Better communication

This is us

We are Brandenstein Communications, a Vienna based PR agency. Whether media relations, social media & digital relations, crisis communication, strategy development or event management – every day, our consultants dedicate themselves with passion, creativity and a broad experience to our clients.

 

That’s what we stand for

In line with our motto “Better Communication” we want to constantly improve the communication of our clients. We see ourselves as a reliable partner for them. This includes going the extra mile in our communications work and getting things done. Passion at work, creativity, curiosity, commitment and proactive services are not only found in concepts but are also translated into reality and lived on a daily basis.

 

Who trusts in us

For more than ten years, we have been developing and implementing ideas that embody our clients in the minds of their target groups. Various companies from a wide range of industries already rely on our expertise and our hands-on mentality. These include international corporations as well as SMEs, which we put into the spotlight and whose messages we successfully carry out to the public; for further information please check our references.

 



SERVICES


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Public Relations

  • PR Concepts
  • Strategy Development and Action Planning
  • Subject Matter Management
  • Media Relations Classic & Online
  • Establishing Contacts with Opinion Leaders
  • Media Impact Analysis
  • Journalists Polls
  • Press Office Function


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Corporate PR

  • Positioning of Companies
  • CEO Positioning
  • Reputation Management
  • Employer Branding
  • Issue Management
  • Strategic Consulting


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Brands & Product PR

  • Brand Strategy Development
  • Relevant Storytelling
  • Cross-Media Implementation
  • Tailored Media Access


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Classic Media Work

  • Press Conferences
  • Press Workshops
  • Press Trips
  • Press Releases
  • Interviews, Background Interviews
  • Innovative Media Cooperation
  • Performance Review


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Digital & Social Media

  • Developing Social Media Strategies and Concepts
  • Editorial Planning and Support of Relevant Social Media Channels
  • Blogger Relations
  • Training and Coaching


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International PR Management

  • Strategy Development
  • Press Relations and PR Support with Experienced Local Partners
  • Network Member at International / Local Partner Agencies
  • Single Entry Point for Customer / Headquarter


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Crisis PR

  • PR Management in Crisis Situations
  • Development of Wordings and Press Releases
  • Coordination of Media Relations
  • Planning and Control of Information Flows


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Media Training

  • Interview Training
  • Targeted Communication
  • Formulation of Key Messages


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Event Management

  • Press Trips and Press Events
  • Employee and Customer Events
  • Product Presentations
  • Corporate Events
  • Conferences / Trade Shows



The team

Our professional team has many years of experience in the field of communications and a lively network of media contacts. We are experts when it comes to creating a PR plan, writing a text, organising a press event, or arranging an interview. But we are also the right partner for social media & digital relations and event organization.

The management

Christina Brandenstein started her PR career in the mid-1990s in Los Angeles (USA). Back in Vienna, she was working in several PR agencies as Senior Consultant. After seven diversified years at agencies, she switched to the corporate side at Siemens Austria. As Regional PR Manager for Siemens Mobile Devices she was responsible for public relations in 16 CEE countries. She then became the International Press Officer and Head of Public Relations for the BenQ Mobile CEE. In 2008, Christina established her own agency Brandenstein Communications.

Marco Jäger’s career began in the mid-2000s as a journalist for Austrian daily newspapers. He then joined the PR industry and worked for various agencies and companies. In 2016, the PR specialist was awarded “Company Spokesperson of the Year” in the Austrian pharmaceutical industry. The graduated communications expert is Authorised Officer and Senior Consultant at Brandenstein Communications.

 

Partner for digital affairs

Our long-standing partner in social media and digital relations projects is Dani Terbu. For almost two decades she has been on the WWW, both professionally and privately, and is constantly identifying new channels of communication. Fascinated by the social web she is blogging since 2005 and loves Twitter & Instagram. She is a co-founder of Die Frühstückerinnen and The Coolinary Society (for example Taste Austria, FoodCamp Vienna).



REFERENCES

  • arkitaip

    The fashion label arkitaip was founded by a special Austrian designer duo – Lea Wieser and her mother Michi. The name says it all: As an archetype, the label wants to be a role model and inspire their customers to live a more conscious life. That includes ethical and environmental responsibility towards clothing, that should be handed over from one generation to the other.

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    • Full-Service PR
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  • ENZO Alpin

    Client since 2017

    The taste of the alps. ENZO Alpin is the worldwide first lemonade out of the gentian root and brings bittersweet refreshment since 2015. The family business is situated in Mauterndorf in the UNESCO biosphere park Lungau. ENZO Alpin is marketed in Austria as well as in Germany.

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    • Corporate and Product PR
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  • Schärf - The Art of coffee

    Client since 2017

    The Austrian family business is led by Reinhold and Marco Schärf (second and third generation). Schärf stands for high quality coffee, technical innovations and successful gastronomic overall concept solutions, which have been successfully implemented all over the world since 1959. Schärf employs 90 people at three locations.

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    • Corporate and Product PR
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  • EU Commission DG Justice

    Client since 2015

    Intensive educational advertising campaign of the European Commission / Directorate General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST) in several EU countries about consumer rights in consumer credits. In Austria the PR work was carried out in close cooperation with the Austrian Representation of the EU Commission, Chamber of Labour (AK), Association of Consumer Information (VKI), Ministry of Social Affairs and bank representatives.

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    • Kampagnenentwicklung und -umsetzung
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  • Henkell

    Client since 2015

    The Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei is Austria's market leader in the sparkling wine segment. The subsidiary of the German Henkell Group is known for brands such as Henkell Trocken, Fürst von Metternich, Söhnlein Brillant, Kupferberg Gold, Alfred Gratien champagne and Mionetto Prosecco.

    Services

    • Product PR
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  • KURIER Media House

    Client since 2013

    In addition to the daily newspaper KURIER and Freizeit KURIER as key media, the media house KURIER combines numerous other brands under one roof: Tafelspitz, the online portals kurier.at, the largest domestic technology portal futurezone.at, freizeit.at, events. at, kurier.tv and atmedia.at.

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    • Corporate and Brand PR
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  • futurezone.at

    Client since 2013

    The futurezone.at has established itself as Austria's leading high tech portal since the takeover by the KURIER in October of 2010. Around 1 million unique clients inform themselves regularly about technical innovations, network policy and high-tech news.

    Services

    • Brand PR
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  • Ritter Sport

    Client since 2013

    Ritter Sport is one of the most successful and well known chocolate brands. The German family business produces 2.5 million bars of chocolate a day. Austria is one of the most successful markets.

    Services

    • Product PR
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  • Shan'shi

    Client since 2010

    Asian dishes are increasingly finding their way into local kitchens. The Shan'shi brand is the market leader in the Asia-range and favorite of the Austrian amateur chefs. The wide range of products makes the preparation of Asian food simple and tasty.

    Services

    • Product PR
    • Social Media
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  • Murrelektronik

    Client 2015 - 2017

    The German company Murrelektronik is an international specialist for decentralized automation technology with over 2000 employees worldwide. Its global customers include key players of the automotive, logistics and food & beverage industry. All activities in the CEE countries are managed from Austria.

    Services

    • Corporate and Product PR
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  • CityBaumarkt = Urban Do-it-yourself-market (Baumarkt)

    Client 2015 - 2016

    The company DFH opened the first "Urban Do-it-youself market" in the middle of Vienna in 2015. For the first time a company implemented a new retail concept to respond to urban customers and allow the easy and comfortable purchase of DIY also without a car.

    Services

    • Corporate PR
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  • Attensam

    Client since 2016

    The Austrian family business Attensam successfully provides professional facility services since 1980 and is market leader in Austria. With now 21 locations nationwide the specialist for cleaning services, garden care, pest control and winter services is one of the top players in their industry and was decorated with the award "Great Place to Work" in 2016.

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    • Corporate and Product PR
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  • OSSN

    Client 2016 - 2016

    Founded in 2005 in the US, One smart star operates in more than 20 countries nowadays. The One smart star technology offers vanity numbers for innovative business solutions and to enable small and large enterprises to get in direct contact with their customers. Since 2015, the company operates on the Austrian market and has already been able to win numerous clients such as Deichmann, Uniqa and Ö3.

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    • Full-Service-PR
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  • Rennaissance

    Client 2015 - 2016

    The repositioning of the fully converted Renaissance Wien Hotel in 2015 was the starting point for successful media relations. The "Bar Restaurant Wunderkammer" is the centerpiece of the hotel and venue for regular events and gastronomic innovations.

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    • Noan

      Client 2012 - 2013

      The name NOAN stands for olive oils, vinegars, nuts and gift sets with a high level of quality. NOAN GmbH is characterized by a high level of social commitment – children aid projects as well as environmental responsibility are being supported with every purchase.

      Services

      • PR Consulting
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    • Maresi Austria

      Client 2010 - 2014

      Since 1955, the traditional Austrian company Maresi provides Austrian milk for the typical golden brown taste of coffee. Maresi Austria with its brands Maresi, Inzersdorfer, Knabber Nossi, Die leichte Muh, Himmeltau, Siggi, Shan'shi and Bonelli is among the most successful branded products in Austria.

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      • Product PR
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    • Campari

      Client 2010 - 2011

      The bright red color and the bitter signature taste are characteristics of Campari, the popular liqueur by the company with the same name. The history of this Italian drink goesback to the 19th century. Today, Campari is available in over 190 countries worldwide.

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      • Full-Service-PR
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    • Gefco

      Client 2013 - 2015

      GEFCO is European market leader in automotive logistics. The company operates from worldwide procurement of production parts to the distribution of whole vehicles. In Austria, GEFCO has five branches and approximately 60 employees.

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      • Full-Service-PR
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    • Zertifikatforum Austria

      Client 2007 - 2010

      Zertifikate Forum Austria was founded by Austria's leading certificate issuers and is a founding member of the European umbrella organisation EUSIPA (European Structured Investment Products Association) which represents the industry at a European level. It is Zertifikate Forum Austria’s goal to promote and develop the certificate market in Austria.

      Services

      • Event Management
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    • Hyunday Mobile

      Client 2008 - 2009

      The conglomerate and well-known car manufacturer Hyundai from South Korea produced mobile phones in the premium segment. Hyundai focused on making innovations and latest technologies available to its customers.

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      • Full-Service-PR
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    • Domaine Pöttelsdorf

      Client 2013 - 2015

      Domaine Pöttelsdorf is a collaboration of nine experienced winemakers from the Austrian wine region Neusiedlersee-Hügelland who are creating jointly outstanding wines. The wines are characterized by their unique taste and high level of quality. While production special attention is paid to environmentally-friendly winegrowing and state-of-the-art wine cellar technology.

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      • Full-Service-PR
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    • OBI

      Client 2011 - 2013

      OBI is a leading DIY retailer and an expert for everything related to home improvement and gardening products. OBI was founded in 1970 and belongs to the German Tengelmann Group. Since 1996, OBI is an important player on the Austrian market and operates 82 stores all over the country.

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      • Full-Service-PR
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    • Inzersdorfer

      Client 2011 - 2014

      Inzersdorfer is a popular traditional brand from Vienna that markets canned soups Austrian style, spreads, convenience meals and vegetable preserves. Inzersdorfer belongs to the Vivatis Holding, its Marketing and Sales department are executed by Maresi.

      Services

      • Product-PR
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    • Adler Modemärkte

      Client 2012 - 2013

      ADLER is one of the leading textile chains in Germany, Austria, Luxembuorg and Switzerland with almost 180 stores. ADLER‘s approach to offer clothes for the whole family with a good value for money has been successful for more than 60 years.

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      • Full-Service-PR
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    • Beafon

      Client 2011 - 2012

      Bea-fon Mobile is a supplier of easy-to-use telecommunication devices. With Silverline, the company has set itself the task of adapting its easy-to-use mobile phones to the needs of its users. With Classic Line, Bea-fon Mobile addresses all those who appreciate high-quality functions and clean design.

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      • Full-Service-PR
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    • GSK

      Client 2014 - 2016

      The globally acting pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is well-known for research, development and manufacturing a wide range of innovative drugs, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. GSK has more than 100,000 employees in approximately 150 countries.

      Services

      • Product- und Brand-PR
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    • Die leichte Muh

      Client 2010 - 2014

      The Maresi Austria GmbH brand “Die leichte Muh” markets light milk for breakfast and coffee. These natural products from Austria are produced from fresh alpine milk. Milk by “Die leichte Muh” combines naturalness and lightness with pure delight.

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      • Full-Service-PR
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    • Himmeltau

      Client 2010 - 2014

      Himmeltau is a brand by Austrian company Maresi and is specialised in selling semolina porridge for all generations. Himmeltau is market leader in Austria due to its reliable product quality and the particular customer loyalty.

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      • Full-Service-PR
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    • Denzel

      Project client 2016

      Denzel is the leading automotive multi-brand dealer with 13 customer centers throughout Austria. In addition to new cars by well-known brands such as BMW, Fiat, Mitsubishi or Volvo, the company also offers second-hand cars of all brands, a repair service as well as financing services.

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      • Full-Service-PR
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    • Woerle

      Client from 2011 - 2014

      The history of traditional Austrian company Woerle dates back to 1889. Today, Woerle is one of the largest and most modern private cheese dairies in Austria, also oriented internationally. Woerle‘s cheese specialties are now being marketed in 70 countries around the world.

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      • PR projects
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    • Wunderkammer

      Client 2014 - 2016

      Wunderkammer, located at the Vienna-based Renaissance Wien Hotel, offers a unique gastronomic concept which reinterprets traditional Viennese cuisine and combines it with the charm of French bistros and oriental hospitality. The food and the restaurant design, which reminds of the great time of luxury international train travel, tell the guests culinary stories.

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      • Sybase

        Client 2013

        Sybase Inc. used to be the biggest global software producer until it was taken over by SAP in 2010. Today, as part of SAP technology, Sybase products are open, cross-platform solutions that provide information anytime and anywhere in a secure manner.

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        • Eventmanagement
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      Data Privacy

      Data Protection Declaration

      As of: 18 May 2018

      The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we process your data exclusively based on the legal regulations (GDPR, Austrian Telecommunications Act 2003). In the privacy policy we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing in our company.

      Person in Charge

      Christina Brandenstein
      Servitengasse 5/16
      A-1090 Vienna
      +43 1 319 41 01-11
      presse@brandensteincom.at

      Personal Data

      Personal data is any data that contains details of personal or material circumstances, such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, academic title, job function, photos or videos. We collect, process and / or use personal data only with the consent or if another legal basis exists in accordance with the GDPR, e.g. contractual performance [Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR] or legitimate interest [Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR].

      Data Security

      The protection of personal data takes place through appropriate organizational and technical provisions. These precautions relate in particular to protection against unauthorized, unlawful or accidental access, processing, loss, use and manipulation.

      Notwithstanding our commitment to maintaining a high level of due diligence, it cannot be ruled out that information disclosed to us through the internet may be viewed and used by others. We therefore assume no liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to errors not caused by us in data transmission and / or unauthorized access by third parties (for example hacking on e-mail accounts or telephone, interception of faxes).

      Groups of People

      For our business activities and order execution, we process personal data of the following groups of persons:

      • Clients: In order to be able to advise our clients and to fulfil contracted services, we need the contact and account details of our business partners.
      • Suppliers: In order to meet agreements with suppliers, we need contact and account information of these business partners.
      • Journalists: In order to inform the media about current corporate and product topics as well as press events, we need contact data from media representatives for whom this information might be relevant.
      • Job applicants: If necessary, vacancies in printed media or online channels will be published. Unsuitable application documents are deleted immediately
      • Raffle participants: We organize raffles in social media at random intervals. For the delivery of the prize we need the contact details of the winner. If these data are no longer needed, they are deleted immediately.

      Duration of Storage

      Any natural person whose personal data is processed will be provided, upon request, with information on the retention period and deletion of the data. Data will not be retained longer than necessary to meet contractual or legal obligations. In principle, after one month the purpose has been achieved, it is checked whether the data is still needed, or national statutory storage obligations do not allow it.

      Contacting us

      If you contact us via the form on the website or by e-mail, your data will be stored for six months to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your consent.

      Cookies

      Our website could use so-called cookies in the future. These are small text files that are stored on your device using the browser. They do no harm. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. If you do not want this, you can set up your browser to inform you about the placing of cookies and to allow this only in individual cases.

      Web Analytics

      In the future, our website could principally use functions of Google Analytics (web analysis service of Google Inc.), as a consequence data on utilisation could be transferred also to a non-European third country. In this case, we would conclude a corresponding order data processing with the provider. For this purpose, cookies are used that allow an analysis of the utilisation of the website by its users. The information generated thereby is transmitted to the server of the provider and stored there. Your IP address is detected but pseudonymized immediately (e.g., by deleting the last 8 bits). As a result, only a rough localization is possible. You can prevent this by setting up your browser in a way that no cookies are stored. The data processing takes place on the basis of the legal regulations of the Austrian Telecommunications Act 2003 (§ 96 Article 3) and GDPR [Article 6 (1) (a) consent or (f) legitimate interest]. In terms of legitimate interest, we intend to improve our website. As the privacy of our users is important to us, the user data is pseudonymized.

      Third-Party Services and Content

      In some cases, third-party services and content are also included on our website, such as videos from YouTube, cartographical material from Google Maps, social plugins of Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, etc., or we reference to an external website. In this case, the IP address of the respective user is required to send to and display the contents of the third-party providers on the browser of the user. We try to include only third-party content that uses the IP address only to deliver the content. However, it is beyond our control if third party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes.

      Your rights

      Principally, you have the rights to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability, revocation and opposition. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law, or your data protection rights have been violated, you can file a complaint to the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the Austrian Data Protection Authority.

      You can contact us under the following details:

      Brandenstein Communications
      Servitengasse 5/16
      A-1090 Vienna
      +43 1 319 41 01-11
      presse@brandensteincom.at



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