HyperlocalEverywhereOur tried-and-tested method of gaining real insight to, and working with, communities. Whether geographic or demographic, communities have clear influencers, and they're often not the people you'd expect or easily find. We get to know them, the hopes and fears of the community, its gathering points, communications platforms and ways of talking. That underpins successful, productive consultation and engagement.
Today, writes simon hazelgrove, our client EDF has submitted their Development Consent Order (DCO) application for Sizewell C to the Planning Inspectorate. Sizewell C is a proposed two-reactor power station to be situated alongside the now decommissioned Sizewell A and active Sizewell B. It is a multi-billion pound project for which we have delivered the...
Spring works with a lot of organisations on engagement projects, and they all want exactly the same thing. To draw people into their purpose so far that those people actively want to respond. Want to change their behaviour. Want more / less / different / truth. But that requires real emotional connection. Here is the...
Ever wondered what Spring does? Here’s your answer. We have so many stories to tell, people to introduce you to, and ambitions for ourselves and our clients. Sometimes it’s hard to get it all into a small space. So here is a very brief overview of what we do, for whom.
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...
CLIENT Anglian Water
PROJECT Engagement: Future of Water
Bringing together partners from a wide range of industries to work collaboratively on water resource management
PROJECT Consultation: West of Rayleigh
Helping the people of Rayleigh have their say
CLIENT Marriage's the Master Millers
PROJECT Launch: throwing bakers out of planes
Saying it with flour for artisan bakers everywhere
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.
CLIENT EDF Energy
PROJECT Consultation: Three-stage nuclear planning consultation
Consulting and engaging communities to guide the future of Sizewell C
CLIENT East of England COOP
PROJECT Engagement: Defibrillators across the East
Supporting the Co-op to identify suitable locations for their donated defibrillators
CLIENT Anglian Water
PROJECT Engagement: all the fun of the (water) fair!
Fun and games to guide the future of Anglian Water
Recent research from Trinity Mirror has revealed that national brands are failing to connect with people living outside the capital. The survey, carried out by BDRC Continental, took a representative sample of over 2,000 respondents from across the UK and asked how they felt about 56 of the biggest brands in the country. The...
We are delighted that Spring, as the lead agency for The Hyperlocal Everywhere™ Network, has secured a place on The GCS Communication Service Framework for PR. Providing a regional network, we will now be eligible to bid for and deliver government campaigns, using our specially developed hyperlocal approach to engage and mobilise communities. Communities are...
Last week’s PR Week article by Marshall Manson, UK CEO of Ogilvy PR, urged his staff to leave its “ivory towers” and connect with Britain outside the M25. This comes as a result of the divisions in society demonstrated by the US presidential vote and Brexit referendum, and presents an excellent opportunity for agencies like...
Know that old saying “Half my advertising budget is wasted: problem is I don’t know which half”? With an advertising budget of £1,000,000 that means a wasted half million. Luckily, Spring knows how to help our save our clients 50% and reap huge rewards. Spring’s ‘Hyperlocal Everywhere’ consumer insight programme is designed to help our...