Agency and media services provider rolled into one.

Linkgroup is a leading Swiss publishing agency. We’re synonymous with communications advice and publishing via all channels. We treat digital and analogue media as an integral whole. We’re a one-stop shop offering exclusive service packages covering corporate, financial and marketing communications. As a media services provider with a broad offering of services, if needed we can also supply specific technical capabilities.

People make the difference

We have a fundamental interest in people. Success comes from having the right people in the organisation. We’re a diversified team of strategy, consulting, content, design and production professionals. Whether the solution is digital, print or cross-media, we’re highly motivated, working across disciplines to achieve persuasive results.

What makes us stand out

The benefits for customers

We provide comprehensive advice and help you develop communications and content strategies as well as create the content itself. We also make sure that content is orchestrated properly across channels. The results are impactful, distinctive and creative communications solutions, drawing on the strengths of different channels and media to lend power to your brand. We're a lean organisation geared to getting results, and have mastered a wide range of project management methodologies.

Independent and owner-managed

Together with our subsidiary Printlink we constitute an independent, owner-managed group employing more than 60 people. Customers benefit from one-stop services enhanced by our specialist expertise, cross-media capabilities and deep vertical integration, all from a single provider. Our clientele includes many well-known Swiss and international organisations. If required we can arrange 24/7 production and oversight, any time.

Corporate culture key to success

Our organisation takes its responsibility for people, the environment and society seriously. We consistently put our values and convictions into practice. Sustainability is an integral part of our business model. Our sustainability management is geared more to creating positive solutions than avoiding negative impact. This has been our approach for many years.

Testimonials

“We chose Linkgroup because we wanted to work with a professional and reliable partner that was already established in the market, as well as being optimally networked. It was also very important to us to obtain as many services as possible from the same source when it came to reporting, the corporate website and digital communication. This enabled us to experience a huge improvement in terms of efficiency, and it also increased the degree of flexibility within our processes. We greatly benefit from the fact that Linkgroup has proved to be a first-class associate and one-stop shop – from concept development to design, including a rebranding, and integral implementation.”

Markus Waeber
Head of Group Investor Relations & Communications of Swiss Prime Site AG, Zurich
Mladen Tomic
Head of Group Communications of Swiss Prime Site AG, Zurich

“We wanted to realign our reporting. Linkgroup was the clear winner in a multi-stage tendering procedure. The agency developed a multi-annual concept that incorporated Valiant’s vision, positioning and strategy. The concept impressed us because it concentrated on the essentials, was clear and original, and successfully integrated the online solution. With Linkgroup, we opted for a highly professional partner that provided excellent consulting as well as supplying the services we wanted integrally and in-house. Our collaboration with them is very efficient, and extremely pleasant at every level of work.”

Beat Michel-Risse
General Secretary of Valiant Holding AG, Berne

“We realign our reporting and the associated media, in each case at three-yearly intervals. This time, we effectively pursued an online-first solution. In addition, we simultaneously launched a new corporate website. When it came to executing these two projects, we were able throughout the entire value-added chain to benefit from Linkgroup’s expert knowledge, its wide-ranging experience and the considerable depth of its in-house production. The new online annual report that is integrated into the corporate website offers a modern and target-group-oriented user experience. At the same time, this integration has made it much easier to maintain the content on the web. Once again, Linkgroup was responsible for the conception, design and production of our reporting and the new website. We greatly appreciate our collaboration with them.”

Stefan Hilber
CFO of Warteck Invest AG, Basel

“Linkgroup had a good understanding of our need for an integrated communications solution. They provided us with expert advice in every area of our work, demonstrating a high level of engagement and commitment; we were impressed by their multi-channel approach and their coherent overall concept. Above all, I’d also like to highlight their journalistic quality, attractive editorial design and cross-media technical know-how.”

Mélanie Ryser
Head of Marketing & Communications of Alfred Müller AG, Baar (Canton of Zug)

“As the leading online bank in Switzerland, we wanted to completely redesign our annual report. The self-conception of Swissquote should also manifest itself in the reporting with a fresh appearance. Linkgroup advised us purposefully in all phases of the project and did first-class work in terms of content and concept. Despite the geographical distance, our core team was closely managed by Linkgroup’s project leader, and we thus had a single point of contact for all online and print publications. As an agency, Linkgroup has always provided the conceptual and visual ‘brackets’, while always responding to our concerns. This was extremely important to us during the implementation phase and was one of the keys that led to the successful project.”

Yvan Cardenas
CFO of Swissquote Group Holding AG, Gland (Canton of Vaud)

“The solutions that Linkgroup proposed for the relaunch of the two magazines ‘am Ball’ and ‘Dynamo’ impressed us from the outset. The publications were developed in a structured way and realised in a highly efficient manner. We’re very satisfied with the results. We also appreciate the high-quality content that comes from Linkgroup, together with the advantages offered by the editorial channel.”

Armin Lutz
Head of Marketing & Communications of Debrunner Koenig Group, St Gallen

“Thanks to our long-standing, tried-and-tested cooperation with Linkgroup, integrating the new concept for a content portal into the existing website was a fast and uncomplicated process. All project-relevant milestones were discussed in close collaboration with us, and Linkgroup ensured rigorous project management. Our idea was understood right from the outset, and the agency responded to our needs and offered professional advice at every stage. Linkgroup helped us to negotiate a further milestone in corporate communications successfully, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”

Philipp Hodel
Head of Corporate Communications of Zug Estates AG, Zug

Sustainability management

People, the environment and society

Our greatest responsibility is to manage our business successfully so that you, our staff and society at large will all benefit. Doing successful business requires expertise, care, and a sense of responsibility. For many years we’ve contributed to sustainable development by systematically training our staff, ensuring the efficient use of resources throughout the production and delivery cycle, and in particular by delivering products and services meeting stringent sustainability criteria.

Our responsibility as an employer

Our company relies on our people’s abilities and the work they deliver. For this reason high-level, ongoing training is an integral part of our business model. Since 1986 we have helped more than 60 apprentices learn their trade and successfully complete their training. On average, ten per cent of our staff are in training at any given time. Progressive terms of employment, individual personnel development and competitive, performance-related salaries make us an innovative and attractive employer, reflected in average turnover of just below 5 per cent.

Social and industry engagement

As communications professionals we operate in a field of relationships with many stakeholders with very different needs. Our partnerships are an expression of this holistic view of communications.

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GoodPriv@cy certification

The first and only agency with certification: With customers expecting their service providers to meet higher and higher standards of data protection and information security, it’s more important then ever to have certification. The more forward-looking are already getting a competitive edge by taking precautions.

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Sponsorship of the arts

For more than 25 years we have has been publishing a monographic work featuring pioneering contemporary photographic art on an annual basis (limited editions from Codax Publisher, bookstore editions published by Scheidegger & Spiess). These exclusive limited editions place the emphasis on outstanding craftsmanship and book design, and have received various national and international awards. This is Linkgroup's way of supporting photographic artists and photojournalists.

www.codax-publisher.ch

History and development of the company

2015

Christian Schwander and Othmar Krienbühl take minority interests in the group; all partners are co-owners of the business with responsibility for customers: Marc Lehmann, Jürg Trösch, Othmar Krienbühl and Christian Schwander

2013 

Marc Lehmann takes majority interest in the group, with Jürg Trösch retaining a substantial stake

2012

Linkgroup AG expanded to create agency with content capabilities

2011

Marc Lehmann takes minority interest in the group

2010

Joint venture between Printlink AG and J.E. Wolfensberger AG

2005

Joint printing centre with printing partner goes into operation

2000

Repositioned as a group: Linkgroup is an agency and media services provider in one, while Printlink is the organisation specialising in print production

1997

Entry into the world of digital printing with the founding of digital printing unit

 

Entry into the world of digital communications with the establishment of Digital Solutions
(specialising in publishing systems and websites)

1996

Acquisition of Vontobel Druck AG offset printing company (now Printlink AG)

1995

Developed first media databases

1990

Litho company Rofag AG acquires and integrates with ECG AG; renamed Typolitho AG; Offsetsatz AG sold (MBO)

1989

First Macs deployed

1986

Jürg Trösch takes over Offsetsatz AG (layout composition)

 

Jürg Trösch takes over Engler-Satz AG

 

Founding of ECG AG (computer graphics company)

 

First PCs deployed

1976

Founding of Engler-Satz AG, layout composition (now Linkgroup AG)

1912

Founding of Vontobel Druck AG (now Printlink AG)

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