About

Kekst CNC was formed in late 2018 when two of the world’s premier strategic communications firms, Kekst, founded in 1970, and CNC, founded in 2002, combined their teams and capabilities.

Our global team of more than 250 experienced professionals serve clients, from our 12 offices in New York, London, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Brussels, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Stockholm. 

In the Nordics, Kekst CNC operates under the brand of JKL. JKL was founded in 1985 as a pioneering firm and soon became one of the most influential strategic communications consultancies in the Nordic region. In 2017, JKL merged with Kekst CNC.

As institutions around the world compete for capital, business and talent, they are increasingly scrutinized for their strategic readiness and judged by how they respond to challenges – and communicate their actions.

Investors demand that risk is being defined and managed appropriately and broadly, that boards and management teams are ahead of the curve.

Prospective employees want to understand and be part of a collective mission and purpose in which they can believe. And communities around the world require responsible partners on whom they can count.

We are ideally equipped to help global business and institutional leaders address these challenges and opportunities and to develop and execute the integrated communications strategies necessary to gain the confidence of key stakeholders in this era of accelerated change. That is why many of the world’s leading companies and organizations, as well as many fast-growth companies and prominent individuals, seek the deep experience, proven judgement, and objective counsel of Kekst CNC.

As trusted advisors, the firm brings expertise on such high stakes matters as: M&A, shareholder activism and governance, crisis communications, restructurings, regulatory investigations/resolutions, litigation support, investor relations, IPO communications, issues and reputation management, change management and employee engagement, as well as digital and social communications. Kekst CNC’s judgment and counsel is supported by objective insights, based on access to proprietary research, data and analytics capabilities.

Kekst CNC is part of the Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communications group.