Public relations and investor relations

Investor relations brings together a number of skills. Broadly, it integrates finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance so that a company or organisation can convey the correct story in the best possible way to other shareholders, the investor community and other constituencies.

With consultants having a background in finance, economics, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, stock markets, and corporate governance, we at Lucia Dore Consultancy (LDC) are well placed to take on the strategic management responsibility of investor relations. We can ensure that investors have an accurate account of a company’s affairs, helping them make informed buy or sell decisions.

We will also host talks and seminars on investor relations and public relations, and other aspects of economics and finance when required. There are key skills and responsibilities underscored by investor relations activities. Investor relations implies finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance so that a company or organisation reports the correct story in the best possible way to shareholders, the investor community and other constituencies.

Critical issues resolution

At LDC we help to identify the critical issues that a company or organisation faces and then work out how to overcome them so that it can meet its goals.
Critical issues might involve human resources, financial and IT processes, digital media, or even reputational risk and crisis management. The latter is the process by which an organization deals with a major event that threatens to harm the organization, its stakeholders, or the general public.
So if you're looking to sort out a problem - big or small- LDC can help you. Much of our expertise lies in the fact that we are experienced communicators who have helped to run organisations in different parts of the world.

AT LDC we are 01) committed to participating in the identification of the critical issues faced by your company or organisation and 02) working with your establishment to overcome them in order to realise its goals. Much of our expertise lies in the fact that we are experienced communicators who have been involved in running organisations in different parts of the world.

Company expansion

At some point, most companies or organisations look to expand into new markets, whether through organic or inorganic growth.
When your company or organisation decides to expand we can help in a number of ways. First, through our large number of contacts, we can help you gain access to new markets in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); particularly in the six countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Oman) And if you are looking to expand via a merger or an acquisition (M&A) we can put you in touch with experts in that field, across different jurisdictions.

Second, we can help prepare business plans. Third, we can ensure your branding is appropriate for the new market/s you enter. Fourth, we can help you to overcome much of the bureaucracy in these countries including obtaining visas, business licenses, bank accounts and accommodation.

Integrated marketing communications

With expertise in digital media, marketing and all aspects of traditional media, including newspapers and magazines, we can ensure that all your communication and messaging is streamlined and sends out the right message.
In other words, we can ensure that you have an "integrated" image and can "live your brand".

As part of its brand strategy, your company may choose to engage in any of the following strategy:

  • Articles
  • White Papers
  • Management Reports

We also work with partners and other experts in their respective fields to give you the most up- to-date strategies in search engine optimisation (SEO), design and branding.

Public affairs

With our extensive networks worldwide we have built up a formidable list of contacts with politicians, governments and other decision makers.

We have also built up strong expertise in research, strategy planning and providing advice.

Business strategy

If your company needs a business revamp, we have the expertise and resources to help. We are accustomed to reading financial accounts and company spreadsheets and repositioning the company for growth in new markets.

We also have expertise in key management techniques such as change management and knowledge management.

Cross cultural advice

We can also provide a deeper understanding of cross-cultural issues in the Arab world with consultants who are either born and brought up in the Middle East and others who have lived in the Middle East for some years.

How it works

Consultancy on cross cultural issues can be offered via Skype.
Key considerations on which LDC can provide insights are:

  • How the Arab world works. What you should know.
  • Working with the Arab culture? Know its traditions and get insights into the way people think.
  • Key differences between the Arab world and the "Western" world. How the Arabs see themselves and how they see the "West".
  • Religion and its importance in society and business life.
  • The role of women in Arab society and how Western women fit into this, especially in business. What to do and how to dress?
  • Business etiquette: greeting, business dinner, gifts, business cards, invitations.
  • The importance of building trust with an Arab business partner and how to do it.
  • Working with issues of corporate governance and transparency in the business world.
  • Negotiating in the Arab world.
  • How to manage and motivate Arab and South Asian employees and co- workers.
  • What a team expects from a "Western" manager or expert.
  • What employment law and contracts really mean.
  • How to deal with conflict situations. Contact us for a free consultation.