About us

Communicators is one of Switzerland’s leading full-service agencies.



We combine financial independence with a liberal worldview. Our responsibility towards the State, society at large and the environment plays a key role in everything we do. Thanks to our experience, strategic know-how, expertise in a wide range of disciplines and broad network of relationships, we add tangible value for clients and business partners.


We abide by international codes of conduct in PR as well as that of the Swiss Society of Public Affairs (SSPA).


Communicators is wholly owned by its managing partners.

Team

Partner
Martin Arnold
Martin Arnold
Partner
« Getting to grips with complex situations quickly and communicating them clearly is my passion.  »
Martin Arnold
Partner
Martin Arnold, Partner, has extensive public affairs experience in the fields of real estate, construction and infrastructure, location management, healthcare, and association management. Another of his specialisms is strategic and communication consulting in complex IT projects and digital communication. Having spent many years as the chief executive of an industry association and held various political functions in Zurich, Martin has a broad network of contacts in political, business and education circles.
Partner
Roland Cecchetto
Roland Cecchetto
Partner
« Because media presence has always mattered and always will.  »
Roland Cecchetto
Partner
Roland Cecchetto, Partner, has over 35 years’ experience in communication, both in agencies and on the corporate side. He has been in charge of corporate communication at such firms as Mövenpick and Bosshard, as well as the Swiss subsidiary of US financial group Jefferies, where he was a member of the executive board for eight years. Roland specialises in corporate and investment communication with a focus on media relations.
Partner
Maurice Desiderato
Maurice Desiderato
Partner
« You don’t win trust, you earn it, and you have to earn it afresh every single day.  »
Maurice Desiderato
Partner
Maurice Desiderato, Partner, specialises in public affairs, corporate communication and campaigning. After just over ten years in communication at Winterthur Insurance and Migros, he joined Communicators in 2009. He studied in parallel with his job to complete a degree in history, ethnology and religious studies at the universities of Zurich and Aix-en-Provence in 2008 and later studied business administration.
Head of Administration
Claudia Dudek
Claudia Dudek
Head of Administration
« What is impossible for the individual may be achieved by the many.  » Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen
Claudia Dudek
Head of Administration
Claudia Dudek, Head of Administration, has a commercial diploma and has worked in various positions at Post CH Ltd. She has been supporting the Communicators team since April 2018.
Consultant
Prisca Gregori-Lack
Prisca Gregori-Lack
Consultant
« All communication has to be understood to be successful.  »
Prisca Gregori-Lack
Consultant
Prisca Gregori-Lack, Consultant, studied communication at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich in parallel with her job and subsequently completed a Master’s in writing and corporate publishing at the Graubünden University of Applied Sciences in Chur. During her studies, she worked as a Marketing Assistant at a media agency. Prisca spent several years working in communication management at an association before joining Communicators, where she works with association administrators, chiefly in the real estate and location management industries.
Account Manager
Lea Keller
Lea Keller
Account Manager
« Communication is the key for any global business.  » Anita Roddick
Lea Keller
Account Manager
Lea Keller joined the Financial team in March 2020 as a PR Account Manager after a successful six-month internship with the same team. She previously spent eight years working for various Swiss pension funds in insurance administration and pension support, during which time she also studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich and completed a Bachelor’s degree in business communication. Lea began her Master’s course in business communication in February 2020, also in parallel with her job.
Senior Consultant
Remo Linggi
Remo Linggi
Senior Consultant
« If you’re not in the game, you can’t hit a home run.  » David Hasselhoff
Remo Linggi
Senior Consultant
Remo Linggi, Senior Consultant, studied political science and ethnology at the University of Lucerne. During his studies, he worked in communication and relationship management at a start-up for almost three years. He then completed an internship with the World Trade Organization in Geneva and has been responsible for various mandates in public affairs, campaigning and corporate communication since March 2015.
Editor-in-Chief & Publishing Director
René Maier
René Maier
Editor-in-Chief & Publishing Director
« Expertise and a good network are the be all and end all of journalism.  »
René Maier
Editor-in-Chief & Publishing Director
René Maier studied German, media studies, economic and social history, and economics at the University of Zurich. He began his career on the editorial staff of the local newspaper Limmattaler Tagblatt and later at Credit Suisse. René started writing for the trade magazine Schweizer Bank in 2007 and was its Editor-in-Chief from 2012 to 2016. The publisher Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland closed the magazine at the end of 2018. René has been bringing his expertise and network to bear as Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director for Investrends and Publicontext since October 2018.
Partner
Peter Manhart
Peter Manhart
Partner
« Attention is a scarce commodity. Communicating with a target group in a goal-oriented and appropriate way is now more important than ever.  »
Peter Manhart
Partner
Peter Manhart, Partner, has more than 15 years’ experience in business and financial journalism. He has written for the specialist publications Finanz und Wirtschaft and Bilanz. Peter gained management experience as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the investment magazine Stocks and Department Head at Handelszeitung. He has also managed corporate publishing projects for the publisher Ringier Axel Springer and worked as an Investment Writer at UBS.
Intern
Alina Meletta
Alina Meletta
Intern
« Open and transparent communication is the cornerstone for continuous success.  »
Alina Meletta
Intern
Alina Meletta, intern, supports the finance team of Communicators since June 2020. She studied Journalism and Communication Sciences at the University of Zurich and completed her Master of Science in Corporate Communication at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano. During her studies, she always showed great emphasis on gaining practical experience and worked as a PR Assistant and Junior Project Manager at two Zurich agencies.
Copywriter
Pamela Schefer
Pamela Schefer
Copywriter
« A good dish needs the right seasoning, and a good story needs the right words.  »
Pamela Schefer
Copywriter
Pamela Schefer, PR Copywriter, studied journalism and organisational communication at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). After graduating, she became a Media Relations Editor at Swiss Radio DRS and Media Relations Project Manager at Swiss Radio and Television SRF. She then took a break to raise two children while working as a freelance journalist. Pamela has been supporting the Public Affairs team at Communicators since January 2015.
Junior Consultant
Annina Schneider
Annina Schneider
Junior Consultant
« Advertising is the art of aiming for the head and hitting the wallet. Communication is the art of aiming for the heart in order to reach the head.  » Vance Packard
Annina Schneider
Junior Consultant
Annina Schneider, Junior Consultant, has been in charge of various mandates since October 2017 in such fields as recycling, campaigning and auditing/accounting. After training as a bank clerk, she studied business administration at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, specialising in communication and marketing. Annina worked for a start-up in relationship management and marketing in parallel with her studies.
Consultant
Victoria von Korff-Ercklentz
Victoria von Korff-Ercklentz
Consultant
« A well informed employee is the best PR man a company can have.  » Unknown
Victoria von Korff-Ercklentz
Consultant
Victoria von Korff-Ercklentz joined the Financial team at Communicators in June 2018 and is responsible for a number of financial clients. Born in Germany, she has almost three years’ experience in the financial sector, plus three years in communication, primarily financial communication. Victoria completed her studies in business administration at the University of Hamburg with a commercial diploma and later gained a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Sorbonne in Paris.
Account Manager
Manuela Walzthöny
Manuela Walzthöny
Account Manager
« When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant and effective.  » Stephen Richards Covey
Manuela Walzthöny
Account Manager
Manuela Walzthöny, PR Account Manager, studied media and communication at the University of Fribourg and completed her Master of Science degree in corporate communication at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano. Between studies, she spent ten months as an intern and employee in corporate communication at PostFinance, took a language-learning trip to the United States and completed an internship in communication at Tamedia. She joined the Financial team at Communicators in August 2019.
Partner
Christian R. Weber
Christian R. Weber
Partner
« Talk is silver, the written word gold.  »
Christian R. Weber
Partner
Christian R. Weber, Partner, has worked in financial communication for 35 years. He was a member of the executive board at the communication agency SGC, worked in marketing at Credit Suisse and headed the Money section at Handelszeitung. His specialisms are corporate communication and investor relations.
Intern
Cecilia Zoeller
Cecilia Zoeller
Intern
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Cecilia Zoeller
Intern

Advisors

Advisor
Robert E. Gubler
Robert E. Gubler
Advisor
« Long-term thinking and forward planning bring the best results in the short term as well.  »
Robert E. Gubler
Advisor
Robert E. Gubler, Advisor, has worked in communication for over 30 years. He has a wide range of experience in public affairs, marketing, crisis communication, association management and location marketing. Thanks to the various functions he has held in Swiss and particularly Zurich-based business organisations and foundations as well as in real estate and location management, he has a broad, nationwide network of contacts in political, business and education circles.
Advisor
Ralph Spillmann
Ralph Spillmann
Advisor
« Amid the flood of social media news, only the best stories get noticed.  »
Ralph Spillmann
Advisor
Ralph Spillmann, Advisor, was a correspondent at Finanz und Wirtschaft and Cash and Head of PR for investment funds at Credit Suisse and UBS. He specialises in positioning, reputation, networking and PR/storytelling/ghostwriting for personalities, organisations and financial products.
Advisor
Urs Wasserfallen
Urs Wasserfallen
Advisor
« Working successfully in the background.  »
Urs Wasserfallen
Advisor
Urs Wasserfallen, Advisor, has devoted his career primarily to politics. He was a radio, TV and print journalist and a pioneer in local radio, for example as Chief Correspondent of Radio Z. He now specialises in public affairs and corporate communication and has a 20-year record of success in managing referendum campaigns for clients such as economiesuisse, the SME and business federation KGV Zürich, and the City and Canton of Zurich Real Estate Owners’ Association. His main area of expertise is recycling.