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?

The job defines our role

Whatever your target audience, we speak their language. open up has been delivering comprehensive communications solutions – for internal and external audiences – in a wide range of industries since 2001.

open up’s consultants look at things from different perspectives. Account and project teams are put together on the basis of criteria defined with the client.

Our cooperation models

We can act as an advisor and sparring partner, giving critical assessments and clear recommendations on an issue on an ad hoc basis. We can also act as a media office, actively managing contacts with key journalists.

Or we can work as an outsourced PR department and experienced project manager, or as an editor making sure your texts are just right.


External communications consultant

  • developing communications strategies
  • planning and defining the mix
  • brainstorming and second opinions
  • regular consultations
  • organising theme-related lunches
  • editing media copy and presentations


External media office

  • acting as your external media office
  • setting up a basic media dossier
  • placing interviews, speakers and stories
  • maintaining a media database and fostering relations with key journalists
  • monitoring / media tracking
  • editing copy and issuing media releases


Outsourced PR department

  • drafting outlines and assessments for PR measures
  • conceiving and implementing measures
  • project management, planning and budgeting
  • writing and editing the content
  • evaluating and managing external partners
  • monitoring production and project management


External editor(-in-chief) and content manager

  • brainstorming and researching themes
  • defining goals and planning issues
  • selecting and linking channels
  • conceiving content and the editorial approach
  • editing copy and evaluating specialist texts
  • content and community management for online material