Community Engagement

So - are you really connecting with communities you're working with, or just ticking boxes? Community engagement is the single best way to deliver any communications, behaviour change or marketing campaign: no exceptions. It takes insight, empathy, creativity and patience. And it's one of our specialities.
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Everything's changing: are you?

In Spring’s lifetime, the world of communications* has changed irrevocably. it’s only organisations who recognise that, and are willing to flex, adapt and make bold choices, who thrive. The old descriptions of agency activities (design agency, PR agency, digital agency etc) are heading into dinosaur territory – agencies need to be fleet of foot and...

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H2OMG! completes a hat trick of Golds

The awards keep coming … Spring has picked up our second Gold award in a week! The prize was awarded at the Corporate Engagement Awards run by Communicate, a trade magazine dedicated to the UK corporate communications community. These awards celebrate organisations that seek to do good in their communities, while simultaneously benefiting the business...

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'Radically different' consultation funfair wins Gold at Design Effectiveness Awards

Anglian Water and Spring’s ‘radically different’ H2OMG! water funfair stakeholder consultation project has been awarded a coveted (and rare) Gold award at the DBA’s Design Effectiveness Awards. These prestigious awards were set up to celebrate and prove how powerful partnerships between clients and designers can be. They are the ultimate recognition of effective design as,...

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The Church's role in 21st Century society

What is the Church of England’s role in a thriving community? at a workshop yesterday, we heard from people who really care about their community and its needs. The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is showing vision in throwing open to suggestion its input to the community it serves. It acknowledges that the Church...

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Getting hands-on with electricity at the Suffolk Show

Thousands of kids had the chance to get stuck in to some real energy science at last week’s suffolk show. One of the two tents we worked on with EDF Energy was ‘Exploring Electricity’. It’s a hands-on STEM event for children to do experiments, experience VR through Occulus, and find out more about apprenticeships and...

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H2OMG! shortlisted for Corporate Engagement Awards

The shortlist for the Corporate Engagement Awards has just been announced: and Anglian Water’s H2OMG! engagement project is on it. The Corporate Engagement Awards was launched in 2011 by Communicate magazine. The awards programme has grown to be the benchmark for collaborations that have excelled and push the boundaries. The awards honour three key areas...

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SPRINGER Jack Abbott

Jack Abbott

Engagement Director

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Spring is vital to the success of our consultation. They offer strategic insight as well as delivering exhibitions, community forums, presentations, filming and photography. Their adherence to deadlines and budget is exemplary. I have worked with other agencies and would not hesitate to describe Spring as the leader in this important and growing sector.

Tom McGarry


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CASE STUDY Anglian Water Future of Water

CLIENT Anglian Water

PROJECT Engagement: Future of Water

Bringing together partners from a wide range of industries to work collaboratively on water resource management

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CASE STUDY National Trust leaflets

CLIENT National Trust

PROJECT Engagement: Remember when ..?

Reminding Essex about the sheer joy of running through woodland, climbing trees and wandering through meadows

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CASE STUDY Houghton Hall Logo

CLIENT Houghton Hall & Gardens

PROJECT Engagement: ‘EARTH SKY’ at Houghton

Our project aimed to introduce Norfolk’s young people to world-class conceptual art linked to the county’s material heritage, as part of the EARTH SKY: Richard Long at Houghton exhibition.

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CASE STUDY EDF Sizewell C brochure


PROJECT Consultation: Three-stage nuclear planning consultation

Consulting and engaging communities to guide the future of Sizewell C

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CASE STUDY Co-op Every Minute Counts logo

CLIENT East of England COOP

PROJECT Engagement: Defibrillators across the East

Supporting the Co-op to identify suitable locations for their donated defibrillators

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Glen Cone

Creative Director

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CLIENT Anglian Water

PROJECT Engagement: all the fun of the (water) fair!

Fun and games to guide the future of Anglian Water

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SPRINGER Simon Hazelgrove

Simon Hazelgrove


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