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UNICEPTA Medienanalyse boosts its circle of partners

Hartmut Ostrowski and publisher Dirk Ippen acquire a share. New partner structure gives the successful Colognebased information and research company an excellent basis for further growth.

UNICEPTA Medienanalyse GmbH, a leading international service provider for media monitoring, media analysis, social media monitoring and strategic communication consulting, has boosted its circle of partners. Hartmut Ostrowski, former CEO and supervisory board member at Bertelsmann AG, and the Munich-based publisher Dr. Dirk Ippen (Münchner Merkur, HNA, tz and others) have acquired a share in the Cologne-based business information services provider. In addition, Ostrowski will become the chairman of a newly founded advisory committee comprised of experienced media professionals which is to give the company important expert and strategic input.

The shares acquired by Ostrowski and Ippen are chiefly those of former UNICEPTA partner Joachim Fuß. The two managing directors Georg Stahl and Oliver Minasso will continue to head UNICEPTA and will remain the key partners at the company.

“We are very happy to have won over two top-class partners for UNICEPTA’s business Hartmut Ostrowski and Dirk Ippen, combined with their profound knowledge of the German and international media industry, create an ideal basis for the further development of UNICEPTA,” managing directors Georg Stahl and Oliver Minasso explain the strategic decision.

“UNICEPTA has embraced early on the changes in the media sector and the development of digital communication for the benefit of its customers and continually set new innovative and qualitative standards in the last few years,” explains Hartmut Ostrowski. “I am looking forward to joining this dynamically growing company as a partner and chairman of the advisory committee on its continued growth course."


UNICEPTA is a leading global provider for monitoring, media analysis, research competence and communication consulting services. Around 550 specialists in Cologne, Berlin, Stuttgart, Shanghai, Krakow and Washington, D.C., structure the newsflow 24/7. UNICEPTA compiles and presents highly relevant information from print and online media, TV, radio and social media sources at short notice. This day-to-day work serves as a platform for the company to provide analysis and research-based advice for issues related to strategic communication.


UNICEPTA Gesellschaft für Medienanalyse mbH
Salierring 47-53
50677 Cologne

Georg Stahl
Tel.: +49 (0)221 99 02-143