Steiner Communications

While making every effort to monitor as many channels as possible and exploit them to the full, people neglect the important things, such as developing a consistent communications strategy.


Steiner Communications is an independent corporate and financial communications consultant. Founded in 1998, the company quickly established a leading reputation as a highly competent agency providing uncomplicated, outstanding services. Steiner Communications is a member of the Swiss Society of Investor Relations Agencies (GIRAS).

Walter Steiner was born in 1951 and completed his degree in Economics at the University of Florence in 1977. Having finished his studies, he decided to pursue a career in journalism, joining the AWP news agency before moving on to the Handelszeitung newspaper, where he was appointed deputy editor-in-chief in 1981. Walter Steiner moved to the Zurich-based PR agency Trimedia International in 1989, assuming responsibility for financial and investor relations. From 1992 to 1998, he was CEO of the financial communication agencies Eurocom and Wirz Investor Relations.

Elena Steiner

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Leandro Steiner

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Depending upon the nature of the project, Steiner Communications works with external specialists.

Corporate communications

  • Customised communication consultancy services for companies and management
  • Communication audits
  • Development of communication strategies
  • Conception and development of Integrated Reports
  • Conception and development of Annual Reports and Sustainability Reports
  • Advice on restructuring and succession planning
  • Media relations
  • Crisis communications
  • Ghost-writing
  • Websites

A successful communications strategy is born of a company’s strategy and pursues long-term objectives.

Capital-market communications

  • Investor relations
  • Perception analysis
  • Development of equity stories
  • Company presentations
  • Guidance on company acquisitions and disposals
  • Guidance on mergers
  • Guidance on IPOs and capital increases
  • Scheduled and ad-hoc media releases
  • Websites

IPO expertise

  • 2005 Mobimo
  • 2002 Tornos
  • 2001 Prime New Energy
  • 2000 Swiss Prime Site
  • 1999 Geberit
  • 1997 Sulzer Medica
  • 1996 Elma Electronic

In a company crisis, the extent of the damage hinges on public perception; the actual cause of the damage is secondary.

Sustainability communications

  • Development of customised sustainability strategies in line with the corporate strategy
  • Definition and prioritisation of the stakeholders and their requirements
  • Audit of the existing ESG-portfolio (environment, social, governance)
  • Conception of sustainabiity reports taking into account the following points:

    • Company size
    • Industry and competitive environment
    • Existing communication tools and channels
    • Aspired reporting standard
    • Internal ressources
    • Time frame and budget

  • Consultancy and coordination with experts
  • Implementation and quality assurance

Companies striving to be “zeitgeisty” deny their past and blend their future.

Articles and specialist papers

(for the most part only available in German)

The Future is better than we expect - conversation with Gerd Leonhard, futurist and author
HarbourClub Magazin 2021/2022 > PDF

Strong Ties and Weak Ties - conversation with Prof. Dr. Katja Rost
HarbourClub Magazin 2019/2020 > PDF

Conformity is pricey
Swiss Marketing Review, 2/2019 > PDF

Coporate Communications 4.0 in the context of bots and bytes
HarbourClub Magazin 2016/2017 > PDF

The Equity Story - the Core of Investor Relations
IPO Guide of the Swiss Stock Exchange > PDF

Vontobel Portrait 2015 − art and expertise
Marketing & Kommunikation 2015 > PDF

Annual reports: the big uncertainty
Marketing & Kommunikation 2015 > PDF

Social media as part of the communications portfolio
Tensid / Evolvere blog 2014 > PDF

Consultants to be on a par with their clients
Marketing & Kommunikation 2014 > PDF

Equity story: the elevator pitch for the capital market 2014 > PDF

Fiscal dispute: Switzerland forced onto the defensive
Neue Zürcher Zeitung 2013 > PDF


Annual reports: the course is set when developing the concept
Marketing & Kommunikation 2008 > PDF

Communication risks are underestimated
Finanz und Wirtschaft 2007 > PDF

Corporate brand and market value
Finanz und Wirtschaft 2005 > PDF

Public private partnerships in real estate
Bund & Wirtschaft 2005 > PDF

One-stop-IPO communications
Marketing & Kommunikation 2005 > PDF

Publicly-owned real estate
Neue Zürcher Zeitung 2004 > PDF

Ad-hoc publicity
Finanz und Wirtschaft 2004 > PDF

Corporate social responsibility
Neue Zürcher Zeitung 2001 > PDF

Financial ads
Finanz und Wirtschaft 2000 > PDF

Shareholders as clients, clients as shareholders
Finanz und Wirtschaft 1999 > PDF

Value creation and communication
Finanz und Wirtschaft 1997 > PDF

Practical expertise

A selection of our current clients

  • BVZ Holding AG
  • Credit Suisse Asset Management
  • EKZ
  • Fundamenta Real Estate AG
  • Fundamenta Group (Schweiz) AG
  • IVF Hartmann AG
  • Pensimo Management AG
  • Phoenix Mecano AG
  • Sika AG
  • Swissquote Bank SA
  • Valiant Holding AG
  • WWZ AG
  • Zürcher Freilager AG


A selection of our previous mandates since 1998

  • AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG: annual report
  • Avenir Suisse, think tank für economic and social issues: annual report
  • Barry Callebaut Ltd: annual report
  • Berenberg Bank (Schweiz) AG: annual report
  • BHF-Bank (Schweiz) AG: annual report
  • Bucherer AG: corporate communications
  • Concordia Swiss health and accident insurance Ltd: corporate communications
  • Credit Suisse Real Estate Asset Management: publications, ghostwriting, media services
  • Deutsche Bank (Switzerland) Ltd: corporate communications
  • Elma Electronic AG: IPO 1996, corporate and financial communications
  • EKT Holding AG: annual report
  • Geberit AG: IPO 1999, corporate and financial communications
  • Kaba Ltd: investor relations, investors’ handbook, annual report, Kaba sustainability charter, acqusitions of Unican and Wah Yuet
  • Helvetia Patria Versicherungen: corporate communications
  • Mobimo Holding AG: IPO, annual report
  • Mobiliar: website
  • Novartis International AG: media services for the Novartis Campus
  • Swiss Bankers Association (SwissBanking): general consultancy services, publications
  • Fiduciary Chamber Swiss Chamber of Certified Accountants and Tax Experts: media and general consultancy services
  • Mercer Private Markets AG (formerly SCM Strategic Capital Management AG): corporate communications
  • Suissetec (Schweizerisch-Liechtensteinischer Gebäudetechnikverband): annual report and company profile
  • Sulzer Medica: IPO 1997, corporate communications
  • SVAG Schweizer Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft: corporate communications
  • Swiss Casinos Holding AG: corporate communications, annual report
  • Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd: annual report
  • Swiss Plus AG: international public relations for the Swiss financial market
  • Swiss Prime Site: IPO 2000, corporate and financial communications, acquisitions
  • Tornos Holding AG: IPO 2002, general consultancy services
  • The Swiss Museum of Transport: book on the 50-year success story
  • Victoria-Jungfrau Collection AG: annual report, takeover by Aevis Victoria SA


For further information on our experience, capabilities and previous clients, or if you would like to discuss your project, please contact

If you have any questions regarding support and administration, please contact

Steiner Communications
Gnellenstrasse 6
8142 Uitikon

T +41 44 491 50 10

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