Polity is a social research consultancy specialising in stakeholder connection and advocacy management. Our research-based insights provide clients with a clear understanding of stakeholder perceptions, issues and expectations, and enable them to deliver effective response options.

Polity’s stakeholder engagement and advocacy consulting is built on the well-tested premise of Shared Value: the only useful and sustainable outcome is one that is win-win for all stakeholder parties.

Our research and strategic analysis approach is based on contemporary knowledge and models from Communication and Framing Theory and Behavioural Economics. Advances in social and neurological sciences have developed a strong understanding of the human cognitive process, which best-practice research now incorporates into both fieldwork input and analysis output.

Polity is a full service, boutique research consultancy, offering contemporary qual and quant expertise to deliver:


Deep understanding of stakeholders and the most effective engagement responses


Clear understanding of existing audience perceptions and most ‘motivating’ frames for messaging and communication strategies

Research evidence to support advocacy initiatives and media or government relations


Communication and Framing Theory workshops – for communication teams


Words of Wisdom

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matterMartin Luther King Jr.

You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result ― Mahatma Gandhi

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassionDalai Lama

Each time a [person] stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistanceRobert F. Kennedy

People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in – Rosa Parks

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one – John Lennon