Roar Global is a media network that builds, operates and invests in distinct media brands that produce ground-breaking content and media solutions across the Asian region.
We do this with the aim of creating the future of media. The future of media is one that is disruptive, agile, and credible. It embraces diversity, creates a positive impact, and leaves its audience in a better place than where they were before. We advocate for a media that embraces this and we embody this in our own identity.
Roar began through a simple need, a need for great stories in Sri Lanka. Back in 2014, the majority of the country’s online content was news, politics, and gossip. Sri Lanka’s incredibly rich history, culture, and tradition was indelibly hidden in the lives and lands of the people. No one had yet thought to go out, find these stories and share them with the world.
This is how Roar.lk came to be. A small collective of writers, journalists, and people who just shared a love for their country, started a platform to tell the kind of stories that weren’t being told. We made it a driving principle to stick to a strong code of ethics – truth, accuracy, fairness, impartiality, accountability, and humanity. It may have been a swim against the current in the beginning, but it worked – Roar.lk became the pioneers of digital storytelling in Sri Lanka. Since then, our media arm has grown in leaps and bounds. In 2016, we expanded to Bangladesh, becoming the largest new media platform in the country.
When large, well established brands began seeking us out for our storytelling expertise, we realised that there was a need for high quality, brand-centric content told with the same passion that has always been our hallmark.
In 2017, this led to the birth of Roar Studios, our fully owned content production house that makes creative and innovative storytelling accessible for global brands. Staffed by a team of experienced creatives with diverse but complementary skills, Roar Studios has developed a reputation for their expertise in storytelling, especially through documentaries and branded content where an organisation’s narrative can be told eloquently. Over the years, Roar Studios has evolved to be a globally coveted content production house that has worked with 200+ brands.
Our experience building digital brands also helped us understand the issues faced by local businesses in making the most out of their investment in digital advertising. This laid the foundation for Roar Digital, which in 2020 was appointed Meta’s Authorised Sales Partner in Sri Lanka, with the aim of helping businesses, both big and small, harness Meta’s entire family of applications and tools to grow. In the short time since being appointed, Roar Digital has helped over 2,500 brands in their digital journey.
Today, our businesses span the region of South Asia, from India to Singapore. This aligns with our pursuit to become the leader in digital media, shaping the future of media in the region.
Roar Media is a multi-lingual media platform that produces and publishes original stories that aim to capture the vibrancy of the South Asian region. Over the years, Roar Media has grown to become a pioneer in local digital content, serving content in English, Sinhala, Tamil, and Bengali to millions of engaged Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi audiences around the world.
Roar Studios helps brands and organisations benefit from our expertise in bringing stories to life. In a world which constantly competes for your attention, Roar Studios chooses to be different, eschewing cliches and uninspiring concepts, in favour of authenticity guided by an intelligent use of data.
Roar Digital, Meta’s Authorized Sales Partner in Sri Lanka, helps local businesses make the most out of Meta’s family of products and services.
At Roar Global, our values guide us through all facets, from the decisions we make, to how we work and how we relate to one another.
We have built a culture of innovation, which pushes us to do things better and to create the future of media.
The truth is important to us, so we maintain trustworthiness, reliability and the highest integrity across all the work we do.
We ensure our work creates a positive impact, on our partners, on our audiences, and all the lives our work intersects with.
We push ourselves to move fast and are not afraid to shake things up.
We value equality and diversity in backgrounds, opinions and beliefs, and our teams and work reflect this.
We love what we do; we are driven by our love for transforming our industry for the better, and this drives us to pursue excellence.