World-leading expertise across a range of government sectors

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Centre of government

Consulum helps global leaders and central government institutions craft strategies and deliver coherent programmes that drive positive change and enhance their standing on the world stage.

It is the integration of strategic insight, communications and policy development that allows us to support the achievement of impactful cross government objectives and delivery programmes.

Consulum has developed empowered strategic communications functions, cross government campaigns and integrated agendas to manage country reputation, achieve diplomatic outcomes, create and embed change programmes and to build future capacity for our clients.

Culture ministries and entities

Consulum brings a highly specialised team of culture sector experts with decades of experience working with leading global cultural figures and institutions.

We have leveraged this expertise to support both culture ministries and heritage entities in building bridges of understanding with the international community, through a mix of strategy, policy and initiative development, connecting and growing stakeholder relationships and delivering decisive international communications campaigns.

Foreign Direct Investment and trade promotion

As international investment specialists, we understand the increasingly competitive global investment landscape and the value that strategic and integrated IPAs can deliver.

We have designed the operational models and implementation strategies for IPAs; built their communication functions; developed communication strategies; and helped our partners implement comprehensive and targeted communications programmes across multiple markets.

All our work is designed to maximise impact and significantly enhance FDI flows.

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Foreign ministries and embassies

We help governments develop and implement diplomatic strategies for security and prosperity.

We work with heads of government and their teams, foreign ministers, foreign ministries and diplomatic missions.  Our staff bring expertise from the highest levels of government, international organisations and the media to deliver real-world outcomes for our clients.

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Heads of State

Consulum works with heads of state to generate creative, impactful communications strategies that deliver real world results.

We have worked with presidents and prime ministers to help shape how they communicate the objectives and ambitions of their governments, as well as ensuring that their communication, across broadcast, print and digital media, aligns with their personal objectives.

Consulum also provides diplomatic and broader policy advice to ensure that heads of state are able to drive real change in their countries, making the most of our extensive experience.

Infrastructure, transport ministries and logistics entities

Transport ministries have an increasingly important dual mandate. Domestically, they must deliver infrastructure and services for citizens, but in an increasingly competitive global investment landscape, must also play a leading role in developing a country’s global trade and logistics proposition, linking new markets and trading partners and promoting sustainable economic development.

Our strategic understanding of both international competitiveness and the transport and logistics sector, coupled with our marketing and communication experience, enables us to provide Transport Ministries with a unique offering.

We ensure citizens understand and enjoy the benefits of enhanced transport infrastructure, and that international travel operators and investors engage in a country’s global ambitions.

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Consulum are international investment specialists and work with sovereign wealth funds and investors worldwide.

Our knowledge of the sector gives us a unique perspective. We have an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities that sovereign wealth funds face, enabling us to build our clients’ communications functions, and develop and deliver their policy and communication strategies.

Tourism ministries and entities

Harnessing global best practices, we work with tourism ministries, boards and leaders to help destinations attract visitors, investment, human talent and industry partnerships. We also help tourism entities build strong brands and train their personnel to be effective destination promoters. Most importantly, we help break the silos that interfere with information flow and best-practice sharing with other government entities and with the private sector.

Strategic state-owned companies

We work alongside government entities to set up state owned companies. Additonally, we work within state owned companies to ensure they are effective. We understand the complex internal and external challenges these companies face, including the pressures to deliver immediate results.

Whether building communications functions for newly-formed companies, or developing policy and strengthening governance in well-established entities, our expertise and experience within the sector enables us to support state-owned companies across any stage of their development.

Ministers

Consulum ensures ministers make a success of portfolios and stand out as thought leaders with presence. Our team contains a broad variety of expertise gained while serving in government. We understand the intricacies of sectors ranging from finance to culture to foreign policy. We appreciate ministerial needs and how they overlap with domestic, regional and global agendas. We also recognise the real challenges involved in running a ministry in extraordinary times.

Communications ministries

Communications ministries

Consulum has advised and worked closely with multiple government communications agencies globally. We’ve given advice on every aspect of the communications process from strategy to capability building to implementation. Our decisions are supported by detailed qualitative and quantitative research, to ensure communications always make the right impact on the right audience. We understand the challenges of coordinating and empowering multiple ministries and agencies with different priorities to create a coherent country voice.

Investment promotion ministries and agencies

As international investment specialists, we understand the increasingly competitive global investment landscape and the value that strategic and integrated IPAs can deliver.

We have designed operational models and implementation strategies for IPAs; built their communication functions; developed communication strategies; and helped our partners implement comprehensive and targeted communications programmes across multiple markets.

All our work is designed to maximise impact and significantly enhance FDI flows.

Trade ministries and agencies

We offer end-to-end support for trade ministries and agencies that are focused on enhancing their operational environment, strengthening policy, building insititutional capacity and developing a strong international narrative for their products and services.

Our team has hands-on experience of building market access into new geographies and can help craft new strategies to grow your export potential.

Finance Ministries

Consulum has a specialised team of leading financial sector communications experts.

We understand the specialised nature of financial communications within government and the unique challenges of communicating economic and fiscal policy to a broad set of stakeholders.

With unrivalled experience across governmental financial institutions, including Ministries of Investment, Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds, we are uniquely positioned to support Ministries of Finance develop communications strategies that are targeted, impactful and accessible for both domestic and international audiences.

Development agencies

We can support development agencies to deliver tangible impact in countries, regions and cities through key verticals including air route development, investment, tourism, talent attraction and export promotion.

 

Defence ministries and entities

Designing a new national security authority; advising on the implementation of a significant defence ministry transformation programme; crafting an innovative, armed forces-wide change communications programme; launching a new state-supported defence industry conglomerate; managing the merger and acquisition of state-owned defence enterprises under a new national defence company. These are just some examples of the extensive defence sector work that Consulum has undertaken.

Leveraging decades of experience working across the national security establishment in both East and West, Consulum’s senior team of defence sector specialists can provide the critical support required for leaders to advance their national defence priorities.

Tech and digital transformation ministries

Governments are increasingly alive to the opportunities and threats posed by the digital technology. Technology can harnessed for game-changing initiatives relating to all aspects of public life including education, healthcare, employment and the environment. Governments that leverage digital technology, and are seen to be doing so, are able to improve people’s lives and to elevate themselves domestically and on the global stage. Our deep experience and expertise in this field means we are well-placed to help governments and public sector entities navigate the complexity and communicate a compelling vision of digital transformation.

Economic sector development agencies

We support economic sector development agencies to deliver tangible impact in countries, regions and cities through key verticals including air route development, investment, tourism, talent attraction and export promotion.

Our team has experience of working for and with economic sector development agencies, and can help to design, develop and implement innovative solutions to achieve practical economic outcomes.