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Tom Hanan, Founder and Managing Director

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Tom Hanan, Founder and Managing Director, is in charge of the strategic direction of Webrepublic and strategic customer development. He frequently speaks at industry events and is a member of the board at IAB Switzerland, where he is a part of the «Programmatic» focus group.

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Tobias Zehnder, Co-Founder and Partner

Tobias Zehnder

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Tobias Zehnder, Co-Founder and Partner, is responsible for the strategic development of new business areas and new partnerships. He is a member of the Center for Communications’ advisory board at HWZ, and actively contributes to the development of the digital marketing industry as a speaker at conferences and lecturer at various universities and colleges.

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Hannes Gasser, Partner

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Hannes Gasser, Partner, is responsible for search engine advertising, search engine optimization, social media marketing, display advertising and graphics at Webrepublic.

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Chris Hanan, Partner

Chris Hanan

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Chris Hanan, Partner, manages the digital consulting, digital analytics, engineering and client solutions teams at Webrepublic and acts as CFO of the company.

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Webrepublic AG Facts and Figures

  • Legal structure: Webrepublic AG is an independent, owner-managed, full service performance agency
  • Founded: 2009
  • Headquarters: Seefeldstrasse 233, 8008 Zurich; additional office in Lausanne
  • Managed media spend in 2016: more than CHF 70 million
  • Number of employees: 135 (as of August 2017)
  • Native languages spoken by in-house employees: more than 10 (German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
  • Webrepublic’s customer portfolio comprises more than 120 Swiss and international brands. Read testimonials and cases studies here.



  • 10 digital marketing disciplines:
    • Digital concept design and communication strategy
    • Programmatic advertising
    • Search engine acquisition (SEA)
    • Search engine optimization (SEO)
    • App marketing
    • Digital analytics
    • Display advertising
    • Graphics & Design
    • Social media marketing
    • Software engineering
  • International expansion: Webrepublic employs experts certified in search engines for Google (international), Baidu (China), Yahoo! Japan (Japan), Naver (South Korea), Yandex (Russia, Turkey) and Bing (international).


Short description Webrepublic

Webrepublic, the «IAB Digital Agency of the Year 2017», designs, implements and optimizes performance and advertising campaigns for search engines, display networks, Social Media and YouTube. The agency, based in the Seefeld district of Zurich, employs 135 members of staff (as of August 2017), including marketers, data analysts and software engineers. Twelve different mother tongues are spoken in the team, from German, French and Italian to English, Chinese and Japanese.


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