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You may Create the Live Type and then:
1) Type>Create Outlines;
2) Create a horizontal line cutting the P and including the dot, and just above/touching the other letters but not cutting them;
3) Select All and Pathfinder>Divide;
4) Ungroup and Group the lower and upper parts separately;
5) Apply a moderate negative value in Effect>Warp>Arc Lower, in the order of -20 to the lower Group;
6) Group the lot.
If the Live Type had been straight at the top (as in many cases with capitals) you could have left out 1) - 4) and 6) and just applied 5 to the Live Type itself. 1) and 2) are to keep the top unchanged, 4) and 6 are to make things easier to handle.
This will give a certain distortion (especially) of the lower part of the o as compared to the sample.
Thanks for the instructions. I'll give this a try.
You are welcome, gwh. Please report back.
Set the text.
One row, one column.
Mesh Tool: Click the left or right edge of the Envelope to add a horizontal divider at the X-height. This acts as a "holding" divider to prevent distortions of the bottom edge from affecting portions in the top row.
The text is still editable by using Object>EnvelopeDistort>EditContent.
Be advised, though, this is not really the kind of treatment in your example. Note that the O is not distorted, but merely scaled. Hand-drawn treatments of this kind of thing done with careful discernment regarding the type proportions is always better than the raw results of envelope distortions. Example: In the screenshot, note the ugly disproportions of the three instances of lowercase e. A good and proper logotype would not commit such sins.
Thanks for this alternate solution. I ended up using the first set of instructions successfully but it's always good to know other techniques.