Roswitha Brunner (above) has been appointed head of external communications at SMG Swiss Marketplace Group, a JV founded in 2021 by TX Group, Ringier, Mobiliar and General Atlantic. She is responsible for SMG’s group-wide external communications and public affairs and acts as the group’s media spokesperson.

Prior to joining SMG, Brunner was head of corporate communications at Zurich-based proptech startup PriceHubble, which specializes in data-based real estate valuation and location analysis using AI.

Prior to PriceHubble, Brunner worked for six years in corporate communications for Amag — the largest mobility provider in Switzerland — most recently as head of Group PR & CSR. She also had an almost six year stint at Zurich-based communications agency Rutz & Partner — working in the areas of political and economic communications and strategy consulting — as well as six years in public affairs at UBS, the largest private bank in Switzerland.

In a press release, Jessica List, chief corporate officer of SMG commented that Brunner’s industry experience in the real estate, automotive and finance sectors covers almost all of SMG’s business units: ImmoScout24, HomeGate,,, Publimmo,, AutoScout24, MotoScout24, Car For You,,, Ricardo and FinanceScout24.

SMG CEO Christoph Tonini added that Brunner would be tasked with strategically developing SMG’s external communications in the political, media and public spheres.

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