The primary risk to any organisation is losing its reputation. An organisation's reputation is the extent to which it is meeting the expectations of all of its stakeholders. Hence, an organisation's reputation is at risk if there is a weakness in the Communications function; or a gap exists between internal reality and external perceptions; or stakeholders change their beliefs and expectations.

Dober Partners helps clients to analyse external perceptions and gauge them against our client’s reality and in-house Communications capability. We help clients to articulate convincing messages and deliver them via the Media whether Print, Broadcast, Online or Social. We also organise one-on-one meetings and events with journalists and important stakeholders in Brussels.

  • Opinion Surveys
  • Reputation & Risk Research
  • Media Analysis
  • Communication Strategy
  • Messaging & Materials
  • Media Training
  • Media Relations
  • Online & Social Media
  • Meetings & Events

Media Relations

One of the main area of communication services we provide clients is Media Relations.

Brussels is one of the most important international media centres in the world, hosting over 1,3oo foreign journalists and technical press people from 62 different countries. They cover European affairs, NATO and events in Belgium, the Netherlands and other European countries. Many more journalists from all over the world visit Brussels for EU and international events.

The Dober Partners team is deeply networked and connected to the international Brussels corps. We recently published a ground-breaking report on EU MEDIA RELATIONS, sharing our insights and research with communicators on how Brussels journalists report news.

  • Media Analysis
  • Media Reporting
  • Media Messaging
  • Media Strategy
  • Spokesperson Training
  • Print, Broadcast & Online Guidance
  • Content Development
  • Multi-Media Outreach
  • Events and Press Conferences

Trade Communication

Europe is the world‘s largest exporter of manufactured goods and services, and is the biggest export market for more than one hundred countries. Trade policy is an exclusive power of the EU. When there is a trade dispute the position of the Commission, Member States and increasingly the Parliament can be critical. Dober Partners helps clients and law firms communicate with EU audiences and stakeholders including the media on sensitive trade issues, such as anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases, customs issues and bilateral trade agreements.

"Dober Partners has supported my clients on a number of important legal cases before the European Commission. They provide excellent communications counsel and media relations execution."

Laurent Ruessmann, Partner, Competition and EU Regulatory, Field Fisher. Laurent is rated in the top 10 highly regarded lawyers in the trade field worldwide by 'Who's Who Legal'

"When we need communications and public affairs expertise, we consult the Dober Partners team first."

John Grayston, EU Regulatory Lawyer and Managing Partner of Grayston & Company.