Portland is a strategic communications agency which specialises in providing reputation management, integrated communications, digital engagement, branding and public affairs advice to major corporations, international organisations, HNW individuals and governments. It specialises in delivering high-impact communications, from strategy through to delivery and measurement.
Founded in 2001, Portland's global teams support clients in more than 100 countries, across eight global hubs in Europe, the Middle East, the US, Asia and Africa. Portland is part of the Omnicom network.
Portland is led by industry leading experts Mark Flanagan and Vikki Dean.
Mark Flanagan is Chief Executive of Portland, responsible for the agency's 250 staff around the world. He also advises a range of senior leaders on today's communications and reputational challenges. Previously, Mark was head of strategic communications at 10 Downing Street, working for the Labour and Coalition Governments.
Vikki Dean is Portland's newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive, having spent the past three years as Google's director of global policy. Previously Victoria was a diplomat in the British Diplomatic Service, where she served in Paris, Brussels and Washington DC, in roles including deputy director Europe and British High Commissioner to the Eastern Caribbean.
Litigation & Disputes
Portland's Litigation & Disputes practice provides specialist strategic communications support to reinforce legal strategies beyond the courtroom to encompass complex public and political considerations.
The firm ensures that every aspect of clients' concerns are managed, and every potential advantage explored. Its distinct practice has specialist training, skills and experience.
Portland applies its problem-solving abilities to provide bespoke communications solutions to legal issues across multiple jurisdictions, countries and languages. It understands the realities of the modern media and digital landscape, the rigours of the law and the need to deliver results for its clients.
The Litigation & Disputes team works closely with lawyers to ensure that HNW clients' legal strategy is reinforced through our communications strategy.
Portland is expert in finding and telling its clients' stories. From narrative construction, to events and media, Portland's multi-disciplinary offering allows it to create a tailored service for each and every client.
Portland's Litigation & Disputes team provide strategic communications advice to reinforce legal strategy; whether around litigation, arbitration or regulatory charges. It helps protect the reputation of the firm's clients during sensitive cases.
Portland is expert in problem-solving work, grappling with complex issues in contested and time-pressured situations to manage and, where possible, enhance reputations.
The firm creates digital and social media strategies driven by data, with a focus on managing each client's reputation online and promoting their profile.
Using the firm's extensive global network, Portland is well-placed to create and support each client's media strategy, to tell their story.
Identifying the gaps in a client's network and analysing the best channels and tactics by which to engage.
Ranked Band 1, Chambers and Partners Litigation Support 2018-2021, Portland offers bespoke communications solutions to legal issues across multiple jurisdictions, countries, and languages.
Philanthropy, Sustainability, Purpose and ESG
In an increasingly complex international environment, Portland's Philanthropy, and Sustainability, Purpose and ESG teams advise corporations, foundations, and multilateral organisations to achieve change and engagement around the most pressing global issues and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Portland provides clients with high-level strategic advice to engage the audiences that matter most, drive change and manage their reputation.
The firm's international team has unparalleled experience in implementing high-impact campaigns spanning across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas for some of the world's major foundations, such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Mo Ibrahim Foundation.