First, we have unrivalled experience and expertise in all aspects of strategic communications and have specialised in the practice of public relations over the last two decades. In the period, we have worked with some of the highest profile organisations in the country that have both local and international reporting structures.

The result is that we have an advanced understanding of the trends, issues and sensitivities of operating in the Nigerian environment. This has come from extensive practice covering various aspects of public relations and a wide variety of sectors and industries. Major campaigns undertaken include managing the passage of the bill to demutualise the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE); supporting the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) in gaining stakeholder contribution to the draft of the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance; flotation marketing support for the Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC Initial Public Offer; ushering the telcos MTN and Etisalat into the country; managing the protracted Trovan clinical trials crisis for Pfizer; and supporting the joint efforts of the Federal Government, and the UK Department for International Development (DfID-UK) in securing passage of critical financial reform bills; and helping with the Stanbic-IBTC merger which was Nigeria’s first tender offer. Others include managing brand repositioning and perception campaigns for such major consumer brands as Coca Cola, Maggi, Pampers, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Malta Guinness and Oral B among others.


C&F Porter Novelli is the trusted business advisor and leader in strategic communications in West Africa. We combine our in-depth understanding of the Nigerian and other West African markets, with 360° strategic communication skills and a commitment to standards of excellence to influence those that matter most to our clients. The result is strong reputational capital that delivers measurable and competitive business result for our client through transparent actions.

Our Mission
We influence those who matter most to our clients by creating and directing conversations through multiple channels, based on deep insights.

How we got here
C&F Porter Novelli has grown and evolved over the years as the driving force in the transformation of the Nigerian public relations business. We opened our doors in 1998 as The Corporate and Financial Communications Limited, a specialist consultancy focused on corporate and financial communications. By 2001 we had developed practices in all areas of public relations and were launching major brands and public issue campaigns into the Nigerian market space. In 2007 we took another major step toward solidifying our global reach by joining the vast Porter Novelli network as an affiliate partner and rebranded under the name C&F Porter Novelli.


  • Passion: Committed, driven and enthusiastic about what we do
  • Respect: High regard for the team and every individual
  • Openness: Straight forward, frank, comfortable and free
  • Accountable: Responsible and answerable to ourselves and our clients
  • Creative: Imaginative and innovative in our approach and our results
  • Team: Sharing responsibilities, knowledge and experience as a one-firm, firm