The MD Communications Approach
MD Communications is a boutique, global reputation consultancy working in the legal and professional service sectors.
Founded by our CEO Melissa Davis in 2010, our clear purpose is to help our clients first define, and then fulfil their potential. We work with our clients to help craft their brand values and outline their purpose. From this foundation we then grow and manage relationships for our clients, with all their stakeholders, be that the media, GCs, government or buyers of legal services across the world, in the most enjoyable way for everyone involved.
We deploy tactics to work with firms to achieve their communication goals, including legal PR, legal directories, social media strategy for lawyers and law firms, crisis communications, brand management, thought leadership, international growth strategy, training courses to build your media profile, and all aspects of reputation management.
We are boutique with bandwidth. Our central team is headquartered in London and Edinburgh, but our teams span both the UK regions and the globe. Our CEO Melissa Davis and Partner Linsay Leslie are active members of the IBA global leadership committee, with a rolodex of contacts, throughout the sector and throughout government, the media and many consumer brands. Melissa has a background in message profiling for the Law Society, running its press office, alongside lobbying and high-level campaigns and Linsay is a former corporate lawyer with many years’ in-house experience of bids, directories and awards.
We pride ourselves on the senior level leadership, and the bespoke service offering available to all our clients. All our team has at least 15 years in the sector. Their experience, networks and track record of delivery help our clients generate genuinely exciting opportunities and find new ways to strategically develop their profile. In addition we have advisers including an ex advertising agency leader and a global blue chip marketeer to give the view on how other industries are leading the way.
We are a passionate team, well looked after, motivated and highly driven. As a team of carefully chosen senior consultants, we enjoy autonomy and flexibility and in return we give an abundant amount of energy and loyalty to the business and our clients.
We thrive on working with clients who respect and are aligned with our values and work hard to develop close relationships with them. Our ethos and collaborative approach delivers results and sustainable partnership with our clients and wider network over the long term.
One of our key values is that a happy team results in happy clients.
Read the testimonials from happy clients and our top-level journalist connections.