Vienna office

At ikp Vienna, our 20-strong team advises countless Austrian and international firms of every size, in a wide variety of industries.

This diversity is reflected in the team – from creative young minds with a range of different educational backgrounds, to experienced crisis strategists, we can put together the right team of ikp consultants for each organisation and task, delivering quantifiable results for our clients and their brands.

Strategic consulting, PR campaigns and brand communications are all part of our day-to-day work, as much as media and influencer relations or developing and executing content strategies and PR stunts. Over the years we have also built up a network of partners whose expertise we can draw on, including journalists, influencers, graphic designers, market researchers and programmers.

ikp Vienna – one of the first PR agencies to be awarded the Austrian PR Quality Seal – is fully qualified in accordance with the international Consultancy Management Standard (CMS III), making it a genuine PR industry pioneer.

Elizabeth Boyewa

Elizabeth Boyewa

Office Management

Rebecca Chromy

Rebecca Chromy

Trainee

Gabriele Diwald

Gabriele Diwald

Office Management

Eva Fesel

Eva Fesel

Senior Consultant

Elizabeth Boyewa

Office Management

Education/Experience
HBLA (Institution of Higher Education) schooling in the economics and cultural tourism branch
Trained office manager at WIFI Wien
Holds diploma in events management from ESB Academy
Several years of experience in quality management as Team Leader and Quality Coach in telecoms industry, at ikp since 2005

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-0
elizabeth.boyewa@ikp.at

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Rebecca Chromy

Trainee

Education/Experience
Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication science from the university of Vienna. Before joining ikp she has gained work experience as team assistant in a hotel as well as in the fitness industry.

Focus
Rebecca is currently working primarily for clients in the healthcare & pharmaceutical sector. Her duties are the writing of press releases and research, but she’s also supporting the other client teams in various industries if needed.

Tasks at ikp
Rebecca supports the individual client teams in their daily tasks like creating ideas,putting together press releases and project management. Her main task is texting press releases for the healthcare & pharmaceutical sector. She is for example responsible for the regional media relations of SeneCura with its more than 80 nursery homes all over Austria.

Why an internship in a PR-agency?
In a PR-Agency, the range of tasks is wide: Research, writing of press releases,organizing and producing events and press conferences and communications with clients and media. Every day, you get new and exciting tasks and challenges which help you gain a lot of experience. And that’s what an internship is for – getting to know lots of different tasks and the most important thing: gaining the first insights in expert knowledge.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90 15
rebecca.chromy@ikp.at

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Gabriele Diwald

Office Management

Education/Experience
Graduate from HAK V (commercial school) of Viennese Merchants
12 years Assistant Import/Export Overseas at various shipping companies
20 years Office Manager at senft & partner, at ikp since October 2017

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90 33
gabriele.diwald@ikp.at

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Eva Fesel

Senior Consultant

Education/Experience
Graduate course for business advertising
16 years of work experience as product manager and head of advertising in the building materials industry.
13 years PR counselling at senft & partner, a PR agency specializing in the construction industry, in October 2017 merged with ikp.

Current ClientsCbellaflora, Bundesverband Sonnenschutztechnik, DACHVISIONEN, Ecophon, Fachvereinigung Mineralwolleindustrie, Gardena, Griffner, Güteverband Transportbeton, Quester, Schöck, Service&More, Somfy, Valetta

Focus
Eva specializes in the area of building, housing and living – helped by her past on the customer side as head of advertising in a company manufacturing building materials. Apart from strategic counselling and classical public relations, Eva focusses on corporate publishing and videos. In the position of Senior Consultant she mostly implements B2B measures but also shows her clients the benefits of state-of-the-art B2C communications.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90 31
eva.fesel@ikp.at

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Beatrice Gesswagner

Beatrice Gesswagner

Office Management

Daniela Gissing

Daniela Gissing

Consulting

Marta Halacinska

Marta Halacinska

Consulting

Peter Hörschinger

Peter Hörschinger

Management

Beatrice Gesswagner

Office Management

Education/Experience
HAK (commercial highschool)
Several years of experience in office management and accounting, at ikp since 2017

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-15
beatrice.gesswagner@ikp.at

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Daniela Gissing, MA

Consulting

Education/Experience
Bachelor’s degree in marketing & sales at the FHWien University of Applied Sciences of WKW
Master’s degree in media and communications consulting at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
At ikp since January 2015.

Current clients
Blaguss, Donauturm, European Fruit Juice Association, Philips, Reckitt Benckiser (Nurofen, Durex, Veet, Scholl), Libro, Primark

Focus
Daniela advises clients in the Health & Pharma and Branded Products & Trade. Her focus is on media work in corporate and product communications as well as medical communications, where she specializes in KOL relations.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-18
daniela.gissing@ikp.at

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Marta Halacinska, MA

Consulting

Education/Experience
Winner of the Austrian Young PR Award
Bachelor’s degree in public relations and media marketing at the University of Warsaw.
Master’s degree in international relations at the University of Warsaw.
At ikp since October 2017.

Current clients
Borealis, Bundesverband Sonnenschutztechnik, DACHVISIONEN, Quester, Schöck, Service&More, Somfy, Valetta, McArthurGlen Designer Outlets Parndorf und Salzburg, Primark, Fachvereinigung Mineralwolleindustrie

Focus
Marta supports the consulting teams in the building, housing and living industry as well as in the branded products & trade sector. Her focus lies on media relations, texting and media monitoring and reporting.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-14
marta.halacinska@ikp.at

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Dr. Peter Hörschinger

Management

Education/Experience
PhD in Journalism, History and Political Science at the University of Salzburg, mediator training

Visiting lecturer and speaker on public relations and integrated communication, local residents / site / crisis communication and monitoring the success of public relations departments

Founder and Managing Partner of ikp – Institut für Kommunikations-Planung GmbH, currently trading as ikp Salzburg GmbH and ikp Wien GmbH. With ikp since 1990.

Focus
Strategic consulting, crisis communications and reputation management, specialising in technology, industry, brands and public-sector clients.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-0
peter.hoerschinger@ikp.at

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Susanne Hudelist

Susanne Hudelist

Management

Veronika Iskalla

Veronika Iskalla

Consulting

Lisa-Maria Kolb

Lisa-Maria Kolb

Consulting

Nicole Komann

Nicole Komann

Consulting

Mag. Susanne Hudelist

Management

Education/Experience
Master’s degree in German, English and American Studies at the University of Vienna
Postgraduate course on capital market communication and investor relations as part of university training for Public Relations/Wiener Börse AG
CSR Management training
25 years of experience in PR consulting at various agencies in Vienna, at ikp since 2005, Managing Partner since 2013

Vice President at PRVA (since March 2017)
Management Board Member at PRVA (from March 2015 until March 2017)
Managing Director Austrian PR Quality Sachet  (from March 2015 until March 2017)
Management Board PR Ethics Council (from May 2015 until May 2017)

Current clients
SeneCura, EY, Reckitt Benckiser, Helvetia, Anima Mentis, PONTE Immobilienentwicklung und -verwertung

Focus
Susanne runs ikp’s Health & Pharma and Finance & Services units. As Senior Counsel she specialises in strategic consulting, crisis communications and relationship management. She creates education and information campaigns in the health sector and focuses on medical communications. She also loves writing texts, from editorials to opinion pieces and crisis statements.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-19
susanne.hudelist@ikp.at

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Veronika Iskalla, MA

Consulting

Education/Experience
Master’s degree in theatre-, movie- and mediascience at the University of Vienna. Editorial experience from different mediahouses. At ikp since April 2017.
Trained speaker and moderator.

Current clients
Darbo, European Fruit Juice Association, Frisch & Frost, Gardena, Griffner, Il Melograno, Lamb Weston Austria, LG Electronics

Focus
Veronika is member of the consulting team in the area of building, housing and living as well as in the branded products & trade sector. Furthermore she contributes to projects regarding food service and lifestyle.

Telefon:01/524 77 90-27
veronika.iskalla@ikp.at

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Lisa-Maria Kolb, BA

Consulting

Education/Experience
Winner of the Austrian Young PR Award 2017
Bachelor’s degree in media management from FH St. Pölten. Experience in journalism and publishing, member of the Austrian Advertising Council. At ikp since November 2016.

Current clients
Philips, Blaguss, Donauturm, Libro, SeneCura, Helvetia, Gas Connect Austria, Borealis, WineAid

Focus
Lisa focuses mainly on media relations across all channels. She is part of the consulting teams in the health & pharma sector, industry & energy as well as the finance sector.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-20
lisa.kolb@ikp.at

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Nicole Komann, BA

Consulting

Education/Experience
Bachelor’s degree in communication science at the University of Salzburg
Ongoing Master’s degree in journalism and communication science at the University of Vienna. Experience in events and multiple internships in public relations, at ikp since January 2016.

Current clients
McArthurGlen Designer Outlets Parndorf und Salzburg, Durex, Scholl, Veet

Focus
Nicole is a member of the consulting team in the Branded Products & Trade and Finance & Services units. She is specialised in product communication, blogger relations and media work across both “old” and digital channels.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-22
nicole.komann@ikp.at

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Katharina Kutsche

Katharina Kutsche

Consulting

Sabine Moll

Sabine Moll

Senior Consultant

Teresa Melissa Pichler

Teresa Melissa Pichler

Consulting

Christina Prechelmacher

Christina Prechelmacher

Consulting

Katharina Kutsche

Consulting

Education/Experience
Certified press spokesperson
Communication Studies at the University of Vienna
8 years work experience in B2B journalism
Has been working at ikp since February 2018

Current clients
ACO, Artweger, Bau.Genial, Bellaflora, KALLINGER Projekte, Kommunalverlag, Rigips, VÖTB, EY

Focus
Katharina is part of the consulting team focusing on the topics building and living. As a former professional editor for wellness and building systems she knows both the challenges of journalists and the needs of B2B clients. In her position as consultant she advises clients in the building and furnishing sector. Additionally, Katharina makes use of her economic expertise in counselling clients in the sector Finance & Services with special focus on consultancy houses for tax, management and auditing.

PR means partnership
Well targeted PR stands for individual service for the client but also for the aim to work together with journalists and to value this partnership. In times of digitization personal contact creates trust and added value. Both determine a long lasting and successful communications strategy.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-34
katharina.kutsche@ikp.at

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Mag. Sabine Moll, MAS

Senior Consultant

Education/Experience
Master’s degree in journalism and communication science and theatre studies at the University of Vienna
MASPR degree in public relations at the University of Vienna
12 years of experience working in the PR sector, at ikp since 2006

Current clients
Anima Mentis, Darbo, Frisch & Frost, Il Melograno, PONTE Immobilienentwicklung und -verwertung, Reckitt Benckiser (Strepsils, Gaviscon, Durex, Scholl, Veet)

Focus
Sabine provides strategic consulting in the Health & Pharma and Finance & Services units. She is a passionate “foodie” and can bring this expertise with her on projects relating to health, nutrition, lifestyle and gastronomy. Besides traditional media work, she has also specialised in MedComms, wording, storytelling, corporate publishing, crisis communication, market research and PR studies.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-17
sabine.moll@ikp.at

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Teresa Melissa Pichler, BA

Consulting

Education/Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations at FH Joanneum Graz.
She has experience as a Social Media Manager and as a magazine journalist. After a traineeship starting February 2018 she is now a regular member of our team as PR Assistant since August 2018.

Current Clients
Anima Mentis, SeneCura, EY, Il Melograno, Reckitt Benckiser, European Fruit Juice Association

Focus
Teresa supports the consulting teams in the health & pharmaceutical and in the finance & services sectors.

Tasks at ikp
Teresas field of work is various and ranges from traditional mediawork to social media. She is part of the internal digital cobra team and responsible for ikp’s social networks.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-28
teresa.pichler@ikp.at

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Christina Prechelmacher, MA

Consulting

Education/Experience
Winner of the Austrian Young PR Award 2017
Bachelor’s degree in international business management at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Master’s degree in communications management at the FHWien University of Applied Sciences of WKW
Industry experience in corporate communications, at ikp since 2016

Current clients
Borealis, Essity, Fachverband der Mineralölindustrie, Frisch & Frost, Lamb Weston Austria, LG Electronics, Reporter ohne Grenzen

Focus
Christina mainly advices clients in the IT & Telecoms, Industry & Energy and Brands & Trade. She focuses on strategic consulting and media work in corporate and product communications.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-30
christina.prechelmacher@ikp.at

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Julia Ruff

Julia Ruff

Assistant

Ines Schmied-Binderlehner

Ines Schmied-Binderlehner

Senior Consultant

Susanne Senft

Susanne Senft

Senior Counsel

Felicitas Siegl-Linhart

Felicitas Siegl-Linhart

Visualization

Julia Ruff

Assistant

Education/Experience
Julia is currently studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communication at FH Wien der WKW. Before joining ikp in July 2018 she has gained work experience in real estate management.

Current Clients
BNPP PF Austria, LG Electronics, McArthurGlen Designer Outlets Parndorf und Salzburg, SeneCura, Serviceplan Austria

Focus
Julia is currently working in the healthcare & pharmaceutical sector and specialises in media relations, from copy-writing to managing the ikp online press center. She’s also supporting the other client teams in various industries.  

Tasks at ikp
Julia helps the individual client teams with their day-to-day worksuch as creating ideas and concepts, implementing PR activities and evaluating their outcomes. Amongst other tasks, Julia is responsible for SeneCura’s press relations.

Future of PR?
Public Relations never come to a halt. With new trends arising constantly you’re always required to keep up. Because of digitalisation so many new innovative possibilities for PR appear. To combine digital and analogue media, develop creative content for numerous channels and at the same time consider the needs and wishes of the clients is an exciting challenge that never gets boring.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90 29
julia.ruff@ikp.at

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Mag. Ines Schmied-Binderlehner

Senior Consultant

Education/Experience
Master’s degree in journalism and communication science at the University of Vienna
Certified Social Media & SEO Manager
15 years of experience in PR (agency, NGO, company)
At ikp from 2006 to 2008 and again since 2017

Current clients
Borealis, Fachverband der Mineralölindustrie, Fujitsu, LG Electronics, Trend Micro

Focus
Ines chiefly advises clients from the following sectors: IT & Telecoms, Public Sector and Retail Brands. Her focus is on strategic consulting, campaigns, media work and content management across all channels, from traditional channels to social media and corporate publishing.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-24
ines.schmied-binderlehner@ikp.at

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Susanne Senft

Senior Counsel

Education/Experience
Degree in Communication Sciences and History
30 years of work experience as PR consultant and journalist
1997 foundation of senft & partner, a PR agency specializing in the construction industry, in October 2017 merged with ikp

Managing Director Austrian PR Quality Sachet (2013-2015)
President at PRVA (2015-2017)

Current Clients
ACO, Artweger, BAU.GENIAL, bellaflora, Gaulhofer, Griffner, Kallco, Isover, Rigips und VÖTB

Focus
Susanne specializes in public relations in the construction industry. It may be in her DNA as she’s the daughter of a builders’ merchant. As senior counsel she focusses on B2B relations for building companies. She develops strategies and implements them, always driven by the questions: What’s different when we’ve reached our communication objectives? How do we measure our success? Susanne wants people to come together and build something new. That’s why she likes working for associations and societies. And then there’s writing: she loves short on-the-point statements as well as the deep dive into long CSR reports – and everything in between.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90 35
susanne.senft@ikp.at

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Felicitas Siegl-Linhart

Visualization

Education/Experience
Vienna Arts School – Painting, Advertising Art & Design
11 years of work experience as graphic designer and art director in various Viennese advertising agencies and as freelancer
Since 2000 responsible for visualization and production at senft & partner, a PR agency specializing in the construction industry, in October 2017 merged with ikp.

Current Clients
Felicitas realises graphics and design projects in print and online for nearly all current clients and supports internal concepts and publications.

Focus
Felicitas designs advertisements, magazines and brochures. She develops Corporate Designs, layouts price lists and catalogues and is responsible for visual details of our public relations activities. We also like to make use of her vision for photos and videos.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90 32
felicitas.siegl-linhart@ikp.at

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Maria Wedenig

Maria Wedenig

Management

Mag. Maria Wedenig

Management

Education/Experience
Master’s degree in natural sciences at the University of Graz
20 years of experience in PR consulting at agencies in Vienna, at ikp since 2006, Managing Partner since 2013
Trained speaker and moderator

Current clients
McArthurGlen Designer Outlets Parndorf und Salzburg, Gas Connect Austria, Libro, Blaguss, Donauturm, European Fruit Juice Association, Philips, etc.

Focus
Maria runs ikp’s Branded Products & Trade unit and also specialises in consulting for companies and organisations in the Industry & Energy sector. As Senior Counsel she specialises in strategic consulting, crisis communications, real estate development PR, consumer relations and brand communications.

Telefon:+43 1 524 77 90-16
maria.wedenig@ikp.at

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