HOLDFAST COMMUNICATIONS

Holdfast is a full service political communications firm operating nationally, regionally, and globally.

Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications

Our specialist strategic communication and research skills across climate, energy, finance, science and education, and the national and geo politics surrounding each have routinely delivered outstanding value and service to clients.

Our Capabilities

Our Capabilities

From issues management to detailed multi-jurisdictional strategic communications and outreach, Holdfast simply - gets the job done. We have strong expertise and experience in segmented and small scale geographical issues, as well as in highly contested international environments and issues.

Our Reach

Our Reach

We operate (and like to play) across Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe, the US, Canada, and anywhere on the planet that requires our unique approach to international, national and localised, and geographically targeted campaigns, and proven strategic insights and interventions.

ABOUT US

Our specialist strategic communication and research skills across climate, energy, finance, science and education, and the national and geo politics surrounding each have routinely delivered outstanding value and service to clients.

We operate (and like to play) across Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe, the US, Canada, and anywhere on the planet that requires our unique approach to international, national and localised, and geographically targeted campaigns, and proven strategic insights and interventions.

Andrew Bradley and James Lorenz, Holdfast’s principals have well in excess of 30 years communications experience in designing and winning campaigns, and successfully managing often highly complex and politically sensitive issues.

From issues management to detailed multi-jurisdictional strategic communications and outreach, Holdfast simply – gets the job done. We have strong expertise and experience in segmented and small scale geographical issues, as well as in highly contested international environments and issues.

WHAT THEY SAY

  • Holdfast provides excellent and very timely media access as well as valuable, wider communications strategy input. Holdfast has been instrumental in elevating the stranded assets risk message of IEEFA into the mainstream Australian media and delivering results for the organisation right across the region and the world.
    Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
  • For the last two years, our grassroots organisation has been receiving help from Holdfast Communications when we take a public stand on climate policy. Their sound strategic advice, bold determination and professionalism with media means our voice gets heard more widely than we could ever manage on our own. Holdfast has enhanced our effectiveness enormously, and we are deeply grateful for their generous support.
    Thea Ormerod, President Australian Religious Response to Climate Change
  • 350.org Australia has worked with Holdfast on a range of key issues and they have been tremendously helpful to use on everything from communications strategy and messaging to creative ideas for challenging campaign issues we work on and evaluating effectiveness. I'd highly recommend their services to those who want to get the job done and done well -- there's nobody better in the space!
    Blair Palese, CEO 350.org Australia
  • I did not need to find Andrew, he found us, by boldly cold-calling in response to negative media coverage about our organisation. Over the next few years we worked as part of a team to successfully deal with both public and internal crises as well as a series of more mundane issues. I endorse Andrew for his ability to help distil and communicate key messages and to identify and engage with those who need to receive them, whether they be stakeholders, government or the media
    CEO National Industry Association
  • Andrew has worked with COSMOS Media across several projects. He has an excellent understanding of media, corporate communications and government liaison. He is a creative and innovative thinker
    Former Publisher and Editor-in-Chief COSMOS Media
  • Their advice was always clear, rational and convincing. The delivery was equally timely, persuasive and effective. Our much better than average result at the poll was testimony to the impact of their work
    Lower House Candidate at the 2013 Federal Election
  • Our involvement with Andrew, now running Holdfast, saw excellent results delivered and has been integral to the successful growth of awareness of The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) from its inception in 2009.They can be relied upon to be creative in their approach and punctual in delivery
    Marketing Manager RiAus
  • The Holdfast team played a vital role in helping us deliver our key messages around our inaugural Climate Change Finance and Investment Summit in 2015. Their advice, connections, insight into the local and global climate scene was invaluable to broadening our message beyond the immediate target audience by leveraging various media platforms
    Rebecca Mikula-Wright, Project Director Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)
  • Holdfast do exactly what their name promises - they help organisations hold fast to their message
    Dr Richard Denniss, Chief Economist The Australia Institute
  • Holdfast managed to get our organisation in the media whenever we wanted to comment on a major issue in our industry, including getting us into newspaper articles (e.g. the front page of The Age) and on radio interviews. And behind the scenes, they secured us meetings with key political advisers at both the federal and state levels. As far as I'm concerned, if your organisation needs to do serious lobbying and advocacy work, you couldn't get better cut-through than with Holdfast.
    Former CEO of energy assessment accreditation organisation

OUR TEAM

Andrew Bradley Managing Director

 andrew@holdfast.global
  Sydney & Global

JamesLorenz

James Lorenz Director

  james@holdfast.global
  Sydney & Global

ClaudiaSolomons

Claudia Solomons Assistant Director 

  claudia@holdfast.global
  Sydney & Global

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Felicity Wade Director

  felicity@holdfast.global
  Sydney and Global

SaraDuddy

Sara Duddy Director and Consultant

 sara@holdfast.global
  Byron Bay

MayNG

May NG Director and Consultant

 may@holdfast.global
  Melbourne

WHAT WE DO

Every client and campaign has a distinct set of highly specialised needs and requirements.

Holdfast is well versed in delivering world class communication and political solutions, and outcomes for our clients. Our success and our track record both speak strongly for themselves.

So what do we do for folks?

  • Research & Intelligence

    Detailed research and intelligence gathering activities.

  • Communications

    World class, cutting edge digital communications capabilities, design, and rollout.

  • Strategy

    Outstanding strategy development and implementation at the national, regional, and international level.

  • Policy development

    Policy development, bullet-proofing and integrated submissions, and interactions with all levels of governments and corporations.

  • Relationship managment

    Straight public relations, government relations, and public representation.

  • Media and presentation training

    Unrivalled media and presentation training – in the midst of a crisis or just to proactively get on your game.

  • Media representation

    Frontline expertise representing you in the media, in political circumstances, and with your stakeholders, globally

  • Reputation management

    Protect your reputation, enhance your reputation, and provide strategic and hands on efforts to simultaneously protect you, whilst damaging your opponents.

GLOBAL PRESENCE

Our work has spanned right across the planet, from highly significant international moments to critical local moments, national and provincial elections, and a broad range of crises.

CONTACT US

   hello@holdfast.global
   +61 (0)2 8231 6681
   Suite 1.12, 55 Miller Street, Pyrmont, AUSTRALIA 2009
   In an emergency please phone +61 (0)403 777 137 or +61 (0)400 376 021

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