Waggener Edstrom Worldwide has invested in Buchan Consulting, a communications agency in Australia specialising in corporate and investor communications, stakeholder management, and business and economic policy.
David Ko, executive vice president, Waggener Edstrom Asia Pacific, said: “Buchan and Waggener Edstrom have been affiliates for over three years, so we are entering today’s deeper relationship with a solid track record of collaboration. Our companies have similar cultures and strong alignment in our core practices and value propositions, with complementary capabilities that meet increasing demand for services around digital communications and Social Innovation. With our combined team, we are now even more capable of meeting our clients’ needs in Australia and across Asia Pacific.”
With offices in Melbourne and Sydney, Buchan has operated in the Australian market for 25 years and focuses on improving communication, understanding stakeholders, managing complex issues and analysing information to assist decision-making.
Tom Buchan, founder and principal, of Buchan, said: “Our longstanding business partnership with Waggener Edstrom Worldwide started in 2007 as a Global Alliance Network affiliate in Australia, and we are pleased that it now expands into a direct investment that will benefit clients through greater global reach and bolster our capabilities and digital communications resources.”