Customer growth and pitch wins

Various agencies and companies are pleased to announce an expansion of their client portfolio at the beginning of the year: BSSM, Primcom, Zürichsee Werbe AG and Goldbach Media.

BSSM with even more spirit in the portfolio


BSSM now manages the Vecchia Romagna brand. The know-how in dealing with the Swiss guidelines for alcohol advertising and the industry experience persuaded Haecky Import AG to let BSSM advertise the Italian brandy. Vecchia Romagna is the number 1 in Italy and the most popular brandy in Switzerland. The noble brandy from Bologna is new to the Reinach-based trading company's range and is to be given a new look off- and on-trade. The first results will be seen in spring 2015.



Primcom takes over PR mandate for Costa Cruises


Zurich-based agency Primcom has been awarded the mandate for Costa Cruises' public relations activities. The cooperation starts immediately and includes the handling of the German as well as the French-speaking Swiss market. PrimCom supports and accompanies the implementation of the company's communication strategy and is responsible for national media relations. The Italian shipping company has its own sales organisation in Switzerland, based in Zurich. General Manager has been Mary Stefanizzi since 1 December 2014. Costa Cruises currently has a total of 15 ships. Costa Diadema, the newest member of the fleet, joined in October 2014. The new Costa flagship has 1862 cabins and in its first season will be cruising all year round from Savona in the western Mediterranean.



Zürichsee Werbe AG now markets Tec21, Tracés, Archi


From January 2015, Zürichsee Werbe AG, a subsidiary of Zürichsee Medien, will market the products of Verlags-AG der akademischen technischen Vereine: the three architecture and engineering journals Tec21 (German), Tracés (French), Archi (Italian) as well as their joint website Publishing director Katharina Schober is very pleased about the new collaboration: "Zürichsee Werbe AG has many years of experience in marketing trade and special interest magazines. As a new and exclusive partner, they will bring a breath of fresh air to our business, but without changing anything that is tried and tested."

Zürichsee Werbe AG is one of the most important players in advertising marketing for trade and special media. It manages over 40 titles in the print and online sectors. With the acquisition of Verlags-AG's media, Zürichsee Werbe AG is expanding its portfolio to include three more relevant trade magazines from the construction and housing segment in Switzerland and internationally. The three sister trade magazines Tec21, Tracés and Archi are the official organs of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects SIA. They are aimed at architects, engineers, property developers, planners, investors, project managers and public administrations throughout Switzerland and beyond its borders. The trilingual website is an independent product of the publishing company. In addition to the content of the trade journals, it publishes additional online content and thus optimally links the digital and printed information.



Goldbach Media markets French channel 6ter


The French free-TV channel 6ter will be broadcast with its own Swiss advertising window from 1 January 2015 and marketed by Goldbach Media. 6ter can be received digitally on Netplus and UPC Cablecom at the national broadcast launch and broadcasts its programme in HD quality. The channel will be broadcast in HD quality and its distribution will be steadily expanded. Caroline Schöfer, Managing Director 6ter: "We are delighted that 6ter is also being launched in Switzerland just two years after its launch and is developing accordingly. For 2015, we have many new additions to the program with exclusive series, new in-house productions as well as many well-known blockbusters, fiction and documentaries for the whole family."

Alexander Duphorn, CEO Goldbach Media, is pleased to strengthen the channel offering in French-speaking Switzerland with the new channel 6ter: "The French TV market has experienced a major commercial upswing in recent years. 6ter has become the No. 1 HD channel in France among the target groups HHF 20-49 years and people 25-34 years via digital terrestrial reception (DVB-T) just two years after the channel's launch and, with its family-oriented programming, is a great addition to our French portfolio."



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