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?

«Professional collaboration, very quick response times and fascinating dialogue.»

Corinne Pellerin, ewz

«We got to work with great people with a lot of motivation.»

Marc Gamba, Substitute Occupational Benefit Institution

«Engaged, quick, flexible, far-sighted and full of good ideas.»

Gwen Walbert, Global Head Marketing Private Banking, Bank Vontobel AG

«Focused and goals-oriented. A rigorous knowledge of the media landscape and PR.»

Reiner Jung, Regional Marketing Director EMEA, Willis Towers Watson

«Keep their promises when it comes to putting project ideas into practice. Have an in-depth feel for our concerns. Good contacts with the media.»

Luca Mastroberardino, Managing Director, Phonak Switzerland


«Congrats. Really world class. Big up for you guys. Keep up the good work

Manuel Nappo, Director Institute for Digital Business, HWZ

«Congratulations! It’s great to be partners with the best. We go well together.»

Michael Zurwerra, Rector of the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences

«open up is a flexible agency offering a wealth of specialist expertise in ICT, coupled with a good network and a keen focus on their clients.»

Jürg Studerus, Senior Manager Public Communication, Swisscom

«What I appreciate? Quick responses and excellent availability. Our open up team is there for us whenever we need advice.»

Beatrice Soriani, Community Specialist, Wiko Italy & Switzerland

«What I like about open up is that they give you direct, honest feedback.»

Jane Haller, Project Manager, ECDL Switzerland AG

«They deliver what they promise.»

Fiona Flannery, PR Director, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

«You’re quick, reliable and tenacious, and you provide good input. But what’s most important is that you don’t just make promises, you deliver results.»

Alexis Caceda, CEO of netstream

«open up show the same dedication and commitment as internal staff.»

Alexandra Giesler, Vice President Marketing & Communications, Rothschild Wealth Management & Trust

«What stands out especially by comparison is the quality of the work and the initiative shown by the consultants.»

Thomas Mattig, CEO Health Promotion Switzerland

«open up delivers excellent advice, good solutions, a pragmatic approach and flexibility – even in very challenging situations.»

Ulrike Lerchner-Arnold, Public Relations Manager, Willis Towers Watson

«open up takes an exacting look at the client’s ideas and asks all the difficult questions – and then comes up with surprising proposals.»

Bernhard Lendi, Senior Marketing Manager, Swiss Life