- Corporate communications
- Financial communications
- Investor Relations
- Issue communications
- Crisis communications
- Litigation PR
- Social positioning
Van Kempen Associates has a strong focus on its clients’ corporate profiling and engagement with stakeholders, media and society. We help our clients build and maintain a good reputation, by seeking or avoiding publicity. We understand the markets in which our clients operate, identify relevant issues and act quickly. We help developing an effective strategy and communications plan and provide support with its implementation. We offer project-based support with mergers & acquisitions, fundamental changes in the company’s strategy, restructuring, ppointments and resignations.
Our associates specialize in translating complex financial issues to a broader audience. Financial communications begins with quarterly, bi-annual and annual results and is essential in the communications about strategic positioning, large transactions or claims and financial disputes. This can also be in the area of complex structured products and derivatives and in technical issues with supervising authorities. Complexity – often wrongly – creates suspicion. We take care that your message comes across in the right way.
Van Kempen Associates provides advice and support to financial officers of (listed) companies with clear and consistent positioning in its communications with shareholders, analysts and media. Thereby taking into account the rigorous rules and regulations companies have to comply with. We help with developing and implementing the financial communications strategy, key messages and the selection of communications means and moments, from press releases to annual reports, analyst- and press meetings and training the management for such meetings.
Van Kempen Associates specializes in communications around issues that are socially sensitive or controversial. Examples are executive compensation, competition, restructurings, acquisitions or legal disputes. We are very keen on finding opportunities to proactively position your organization in this dynamic environment and to prepare you for questions or confrontations that require an alert reaction. We help you to maintain control over your messages in all circumstances.
A crisis needs prompt response, internally and externally. We act quickly and we are available 24/7. We make a quick assessment of the situation and the risks involved in this often rapidly changing and chaotic environment. Accuracy and speed are essential because inaccuracies are quickly adopted and disseminated as the truth. On that basis, we provide the right communications approach that helps you keep control over your message, reducing risk and protecting your reputation.
Litigation PR is proactive management of the communications process and reputation prior to and during the course of any legal dispute. Unlike in Anglo-Saxon countries this is a relatively unknown phenomenon in the Netherlands. But this is changing with new legislation that allows more and more (international) disputes to be challenged under Dutch law.
Van Kempen Associates is specialised in litigation PR. We have advised clients in a number of high profile cases. In international disputes we often team with our specialised partners of the CLC Alliance. Our core competences are a keen understanding of legal procedures, the restrictions they impose and a good sense of the likely responses by the media. We operate discretely and in close cooperation with senior management, the internal PR-department and the legal team. We provide the media and the general public with insight into the merits of a dispute, the court proceedings, legal arguments and goals. Our ultimate goal is to reduce risk and to protect your reputation.
Politicians, consumer groups, media and public are coming together in a dynamic environment in which a company must operate and define its place. In this environment many issues may arise, driven by regulatory, social and political issues or public sentiment. Sometimes it is the client who takes the initiative but often the client becomes involves against his wish. Van Kempen Associates advises executives and boards in taking the right place in this socio-political context and setting the public agenda. We take the initiative when it comes to political and administrative awareness and ensure that objectives and interests are defined, supported by sharp argumentation and documentation.