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Antonio Ortolani

Partner, Global Head of KIRA
Antonio has over 20 years of international experience improving communications strategy through research and analytics.

His advisory experience includes media evaluation, risk analysis, social listening, and campaign measurement in New York, London, and across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

His advisory experience includes media evaluation, risk analysis, social listening, and campaign measurement in New York, London, and across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Antonio’s diverse project expertise includes social and traditional media analysis, influencer identification, corporate reputation research, competitive benchmarking, and qualitative research.

Antonio has directed communications research across many industries, including clients such as GM, Citigroup, Samsung, Ferrari, GSK, the United Nations, McKinsey, UPS, PwC, P&G as well as Richemont, Accenture, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Prior to Kekst CNC, Antonio spent several years at Brunswick, where he created the firm’s global media analytics practice. Antonio also held senior positions at Edelman, Weber Shandwick, and Echo Research, along with the research groups of Cision and Millward Brown.

He is a winner of the Institute for Public Relations Golden Ruler award and the Holmes Report SABRE award for "Best Use of PR Research." In addition, Antonio has taught communications research at NYU, Baruch College, and Syracuse University.


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