Welcome to the Spear’s Reputation Managers Index, our ranking of the best reputation managers in London and beyond. The list features our Top Ten, Top Recommended and Recommended specialists in reputation management and strategic communications for high-net-worth individuals
For high-net-worth individuals, maintaining a good reputation is of paramount importance — even if you don’t want to be famous. Reputation managers work with their clients to influence how they are perceived by the people and organisations that are important to them, whether this is the public, the decision-makers in a particular industry or fellow entrepreneurs. This can have important knock-on effects for an individual and their business.
In the age of social media and fast-paced news cycles, reputations can take a lifetime to build and hours to lose. The best reputation managers have the tools and means to ensure that their clients’ interests are protected and furthered, that they avoid potential pitfalls and communicate effectively.
In the table below, we present the leading names in reputation management, along with information about their specialisms and notable clients. The Spear’s rankings are drawn up on the basis of peer nominations, telephone and face-to-face interviews, data supplied by firms, as well as information gathered by the Spear’s editorial and research teams.
The 2022 edition of the index features several new names and changes. Thomas Eymond-Laritaz of Highgate enters our Top Recommended, and brings with him an impressive list of high-profile clients. He’s joined by Kate Miller, an expert in crisis management at DRD Partnership.
Alongside the index, we also published a series of features on reputation management — including a story by Chris Stokel-Walker on how reputation management for HNWs should adjust in the digital age, highlighting the unique challenges that HNWs face online, even if they’re not active on social media. We also investigated the link between a lack of common purpose and reputational challenges that HNW families face, as well as how lobbying scandals could see politicians lose their tether to the real world.
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