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68 Rodney St, Liverpool L1 9AF
Creating change with the public and not-for-profit sectors
DHA are communication experts and only work in the public and third sectors. We produce powerful research, compelling communications, and effective advocacy strategies and deliver the following specific support: campaigns, copywriting, branding and identity, placemaking narratives and vision development, crisis communications, editorial services (including film and publications), media coverage, press office support, PR, media and communications training, surveys and polls, communication strategies and plans, support to maximise the impact of your inhouse comms function, report writing, reputation management and web development.
Based in Liverpool and London, we were set up in 2000 by Daniel Harris, former ministerial special advisor and head of local authority communications, and have worked in everything from health and social justice to arts and culture, the environment, education and international development.
As a small team we thrive on building close working relationships with all our clients and frequently work at all levels of the media and policy environment to get their messages heard.
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Public policy lies at the heart of everything we do. Whether working in criminal justice, the arts, or public sector reform, we provide policy and research expertise to help organisations understand, influence and challenge the world around them.
Through in-depth identification and analysis of initiatives, opportunities and challenges that emerge from policy changes, we support clients to navigate complex consultations, technical bidding processes, organisational development and re-positioning and visioning, shaping policy long-term.
Our expertise includes stakeholder mapping, impact assessment, analysis, interventions and targeted research, applying our policy intelligence and communications expertise. We believe that research is a tool to drive better practice and thinking, and continually engage with our contacts in education, service delivery and government to ensure our policy advice is accurate and relevant.
We specialise in creating and delivering communications strategies that leads to meaningful change. We research the operating environment and policy context, map stakeholders and alliances, and design approaches and tactics that deliver optimum results.
Our innovative strategic thinking frames messages, policy goals and narratives in the possible, shifting attitude towards actions and decisions for positive social change.
Our team has an extensive track record of providing skills development and training to a range of organisations and departments, reinforcing organisational capacity to write effective campaigns, engage with the media, and instil effective ideas and practice.
Whether you need one-to-one training for your Chief Executive, or a seminar for 60 employees, we deliver coaching and learning to make you the most effective communicators in any environment.
We help clients create compelling communications and campaigns that reach a broad range of stakeholders, respond quickly and effectively in crisis situations, protect reputations, and reinforce core values.
We offer round-the-clock press services including writing and placing news, stories, comment pieces, and identfying interview opportunities with major print and online media, as well as fielding all media enquiries.
We handle media relations – ensuring significant coverage across a multitude of platforms - for a number of large-scale organisations – from international conflict organisations to social service charities, think tanks to orchestras.
We understand the fast-changing digital environment, and use a range of effective and engaging tools to produce high quality print publications and online resources - from striking annual reports and documents to e-bulletins, info-graphics, social media campaigns and website designs.
Using a wide range of graphics and social media platforms, we produce campaign videos, animated feeds, and interactive websites, working with a handful of trusted animators and interactive designers to bring our clients’ campaigns to life, and communicate key messages to stakeholders.