Create trust through effective communication.

Expertise | Community and Stakeholder Engagement

C7EVEN’s community engagement and stakeholder liaison experts create integrated communications strategies to deliver the right message to the right audience, building trust between client and community.

At C7EVEN, we believe effective stakeholder engagement and communications is crucial for building trust between clients and stakeholders. It can help create or maintain a social license to operate which is vital for government, construction, energy, infrastructure, or community projects.

Through our diverse network of communications experts, social scientists, and digital specialists we can develop and implement a wide range of targeted communication, outreach, and advocacy strategies, as well as community engagement initiatives.

Our aim is to ensure key messages are delivered to target audiences clearly and effectively and to provide community and stakeholder advice to those impacted by the project or other key stakeholder in an honest and timely manner.

We work to conserve or enhance the reputation of the client to maintain a social license to operate.

We effectively liaise with stakeholders and community regarding complex and sensitive issues, in a way that the target audience can understand and relate to.

C7EVEN’s experience in community engagement and stakeholder liaison includes developing and implementing:

  • Stakeholder Engagement plans
  • Community and Stakeholder management plans
  • Public Relations Strategies
  • Social media strategies
  • Internal communications plans
  • Crisis communications plans

 

Completing a range of stakeholder engagement activities including:

  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Online surveys
  • Workshops
  • Focus Groups
  • One on interviews (in person or on the phone)
  • Undertaking or assisting with landowner negotiations
  • Facilitating group meetings and events
  • Developing reports, briefing and stakeholder correspondence
  • Developing communication material and defining marketing channels
  • Defining and developing extension programs

Our community consultation experts have completed extensive training through the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and C7EVEN is also a member of the AiP2. Our team knows the pressure of time and can deliver results under tight deadlines.

Effective communication and community engagement activities are crucial to maintaining stakeholder acceptance and project buy-in.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your project requirements.

Featured Case Study

Tamworth Regional Council

Every four years, in line with Council elections, Council is required to review its Community Strategic Plan to ensure it is up to date. It is also an opportunity to identify any new or emerging themes and encourage residents, stakeholders, and key partners the opportunity to express their various needs. In 2017, in addition to the publicity campaign for the Toyota Country Music Festival, Council engaged C7EVEN Communications to develop its Community Strategic Plan, Four Year Operating Plan, and Annual Operating Plan.

Our Clients | What they say 

Kuhn Farm Machinery

“C7EVEN is a marketing agency that we have worked with for the last few years, and they have been of great assistance, especially with the new media that we have to advertise through. You can’t put on a successful event like the KUHN Expo without making sure you’ve got the right people to manage and communicate the value of the event, and we couldn’t do it without C7EVEN. C7EVEN is dedicated to the farming industry, and I can only recommend C7EVEN for anyone who would like to have assistance with their communication.”

Bruno Fetiveau, Managing Director – KUHN Australia

Virbac Australia

“We have been working with C7EVEN at Virbac for several years now and I am continually impressed by the quality of their work.  Finding a full-service communications agency that really understands the agricultural market is hard enough as it is. But finding an agency that produces exceptional creative ideas that communicate your product’s value proposition in the ag space is near impossible.  We have found that agency in C7EVEN and are so proud of what they have delivered for us for Tridectin and across our other brands as well.”

Terrance Loughlin, Brand Manager for Tridectin - Virbac Australia 

Performance Feeds

“The team at C7EVEN have a genuine passion for agriculture. Their knowledge of livestock and nutrition paired with their expertise in marketing and communications has helped Performance Feeds to use the power of media relations to connect more efficiently with our customers and livestock producers. From strategic thinking through to executing unique and creative campaigns, designing creative assets and day-to-day assistance, C7EVEN have supported Performance Feeds with passion and professionalism to not only get the job done, but to help us get the results we want.”

Peter Cush, National Sales Manager - Performance Feeds 

ENGIE

“C7EVEN has been instrumental in their assistance on guidance in relation to project transparency for the Hills of Gold Wind Farm Project. Their timely response in relation to media requests and objector concerns has meant that this project has been provided with more credibility since their inception.

I would not hesitate to recommend C7EVEN as an asset to a project development team in the renewable energy space that requires guidance and support to meet community consultation expectations. They have exceeded in our expectations in relation to support and facilitation of new ideas and engagement for the project”

Meredith Anderson, Development Manager, Asset Development - ENGIE 

TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

“C7EVEN Communications go above and beyond. The whole team is amazing and it’s reassuring for everyone involved when they are at the helm. Everyone who has contact with C7EVEN has nothing but positive feedback. Their effervescence is contagious, and they constantly exude both professionalism and energy, even in the most demanding of situations. I cannot recommend C7EVEN enough.”

BARRY HARLEY, TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL MANAGER 

HOME NURSING GROUP

“C7EVEN is a great team of communications professionals, who deliver value, expertise and creativity for us in a highly strategic and effective way. C7EVEN brings "big city" PR, media and government relations skills to the bush. They are a great addition to the regional business landscape”

GORM KIRSCH, CEO HOME NURSING GROUP

TILT RENEWABLES

“Tilt Renewables contracted C7EVEN to deliver face-to-face consultation on the Liverpool Range Wind Farm project, proposed modifications to the approved project. C7EVEN were able to take information on a complex project and feel comfortable having discussions with communities to ensure their feedback and concerns were heard and responded to. We developed a solid working relationship with the team and felt comfortable that despite the limitations on travel during COVID-19, they could represent our business on an SSD priority project”

MARTIN HOLBERTON, COMMUNITY & STAKEHOLDER ADVISOR, TILT RENEWABLES

Get in Touch

Have a project you'd like to discuss? Simply fill in the form below and one of our team members will be in touch. If you have something more urgent then call us on 1300 C7EVEN.