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
Identifying content, developing narratives and implementing them in successful communication work – these are the most exciting challenges for me!
Lukas Kopf, MA MA
Lukas Kopf studied history and exhibition design and discovered his passion for communication through numerous activities in cultural and knowledge transfer. After graduating, he gained initial experience in PR and marketing work. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he was part of the press team of the Upper Austrian government and was responsible for PR and crisis communication before taking over PR and marketing tasks at the Austrian Book Fair “Buch Wien” in 2022. Since April 2023, Lukas has been supporting the public relations team of communication matters as a senior consultant.
Public and media relations, web communication, wordings, 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
Understanding and communicating context is a valuable service that requires a high level of integrity.
Franciska Göweil studied Political Science in Vienna and International Politics in Leuven (Belgium). Working in the European Parliament and in an international company in the pharmaceutical industry gave Franciska direct insight into the field of public affairs at national and European level. She joined communication matters in October 2022 and supports the public affairs team as a consultant.
Stakeholder Management, Issue Monitoring
Policy is about identifying and naming ideas, strategies, procedures, and constellations of change in the social. Seen in this light, politics is a concept directed toward the future.
Tobias Borinsky, MSc
For Tobias Borinsky, politics do not presuppose a state, nor is it a necessary precondition for a state. Rather, he understands it as a particular way of looking at social space: how is the social sphere shaped, formed, ordered, or changed? Tobias Borinsky’s interest in the political perspective led him to study political economy at the University of Heidelberg and socioeconomics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He has been supporting the public affairs team at communication matters since September 2022.
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
Successful communication between politics, business and society is the be-all and end-all of any democracy. My goal is to help shape a respectful and democratic discourse that brings people closer together.
Malin Günther, BA
Malin Günther first combined her political interest with her passion for writing and the desire to contribute to the formation of social opinion as a blogger. In addition to her studies in political science at the University of Vienna, she already gained experience in leading positions in an NGO. Since September 2022, she has been working as a junior consultant in the public relations team of communication matters.
Public and media relations, wordings, web communication
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 junior consultant 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
Public affairs is the craft of building bridges between companies and political decision-makers in order to face the challenges of tomorrow.
Michael Steger, M.A.I.S.
Michael Steger has always had a keen interest in the interface between politics, business and society, as his curriculum vitae attests. Driven by his interests he managed to gain experience in public relations (published for German- as well as Italian-language newspapers), in the economic sector (for an automotive company in Japan), in the political (Italian Senate) as well as in the financial sector (Austrian National Bank). Michael has been part of the communication matters public affairs team since May 2023.
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. 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.
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