FTI Consulting has formed a network of affiliate companies, run by senior MD Jon Aarons out of the firm’s London office, in order to expand upon its global reach.
FTI says the new, more formalised, network will allow it to increase its ability to deliver global results for clients, as it extends the geographic coverage of its existing 28 offices to encompass more than 100 additional countries.
Edward J. Reilly, global chief executive officer of the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, said: “As our clients increasingly look to FTI Strategic Communications for globally integrated counsel, we have explored additional measures to ensure we are able to offer a consistent and best-of-breed combination of corporate reputation, financial communications and public affairs services across our network.
“By investing in an efficient collaboration model designed to champion the highest standards of strategic counsel wherever our clients do business, we exponentially increase the geographic breadth of our offering and, ultimately, the value we deliver.”
FTI Consulting, headquartered in Washington DC, has established an elite tier of Gold Affiliates; FTI-endorsed and promoted on its site, as well as a list of Silver Affiliates which are held to similar standards. All members of the Affiliate Network will be provided with anti-corruption training and certification and will work closely with the firm’s own employees.
Jon Aarons, senior managing director and global head of network development in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, said: “The firms we’re unveiling today as our Gold Affiliates have been valued partners of FTI Strategic Communications for years.
“What we’re announcing will only strengthen these existing professional relationships – while increasing transparency for our clients and providing them access to the regional expertise they need in today’s business environment.”
The following strategic communications firms have been selected as the initial group of Gold Affiliates:
Simplicity, Chile; Communications Office Colić, Laco & Partners, Croatia; Rada Research & PR, Egypt; Cocomms, Finland; V+O Communications, Greece; Gelbart-Kahana, Israel; Insight, Communications, Korea; Strateus Group, Morocco; Crux Advisers, Norway; NBS Communications, Poland; Narva, Sweden; IRF Communications, Switzerland; Image Public Relations, Turkey, Istanbul; and Ekonomi, Turkey.