzig Gästen aus Politik und Wirtschaft hat sie gestern Abend in Lausanne ihr neues Büro eröffnet.

1 September 2015

Lorenz Jaggi appointed partner at furrerhugi

We are pleased to announce the appointment on 1 September 2015 of our long-standing colleague Lorenz Jaggi as a partner of furrerhugi. As a co-shareholder and account manager he will play a still more active role in the future development and expansion of our agency

13 July 2015

Corporate Communication competences

We have updated our Corporate Communication competences. Spin the furrerhugi-CorporateWheel to learn more!

11 June 2015

Lobbyisten als selbstverständlicher Bestandteil unseres politischen Systems: Eine Standortbestimmung

Wahrscheinlich wurde in der Schweiz noch nie so viel über Lobbying geschrieben, wie in den vergangenen Wochen. Ist das Unbehagen darüber, wie politische Entscheide in Bundesbern zustande kommen echt oder herbeigeschrieben?

7 April 2015

furrerhugi becomes Switzerland’s 2nd PR Agency

furrerhugi has pursued its growth in the communication market in 2014, and is now listed 2nd in the BPRA (Swiss Federation of PR Agencies) market statistic.

26 March 2015

Pascal Ihle to join furrerhugi in September

Dr. Pascal Ihle, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Handelszeitung newspaper, will be moving to furrerhugi as of 1 September 2015, where he will be in charge of strategic communication mandates as a Senior Consultant and designated Partner.

23 February 2015

furrerhugi. supports the Communication and Media Research Conference

SACM Conference, March 13/14, Berne

14 November 2014

Shifting power in Parliament – who governs Switzerland?

Büro Vatter has published a study of power shifts in the parliamentary decision-making process in Switzerland with particular reference to economic policy decisions.

30 October 2014

An even bigger network and wider expertise: furrerhugi.advisors

furrerhugi. is incorporating a new individual strategic consultancy company on 1 November 2014.

15 October 2014

Petra Wessalowski ab Dezember bei furrerhugi

Die langjährige Redaktorin der SonntagsZeitung verstärkt die Kompetenzen vor allem im Bereich der Gesundheitspolitik.

29 August 2014

«Clé de Berne» – network drinks in Zurich for the first time

On the occasion of the move to the new furrerhugi. offices in Zurich, «Clé de Berne» network drinks were served for the first time in Zurich on 28 August.

28 July 2014

furrerhugi. expands into the French-speaking Switzerland

Cédric Alber, personal staff member and Chef de Cabinet (Principal Private Secretary) to Geneva Governing Council Member Pierre Maudet, will open the Geneva branch on 1 October as Senior Consultant for furrerhugi.

12 June 2014

Furrer.Hugi&Partner acquires Stoll, Hess und Partner

Extension of our portfolio and expertise for added client benefits

1 June 2014

Benedicta Aregger joins the team

Senior Consultant at Furrer.Hugi&Partner from 1 June

16 May 2014

Norina Frey appointed partner at Furrer.Hugi&Partner AG

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our colleague Norina Frey as a partner of Furrer.Hugi&Partner AG. In future she will play an even more active role in the development and expansion of our agency as a co-shareholder and account manager.

2 April 2014

Dominique Martin wechselt zu Furrer.Hugi&Partner

Dominique Martin wechselt von der Credit Suisse als Policy Advisor zu Furrer.Hugi&Partner.

4 March 2014

Furrer.Hugi&Partner establishes furrerhugi.corporate

Furrer.Hugi&Partner is setting up furrerhugi.corporate, a new agency for corporate and marketing communication.

By doing so, Fur-rer.Hugi&Partner is responding to the growing demand for corporate communica-tion with a focus on society.

19 February 2014

New management book

«Corporate internal and external policy»

The new book on management by Andreas Hugi and Ronny Kaufmann gives fresh ideas from the public affairs and corporate governance perspective about the organizational and institutional professionalization of a network of political and economic contacts and is intended to become a practical work of reference on public affairs.

7 January 2014

Andreas Hugi becomes new BPRA- Chairman

After presiding over the Federation of Swiss Public Relations Agencies BPRA for four years, Roman Geiser relinquished the chairmanship to our managing partner Andreas Hugi on 1 January. Andreas Hugi was elected as the new Chairman at the last general meeting of members.

At the same time, the business office of the agency association is moving to the Berne headquarters of Furrer.Hugi at Schauplatzgasse 39. Tanja De Gaetano has been appointed manager of the BPRA business office.

18 December 2013

Review at the 2013 winter session

Current and succinct: A review of the 2013 winter session of Parliament.

25 November 2013

Preview: 2013 winter session

The Federal Councils will be holding their winter session from 25 November to 13 December in Bern.

At the year-end, new appointments will be made by annual rotation to the offices of President of the Confederation and Presidents of the two Chambers of Parliament. The Councils will also have to decide on the Federal budget and on a number of popular initiatives.

15 November 2013

Winter session calendar

The calendar of the winter session is now online!

Announce your sessional events with a few clicks and no login.

28 October 2013

Clé de Berne: POP‐UP restaurant by top chef Markus Arnold

In the POP-UP restaurant at Schauplatzgasse 39, guests of the young Michelin-starred chef enjoy an all-round culinary experience. All the tables are already fully booked.

1 October 2013

Review autumn session 2013

Current and succinct: A review of the 2013 autumn session of Parliament.

11 September 2013

Top gastronomic experience at the «Clé de Berne» with Markus Arnold

We have the pleasure to welcome the Michelin-starred Bern chef Markus Arnold and his team to our «Clé de Berne» Club from mid-October until end-December.

28 August 2013

Preview of the autumn session

The autumn session kicks off with the Gripen and Fatca

On the very first day of the new session, the National Council is to debate the controversial Fatca tax agreement between Switzerland and the USA. In the third week of the session, a decision will be taken on the purchase of the new Gripen fighter aircraft.

14 August 2013

Strengthening the team

Pascal Krauthammer to join Furrer.Hugi&Partner in November

Pascal Krauthammer, a journalist of long-standing at Radio SRF who benefits from a strong network and specializes in the Swiss Parliament, will join Furrer.Hugi&Partner as a Senior Consultant on 1 November 2013.

12 August 2013

Session calendar

Furrer.Hugi&Partner session calendar is online now!

Announce your sessional events with a few clicks and no login.

24 July 2013

Furrer.Hugi&Partner is on holiday

Our agency remains closed during summer holiday starting from 29 July until 11 August 2013.

15 July 2013

Review summer session 2013

Current and succinct: A review of the 2013 summer session of Parliament.

23 June 2013

Berner Polo Trophy 2013

As in previous years, Furrer.Hugi&Partner is getting involved in sport

20 June 2013

Lobbying transparency debate

Four statements on the lobbying transparency debate in Switzerland

News

24 October 2018

Digital Public Affairs with furrerhugi

When it comes to digital public affairs, furrerhugi uses two trendsetting web applications for issue monitoring and reporting: "Politoscope" and "PolitVisualiser". The former was recently rebuilt after 10 years in use in October 2018; the latter was newly developed in 2017.

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