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Standing up for communications professionals

It’s not been a good week for Government communicators and public relations professionals in the UK. Our MD Chris Taylor takes issue with anonymous briefings about spin doctors, the plans to massively cut UK Government comms activity and the challenges ahead.

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Bold, brave and brilliant – A campaign that speaks our language

Very occasionally we see an advert or campaign that stops us in our tracks: something that resonates, speaks our language, and makes us sit up and listen. Surprisingly, it doesn’t happen as often as it should – especially when the aim is behaviour change. Maybe that’s because there’s so much noise out there: we have become partially deaf and blind to the millions of messages we see every day. Perhaps, many are bland, exactly the same as what’s gone before. Or, perhaps, they are not actually speaking our language at all. Hats off then to City of York Council, which

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Making your online meetings a success – our top tips

With more and more of us connecting virtually using Zoom, Teams and other online systems, DTW Director Lorna McAteer-Bingham takes a look at some of the simple steps you can take to help make your online meeting a success. One of the biggest changes to businesses as a result of Covid-19 has been the increase in online meetings. At DTW we have used online meeting software such as Skype, Teams and Zoom for many years to keep in touch with clients who are often spread across the globe. But, with lockdown resulting in a shift to home working we have

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Covid-19 Updates

Kitchens, motorhomes and spare rooms – lockdown life at DTW

It has been a crazy ten weeks or so. Chris Taylor, DTW Managing Director, gives his take on life running an agency in lockdown. Firstly, my heart goes out to everyone who has suffered or lost someone they care about to Covid-19 (or anything else) over recent months. Secondly, I’m sure most people would join me in paying tribute to the amazing work done by NHS, social care and other frontline key workers. You’ve been awesome. Thank you. Moving into the DTW world, we closed our office on Friday 13 March. Since then the team has been working remotely –

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