From then ‘til now
From humble beginnings as a two-man team, pioneer communications has grown to now employ over 70 communications professionals across offices in Leipzig, Berlin and Dreilinden.
Why we’re different
Pioneers are visionaries on a mission. Our experts work with you to develop concepts provide consultancy in order to optimise your company communications.
Finding new solutions to age-old problems is what drives us. One small change can make a big difference. We’re always striving to break from the ‘business-as-usual’ way of doing things by injecting fresh ideas and new technologies into our work.
Founder and Managing PartnerAlexander Witt co-founded pioneer communications and is a managing partner. He has several years of experience in strategic communications consultancy, corporate communications and online relations. He studied Media and Communications Science in Leipzig and The Hague, and has a magister degree in Communications, Economics and Sport Science. Before founding pioneer communications, the Nordic fitness fan was in charge of communications for companies in industries including E-Commerce, Banking and Trade Fairs.
Founder and Managing PartnerBenedict Rehbein co-founded pioneer communications and is a managing partner. He has been advising medium to large businesses in fields such as communications, business strategy, and in particular in crisis management, for over a decade. Born in Stuttgart, he studied Communications and Media Sciences in Leipzig. Before founding pioneer communications, Benedict worked as a freelance journalist, publishing articles for newspapers including the Schwäbische Allgemeine, the Süddeutsche Zeitung and various radio broadcasters. He tweets about the media landscape and Marketing using the handle @brehbein.
Managing PartnerNerses Chopurian, a managing partner at pioneer communications, has over 15 years experience in branding, charity communications and change management. Before becoming a managing partner at pioneer communications, Nerses held various managerial roles, where he was in charge of communications for international companies. He completed his studies in Marketing, Logistics and Chemical Technology in Heidelberg, Mannheim and St. Gallen.
Give your communication a profile
We’re strategists who use our creative ideas and effective writing skills to persuade action. We work with an extensive network of creative professionals skilled in graphics, design, audio and film production.
More than 50 communication heads are currently working on the well-being of our customers. Our communication specialists have the competence of traditional press and media work up to online communication and individual marketing measures. pioneer communications has made a name for itself in recent years for customers such as PAYBACK, Media-Saturn-Holding, Mozilla and eBay Germany in communications consulting for retailers and e-commerce.
Pioneers are born on 5th August: Neil Armstrong sees the light of day in 1930 and leaves his first footprint on the moon 39 years later. In 2007, Benedict Rehbein and Alexander Witt took their first step in Leipzig.
What has meanwhile developed into a trend in the start-up sector began for the two founders initially out of necessity: everyday office life without an office. The first job interviews therefore had to be held at the cappuccino machine in a café. But shortly after the agency was founded, a suitable office was found and occupied in the Gohlis am Rosenthal district.
However, the premises were soon no longer sufficient for our small but rapidly growing company. Since then we have had our headquarters in Schillerstraße in the city centre.
The new office in Berlin opened in September 2011 and was initially located in the Business Center of Berlin Central Station.
With the strategic step of expanding the location to Berlin, we continued the successful agency development. Since then, a large number of national and international customers have been served from here: Blackberry, Mozilla, Payback as well as nine shopping centers from the Berlin, Saxony and Thuringia regions and many more. As in the headquarters in Leipzig, the first office at the main railway station soon became cramped.
Customer proximity is important to us – a third pioneer communications location in Dreilinden near Berlin followed in 2017.
While Leipzig had grown and the Berlin location moved from the main station to the Ku’damm in just two years, we were now examining the work situation of our colleagues at pioneer communications for the eBay Group’s customers. Proximity to the customer is a unique selling point for us as an agency, as is a pleasant working atmosphere. The idea was born and we found new premises in Berlin/Dreilinden in 2017.