Pu­b­lic Af­fairs

In today’s world, effective communication with political leaders and with the general public is a critical component of any company’s success. Active participation in debates over legislation, regulation and public opinion is no longer a choice but a necessity. In our public affairs practice, we see ourselves as a true partner for our clients. Together with you, we can develop strategies based on rigorous analysis and execute campaigns to ensure that your messages get a fair hearing in the political arena, in the media, and in the court of public opinion. In our work, we use proven tools for public affairs management, such as stakeholder mapping, newsrooms and traditional networking. Our track record of success is based upon our expertise and our networks – in Germany and around the world.

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Bernd Buschhausen, Managing Partner

Bernd Buschhausen brings more than 20 years of professional experience in public affairs and governmental relations, both at the European level and within Germany at the federal and state levels. He provides advice and guidance on political, policy and societal issues to a wide range of clients, including German and international companies, brands, associations and government institutions. Among his particular areas of interest are the policy areas of consumer protection and health, environment and energy, security and defence, and financial services. He previously served for eight years in the management team at Edelman in Germany, where he founded the firm’s Berlin office and led its public affairs practice area. Before that he was co-chair of the public affairs practice at FleishmanHillard. Since joining Instinctif in January of 2017, he likewise leads the Public Affairs practice area.

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