Communications for Growth
We’re a lean PR and communications consultancy that specialises in the world of data, AI, supply chain and the modern web stack. Our clients are ambitious, international tech mavericks who dare to break things and solve hard customer problems. Our programmes focus on thought leadership and customer advocacy to achieve the next level of growth, whether it’s funding, acquisition or IPO.
Round Earth helped us gain a voice in the marketplace and build a reputation as a major industry player. Everybody thought we were bigger than we were and this really helped us reach our growth goals over the years, including ultimately being acquired.
They really helped us build thought leadership and establish ourselves in the market. Now Varnish Software is an international company and Round Earth certainly contributed to that
Round Earth worked with Pentaho through our acquisition in 2017 during a phase of 50% year-on-year growth; they built relationships and became part of the team that helped drive huge success in our EMEA organisation
We are experts in delivering impactful communications focused on thought leadership and customer advocacy. We bring more than 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry so we hit the ground running, absorb new concepts and technology very quickly, and can be trusted to work independently with your most valued customers and stakeholders.
Visual & data storytelling
Surveys and reports
Customer advocacy programmes
Developer advocacy programmes
Communications strategy & planning
Communication advisory services
Working with other agencies on thought leadership articles I’ve had to go back and forth endlessly, often ending up having to rewrite everything. That never happened with Round Earth. They are excellent at asking good questions and creating the brief. One time we built a brief together while I was in a taxi, by the time my plane landed I got a first draft, and it was spot on.
They’re able to grasp concepts very quickly and then produce thought leadership pieces that need 80% less editing than with other agencies - savvy, clickable, not fluffy.
We left the traditional agency world in 2010 because we wanted to do things differently: work in a more collaborative, natural way with clients, run lean processes and closely align our programmes with business goals.
They really know the industry very well; we've worked together a long time and they are quick at picking up new concepts and tech. They are very proactive and I can trust them to work well with our customers and execs, which saves me a lot of time. They are excellent writers - among the best I've worked with in the PR space.
Round Earth will take your incredibly high expectations and exceed them in every way. Collaborative, strategic, creative, star reaching -- with a trusted network of long-standing media relationships that will impress even the most connected among us -- Round Earth is more than one of the best agency partners you've ever had. They will soon become such an integral part of your team you'll forget they're not in-house with you.
Meet the Team
Sarah is Director and Co-Founder of Round Earth Consulting. She has consulted with and worked for a wide range of enterprise software companies including BlueJeans Network, Cloudinary, Pentaho (now Hitachi), i2 Technologies, Qlik , ThoughtSpot, ToolsGroup – most through successful acquisitions, IPOs or change programmes. Her expertise ranges from communication strategy, company positioning, change management, executive thought leadership, analyst strategy and relations, customer programmes and executive ghostwriting. Sarah is an active networker in London’s software and media communities and can often be found at local conferences and events in and around the city. She holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island and has memberships with Kew Garden, the RSA and the Design Museum.
Kathrin is a director and co-founder of Round Earth Consulting. She has worked with a wide range of clients including BlueJeans Network, Cloudinary, Pentaho (now Hitachi), RichRelevance, ThoughtSpot, ToolsGroup and Varnish Software, to name a few. Her expertise includes developer advocacy, market research, data analysis, executive ghost writing, customer PR, visual and data storytelling. A true European, Kathrin grew up in Germany, lives in Spain, founded a company in the UK and her work covers the whole region. Kathrin speaks German, English and Spanish and holds one Master degree in cultural management from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and one in political science from Freie Universität Berlin.