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2605, 2016

Elected mayors, devolution and #50shadesofred

By |May 26th, 2016|News, PR|Comments Off on Elected mayors, devolution and #50shadesofred

The LGA and the CIPR’s Local Public Services Group put on a cracking event looking at devolution and communications in Newcastle today […]

1104, 2016

Communicating to beat the energy challenge

By |April 11th, 2016|Latest News, PR|Comments Off on Communicating to beat the energy challenge

Energy. Yep – we all need it.

Green energy. Even better.

Energy infrastructure in the filed behind your back garden? Oh, hang on, most people not so keen.

OK then, you must be up for paying higher bills to cover the increasing costs it would mean to replace pylons with underground pipes etc.? Er, what – my gas […]

3003, 2016

Work experience at DTW – an outside perspective

By |March 30th, 2016|#teamDTW, Latest News, PR|Comments Off on Work experience at DTW – an outside perspective

Last week we had the pleasure of Rachel Frost – a third year PR student at the University of Sunderland – joining us for a week of work experience. Here’s a newby perspective of week one at DTW – thanks Rachel!

My first day at DTW started a lot like I anticipated, with one of my […]

903, 2016

Ofsted: the good the bad and the ugly of dealing with a tough new grade

By |March 9th, 2016|Latest News, PR, Social Media|Comments Off on Ofsted: the good the bad and the ugly of dealing with a tough new grade

You know that your next Ofsted inspection is due in a couple of months.

The staff are stressed, it’s a critical time for influencing potential children and parents from next year’s possible intake, and you know that the trend from Ofsted inspections is for schools and colleges to drop one if not two grades.

Sound familiar? It […]

2302, 2016

DTW blog on new NHS framework

By |February 23rd, 2016|Latest News, PR|Comments Off on DTW blog on new NHS framework

Health sector communications has never been under more pressure. We say it every year – and it’s true every year.

Budget squeezes, the context of junior doctors on strike and at odds with the Health Secretary and the need to put that well worn phrase of ‘doing more with less’ into practice mean that health sector […]

802, 2016

Community engagement – it’s all gone quiet – that’s a good thing right?

By |February 8th, 2016|Latest News, PR|Comments Off on Community engagement – it’s all gone quiet – that’s a good thing right?

That depends. How proactive have you been in identifying and engaging with the people and communities who care about the area where you are looking to developing new infrastructure.

Most people and communities lack the opportunity, time, energy and enthusiasm to engage in a lot of debate – and low levels of participation and engagement inhibit […]