Across Africa there are more democracies and growing, stable economies than ever before, and Africa is quickly becoming one of the world’s key markets for business investment. However, there continues to be significant challenges in doing business across a continent which comprises a loose group of 54 states with more than 60 official languages and thousands of dialects, physical infrastructure constraints and different economies.
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APCO Worldwide in Johannesburg provides support to clients whose operations are affected by the political, regulatory and communication environments in Africa. We assist governments, nongovernmental organizations and Fortune 500 companies in understanding and navigating the significant and unique opportunities that exist across African societies. We produce award-winning work for clients in a variety of sectors, including health care, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage and public policy through positioning, grassroots advocacy, media relations and corporate responsibility.
APCO provides an inside-out and outside-in perspective to our work in Africa. Over and above the expertise in the Johannesburg office, we partner with in-country associates to ensure local understanding and insight. APCO also has African expertise based in the United States and Europe. This global approach helps our clients develop, communicate and achieve their goals while protecting their reputations by anticipating their issues and building support for their positions, products and services among relevant stakeholders.
Our approach is interdisciplinary and solutions-oriented. Our commitment to quality is reflected in the strength and duration of our client relationships.