About The Skills Group

The Skills Group

For the past 33 years, we have been among Austria’s leading PR agencies. With our business volume, we are part of the country’s Top Ten agencies.

Specialising in sensitive and difficult issues, we strive to strengthen our clients’ reputation.

Major companies such as eBay, Mars, Google or Cisco, and public institutions and associations, such as the Austrian Chamber of Labour (AK) and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) have all been long-term clients of ours.

We guarantee top-level support to all our clients: our partner concept ensures that at least one Managing Partner or agency founder is involved in the day-to-day business of every account.

We are Affiliates of the worldwide Fleishman-Hillard PR network, providing us with direct access to PR specialists from over 80 countries.


Full Service Public Relations: strategic consulting & positioning, CI/CD, media work, media training, coaching, issue management, crisis communications, lobbying, PR campaigns, publications, school programmes, and social media (blogs, online videos, etc).

Experience with specific business sectors

Consumer, finance, healthcare, institutions, IT/telecommunications, tourism and “Arab world”.

Owners/Managing Partners

Jürgen H. Gangoly, Stefan Sengl, Edward Strasser, Jörg Wollmann

Managing Directors

Jürgen H. Gangoly, Stefan Sengl, Jörg Wollmann

Senior consultants

Paul M. Sills, Alexander Sladek, Helmut Stögerer


Renate Skoff, Paul M. Sills



Founding history

  • 1984: “Skills in Public Relations” agency founded by Renate Skoff and Paul M. Sills
  • 1997: “Short Cut Internet Marketing” online communications agency founded by Stefan Bachleitner, Jürgen H. Gangoly and Edward Strasser
  • 2000: both agencies merge to form “The Skills Group”


  • German, English, Arabic, French (fluent)
  • Italian, Spanish, Danish (basic skills)


International partners

Quality management

Our agency has implemented the international Consultancy Management Standard (CMS) PR quality management system. The most recent successful certification of The Skills Group was in 2015.


The Skills Group GmbH
Margaretenstrasse 70, 1050 Wien / Vienna, Austria
T: +43-1-505 26 25, F: +43-1-505 94 22
E: office@skills.at, W: http://www.skills.at

For more information about our full-service Public Relations Agency, The Skills Group, please visit our agency’s website at http://skills.at