Following successful careers in professional journalism, Heidi and Wolfgang M. Wagenleitner decided to set up their own PR agency in 1977. Convenient access to the neighbouring countries of Switzerland, Germany and Liechtenstein was one of the prime reasons for locating their new headquarters in Dornbirn which lies in the Rhine Valley close to Austria's western border.

Initially, activities were dedicated exclusively to writing, designing and producing company newspapers. The creation of in-house publications continues to rank amongst WIR´s key strengths to this day.

Through our work with company newspapers we were able to acquire in-depth knowledge of our clients' companies, which led to a growing volume of assignments relating to external communications.