AMO Insight – Corporate Communications in an environment of shifting sands.

by David Stürken | 21st January 2020

In these extraordinary times, the corporate world is being turned upside down by issues like AI, ESG and a fervent debate over corporate purpose in society. If that was not enough, politics in many of the G20 economies have become unpredictable, and so, as a consequence, has the path the global economy will take, at least in the medium-term.

This unpredictability has affected corporate deal-making and investments with US and Hong Kong M&A deal volume and IPOs down in 2019, investment into Spain and the UK were in free-fall to name just but a few casualties.

As if CEO’s and CFO’s did not have enough to worry about already...

In this paper, AMO has gathered insights about managing corporate communications in uncertain times from some of our member agencies around the globe.

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What is AMO?

AMO is the leading international network of strategic communications consultancies, providing best-in-class financial communications advice and counsel for corporations and institutions in the most important markets around the globe.

We provide thoughtful counsel to corporate boards and executives. Our mission is to help them achieve critical business goals through our powerful influence in local markets, our deep sector expertise, our broad global perspective and our ability to collectively provide seamless project management to our clients around the world, particularly in the key financial centers of Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Our best-in-class approach brings together local market leaders with unrivalled knowledge of stakeholder perceptions, financial markets and transformative company events, ranging from cross-border transactions, large-scale crises, activist situations, and regulatory matters to bankruptcy and restructuring situations.

The network was founded in 2001 by three like-minded corporate and financial PR agencies in London, New York and Paris who shared a common owner, Havas Group. Today, AMO is comprised of 11 member agencies spanning six continents and 27 countries, employing 1,200 counsellors in 50 offices around the globe.

The AMO network has consistently featured at the top of the global M&A advisory rankings over the last 15 years. In the first half of 2019, AMO agencies advised on almost 60 M&A deals worth more than €230 billion.

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David Stürken

dsturken@maitland.co.uk

Partner for Western and Central Europe specialises in helping Western European clients to communicate with Anglo-Saxon markets and vice versa

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