We are a communications agency for organisations shaping a better future for people and the planet.

Good communication has the power to inspire, connect and transform.

Good communication has the power to inspire, connect and transform.

Communicating for impact.

We provide communication services for organizations working in science, technology, research and development.

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Our services

Whether you are looking for a partner to complement your team or prefer to work on a project basis, we adapt our packages and solutions to meet your needs.

  • Strategy

    A strategic approach lies at the heart of effective communications. Taking a research-based approach, we design and execute targeted and measurable strategies to help you reach your goals.

  • Web

    We create engaging user experiences by combining an understanding of your organization, audiences and messages with trusted research and design techniques. Our team covers the full development process from project management, to copywriting, design and deployment.

  • Content

    Compelling content has the power to engage, inspire and persuade. We specialize in translating complex information into clear and targeted material for non-expert audiences. Our creative thinkers can help shape your narrative and bring your story to life.

  • Social

    Social media are powerful channels for connecting with your audiences. We provide data-driven social media services, whether you are looking to invigorate the growth and engagement of your existing communities, find the right voice for your organization, or produce a creative campaign.

  • Design

    We offer creative digital and print designs that enhance your messages or visualize your findings.

Our services

We are curious communicators who always begin with understanding you and your needs.

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Our services

We are curious communicators who always begin with understanding you and your needs.

01 Strategy

A strategic approach lies at the heart of effective communications. Taking a research-based approach, we design and execute targeted and measurable strategies to help you reach your goals.

  • Communications planning
  • Campaigns
  • Brand identity
  • Media engagement
  • Digital marketing audits

02 Design

We offer creative digital and print designs that enhance your messages or visualise your findings.

  • Visual identity design
  • Layout design for publications
  • Infographics
  • Social media graphics
  • Data visualisations

03 Content

Humans have evolved to remember stories more effectively than any other content structure. We specialise in transforming complex information into clear and interesting material for non-expert audiences. Our creative thinkers can help shape your narrative and bring your story to life.

  • Feature stories, blogs and opinion pieces
  • Annual reports, publications
  • Video and photography
  • Interactive and visual storytelling
  • Copywriting and editing

04 Web

We create engaging user experiences by combining an understanding of who you are and what you’re trying to achieve with trusted research and design techniques. Our team covers the full development process from project management, to copywriting, design and deployment.

  • Research-driven solutions
  • Responsive design
  • UI/UX
  • SEO/SEM
  • Maintenance and customisation

05 Social

With over a decade of experience managing high-profile accounts, we provide industry-leading social media management to invigorate growth and engage your community. We produce creative campaigns, guide you to find the right voice and turn data into meaningful analysis.

  • Social media community management
  • Paid social media advertising
  • Analytics and social listening
  • Creative campaigns
  • Live event coverage
  • Training

06 Events

From international conferences to virtual events and webinars, we give your event the polish it needs to stand out in today’s world and get the right people there. We shape your digital presence to drive registrations and ticket sales.

  • Integrated event marketing
  • Digital presence
  • Live social media
  • Zoom event training

07 Training

Ranging from short sessions to tailored training programs, we provide education services for scientists, youth, fellow communication professionals and senior executives looking to improve their communication skills.

  • Communications workshops
  • Social media
  • Zoom training
  • Webinar hosting
 

Our clients are changing the world.

 
 

Portfolio

A selection of our recent work for international research organizations, industry, universities, funders, projects and NGOs across six continents.

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Websites
Graphic design
Social Media
Branding
  • Young Voices in International Agricultural Research for Development
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    Video production
  • Koalas, drones and artificial intelligence Facebook live
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    Online Event
  • Response to COVID-19 Fundraising Campaign
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    Website development
  • CGIAR System Annual Performance Report 2018: Full Report
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    Annual report
  • Social media training for early career scientists
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    Training
  • Rebranding The Crawford Fund
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    Branding
  • RTB Annual Report website 2018
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    Website development
  • Global tilapia industry under threat from highly contagious disease
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    Blog
  • World Food Day Campaign Landing Page
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    Website development
  • Exploring Alternative Futures to Inform Climate Action
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    Publication
  • Biological Control of Eucalypt Pests website development
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    Website development
  • 50 years of feeding the world: How CGIAR agricultural research benefits the United States and the world
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    Publication
  • NextGen Plant Science Network logo
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    Branding
  • Tilapia lake virus: putting a global resource at risk
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    Infographic
  • Guiding farmers to safer use of pesticides
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    Blog
  • NextGen Plant Science Network
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    Social media
  • Future Earth Annual Report 2018-19
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    Annual Report
  • Central Asia Climate Portal brand development
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    Branding
  • CGIAR Financial Report for the Year 2018
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    Publication
  • Study sheds new light on roles of women and men on RTB farms
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    Blog
  • Writing and editing for the new CIMMYT website
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    Website
  • DryArc Initiative brand development
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    Branding
  • Future Earth website content writing
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    Website
  • Researchers look deep under the banana's skin
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    Blog

Portfolio

A selection of our recent work for international research organizations, industry, universities, funders, projects and NGOs across six continents.

All Services
View all
Content
Websites
Graphic design
Social Media
Branding
  • Young Voices in International Agricultural Research for Development
    anemptytextlline
    Video production
  • Koalas, drones and artificial intelligence Facebook live
    anemptytextlline
    Online Event
  • Response to COVID-19 Fundraising Campaign
    anemptytextlline
    Website development
  • CGIAR System Annual Performance Report 2018: Full Report
    anemptytextlline
    Annual report
  • Social media training for early career scientists
    anemptytextlline
    Training
  • Rebranding The Crawford Fund
    anemptytextlline
    Branding
  • RTB Annual Report website 2018
    anemptytextlline
    Website development
  • Global tilapia industry under threat from highly contagious disease
    anemptytextlline
    Blog
  • World Food Day Campaign Landing Page
    anemptytextlline
    Website development
  • Exploring Alternative Futures to Inform Climate Action
    anemptytextlline
    Publication
  • Biological Control of Eucalypt Pests website development
    anemptytextlline
    Website development
  • 50 years of feeding the world: How CGIAR agricultural research benefits the United States and the world
    anemptytextlline
    Publication
  • NextGen Plant Science Network logo
    anemptytextlline
    Branding
  • Tilapia lake virus: putting a global resource at risk
    anemptytextlline
    Infographic
  • Guiding farmers to safer use of pesticides
    anemptytextlline
    Blog
  • NextGen Plant Science Network
    anemptytextlline
    Social media
  • Future Earth Annual Report 2018-19
    anemptytextlline
    Annual Report
  • Central Asia Climate Portal brand development
    anemptytextlline
    Branding
  • CGIAR Financial Report for the Year 2018
    anemptytextlline
    Publication
  • Study sheds new light on roles of women and men on RTB farms
    anemptytextlline
    Blog
  • Writing and editing for the new CIMMYT website
    anemptytextlline
    Website
  • DryArc Initiative brand development
    anemptytextlline
    Branding
  • Future Earth website content writing
    anemptytextlline
    Website
  • Researchers look deep under the banana's skin
    anemptytextlline
    Blog

About us

We are a full-service communications agency specialising in sustainable development, science, environment, agriculture and research. We are proud to work with clients who are tackling some of our most pressing global challenges and believe that good communication is fundamental to achieving their goals.

We create and execute strategies, design and build websites of all sizes, produce compelling content and do great graphic design. Our social media team grows communities and crafts campaigns that have real outcomes. We’ll give your virtual event the professional polish it needs to stand out in today’s world and get the right people there.

Our global team supports clients of all sizes, anywhere in the world – both on a project basis and as long-term partners.

About us

Cultivate Communications is a communications agency specializing in science, technology, research and development. Our team of strategists, creatives and technical experts can cut through the noise and help you create impact.

Samuel Stacey

Managing Director
Samuel has developed communications solutions for international research and development organizations since 2011. He holds a Master of Organizational Communication and a Bachelor of New Media Communication from the University of Queensland.

Holly Holmes

Managing Director
Holly is a communications specialist whose career has focused on environment, food security and sustainability. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) from the University of Queensland, where she graduated as valedictorian.

Samuel Stacey

Managing Director
Samuel has developed communications solutions for international research and development organizations for the past seven years. He holds a Master of Organizational Communication and a Bachelor of New Media Communication from the University of Queensland.

Holly Holmes

Managing Director
Holly is a communications specialist whose career has focused on environment, food security and sustainability. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) from the University of Queensland, where she graduated as valedictorian.

Samuel Stacey

Managing Director
Samuel has developed communications solutions for international research and development organizations for the past seven years. He holds a Master of Organizational Communication and a Bachelor of New Media Communication from the University of Queensland.

Holly Holmes

Managing Director
Holly is a strategic communications specialist with a firm belief in the power of storytelling. She has produced stories from the field across 10 countries. Holly holds a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Queensland, where she graduated as valedictorian.

Fabio Fidanza

Design Strategist

Jeremy Cherfas

Senior Communications Consultant

Nini Fernandez

Graphic Designer

Jerry Lavina

Lead Web Developer

Michael Major

Senior Science Writer and Editor

Samantha Collins

Communications Consultant

Ella Holmes

Digital Communications Consultant

Nini Fernandez

Graphic Designer

Jerry Lavina

Lead Web Developer

John Paolo Valmon

Web Developer

 
 
Fabio Fidanza
Design Strategist

Jeremy Cherfas
Senior Writer/Editor

Jerry Lavina
Lead Web Developer

Nini Fernandez
Graphic Designer

Charles Plummer
Digital Communications Consultant

Ella Holmes
Digital Communications Consultant

Filip Milovac
Photographer/Videographer

John Paolo Valmon
Web Developer

Our clients are changing the world.

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Get in touch

We work with clients of all sizes, anywhere in the world. Interested in working together? Send us a message or email hello@cultivatecomms.com.

Join our team

We're always on the lookout for new talent to join our team. If you think you're the right fit, send us an email with your CV and portfolio.