Communication can work wonders, and if skilled colleagues and I are not the ones who work them, then who? That’s what our Managing Director, Taru Nikulainen, thought, and that’s how Brunnen began. In ten years the team has changed and expanded, but what’s stayed the same is our deep communication expertise and our desire to make our clients shine.
The company needed a strong but easily memorable name – a word that at least some clients would recognize. Because Finland was full of English company names, Taru, a Germanist, turned her attention to another important global language, German.
Brunnen is the German for fountain. If you look at German place names, parks and squares, you cannot fail to notice the numerous fountains containing the word, such as Kaiserbrunnen, Hellbrunnen and Neptunusbrunnen.
A fountain symbolizes everything we do: we draw new ideas from bubbling, sparkling water and present them for you to use. We make your organization bloom, because we believe in the power of stories, in good content and in measuring communication. Our goal is to help you be more influential and profitable.
*National PR agency survey by market research firm Taloustutkimus 2021
Global operations, every day
We are the only Finnish PR agency that is a member of two high-qualified international PR networks, the CommUnity International and PR Boutiques International. Intensive meetings are held twice a year in both networks, in addition to which we talk to agencies across the globe almost daily. We also look after shared accounts and make sure that each client’s PR and marketing are being done profitably.
A client may also consider expanding to Finland. In that case we operate as the client’s local PR agency. Nor CommUnity International neither PR Boutiques International (PRBI) don’t bind us to anything, though: we can also take on independent assignments and choose our partners in individual countries as we need to. Both networks give us latest results in PR discipline as well as new ideas and word of the hottest global trends and phenomena. With CommUnity and PRBI we are able to stay alert and a step ahead of the crowd.
Our clients state
“Our experts have recognised their role as influencers through writing & social media training contributed by Brunnen.”
Kati Myllynen, Managing Director, The Finnish Medical Association
“With persistent work Brunnen has lifted us up in publicity and made us more known in our industry.”
Benny Lillqvist, Business Development Director, Alfa Laval
“With Brunnen we achieved a huge publicity when lobbying for wood building.”
Matti Mikkola, Managing Director, Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries
“Brunnen has a fresh view on arranging stakeholder events and specially on a very influential good content.”
Mika Nyholm, Managing Director, Proact
“The simulation for crisis communication case worked so perfectly for us that we repeated it several times.”
Minttu Vilander, Communications Manager, Granlund
“Brunnen built solid processes on our communication function after exploring what our personnel think and need.”
Marja Vest, Communications and Marketing Director, Hartela