Philippe Borremans is an independent public relations consultant specialising in Crisis and Risk Communications. He is one of the founders of Reputation & Co., a network of senior communications consultants active in Europe and Northern Africa. Before moving to Morocco, and later to Portugal, he was Chief Social Media Officer and CSR coordinator at Van Marcke Trading Group.
During ten years he held several communications positions at IBM, including Corporate and Online Communications on national and European level. He started his PR career at Porter Novelli International in Brussels.
Philippe is a regular guest lecturer at the International University of Casablanca, the ISCAE Business School and several universities in Morocco, France, and Belgium. He is currently serving his second term as Member of the Board at IPRA.
A regular content creator, Philippe publishes the PR Tool Shack newsletter which covers online public relations tools (https://www.getrevue.co/profile/theprtoolshack) as well as the Emergency Risk Communication newsletter (https://riskcomms.substack.com/)
Industry Expertise (11)
Public Relations and Communications
Professional Training and Coaching
Training and Development
International Trade and Development
Information Technology and Services
Areas of Expertise (9)
Emergency Risk Communication
Social Media Communications
Royal Atheneum Halle: Modern Languages & History, Modern Languages & History 1988
INIREP: Public Relations, Public Relations 1990
Reputation Institute: Reputation Management, Reputation Management 2014
Emory University: Communicating During Emergencies, Emergency Management 2019
- Corporate Communications Community (3C)
- European Association of Communication Directors
- International Association of Online Communicators
- International Public Relations Association
Charlie Nordblom, Strategic Communications | Volvo Group
Phil has wide experience in communications and a real pedigree in public relations. He has actually worked inside global companies and international businesses. And he has that rare “helicopter” perspective. As a consultant and business advisor, he’s credible with a ton of integrity.
Andrew Hoppe, Central Web Team | World Health Organisation
"Having attended a number of conferences and workshops, I particularly valued the fact that Philippe is actually very passionate about the topic of corporate blogging. So rather than presenting a checklist of pros and cons, Philippe showed what great opportunities exist, and how to circumnavigate potential challenges in implementing them. In short - Philippe's workshop was ideal for those who actually want to leverage the new communications channels for the benefit of their organizations."
Beatrice Delfin-Diaz, Communications Officer | Siemens AG
Philippe's presentation was very professional, well oriented to the audience (Business Managers), given the added value of using social media. Philippe covered the possible results that it could bring in terms of impacting the image and increasing the awareness of our business/activities in Industry, Healthcare, and Energy sectors.
Sam Versluys, Digital Manager | Ingenico ePayments
Philippe is usually way ahead of his time in his business. He talked about online PR and transparency when those were still scary concepts for most of his peers. He introduced online monitoring long before it became an industry and started using the social web to complement press releases when everyone else was still in newspaper mode.
Media Appearances (1)
Communication de crise - partie 1 - avec Philippe Borremans dans Cravate Club Maroc avec Thomas Brun
Matin Première radio
Interview on this national radio station about crisis communication and the then current boycott in the country.
Event Appearances (15)
The Future of Public Relations
World Public Relations Forum Oslo, Norway
Social Media Communications & the New PR
World Communications Forum Davos, Switzerland
Communication in the evolving media landscape: Adapt or Resist?
European Council Brussels, Belgium
Public Relations, AI & Automation
International PR Association Summit Sofia, Bulgaria
La Sorbonne Paris, France
Using Social Media in the Intelligence Community
Prague Security Studies Institute Summit Prague
Social Media Communications & Military Operations
Royal Military Academy MBA Course Brussels
Social Media and ROI
Web Effectiveness Conference Paris
Impact of Social Media on PR
New Media and Public Relations Conference - Melcrum Amsterdam
Internal Communications & Social Media
The Social Media Forum for Internal Communicators London
Social Media for Internal Communications
Intralife 2010 Norway
How to create Social Media KPI's
European Communication Summit Brussels
The African Public Relations Summit Casablanca, Morocco
Future PRoof Communications
Marketing Kingdom Marrakech, Morocco
International Crisis Communication Conference Berlin, Germany
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training