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.
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 [...]

19 10, 2018

Northern Spire to provide inspiration as DTW MD joins speakers at project management conference

2018-11-06T09:22:54+00:00October 19th, 2018|

DTW MD Chris Taylor will be speaking at the Association for Project Management conference in Manchester on 7th November. Chris will be joining Duncan Ross Russell, Regional Director at Faithful+Gould, to showcase Sunderland City Council's award-winning Northern Spire project and pass on lessons learned to other project managers from around the UK. Chris and Duncan [...]

27 09, 2018

Client survey feedback – it’s good for your ears, your soul and your business plan

2018-10-04T13:46:57+00:00September 27th, 2018|

Every year we do a client survey – one of those jobs it’s easy to put on the back burner or forget about. To put it simply – make sure you don’t! We get client feedback all the time – whether that is anecdotal whilst ‘on the job’, more formally in client review meetings, [...]