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Construction facing the ‘new normal’ as it comes out of Covid

This morning I joined the first in a series of new ‘Coming out of Covid webinars’, all focused on the impact of Covid-19 on the infrastructure and construction sector. Today’s topic was a nice easy one to start with…..“With the easing of the lockdown, what is the new normal for construction?” Hosted by Infrastructure Intelligence (it’s worth signing up to their twice weekly newsletter if you don’t already) it was a really thought-provoking and interesting session. We heard from Georgia Hughes from Arcadis, Hannah Vickers, Chief Executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering, Matt Blackwell from Costain and Mark

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Cut! What to do if you can’t film….

It’s not just the TV and film industry that has been impacted by lockdown putting a pause on filming. Capturing content for corporate and social media has also been put on hold. Whilst there’s light at the end of the tunnel in terms of being able to resume filming, DTW Director Pete Whelan looks at some of the ways you can keep your content fresh in the meantime. The world changed overnight when the lockdown was announced. In terms of communications, one of the biggest areas of impact was filming. We just had to stop overnight. Even as we start

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Top tips for managing social media in a Covid-19 world

Covid-19 has changed the way businesses and organisations position and market themselves. DTW Strategist Hannah Cheetham takes time to draw breath and consider how organisations need to re-focus social media in a Covid-19 world. The social media world was turned upside down by Covid-19. The landscape changed overnight and content that was appropriate suddenly became redundant and out of date. When Covid-19 began to emerge as an issue in the UK during February and March, we reacted quickly for our clients to review plans and strategies. In many cases this meant quickly pivoting to remove or replace content and tailor

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DTW – how to get in touch during the coronavirus lockdown

We hope you’re all well and staying safe. Please read the information below on how to contact #teamDTW during this time. Our team are working and we’re here to help our clients. But we know it’s not business as normal for anyone. Obviously, in light of the ongoing coronavirus situation, DTW is adopting a more agile way of working to ensure our clients get the same great service until things change and we are all able to move around again. All of our team members are working remotely. We’re fully set up to work from home and lots of us have

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Work experience benefits Emma during her time at DTW

It’s time for a guest speaker! We were really pleased to welcome Emma Morton – joint winner of Teesside University’s Public Relations Student of the Year 2019 – to DTW for a week. Emma was with us for a week’s work experience and became a real part of the team during her time at DTW. But don’t take it from us – you can watch and listen to Emma talking about her week with DTW in her own words. We’re going to be sponsoring the Public Relations Student of the Year prize again in 2020. It’s important organisations in our

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Planning for the future – how to make film work for you on a long-term project

Filming – that’s easy these days – you just get the iPhone out and start recording, no need to plan anything. Not true….. Whilst it’s tempting to think that capturing a long-term project on film is a case of just getting on with it, taking that approach could result in you running into headaches and problems as you get further down the line. Having worked on a number of long-term filming projects for our clients, I thought it would be useful to share some of the key considerations we think about on day one. Plan ahead Planning is the key

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