Multi-faceted, personal, and with hands-on owners: open up is a Zurich-based communications and PR agency run by its two partners Kilian Borter and Melanie Schneider. Our experienced team draws on a broad range of knowledge and expertise to advise our clients on all matters relating to communications.


Rigorous quality standards: We support large companies as well as SMEs, non-profit organisations and private individuals. open up has been a member of the Association of PR Agencies in Switzerland (BPRA) since 2010, and is certified in accordance with international standards (ICCO). In 2015, we became a member of the Public Relations Network (PRN), the international association of owner-managed PR agencies. This guarantees the highest quality standards in terms of advice, processes and agency management.


Our service portfolio at a glance

  • high quality and professionalism
  • a proactive, direct approach
  • flexibility and quick service
  • long-term client relationships based on trust
  • focus on core competencies and reliable partners


Why not take a closer look?

Not a jack of all trades, but a dedicated team player

As PR specialists, we rely on team work with other experts. We are happy to concentrate on what we do best, and have no problems working with people in other communications disciplines.

A strong network of carefully selected partners

open up has a broad network of partners built up over many years, including graphic designers, photographers, copywriters, and online specialists. In their fields, these partners deliver work that matches our own high standards, and together we can put the best solutions into practice.

Click here to find out more about our partner-based models: lead agency and team player.

A one-stop solution

We work together with the client to evaluate new partners on the basis of set selection criteria and determine which partner model will be the most efficient.

  • open up acts as a general contractor
  • point of contact for the client
  • one-voice policy for conceptual work and implementation
  • bringing together expertise from various disciplines
  • creating an integrated communications package
  • structured budget management

Team player as part of a network

If you have already evaluated other partners, or have been working successfully with them for years, we will be happy to come on board and get to know them.

  • open up is one of several team players
  • we work with your existing partners
  • we work with our own partners
  • using existing resources
  • drawing on long-standing experience
  • possibility of support in specific areas