Our experienced team has extensive knowledge of the policy making processes and of the systematic workings of the Oireachtas. Our experience ensures we are able to identify the issues and developments that matter to our clients. We continually inform them of the events and decisions that affect their businesses and advise them accordingly
Rockwood’s experienced consultants stand firmly at the intersection of law, public policy, and communications. Government regulations or decisions can drive growth or stagnation in a competitive marketplace. We move business forward through strategic engagement, regulatory compliance, and legislative advocacy.
Public Affairs Consulting
Rockwood’s approach is based on the idea that effective engagement should be based on what you know and bringing forward solutions rather than a problem. We will always use an intellectually rigorous process combining our experience of every level of European, national and local government to ensure that our clients are making the arguments and presenting the solutions that will resonate with decision-makers.
Risk Monitoring, Policy Analysis and Auditing
The cornerstone of our work is comprehensive research, risk analysis, monitoring and forecasting of the regulatory and policy environment in Ireland and the EU. We use this information to inform our public affairs strategies and identify where, when and how our clients can contribute to the policy process – along with identifying any challenges and opportunities that might be encountered along the way.
As a public affairs agency we help hone our clients’ communications to ensure relevancy to each audience they address. We believe our clients are their own best spokespeople and our strategies are based on ensuring they are addressing the relevant decision-makers and conveying the most effective messages in a meaningful and constructive way that has clearly defined results.
Communications & Media Relations
Rockwood team members appear in the media all the time and instinctively understand it.
We understand that the news environment is highly saturated and incredibly challenging. Having clear objectives, a robust strategy and crucially the right stories with strong narratives, are vital in order to achieve the right media coverage.
We pride ourselves on developing and implementing communications strategies for our clients which has meaningful impact and tonality at its core.
Knowing who to influence is the cornerstone of any campaign or objective. Understanding the multiplicity of actors who can make a meaningful impact is crucial in order to progress an idea, product or project. With vast experience across the legal, political, business and not-for-profit industries we know how to progress your objectives.
Rockwood has extensive experience of working with and managing national associations. We have been able to support members in boosting their profiles, improving their reputation and efficiently shaping policies that make a difference.
Rockwood has set up and runs the secretariat of a number of associations where we take care of all the managerial tasks, including providing logistical support and dealing with all administration. Services include, but are not limited to:
• Membership management and administration
• Budget management
• Meeting coordination
• Internal and external communications
• Website design and maintenance
• Event organisation
• 24/7 press office
• Social media management
Through these services we ensure the smooth running of the association, allowing it to thrive within its sector and beyond.