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Speyside Launches ‘Inside Iran’ Counselling

Speyside, global emerging markets corporate affairs and public policy consultancy, has launched a dedicated reporting and counselling service that will help companies assess risks and opportunities within Iran. The Inside Iran support will be provided by a combination of Tehran-based consultants experienced in a range of strategic sectors, and Speyside’s […]

Speyside Corporate Relations Appoints President to Support Rapid Global Emerging Markets Growth

Speyside Corporate Relations, emerging markets public policy and corporate affairs consultancy which counts Facebook, Bayer, Visa and Novartis among its flagship clients, has hired Chris Dobson as President. Dobson’s mandate is to manage rapid growth in sub Saharan Africa and Central and Eastern Europe, while adding further depth to Speyside’s […]

Emerging markets veterans re-unite as Stephen Lock joins Speyside from Edelman

Renowned international corporate and public affairs expert, Stephen Lock, joins Speyside Corporate Relations to head the emerging markets consultancy’s fast-growing Brazil business. A specialist in corporate affairs and public policy, with offices across South and Central America, Speyside was founded by Alistair McLeish and Ian Herbison in 2008. Lock, latterly […]

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Iran: Land of Immense Current Opportunity

By Micheal Wyatt – Senior Consultant Iran is a dominant power broker in the Middle East, vying with Saudi Arabia and Turkey for influence across the Middle East. Despite its reputation, it is a reasonably stable country and enjoys friendly relations with its immediate neighbors, although not of course with […]

Costa Rica’s Municipal Elections: What You Need to Know

(Taken from the Diplomatic Courier: link) As Costa Rica approaches its upcoming round of municipal elections this Sunday, it is easy to overlook them in favour of more pressing or glamorous world events, such as the primary elections for the November US presidential election, and the debilitating spread of the […]

Mexico´s Investment Climate: The Least of Emerging Troubles

From the vantage point of the developed world, Mexico is often seen as a Wild Wild West with beautiful beaches. Most people miss the burgeoning and diversified economy that it has become, attractive to foreign investment, with increased FDI and low inflation rates. Mexico now hosts a large number of […]

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Testimonials

Speyside has been contributing to AliExpress’ success since the very beginning. Whilst knowledge and skills can be developed, attitudes are based on people. Speyside is commited to being part of your team, working hard to both achieve and surpass your goals.

Speyside Corporate Relations has been our go-to PR agency in the Brazilian market for many years because of a few simple reasons: First, they have a deep understanding of the Latin American media landscape; second, they’re skilled PR strategists and tacticians; and lastly, but most important, they apply these to help us get great results.

Speyside has brought real value to our work. I emphasize that the value brought was not only in achieving the objectives and meeting deadlines, but also throughout the process they introduced a new way of thought that ended up significantly enriching the approach that the company had originally developed. I would also like to highlight the speed with which the Speyside team understood the issues raised and their assertiveness in proposing solutions.

It is rare to find advisors who not only are experts in their field but that truly understand how to apply their knowledge and expertise to real life issues and situations. Speyside´s understanding and sensitivity to local cultures and to our company´s organizational dynamics allowed them to integrate seamlessly into our team and to help us address difficult and urgent corporate responsibility challenges in both Brazil and Chile in an effective and timely manner. Having the Speyside team at my side during my two and a half years as head of Kinross´ mining operations in South America was extremely valuable.

It seems incredible that only a month has passed from the first phone calls to find out about you guys, to the work the team ultimately delivered. The team is totally customer focused, not afraid to challenge, but always delivers. They demonstrated incredible knowledge and great media contacts. We needed lots of flexibility, quick thinking and patience. The team delivered that in spades. I can?t imagine what it would have been like without them.

They are extremely professional, rapid learners and laser-focused on getting results. We were pleased with their ability to quickly assimilate our needs and articulate those to industry stakeholders. They are a valuable resource and a trusted partner for our company

Speyside has become a key partner in our regional business strategy. They have proven time and time again they are an experienced agency with a customer focused approach. They have made a big difference to our business and we look forward to a long term relationship with them.

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