Independent Consulting Company
commsLAB is an independent consulting company, specializing in the research, development and management of organizational and brand profiles for companies, political authorities and administrative organizations.
Founded in 2004
commsLAB was founded in 2004. It serves private companies, nonprofit and political organizations as well as individuals who, due to their public importance, are exposed to increased reputation risks.
Strategic Partner fög
commsLAB works closely together with the Research Institute for the Public Sphere and Society (fög). The fög is a leading research institution in the field of public relations and communications research at the University of Zurich and is, as an independent authority, responsible for the implementation of empirical analyses in the areas of reputation analysis and issues monitoring.
commsLAB advises clients from the sectors healthcare, financials, authorities, industry, services and research.
Contact Persons commsLAB AG
Daniel Künstle - Managing Director and Senior Consultant
The managing director of commsLAB, Daniel Künstle, was group spokesman and communications consultant respectively for UBS and its predecessor the Swiss Bank Corporation from 1994 to 2001. Subsequently, until the end of 2004, he has, as head of the UBS Group unit Corporate Reputation Analysis, significantly contributed to the practical development of media-based reputation analytics.
From 2004 to 2008, Daniel Künstle was chief of staff at the Swiss insurance supervision authority and was member of the Steering Committee for the establishment of the new Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.
Daniel Künstle is member of the foundation board of fög since 2015 and also lectures on the topics of Reputation and Issue Management.
Mario Schranz - Senior Consultant
Mario Schranz has been senior consultant at commsLAB since 2018 and at the same time research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Mark Eisenegger at the University of Zurich. He received his doctorate in 2006 with his dissertation "Corporate Social Responsibility" and held various executive positions at the Research Institute for the Public Sphere and Society (fög) at the University of Zurich, most recently from 2015 - 2018 as institute director.
Mario Schranz is member of the foundation board of fög since 2015 and also lectures at the University of Zurich as well as in the field of reputation and issue management.
Angelo Gisler - Senior Consultant
Angelo Gisler has been senior consultant at commsLAB since 2018. Previously, he held various management positions at the Research Institute for the Public Sphere and Society (fög) at the University of Zurich, most recently as head of research partnerships.
In addition, Angelo Gisler is a lecturer in the field of reputation and issue management.
Oscar Villiger - Consultant and Head Data Analysis
Oscar Villiger joined commsLAB in 2016: He is responsible for data analysis at commsLAB and works as a consultant. He graduated as Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Zurich with focus on Banking and Finance.
Anna Künstle - Finance & Administration
Anna Künstle joined commsLAB in 2009: She is responsible for the entire back office management at commsLAB as well as HR and finance. She graduated as Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Basel.
fög – Research Institute for the Public Sphere and Society
fög – Research Institute for the Public Sphere and Society is a leading, internationally connected research institution that specializes in the fields of social order and communication research at the University of Zurich.
Prof. Dr. Mark Eisenegger
Chairman of the foundation board and institute director.
Full professor at the IKMZ of the University of Zurich
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