Antonio Caño joins Estudio de Comunicación to lead the Institutional Relations and Public Affairs practice of the consultancy firm. With more than 40 years of experience in the media sector, both nationally and internationally, Caño will bring to the firm’s clients his experience and knowledge in the field of Public Affairs.
A graduate in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid, Antonio Caño (Jaén, 1957) began his career as an editor in the international section of the EFE news agency, but it has been at the El País newspaper where he has spent most of his career in different positions of responsibility. In addition to directing the newspaper in Spain between 2014 and 2018, during which time he was committed to promoting the digital version, Caño also launched the America editions of El País and its own edition in Brazil.
He was replaced in 2018 by Javier Moreno. From then on, Caño acted as advisor for the digital transformation of the newspaper and also published a monthly article in the Opinion section. This period ended in 2021 with controversy over an article entitled “Some lessons for the left”, which in the end was not published in the paper edition. After his departure, Caño decided to sue El País for ideological dismissal, although they finally reached an agreement.
Expert in international politics
Specialising in international politics, throughout his journalistic career he has covered events that have marked history, such as the wars in the Persian Gulf, the Falklands, Chad and El Salvador, the revolts against Augusto Pinochet in Chile, the fall of Sandinismo in Nicaragua, as well as four presidential elections in the United States. He has also interviewed numerous presidents, heads of state and personalities, including Barack Obama.
Antonio Caño has declared that “after more than 40 years of journalism in different positions, I face with enthusiasm the challenge of approaching communication and the relationship with institutions from a different perspective. It is an honour to put the experience acquired during that time, including my time as director of El País, at the service of Estudio de Comunicación, one of the most renowned companies in this sector. I would like to thank its directors for the trust they have placed in me and I trust that I will be able to live up to the expectations of its magnificent professionals in the expansion of the firm and its opening up to new fields of communication”.
In the words of Benito Berceruelo, CEO of Estudio de Comunicación, “as a communications consultancy, we provide our clients with experience and know-how so that they can communicate and relate effectively with their different target audiences. I am sure that the incorporation of Antonio Caño will be very valuable for our clients and will provide them with the ability to analyse the economic and political environment, knowledge of key markets such as the Spanish and North American markets, management experience and contacts at the highest level. Antonio will help us to continue innovating in communication and anticipating the needs of the companies and brands that rely on Estudio de Comunicación”.