fowlstone is a well-established, specialist consultancy that provides corporate clients with strategic advice encompassing the disciplines of media relations, investor relations, government affairs and internal communications.
Organisations that are involved in significant events or have complex requirements turn to fowlstone. Whether it is a major financial transaction, capital raising, corporate crisis, or the long-term management of a client’s internal and external communication requirements, we deliver high-level strategic communications advice and supporting services.
The firm was established in 1999 on the premise that the key to any successful communications campaign is the personal involvement of seasoned professionals with direct and relevant experience. We bring a deep technical understanding derived from the experience of our people across a range of professional backgrounds.
The enduring nature of our relationships with our clients at Chief Executive and Chairman level is testament to our integrity and our value as a trusted confidant.
Our founder, Geoff Fowlstone, has an extensive background in corporate affairs, investor relations, investment banking and politics. He has held senior roles at Burns, Philp & Company, Gresham Partners and in New South Wales politics. Supported by an expert team, he works closely with clients to provide senior counsel and remains directly involved on each mandate.
Over the past 18 years, fowlstone has advised some of Australia’s largest public companies through very high profile and complex issues in diverse industry sectors.
During this time we have worked with over 200 organisations to develop strategies and craft messages that are tailored for relevant influence groups, while ensuring that the organisation presents a robust and consistent story to all audiences.
Today organisations must be accountable to a diverse range of stakeholders, often with conflicting requirements. They must address each individually while being sensitive to the relationships between specific groups. Particularly in the social media age, where every individual can instantly access a powerful communications platform, it is vital to take an integrated view of a company’s communication strategy.
fowlstone understands this and works with clients to develop comprehensive communications campaigns that span one or more audience groups.
We also understand the intricacies of the corporate and political environment. Our long history means that we have advised on a wide range of extremely complex matters across Australia and internationally, including shareholder class actions, regulatory inquiries, high-profile media investigations, international litigation, high-profile Government enquiries and business failures.
- IPO of Chinese telecoms business
- IPO of iconic Australian retailer
- Investor relations program for Australian financial services firm
- IPO of Australian retailer
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