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Media & entertainment

What does Web 2.0 mean for content production? When will mobile media become ready for the mass market? What will shape the media business in the next 5 to 10 years? Media and entertainment have never been so dynamic: With the advent of the Internet and mobile media, the industry has experienced dramatic upheaval over the last decade.

We have seen the rise of new business models and innovations, such as IP and mobile TV, online communities, portals and free newspapers. These changes are reshaping the entertainment value chain. We are also observing dramatic shifts in consumer behavior, such as an increasing demand for customization and customer empowerment.

The need for innovative business models is growing, and only those who understand how to create premium content and present unique, individualized products to both consumers and advertising clients will be able to stay in the game. CEOs ask us to jointly design strategies and align operations in order to successfully address these issues in an environment that keeps reinventing itself.

In brief

Comprehensive experience

The InfoCom team for media and entertainment helps media executives actively develop and enhance their businesses. We cover all sectors: From traditional book publishing and regional and national newspapers, to radio, television, film production as well as new areas such as online and mobile business. Our project portfolio encompasses a whole range of services for our international clients: we define growth strategies, improve revenue and redesign processes. In all this we adhere to our core philosophy: Our support does not stop after the concept phase, but we stay with our clients through implementation until we have achieved results.

New growth opportunities for media groups

Every strategy approach for our clients is unique, whether it be strengthening the core business or diversifying and playing a new game. We can provide support for focusing on in house innovation and organic growth, investing in early-stage ventures or acquiring established businesses. We work with our clients to develop tailor-made strategies for their specific needs and growth plans. We jointly assess strengths and weaknesses, anticipate trends in consumer behavior, identify growth potential and design implementation plans. In recent years, we have assisted numerous media companies in developing strategies to increase and broaden revenue streams and prepare for tomorrow's challenges.

Operational excellence

Some media segments, however, are experiencing downturns because customers are defecting to other media and advertising spending is in steep decline. Whatever the problem, aligning operations is a key priority for all our customers.
Over the past few years, we have supported companies in all media segments to improve operational excellence. Our projects have focused on pre-press facilities, TV production units and central functions of media conglomerates. We help these companies restore their competitiveness and prepare for sustainable operational excellence – each time with a very specific and targeted approach.

Sample projects

  • For a leading newspaper, we defined a new corporate strategy and developed a profitable diversification strategy, enabling sustainable growth in a stable market
  • For a well-known business-media group, we developed the future strategy for their portfolio of print, online and mobile media
  • We devised a strategy for a highly dynamic online portal to increase reach and boost traffic in a consolidating market
  • For a huge regional radio network, we redesigned processes to enhance operational excellence
  • We were asked to support the strategic development of leading web TV and IPTV offers
  • We realized cost synergies through centralization across the channels and new centers of excellence for a leading TV group
  • We successfully designed and implemented process improvement programs for several printing facilities
  • We helped define the infrastructure strategy of a leading pay TV operator to accommodate the dynamic environment of TV-enabled infrastructures

Our experts

Austria

Roland Falb

Managing Partner

Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 53602-201
E-mail: e-mail

 

Bahrain

Sassan Hatam

Principal

Manama, Bahrain
Phone: +973 17 567-950
E-mail: e-mail

 
Kushal Shah

Partner

Manama, Bahrain
Phone: +973 17 567-950
E-mail: e-mail

 

Canada

Serge Lhoste

Partner

Montréal, Canada
Phone: +1 514 875 2000
E-mail: e-mail

 

France

Anne Bioulac

Partner

Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 53670-321
E-mail: e-mail

 
Jérôme Colin

Principal

Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 53670-362
E-mail: e-mail

 
Jean-Charles Ferreri

Partner

Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 53670-477
E-mail: e-mail

 

Partner

Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 53670-341
E-mail: e-mail

 
Alexeï Kharlamov

Principal

Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 53670-924
E-mail: e-mail

 
Bastien Puech

Principal

Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 70 39 42 93
E-mail: e-mail

 
Nicolas Teisseyre

Partner

Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 53670-973
E-mail: e-mail

 

Germany

Alexander Mogg

Partner

Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 89 9230-8310
E-mail: e-mail

 

Partner

Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 89 9230-8790
E-mail: e-mail

 
Matthias Rückriegel

Principal

Frankfurt, Germany
Phone: +49 69 29924-6148
E-mail: e-mail

 
Egbert Wege

Principal

Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 37631-4350
E-mail: e-mail

 

Greater China

Tao Chen

Principal

Beijing, Greater China
Phone: +86 10 84400088-680
E-mail: e-mail

 

Italy

Roberto Crapelli

Partner and Managing Director

Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 29501-257
E-mail: e-mail

 

Japan

Yasutoshi Kikuchi

Partner

Tokyo, Japan
Phone: +81 3 35876-660
E-mail: e-mail

 
Takashi Watanabe

Principal

Tokyo, Japan
Phone: +81 3 358 76-660
E-mail: e-mail

 

Korea

Hyeoksoo Lee

Director

Seoul, Korea
Phone: +82 2 2010 8925
E-mail: e-mail

 

Southeast Asia

Damien Dujacquier

Partner

Singapore, Southeast Asia
Phone: +65 6597 4548
E-mail: e-mail

 

Switzerland

Carsten Henkel

Co-Chairman and Senior Partner

Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 43 336-8610
E-mail: e-mail

 
Beatrix Morath

Managing Partner

Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 43 336-8630
E-mail: e-mail

 

United Arab Emirates

Sassan Hatam

Principal

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 44 46 4080
E-mail: e-mail

 
Kushal Shah

Partner

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 44 46 4080
E-mail: e-mail

 

Further reading

German Social Media Consumer Report 2012/2013

Report by the Social Media Think:Lab, 2013

This report was designed and carried out by the Social Media Think:Lab, a joint research initiative of the University of Münster’s Marketing Center and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. It provides indisputable evidence that social media has become a key element of German consumers’ lives …  >>

 
Aufbruch in eine neue Ära – gibt es eine digitale Renaissance des Publishings?

Study (in German only), 2012

The competition between print and online media continues to intensify as the number of Germans reading daily newspapers dwindles …  >>

 
Casual games are for everyone and everywhere

think: act CONTENT, 2012

The popularity of online casual games is skyrocketing: one in four of the world's population regularly accesses games on the Internet …  >>

 
Der Markt für Unterhaltungselektronik in Deutschland

Study (in German), 2012

Germany's market for consumer electronics has solid footing and even managed to grow during the crisis …  >>

 
think: act CONTENT - The future of television

think: act CONTENT, 2012

It's quite certain that television as we know it today will no longer exist in 2020. Technology, players, content – all will change dramatically …  >>

 

Your expert contact

German Social Media Consumer Report 2012/2013

Report by the Social Media Think:Lab, 2013

This report was designed and carried out by the Social Media Think:Lab, a joint research initiative of the University of Münster’s Marketing Center and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. It provides indisputable evidence that social media has become a key element of German consumers’ lives …  >>

 

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