Black Dot is a Singapore boutique advisory firm that advocates a narrative-driven communications approach anchored by organisational values and goals. We believe that communications is an on-going process that moves through cycles of strategic planning, active management, and critical learning.
Led by seasoned media and corporate public affairs practitioners, we work with clients to drive effective and strategic communications that in turn lead to organisational success.
At Black Dot, we develop and deliver purposeful and integrated communication strategies that achieve our clients’ organisational goals.
Our comprehensive approach to effective and objective-driven communications covers public relations, internal communications, and stakeholder engagement.
We also work with our clients to identify potential risks to their reputation. Systematically mapping risk factors that might escalate into a crisis and tapping on data analytics technology, we develop pre-emptive strategies and management procedures that help our clients avert, neutralise, and resolve issues and risks.
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With our deep understanding of media and business environments, we work closely with our clients in both public and private sectors to develop comprehensive media engagement and communication strategies.
Our multidisciplinary backgrounds and deep experience in media and corporate affairs enable us to devise effective issue advocacy measures and crisis resolution tactics that help our clients navigate difficult situations.
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Beyond media engagement training, Black Dot adopts a deep-dive approach to helping our clients sharpen their narratives and message projection.
We believe strong leaders communicate with conviction because messages are only as effective as the people that deliver them.
Our training leverages our experience and expertise as seasoned but versatile media and corporate affairs practitioners.We consistently add value to our clients by offering them a 360o perspective that protects and promotes their brands.
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Nicholas has over 17 years of experience in the media industry. A senior correspondent at the Straits Times for nine years, he later moved to MediaCorp as Channel NewsAsia’s business desk editor and presenter. He assumed the role of Deputy Chief Editor, Singapore News, at ChannelNews Asia in 2016.
Trained across television, print and new media, Nicholas is keenly attuned to public relations and media management, especially with respect to geopolitics and security.
Nicholas is also Executive Director of Singapore’s oldest non-government think tank, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. Formerly a Nominated Member of Parliament, Nicholas is currently Chairman, MINDEF Strategic Communications Expert Panel.
Nicholas holds an MA and BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.
Jeffrey has over 13 years of corporate and capital market experience in roles that span corporate development, operations management, financial communications and public affairs.
He was previously Director of Strategic and Public Affairs at Singapore sovereign investor Temasek, where he built up and led the global M&A communications function, as well as the media relations, and crisis/issues management teams. During his 8 years with Temasek, Jeffrey also handled executive communications, issue advocacy, and strategic relations in Singapore, US and China. Jeffrey started his career in healthcare management and subsequently moved into strategic consulting, specialising in public affairs and financial communications.
Jeffrey holds an MA in International Relations and Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a BA in Mass Communication from RMIT University.
Our people are the key reason our clients choose Black Dot for their communication needs.
Our close-knit working culture and collaborative style enable us to engage and respond to our clients’ communication challenges effectively.
A Black Dot team member thrives in a fast-paced, but nurturing environment where we are given the opportunities to create our own results and success narratives.
The team embraces trust, teamwork and tenacity – we are passionate about our work, our clients and the results we deliver.
Black Dot is always looking for passionate and talented individuals to join our team. Drop us a note to get in touch!
Our clients operate in diverse sectors, including banking & finance, real estate, sports & lifestyle, defence, as well as non-profit and NGOs.
Some of our clients and projects include:
Bordier & Cie
Football Association of Singapore
OCBC Cycle Singapore
Sundown Marathon Singapore
Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens
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