About us

Founded by Amanda Newbery, Articulous is widely regarded as Australia’s most ground-breaking engagement and communication consultancy.

We are the go-to firm for tough projects. We are creative thinkers, delivering award-winning strategies that are executed with precision.

We inject new ideas and new approaches to combat complex problems. We know people come to us because we deliver results that can’t be ignored.

We work with the private and public sectors to change the way people think and act.

Most of all, we love our work. Because it’s work that matters. We’d love to work with you.

Our values


We tell the hard truth and have confidence that our work will improve and protect our clients’ brands, businesses and achievement.


We apply creativity to our strategies and execution because we know it helps set our clients apart.


We act honestly and ethically at all times.


If you can’t be understood clearly and easily, then we haven’t done our job.


Our job is to make it easy for clients. We do this by employing senior specialists with an external, unbiased perspective who are skilled and fast.

Amanda Newbery sitting at a desk smiling with her hands folded. Behind her is a dark wall with a decal displaying 'our values' and 'how we work together'


We specifically designed our business model based on the needs of clients with complex business or organisational problems.

We have brought out the best in staff and stakeholders to develop ground-breaking solutions that provide significant cost savings, better investment decisions and new efficiencies. All this means we’ve generated hundred-fold ROIs on our time and efforts.

Huge campaigns

Delivered Australasia’s largest engagement campaign with 100,000+ contributors and 270,000+ people reached.

Massive engagement

Increased engagement rates by more than 1,000%. That’s one thousand percent, not one hundred percent.

Created national and global firsts and innovations. From inventing games and apps, to developing augmented reality tools for engagement and communication.
Data and digital natives

Pushed the boundaries of data and digital and discovered new ways to cut through the noise, create meaningful connections and inspire change.

Experience counts

Senior staff

Seasoned project managers who deliver higher-quality advice and work faster and more efficiently. So you don’t pay twice for internal double-handling and quality checks.

Data doyens

We were foundation members of the Open Data Institute of Australia. Our data experts know how to make your data tell the story you need to hear.

Facilitators for tough projects

For internal and external engagement activities such as workshops, enquiry by design, meetings, community reference groups and deliberative forums.

Technical experts

We lead multi-disciplinary teams from strategic and statutory planning, urban design, infrastructure, health, science, urban development, crisis management, energy and technology. Our staff have lived and breathed engagement and management of key stakeholders.

Licensed IAP2 trainers

We are amongst a handful of specialists licensed to deliver industry-accredited training for the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).

Program evaluation experts

Planners and program managers assess the value of their work all the time. Articulous delivers bespoke evaluation programs for organisations. We use both quantitative and qualitative research tools that unlock what has worked well and what could be improved.

Digitally savvy

Programs that challenge traditional businesses and respond to the new knowledge-based economy.

Leaders in innovation

Global firsts
  • ^Created the world’s first digital evaluation system for community and stakeholder engagement.
  • ^Developed the world’s first training program around strategies for complex engagement.
  • ^Created the world's first live Twitter Chat for the planning industry to #PlanMars, hosted by the Planning Institute of Australia. We reached international audiences including from the US and UK to contribute to a free-for-all of planning ideas on building a home-away-from-home on the Red Planet.
Australian firsts
  • ^Developed Australia’s first augmented reality app for a local planning scheme.
  • ^Developed Australia’s first dedicated course in online and community engagement.
  • ^Reinvented corporate strategic planning processes to enable transformative change.
  • ^Led some of Australia's largest consultations to reach broader audiences - with our clients, customers and those you are trying to reach.
  • ^Worked with experts and communities to develop ground-breaking policy reforms including Victoria’s first engagement policy on waste and Queensland’s $180 million Advance Queensland program, the state’s Renewable Energy program and much much more.
  • ^Devised and implemented Australia’s first community engagement program to engage more than 1 in 5 households. This is the country’s largest community engagement project (outside of a federal plebiscite or referendum).

Our process

“Queensland Government’s Advancing Regional Innovation Program: Articulous did an outstanding job in bringing people together, securing a shared vision, and designing a workable program that people were prepared to invest in. I’ve rarely seen a consultancy team so committed to getting a good outcome and pulling out all stops to ensure success for the community.”

Dr. Allan Dale

“Amanda from Articulous was key to the success of our Community Safety Think Tank. I’d highly recommend Amanda and Articulous for the ability to understand our needs, design and facilitate a workshop with innovative and creative tools to bring forward excellent thinking from the group.”

Darryl Bell, Energy Queensland

“We would like to thank Articulous for their Engagement Partnership at #PIACongress16, which consisted of the social media campaigns leading up to Congress. Delegate engagement with social media was higher than previous Congresses.”

Karen Lock, Planning Institute of Australia

“Thanks so much to you all for your work on our campaign – a delight and pleasure to work with you all. Our internal team and Board also commented on your professionalism and how “easy” you were to work with – always a compliment!”

Julie Russel, Master Builders

Proud members

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AGDA - Australian Graphic Design Association logo
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