Bonn: Germany-based strategy and marketing consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners has appointed eight new partners; this raises the firm's total number of partners to 73. "Demand for our consulting services is increasing worldwide," said CEO Dr. Georg Tacke. "This is also true for more mature markets such as the US or Germany." The consultancy serves its clients with 720 professionals in 28 offices around the globe. Half of the newly appointed executives are based in the US, and they will take up their new roles on January 1, 2015.