Corporate

Corporate

We advise some of the biggest and most exciting brands in the world on all aspects of their communications and reputation.

The Corporate team combines experience from the highest levels of the media, politics and the City. We build and deliver communications strategies for major corporates, challenger brands, campaign groups, charities and industry bodies.

Our clients often come to us facing big communications challenges – whether trying to build their reputation, change the direction of a debate, or securing a better operating context. This is the kind of work for which Portland was built: shaping perceptions and creating environments that are conducive to growth.

Our integrated team means we can build and deliver communications strategies that work across channels, reaching the audiences that matter at the right moments.

 

Specialist areas

 

Crisis communication

If the worst happens, we can help. We are able to create and manage operations at short notice combining strategic counsel, opinion polling, research, legal advice and third-party outreach, as well as 24/7 media handling.

 

Executive profiling

At a time of unprecedented scrutiny on executives, we work with business leaders to raise their profile with media, political and internal stakeholders. This ranges from bespoke messaging, media training and speech writing to help deliver their message in an incisive and persuasive way.

 

Reputation management

Reputation has a direct influence on the bottom line. Portland works to protect and promote our clients’ reputations, whether it’s in the media, in Parliament, or on social networks.

 

Brexit

Portland has brought together leading figures from all sides of the debate as part of our Brexit Unit to provide the very best counsel to our clients as they navigate this increasingly complex political and media landscape. To find out more, read our Ready for Brexit brochure, or email us.

 

Financial Communications

When it comes to financial communications, the need for a new approach is evident. We combine both financial public relations and investor relations expertise, with broader profile, reputation and crisis management to define and tell our clients’ financial stories.

 

Local

Providing strategic advice and campaign delivery across issues at the intersection of local communities, politics and the media. Portland’s Local expertise ranges from contentious planning applications and major infrastructure projects, through to community campaigns and stakeholder engagement. As part of our work, we enable a number of the UK’s leading businesses and organisations to engage effectively with local communities and decision makers.

 

Employee Engagement

Engaged, motivated employees are more productive, efficient and loyal to their employers. Our Engagement specialists support clients in a variety of sectors to achieve their internal communications objectives. Internal and external channels are continually converging, and we provide an integrated service, ensuring your message to internal audiences is perfectly aligned with your wider communications activity.

 

Public Affairs

Our team deploys its extensive in-depth experience of UK Government and Parliament to support clients in their dealings with policy makers. We help clarify your messages as well as ensuring they are heard by the right people. We take our responsibilities as political consultants seriously, and are a member of the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC) and abide by its Code of Conduct.

 

European Public Affairs

To operate successfully in Brussels, Berlin or Paris, you need to know and be known by the officials and decision-makers who matter to your business. You also need to understand how they interact with each other, especially if they are handling regulation at both national and European levels. Our European team can help you to build trusted relationships with stakeholders, navigate complex institutional processes and deliver clear messages, whether over legislation, regulation or an international negotiation. The team are also experts in strategic communications, understanding how this interplays with public affairs, and how both can be used to build your reputation with European stakeholders and media.

We are members of EPACA, the European Public Affairs Consultancies Association, and are signatories of the European Transparency Register.