About Chris Taylor

Chris is the MD. He’s a PR man – likes dealing with big issues and complex challenges where engaging communities, working with stakeholders and talking to the media are critical for success. You might come across him at a CIPR Council meeting or speaking at an industry conference. Never been known to frequent the bar afterwards. Passionate about PR and comms showing it can deliver a real return on investment through proper evaluation.
7 12, 2018

Triple award success for DTW at 2018 CIPR PRide awards

2018-12-13T10:33:12+00:00December 7th, 2018|

What a night! The DTW team was delighted to come away with three Gold awards from the CIPR North East Pride awards on Friday night (7 December). Hannah Cheetham (right) picked up the hugely well deserved Outstanding Young Communicator award. We also won two big awards for our work with Sunderland City Council on its [...]

6 12, 2018

TUXtra – helping to build a bridge between students and the communications professions

2018-12-13T10:31:49+00:00December 6th, 2018|

What better way to spend a cold, dreary Wednesday night in December than with a glass of fizz and the people behind Teesside University’s exciting new media brand TUXtra? Chris and Hannah (that’s me) did just that when we were invited along to TUXtra’s launch night to find out more. So, before I tell you [...]

28 11, 2018

DTW helps secure Project of the Year award for Northern Spire

2018-11-29T09:54:22+00:00November 28th, 2018|

Teamwork and collaboration are always at the heart of excellent communications. That’s why it was great to be alongside some talented partners to win a major award for one of our biggest client projects this week. Sunderland’s Northern Spire bridge was named Project of the Year: Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure 2018, at the Association [...]

31 10, 2018

DTW fastest riser in Prolific North Top 50 PR agencies

2018-11-06T08:54:13+00:00October 31st, 2018|

Let's just start by saying that you always have to take any industry rankings with a pinch of salt, but this is one of the meaningful ones. We're very pleased that DTW has been ranked by Prolific North as #15 - and as the fastest riser - in Prolific North's latest annual list of the [...]

23 10, 2018

Northern Spire: Hard hats and sequins – the secret to successful infrastructure communications

2018-11-06T09:18:17+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

Karen and Chris are heading back to Sunderland shortly to do a joint event with Sunderland City Council's communications team about all things Northern Spire from a PR perspective. If you like the sound of that you can book a ticket on the CIPR North East eventbrite site and read on below to find out [...]

23 10, 2018

Twitterstorms, Facebook meltdowns, Instagram explosions – how do you handle a crisis on social media?

2018-11-06T08:51:14+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

What are the golden rules for managing social media in a crisis? Our MD Chris Taylor takes a look at how the UK public sector is leading the way and picks out his five top tips for using social media in a crisis.  This article first appeared in ESPO's Spotlight magazine.  If you work in the public [...]