Havas acquires Cicero for a boost in “strategic advice”

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Havas has expanded its corporate communications and public affairs portfolio with the acquisition of Cicero, which will be grouped within its AMO communications consulting branch.

Now known as Cicero / AMO, the company specializes in offering a full range of communications and market research offerings covering corporate public relations, public affairs, research and marketing. market and digital communications.

In its new form, Cicero / AMO will add to its repertoire in collaboration with Maitland / AMO to offer strategic advice on investor relations, media relations and research across Europe.

Yannick Bolloré, Chairman and CEO of the Havas Group, declared: “Cicero’s entrepreneurial spirit and pursuit of excellence make it a natural fit within the Havas Group. The addition of Cicero to our AMO network strengthens our ability to develop top notch strategic advice for our clients in the UK and beyond. A warm welcome to the team! ”

Iain Anderson, Executive Chairman of Cicero / AMO, added, “The need for expert, policy, research-oriented and corporate communications advisors has never been greater. A specialized understanding of the market and regulation has become an “essential” for companies looking to navigate today’s political and media landscape. This agreement ensures that we will stay one step ahead. We will combine our world-class services to create the leading strategic communications offering and access the specialties, expertise and creativity of the AMO and Havas networks. “

Havas Group has invested $ 100 million in its growing AMO network as it bets big on corporate and financial communications over the next five years.

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