Harvard PR has shut down its branch in Vienna, which formerly acted
as the co-ordinating office in Eastern Europe.
The closure has been prompted by the departure of managing director
Christian Klezel, who has headed the office since it was set up in 1995.
Klezel quit Harvard last month and four of his staff have since moved to
advertising firm Hager Advertising. Hager is now Harvard’s
representative in Austria.
Harvard director Gareth Zundel stressed that Klezel’s departure was
amicable and that the office closure was not linked to its business
He said: ’Christian decided that agency business wasn’t for him and
continuity for clients is very important. The quickest way to avoid
disruption was to install the remaining people under the wing of a
The Vienna office handled work for IT clients and co-ordinated the
activities of Harvard’s offices in Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava and
Budapest. Zundel added that this function had lapsed over the last two