PublicRelations
PublicAffairs

communication matters is a well-established, owner-run public relations and public affairs agency based in Vienna. We regard ourselves as a full-service agency and assist our clients in a wide variety of issues ranging from strategic consultancy to the carrying out of the measures developed. We offer our services in the three business segments public relations (incl. web communications), public affairs and communications coaching.

CHRISTIAN KOLLMANN

CEO

Services

Overview

DO YOU NEED HELP DURING A CRISIS? DO YOU WANT TO PREPARE FOR A POTENTIAL CRISIS?

We will prepare a comprehensive crisis manual, coach you on how to behave in potential crisis scenarios and help you in handling a crisis.

CLIENTS WHO HAVE ANSWERED THIS QUESTION WITH "YES":

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR HELP ESTABLISHING A RELATIONSHIP WITH POLITICAL DECISION-MAKERS?

We analyse decision-makers, issues, risks and options that are relevant to your cause.

CLIENTS WHO HAVE ANSWERED THIS QUESTION WITH "YES":

DO YOU HAVE A CONCRETE OBJECTIVE AND WANT TO COMMUNICATE IT TO POLITICIANS, ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES OR TO THE PUBLIC?

We design tailor-made and targeted measures embedded in a target-oriented, general strategy and assist you in your dialogue with stakeholders.

CLIENTS WHO HAVE ANSWERED THIS QUESTION WITH "YES":

DO YOU WANT TO STRENGTHEN YOUR COMPANY’S PUBLIC IMAGE (POPULARITY, AWARENESS ETC.)?

We develop external and internal communications strategies and run campaigns with targeted communications activities for you. This includes political background, social media, surveys and press work, as well as public image events.

CLIENTS WHO HAVE ANSWERED THIS QUESTION WITH "YES":

DO YOU NEED SUPPORT IN THE PLANNING AND OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT OF A COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT?

We can make the concept and carry out your communications activities for you. This includes the preparation of business reports or brochures, handling press work, organising office and staff parties or press events etc.

CLIENTS WHO HAVE ANSWERED THIS QUESTION WITH "YES":

The Agency

About communication matters

Mission Statement
Memberships
Network
Austrian PR Quality Seal
ABOUT THE AGENCY
We understand you

Mission Statement

We base our work on two pillars: firstly, our passion for public relations and public affairs; secondly, our aspiration to achieve quality excellence in strategic planning and the target-oriented use of activities and measures. We aim to get things moving and make a difference for our clients through our efforts and pursue new, innovative avenues to reach their targets. As a result, we use the world of digital communications just as naturally and professionally as analogue channels. A respectful and open dialogue with clients and partners is the foundation of our work. Additionally, we are committed to acting transparently and ethically at all times.

Memberships

Our commitments: ethics, quality, confidentiality.

communication matters has committed itself to very high standards. Thus, we follow strict internal compliance guidelines for public affairs and the Code of Conduct of the Austrian Public Affairs Association (Österreichischen Public Affairs-Vereinigung – ÖPAV), in addition to the Code of Honour of the Public Relations Association Austria (Public Relations Verbandes Austria – PRVA). Furthermore, communication matters is a member of the international network ECCO International Public Relations Ltd., with partner agencies in more than 30 countries.

Network

We work with a network of specialists in the fields of graphic design, text compilation, conception, photography, video, film, print, internet and new media. We put together teams of specialists from various areas based on the requirements of the project or task at hand.

Austrian PR Quality Seal

Quality is a promise to our clients and has the utmost priority to us. High-quality work includes the continuous development of our service portfolio, as well as optimising internal processes and acting in an ethically responsible manner. We have consciously committed ourselves to quality through official certification because we not only want to talk about such high standards, but also meet them, too. communication matters has been certified according to the internationally established Consultancy Management Standard (CMS) by ICCO since 2004, and was awarded the Austrian PR Quality Seal in 2014.

communication matters is one of only six Austrian PR agencies that has committed itself to ethically correct working methods and places great emphasis on process-related and organisational quality. The Austrian PR Quality Seal helps the agency strive for the best quality and efficiency levels and is an important distinguishing feature for stakeholders, partners and clients.

ABOUT THE AGENCY

communication matters is one of Austria’s leading public relations and public affairs agencies and regards itself as a full-service provider. Our support for our clients ranges from strategic consulting to the carrying out of the communications measures developed – whether classic PR, public affairs or web communications is required. Moreover, our agency has been awarded the internationally recognised CMS standard certificate.

We understand you

We understand you.

We understand communications and the media. communication matters places great weight on strategic communications consultancy and advice. Furthermore, we consult and assist our clients in choosing the communications tools that are appropriate to them. We offer corporate communications, crisis PR, event organisation, internal communications and communications coaching, in addition to classic media work and online PR.

We understand politics.

communication matters supports companies, associations and NGOs in managing their stakeholders, the observation and analysis of political processes, the fostering of relationships to politicians and administrations, and in influencing political decisions. These activities are based on our precise knowledge of the political system and its players.

TEAM

These are the people that can make your ideas become reality

Mag.a Dagmar Hemmer

Partner

Christian Kollmann

Managing Partner

Mag.a Eveline Bottesch

Senior Consultant

Helmuth Bronnenmayer

Digital Communication Expert (Freelancer)

Mag. David Feiler-Kalmar

Senior Consultant

Thomas Schweinberger, MA

Junior Consultant

Nico Stella, BA

Junior Consultant

Aleksandra Vasic

Back Office

Theresa Vonach, MSc

Consultant

Mag.a Christina Weichselbaumer, MA

Senior Consultant
Netzwerk BGF (Betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung)
MA 57 (Wiener Töchtertag)
IWO
Infineon

Netzwerk BGF (Betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung)

communication matters supports Netzwerk BGF in its communications both nation-wide and regionally. The focus is on the dialogue between companies, expansion and deepening of communications and PR work and networking with partner organisations.

www.netzwerk-bgf.at

MA 57 (Wiener Töchtertag)

communication matters has been responsible for the project management and communications of the Wiener Töchtertag since 2014. A new design was developed in cooperation with the innovation agency datenwerk and the Viennese graphic designer Elsa Mährenbach. This includes a campaign with Viennese pupils as testimonials, a new design for the project’s logo and all materials, a new website, several video clips and increased activity in social networks.

www.toechtertag.at

IWO

communication matters has been consulting IWO in public affairs issues since 2014. The agency has also been responsible for the institute’s entire communication since August 2015, following a successful tender bid. This encompasses media work, and advertising in print media, TV and radio, as well as events.

www.iwo-austria.at

Infineon

communication matters supported the company for many years in media work issues (e.g. its annual earnings press conference) and with consulting on communication strategies. The services were complemented by courses in media training.

www.infineon.com

Imperial Tobacco Austria

communication matters supports its customers on a strictly confidential basis. This is a fixed pillar of our understanding of Public Affairs advisory services. A general overview of our services can be obtained by looking at our service range.

www.imperial-tobacco.at

Gutsverwaltung Hardegg

communication matters supports Gutsverwaltung Hardegg in strategic questions, as well as in the conception and production of its publications and PR materials. Furthermore, the agency developed a concept for an event and discussion series about key questions in the agricultural sector. This “Dialogue Forum for Modern Agriculture” (Dialogforum für moderne Landwirtschaft) takes place 2-3 times per year, with the agency organising the entire event.

www.hardegg.at

Google

communication matters supports its customers on a strictly confidential basis. This is a fixed pillar of our understanding of Public Affairs advisory services. A general overview of our services can be obtained by looking at our service range.

www.google.at

All Services

At a glance