We are pioneer communications
We have grown from two to over 80 employees and have an efficient management board. In addition to Leipzig, we have opened offices in Berlin and Dreilinden.
We help to be loved.
We want to create and strengthen relationships in order to increase the awareness and reputation of our clients. We do this by understanding and considering the full range of possibilities and developing the best possible communication mix. Our communication specialists consult, support, design and produce. The “pioneer way” systematically leads us to our goal.
We are visionaries with a mission.
Thinking well-known things in a new way – that is what drives us. A small change can make a big difference: We take up what already exists, combine it with fresh ideas and new technologies and turn it into something better – with a lot of passion and a pinch of pioneering spirit. For this reason and because we are constantly developing as an agency, we are on our way to becoming one of the leading communications agencies in Germany.
We are awarded.
Top-50 in PR-Journal Agency Ranking Germany
“Best Agency 2015” Award (brand eins and statista)
PR REPORT Award 2011 & 2014
European Excellence Award 2013
International German PR Award 2012
Founder and Managing Partner
Founder and Managing Partner
Benedict 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.
Extended Management Board
On the Management Board, the agency ensures that it can react flexibly to company growth and the constantly changing market. Together, our managing partners will advise you on strategic decisions.
Kathleen Vogel (finances), David Lochner (existing customers), Kerstin Reißig (personnel)
Kathleen Vogel (finances)
Kerstin Reißig (personnel)
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.