Leading north east PR and marketing agency DTW is celebrating after picking up two awards at the Public Relations and Communications Association’s (PRCA) prestigious northern DARE awards ceremony in Manchester.
The team beat off competition from agencies across the north of England to win Large Consultancy of the Year, as well as jointly winning the award for Best Public Sector campaign with Sunderland City Council for the new Northern Spire bridge.
The PRCA DARE awards recognise the best PR and communications work from across the UK. The Manchester awards covered projects and organisations from across the whole of the north of England.
The judges commented that the agency felt fresh and that the campaign work demonstrated excellent planning, strong focus and clear objectives with a view to delivering great results.
Guisborough-based DTW, which was earlier this year ranked by PR Week as the number one public sector PR agency in the UK outside of London and Glasgow, specialises in infrastructure and public sector PR and marketing.
As well as strategic PR and marketing DTW has also launched video and animation divisions in recent years and has worked for clients from as far afield as Paris to deliver customer-focused solutions on projects around the world.
Its team of 15 works for clients including the Law Society, Mersey Gateway Project, Road Safety GB North East, SUEZ and Northern Spire.
This is the third big award success for DTW in the past year after triumphs at the UK Public Sector Communications awards and the CIPR North East Pride awards where the company won Outstanding Agency, as well as scooping other awards.
Hayley Stewart, DTW Director, said: “We’ve got some incredible clients and a great team that does a lot of amazing work so to get recognised in this way is a real achievement. The digital world has transformed the way we communicate with each other and interact with brands and projects so it’s critical for us to stay ahead of the game and ensure that what we’re doing is delivering results for our clients.”
David Abdy, Northern Spire Project Director for Sunderland City Council, said: “We’ve put communications at the heart of the Northern Spire work so we’re very proud for the project to be recognised in this way. DTW have been a key part of the team here on site and we’re very pleased to pick up this award.”