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LLORENTE & CUENCA - PR Agency of the Year in Europe

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Company: LLORENTE & CUENCA, Madrid, Spain
Company Description: LLORENTE & CUENCA is the leading Communication and Public Affairs management consultancy in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. The team is integrated by 20 partners and almost 500 professionals who provide strategic communications consultancy services to companies in all business sectors targeting the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking markets.
Nomination Category: Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, & Public Relations Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Public Relations Agency of the Year in Europe

Nomination Title: LLORENTE & CUENCA: a client-centric year

Tell the story about what this nominated agency achieved since 1 January 2017 (up to 650 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms.

LLORENTE & CUENCA (LL&C) is the leading reputation management, communication and public affairs consultancy in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Our team in Europe (Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon) comprises a professional staff of 204, who strive every day to improve society through honest, intelligent, innovative and effective communication. Because we are convinced that this is the best path to follow to generate trust and understanding among individuals, companies and institutions, so as to help them resolve the challenges they face.

For the seventh year running, we topped the turnover and results rankings in Spain drawn up by the Studies and Research division of the communication consultancy Torres & Carrera, in partnership with PR Noticias. We are also the only Spanish communication company ranked in the top 50 of the most important and renowned in the sector: number 44 worldwide in terms of revenues according to Global Agency Business Report 2018 and PRWeek, and placed 49th in the 2018 Global Ranking produced by The Homes Report.

Each year the Spanish magazine El Publicista publishes a report on the sector, analysing the results of Spanish communication, marketing and PR companies at the leading local, national, regional and global festivals in our sphere of operations. This year we headed the ranking for "The leading players in the Spanish advertising industry". We are also placed as Best Independent Agency and Best in Communication and Brand Content in Spain. Our stories, clients and the performance of our professionals make a distinctive contribution in heading up these rankings.

We closed 2017 with global professional revenues of 36.3 million euros, 7.6% higher than in the previous year. The offices in Spain and Portugal (Barcelona, Lisbon and Madrid) increased their business volume by 8%.

In the field of specialist areas, we created new solutions and tools focused on digital transformation, above all linked to the Crisis, Public Affairs and Organisations and Individuals areas.

In the field of crisis communication, we launched SOS Works together with Noysi, and in Public Affairs we designed a new information access model, allowing us to offer the intelligence to come to much more agile decisions in response to the problems that the client brings to us, in the form of the Analys-in app.

We have created a new way of generating employee engagement with People, a tool that allows companies to promote their reputation and employer brand through their professionals.

Our professionals make up the best senior talent on the market. In 2018, the team was joined by: Antonieta Mendoza de López as Vice-President for Advocacy LatAm; Gerard Guiu, as the new Director of international Business Development; Gonzalo Sada, as Senior Advisor specialising in the telecoms sector; and Francisco Hevia, as Senior Director of Corporate Communication.

We added two new Partners to our structure: Iván Pino, Senior Director at the Digital Area, and Tiago Vidal, Managing Director of LLORENTE & CUENCA in Portugal. With these two appointments we now have 20 partners, 11 of them operating in Europe.

Last month the LLORENTE & CUENCA Foundation presented its first Annual Report, 100% designed for Instagram, an innovative, environmentally responsible and socially enriching format. Among the key results presented, we would highlight the 16 projects and 14 initiatives undertaken, involving 256 LLORENTE & CUENCA employees, some 50% of the total workforce. These activities benefited more than 1,000 people directly, and impacted on an audience of over 250,000 people.

At LLORENTE & CUENCA we are committed to the growth of our professionals, of our clients, our driving force, and of our sector, with a strategic role in the development of companies.

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief accomplishments of this nominated agency since the beginning of 2017 (up to 150 words).

Among the most important communication companies worldwide, and the number one Spanish consultancy:
-Global Agency Business Report 2018. PRWeek: Rank #44.
-Global Top 250 PR Agency Ranking 2018. The Holmes Report: Rank#49.
-Number 1 communications consultancy in Spain, for the seventh year running, according to the PR Report by Torres & Carrera and PR Noticias.
-Top of the "Leading players in the Spanish advertising industry" ranking as Best Independent Agency and Best in Communication and Brand Content in Spain, according to the magazine El Publicista.
-Helping to improve society through the communication know-how and experience of its professionals, via the LLORENTE & CUENCA Foundation.
-Engaged with global trends, creating new solutions and tools based on digital transformation, linked above all to the Crisis, Public Affairs and Organisations and People areas.
-Ended 2017 with global professional revenues of 36.3 million euros, 7.6% higher than the previous year.