Communications is my vocation, not just a job. This passion is complemented by many years of experience and strategic know-how and forms the basis of my professional life. My guiding principles are quality, ethical conduct and the will for dialogue.
Christian Kollmann began his career in the communications sector in the early 1980s as a communications consultant, agency manager and managing director at Agentur Pubrel, later Pubrel Hill & Knowlton. Ten years later, he stepped into self-employement, initially alone with CKC – Christian Kollmann Communications. In 1999, he founded the agency communication matters together with Meta Raunig-Hass and Peter Menasse. He now runs the agency together with co-partner Dagmar Hemmer. In addition to his work as an agency manager, he was active in leading positions at the Public Relations Verband Austria (PRVA) for ten years (two years as president, eight years as a board member) and worked as a lecturer at the universities in Vienna and Salzburg as well as at the Danube University in Krems. Christian is currently involved in the Austrian Ethics Council for PR and is Chairman of the international agency network ECCO, based in London.
Strategic communications consultancy, crisis and conflict communications, public participation, media coaching, public affairs
We are working in the communicative field between business, society, media and politics. Setting-up communications networks means working across a variety of disciplines.
Mag.a Dagmar Hemmer
The combination of public relations and political issues characterizes Dagmar Hemmer’s CV. After studying history and political science, she started her professional career as a research assistant at the Society for Policy Advice and Policy Development (ÖGPP). In the following years, Dagmar worked as a parliamentary assistant in the Austrian Parliament. This was followed by six years at the agency Ecker & Partner, three of them as head of the municipalities and institutions unit. In 2009, Dagmar joined communication matters, since 2012 she has been partner and manages the agency together with Christian Kollmann. In an honorary capacity, Dagmar has been on the supervisory board of Südwind – Association for Development Policy and Global Justice for ten years.
Strategic communications consultancy, communications for institutions and associations, campaigns, crisis PR, media coaching
At the interface between politics, business and society, communication and a high degree of responsibility are the keys to success.
Mag.a Anna Jonas, M.A.I.S.
Her studies in political science and international relations, as well as a strong interest in the role of communication and the dialogue between politics, business and society, form Anna Jonas’ theoretical foundation. So far this has led her into the practice fields of cultural and public diplomacy, most recently as support to the Austrian team at the United Nations in New York. Since 2018, Anna has been supporting the public affairs team at communication matters as a senior consultant.
Government Relations, Strategic Consultancy, Stakeholder Management
Successful communications require a profound analysis of the given situation and a strategic approach based on this analysis. Well begun is half done.
Thomas Schweinberger, MA
Thomas Schweinberger has been passionate about media, politics and business since his youth. In addition to his studies in Political Science and Journalism & New Media, Thomas gained editorial experience at Datum Verlag and ORF. He has also worked in the Federal Press Service for several years. Thomas got to know agency life at Ecker & Partner. Since 2016, he has been supporting clients at the interface between public relations and public affairs as part of the communication matters team, since 2020 as a senior consultant.
Public and media relations, communication for institutions and associations, financial communication, project management, stakeholder management, crisis communications
Tout est politique – participating in society means being political. Therefore, it is important to analyse political processes and communicate interests effectively.
Felix Schwimann, BA
The interdependence of economics and politics have fascinated Felix Schwimann since school, especially the interaction between national and European levels and its communication about it in the public sphere. This interest led him to study economics and political science at the University of Kent and political science at the University of Vienna. Since January 2021 he is a consultant in the public affairs team of communication matters.
Stakeholder Management, Issue Monitoring
Communication fascinates me with all its versatility and potential impact. Developing core messages and helping them reach their target groups is particularly interesting to me.
Mag.a Iris Eibelhuber
The fields of media and politics have fascinated Iris Eibelhuber since her youth. That’s why she decided to study journalism and communication science as well as political science at the University of Vienna. Alongside her studies, she gained her first editorial experiences in various media fields. After completing her master’s degree, Iris worked at APA DeFacto in the area of media monitoring for three and a half years and has been supporting the public relations team at communication matters as a consultant since February 2021.
Public and media Relations, web communication, wordings
If you want to communicate successfully at the interface between economics, society, and politics, you have to consider complex issues from different angles, discover correlations and find suitable solutions.
Eva Binder, MA
During her studies in Transcultural Communication and Political Science, Eva Binder worked in the public sector and in NGOs. After a stay in France, she worked at the Austrian Embassy and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Brussels. Eva then spent almost three years in London, where she most recently worked as Public Affairs Officer London at the public institution Sport England. Since March 2021, she has been supporting the public affairs team at communication matters as a consultant.
Stakeholder Management, Government Relations
Finding creative concepts for complex problems is my passion. Because only those who dare to step out of themselves will be able to find an answer to changing circumstances.
During her studies at the Vienna University of Technology Dana Doppelhofers already developed her interest in politics and public communication. After transferring to the University of Vienna, she retained the analytical and “outside-the-box” thinking of technology, which she then on learned to apply to her passion of political communication. Initially, Dana got involved with voluntary journalistic work, since August 2022 she supports the public relations team of communication matters.
Public and media relations, wordings
By working with clients from a wide variety of fields, I learn something new every day as a consultant and at the same time can optimally incorporate my experience from previous jobs.
Rita Korunka, MA MA
Rita Korunka studied political science and journalism in Vienna. During internships in print and TV editorial departments, she learned to write and views deadlines as a challenge and accordingly calmly. She was able to further develop these skills in her job as a media analyst at APA DeFacto. Before joining the communication matters team as a public affairs consultant, Rita worked in the communications department of the Federal Administrative Court.
Issue Monitoring, Government Relations
Communication is going through a constant state of change. In my eyes, creativity and adaptability are essential to successfully communicate messages in the digital day and age.
Katharina Moser is studying journalism and communication science and has been a trainee for public relations and social media at communication matters since June 2022. As a digital native and due to her first work experience during her studies, she has a distinctive understanding of digital communication. She takes care of our clients’ social media presence and assists the public relations team with their ongoing projects.
Social Media and web communication, public and media relations
Media, public relations and marketing have always been interests of mine.
In addition to her studies in business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Alexandra Reiseneder has already worked in project accounting. Since 2021, she has been supporting the communication matters team in the administrative area as a maternity leave replacement. In addition, Alexandra assists the management.
Back office, accounting
My world is centred on numbers. They help me create the organisational and economic basis on which the creative energy at our agency can unfold.
Back Office - on maternity leave
In 2009, Aleksandra Vasic graduated from business school in Vienna. During her work experience in the medical industry, Aleksandra discovered her great interest in numbers. Therefore, she started an apprenticeship as a certified accountant and personnel accounting clerk. With enthusiasm, she was able to put what she had learned into practice at the Viennese advertising agency pi-five. Since 2014, she has been supporting the communication matters team in accounting and as an assistant to the management.
Back office, accounting