Communications and engagement

Understanding community values is one of the most crucial yet complex aspects of doing business today. Whether it’s a multi-billion infrastructure project or a local policy initiative, engaging with the community about your project vision and goals can help build stakeholder buy-in, reduce risk and build social benefit.

Engaging people through inspired communications

At RPS, we’re passionate about helping clients forge meaningful connections with their stakeholders both internal and external, public and private. While no two people are alike, we believe that positive two-way exchange can unlock valuable opportunities to see problems more clearly and design better solutions.  

We provide communications strategy and advice to project proponents across a multitude of sectors. We work with you to identify audiences, articulate objectives and foster support for initiatives using a tailored range of mediums and forums.  

With deep expertise in deliberative engagement processes and social research we gather and evaluate robust public insights that guide good decision-making.  

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Trusted partners

Actively involved with industry bodies including the International Association of Public Participation Australasia, Public Relations Consultants Association, Public Relations Institute of Ireland and the Consultation Institute UK, our team has been instrumental in community engagement and communications for city-shaping projects including Western Sydney Airport, Melbourne Metro and the Greater Dublin Drainage Project.

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Our expertise

Project Positioning

  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Government relations
  • Risk management
  • Change communications

Community engagement

  • Public participation, community and stakeholder engagement
  • Stakeholder facilitation and mediation
  • Charrettes, workshops and focus groups

Stakeholder and community relations

  • Stakeholder mapping and management
  • Communications strategy
  • Media and public relations
  • Campaign planning and implementation
  • Crisis communications

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