Why us?

We have over 15 years’ experience of advising some of the most prominent government and private organisations, in Ireland and internationally, on their messaging and communications strategies. We offer advice on all aspects of communications, from messaging development to crisis communications, to internal and external communications strategies.

Our Approach

Strategic Communications


We will engage with your organisation to define where it is going and how a communications strategy can help it achieve those goals. We will then work with you to to Discover key audiences and messages.

Strategic Communications


We will work with you to Develop a communications plan to compliment your strategic plan in order to ensure more successful execution. We will also explore any potential communications challenges and prepare strategies and messaging to overcome them.

Strategic Communications


Finally, we help you with identifying the best platforms to Deliver your communication, in person, through the media, or online.


“Stillwater has worked with us in Accenture delivering training and coaching in communications at all levels in the organisation over the last 5 years. There isn’t anyone better in this space, and the service and true partnership that we receive from the Stillwater team is superb. Above all, Cilian Fennell constantly challenges us and the audience, thereby helping make the complex simple.”

Eithne Harley, Director of Integrated Marketing, Accenture

“Over the past three years, Cilian has proven to be an extremely effective coach and trainer, who has had a real impact at every level of the organisation, from the chief executive down. He has helped us to hone our messaging on a very wide range of issues, bringing great clarity and confidence to the organisation even when we are dealing with sensitive issues or trying to balance multiple stakeholder interests.”

Bevin Cody, Corporate Reputation Manager, ESB

“Cilian has worked with the staff and the Board of  The Ireland Funds on media training, communications and strategy. He is simply outstanding. He knows how to get to the key issues very quickly and how to address them in a constructive, intelligent way. He is particularly strong on communications and we developed a very clear strategy, internally and to our many external stakeholders, under his direction. We would recommend him without hesitation.”

Caitriona Fottrell, Vice President and Director, The Ireland Funds