Communicating with financial media, analysts and investors can make or break reputations, transactions and their valuations. It’s a serious business. Our clients get intelligent strategies, created and executed by professionals with over 20 years’ experience that deliver the best possible outcomes.
We’ve been doing this for over two decades and it’s still the core of what we do, acting for Belgian and international companies, governments and organisations, advising on high profile corporate crises, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, shareholder activism and corporate litigation.
Media relations is part of our DNA. Over the years, we have built solid relationships with general, financial, specialist and online media.
Our media relations strategy is focused on increasing and improving brand awareness and reputation.
Our close relationships with the media enable us to pro-actively generate free publicity.
We 'newsjack': by monitoring topical themes and swiftly addressing relevant matters, we create press opportunities for your company.
Due to our seamless collaborations within our global network, we ensure media coverage in (inter)national media.
Our Media Intelligence Team monitors all media coverage that is relevant to your organization, especially in Belgium and the Benelux. A complete, relevant and compact news overview in your inbox, translated into English, French and/or Dutch, every day – that’s our media intelligence in brief.
Operations are always moments of high exposure for companies. These moments can be critical! Our two decades of experience in IPOs and capital raising helps you to communicate before, during and after the operation or transaction.
We address the expectations that must be met to ensure the success of your operation in the short and medium term...
... anticipating on and responding to potential issues that might compromise the success of your transaction.
We manage media relations, analysts and investors expectations in IPOs, dual-track, secondary offerings, public offerings and privatizations.
Our smooth communications to all relevant stakeholders make sure that your operation becomes a success!
From the smallest acquisition to a transformative operation, we build simple and powerful messages, monitor the speaking engagements, set up an active program of communication with the financial community, assess the project’s strategy and have our finger on the pulse of market reactions.
The stakes are high:
- to succeed in the operation or to prevent it (in the face of a hostile offer)
- to protect the commercial activity of the company in a period of uncertainty.
We are advisors and sounding board, helping our clients to explain to investors the merits and possible stumbling blocks of their operation.
We answer questions or concerns that employees, customers, regulators or any other person might come up with during the process of the operation.
In the most high pressure situations our team remain cool; they have handled the crisis you are experiencing before!
Corporate conduct issues, operational failures, financial irregularities, product recalls, union activism, supply chain issues, employee disputes, customer complaints and more, we advise how best to communicate. We anticipate crises, develop crisis scenarios and build effective response programmes.
Practice makes perfect, also in media interviews, strategy presentations or the delivery of a difficult message. We do not believe in ‘overly trained’ spokespersons; we do believe in the power of authenticity and honesty.
During our training sessions, we give you a deep-dive in the Belgian media landscape and advise you on how to handle media interviews. Steer clear of corporate jargon, captivate your audience!