About Red Communication

Red Communication Australia is owned and operated by Peter James Ryan – one of Australia’s leading retail strategy consultants and a man who has demonstrated a long held passion for retail businesses and the people who work in them.

Red Communication Australia is an independent consulting organisation dedicated to helping retail businesses set their retail COMPAS$® to find true north™ – sustainable profit growth. As an independent strategic resource with no production or implementation divisions or businesses which can financially benefit from recommendations and advice given, Red Communication Australia works with client retail businesses and individuals to improve their performance through strategic advice, mentoring, inspiration, direction and shared implementation in a manner where integrity is built into the process.

Driven to assist the ongoing improvement of retail thinking and implementation and using the unique Ryan COMPAS$® Retail Navigation System®, Red Communication Australia works with like-minded retail focussed organisations to develop and implement pragmatic marketing based business solutions which continually improve their competitive position.

About Peter James Ryan

Peter James Ryan

Peter James Ryan is a strategic retail business consultant with over 25 years of marketing and business experience. Having worked in roles as diverse as business management, marketing management, consulting and creative services through a myriad of categories and businesses, Peter James Ryan has a unique perspective on how to apply marketing thinking to the retail field. Acknowledged as a passionate advocate of the retail industry, his love affair with the category can be traced back to family involvement in the ownership and operation of various retail businesses.

Peter James Ryan’s previous experience includes Group General Manager of The Banks Group (marketing consulting & research), Head of Marketing for St. George Bank Group, Head of Strategy for Lunn Dyer Group, Head of Strategy & Creative for Harrison Holt BBDO and more recently Head of Retail Strategy Consulting for IdeaWorks

He has been responsible for the development of some of Australia’s leading retail innovation, retail brands, retail environments and retail service initiatives.

At Red Communication Australia, Peter James Ryan applies his unique vision and thinking with energy and passion, to help retail businesses achieve their true potential.

About Elizabeth Ryan

Director Marketing and Client Services

Liz Ryan has twenty years of marketing experience including product development, product management, marketing communications and advertising, sports marketing and sponsorship. Her track record includes the development, management and implementation of product and brand strategies from initiatives through to successful above and below-the-line advertising campaigns.

Liz’s experience extends across various industries working for such companies as St. George Bank, The Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG), Ferrerro Austrlalia, Anchor Foods and The Adelaide Bank. She is highly proficient in the sales, servicing and management of clients and has worked with companies such as Time Inc., IBM, Westpac, VISA, and TAFE NSW to develop and achieve their marketing goals.

Range of services

Each individual retail focussed client has a different set of needs and an individual set of circumstances, requiring a tailored solution. The following list is provided as an indicative menu from which to choose.

  1. The Ryan COMPAS$ Retail Navigation System®
  2. Independent Strategy Consulting & Advice
  3. Business Development
  4. Independent Marketing Consulting & Advice
  5. Brand Development
  6. Product Development
  7. Customer Profiling
  8. Promotional Planning
  9. Project Management
  10. Independent Implementation Direction & Management of Third Party Agencies & Contractors
  11. Workshop Facilitation
  12. Inspirational Presentations
  13. Specific Topic Presentations & World’s Best Practice Case Studies
  14. Strategic Reports & Articles
  15. Research
  16. Tracking & Analysis
  17. Individual Mentoring & Inspiration
  18. Independent Marketing Audits & Reports
  19. World Retail Study Tours & Store Visits
  20. Educational & Training Services

The people we have worked with

  • ACCORD
  • Advance Bank
  • AGL
  • Air Nuiguini
  • Air Caledonie
  • Alexander & Alexander Insurance
  • Amber Tiles & Pavers
  • AMP Capital
  • AMP Capital Shopping Centres
  • Angus & Coote
  • ANZ Bank
  • Apple Computers
  • Austral Bricks
  • Australia Asia Airways
  • Australian Consolidated Press
  • Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine
  • Australian Pork Corporation
  • Bank of Melbourne
  • BankSA
  • Barbeques Galore
  • Belgiovane Williams Mackay
  • Bendon
  • Berkeley Challenge Cleaning Services
  • BIG W
  • Brickworks
  • Brookfield
  • BWS
  • Cambridge Clothing
  • Camera House
  • Canon
  • Century 21
  • Charles Parsons Group
  • Chifley Tower Shopping Centre
  • CitiGroup
  • CIG/BOC
  • Claude Group / TVG Capital Partners
  • Coca-Cola
  • Colorado
  • Colorado Group
  • Comshare Software
  • Corporate Apparel Group (CEO / Ron Bennett / Tony Barlow / Aquanation)
  • Country Road
  • Country & Rural Traders (CRT)
  • Crazy Johns
  • Cutex
  • Denim Enterprises
  • Department of State Development (NSW)
  • DEXUS
  • Diana Ferrari
  • Dick Smith Electronics
  • Disney’s The Lion King
  • Dominelli Group
  • Eastwest Airlines
  • Eden Gardens
  • Edible Oils International (EOI)
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Episys
  • Escor
  • Five Way Fusion
  • Fox-Columbia Pictures
  • Fragile
  • Fudge
  • Gazal Corporation
  • Goldmark
  • Gowings
  • Gresham Private Equity
  • Harris Scarfe
  • Howards Storage World
  • ING
  • JAG
  • Joico
  • Kaplan Faculty Member
  • Kelloggs
  • Kitchen Connection
  • KPMG
  • Landcom
  • Leighton Group
  • Lexus
  • Lifestream Vitamins
  • Lion Nathan
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Luxottica
  • MAC
  • Mad Mex
  • Manchester Unity
  • Mathers
  • McDonalds
  • Miekle
  • Mitchell Communications Group
  • MJW Advertising
  • MyHouse
  • Nuance Group (Downtown Duty Free)
  • Noni B
  • NRMA
  • NSW Volunteer Centre
  • Oddfellows
  • OPSM
  • Opportune Network
  • Origin Energy
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal Sydney
  • Oz Design Furniture
  • Oz Lotto
  • Pepsi
  • P&O
  • Pizza Hut
  • Poetic License
  • Port Authority of NSW
  • Premier Cabs
  • Property Council of Australia
  • Qantas
  • Radio 2SM
  • Radio 2WS
  • RAMS
  • Reckitt & Coleman
  • Riot Arts & Crafts
  • Rodney Clark
  • Rothschild
  • Roy Young Chemist
  • Rosemount Wines
  • Reuben F. Scarf
  • Schwarzkopf
  • Seafolly
  • Sheraton Mirage Resorts
  • Sleep Doctor (Rise + Shine)
  • SPOS
  • St. George Bank
  • Sterling Health
  • State Bank of NSW
  • Stockland
  • Strandbags
  • Sumo Salad
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Tainui New Zealand
  • The Australian Cotton Foundation
  • The Base Hamilton NZ
  • The Ben Lexcen Foundation
  • The Benevolent Society of NSW
  • The Breast Cancer Foundation
  • The M5 Southwest Motorway (Interlink Roads)
  • Thrifty Vehicle Rentals
  • The Warehouse (New Zealand)
  • Transurban
  • Total Tools
  • Toyota
  • Unilever-Rexona
  • United International Distillers
  • United International Pictures
  • Vodafone
  • Westpac
  • Westfield
  • Williams
  • Woolworths Group
  • Woolworths Freestanding Liquor Division
  • Woolworths Supermarkets
  • Yarramalong Park