Cristina Bastian

 Managing Director/Founder

After graduating from high school and having completed her training in Hotel Management as well as subsequent studies in Business Administration, Cristina Bastian gained practical experience on an international level in the hotel business and in hotel consulting, in the financial industry and, eventually, also in the advertising and communication business. Her performances in positions such as the internationally operating internal audit department at InterContinental Hotels in London and New York, her work at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Hong Kong or with Goldman Sachs in London and Frankfurt formed a strong customer-oriented mindset and service mentality in her.

On account of her leading position at one of London’s most successful press agencies in the luxury travel business, Cristina absorbed different strategies with regards to press and public relations work. Most recently, Cristina was responsible for the PR and Events department at Söllner Communications AG, a full-service communications agency in Munich.
In 2009 she made the decision to take the next step and establish an agency of her own to realise the communication concepts she had developed based on her years of experience in the business.

Rita Dittmer

Project Management

After starting her professional career at the economic service of the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW), economist Rita Dittmer has been working as a freelancer for various business editors and PR agencies for many years. Here at Pressence, Rita supports all administrative areas and is responsible for the seamless course of all projects.



Iris Gräbner

Project Manager


After successfully finishing her studies of Economics in Frankfurt, Iris worked over a decade for Condé Nast in Germany in the position of Regional Sales Director. Her role was to liaise commercially with the demanding clients of the luxury industry while she also worked closely with the editorial teams of VOGUE, GQ and AD. After moving from Frankfurt to Berlin, she was involved in the start-up of interVIEW Germany, a innovative fashion & art magazine and was able to build a solid network around the fashion and art scene.  
Since 2015 she has used her experience in different publishing houses to consult independently. Her clients include sleek magazine, L’Officiel, L’Officiel Hommes, L’Officiel Voyage and Directions by Design Hotels. Since 2016, Iris has been working with Pressence on various PR-related projects.


Greta Wolansky

PR & Blogger Relations

As a millennial Greta is an expert in online communication and a social media expert. She is currently studying journalism and communication at one of Germany's first-class universities Freie Universität Berlin. After having collected experience in different fields of communication she is now responsible for blogger relations and collaborations in the agency.

Christopher Brendtner

Project Assistant

After traveling through New Zealand for a year Christopher found his interest in the business environment and his passion for communication. He is currently enrolled in an international management programme at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Having worked in the field of hospitality for several agencies and restaurants, Christopher acquired a service-oriented mentality and a customer-focused mindset. At PRessence, he is assisting with various PR-Projects and takes care of a various customer requests.