created by Darren Caveney back in 2011, comms2point0 has quickly become the go to online learning space for communicators.

“one of my absolute aims was to fly a flag for comms people everywhere.  connecting and nurturing, mentoring and encouraging, comms2point0.co.uk was created to support our community. i respect the community because I’m part of the community. and I understand the demands placed upon you, I feel your joy and pain.”

after 12 years as an award-winning director and head of communications, Darren launched Creative Communicators Ltd in 2015 - a specialist communications consultancy which has since supported over 100 organisations and in-house teams across the UK.

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a specialist communications offer…

here are some examples of the kinds of projects I deliver for organisations and communications teams:

- creating a new communications delivery model and strategy for a large council - providing an effective comms service with reduced budgets and increased demands

- delivering my popular 'Supercharged Social Media' training for in-house teams -

- how to engage with young people featuring all-new insight and research

- delivering a marketing and branding refresh for a large housing organisation

- facilitating team away days and creative planning sessions to crowd-source new communications approaches, strategies and campaigns

- creating and leading a new internal communications strategy for one of the UK's largest organisations

- delivering strategic social media reviews, with an action plan for improved engagement and ROI, for 20+ organisations

- delivering strategy and evaluation training workshops in-house

- delivering trusted advisor training sessions for in-house communications teams

- providing social media training for elected members

- i provide tailored mentoring support for Heads of Communications, Communications Managers and Communications Officers - over the past 10 years I have mentored over a dozen leading communicators

- i have also spoken at or hosted over 150 industry events in the UK, mainland Europe and the Middle East

more about comms2point0 and Darren…

if it's happening in the UK right now, is digital comms related and in the public sector, comms2point0 is probably involved. comms2point0.co.uk has become a very popular industry website - in 2018 over 130k unique people visited.

the social media platform of choice is @comms2point0 where a highly engaged community of 15k followers share intel, ideas, and knowledge each day - give me a follow and you’ll see what I mean.

i am an associate with the Local Government Association, a co-organiser of the unique Comms Unplugged event which takes place annually in Dorset, and I co-host the Talking Comms Podcast.

i’d love to talk with you about your comms.  However large, or small.  UK based, European, or global.  brilliant at shaping strategies that deliver, generating fresh ideas that work (really, really well) I champion the 'always be learning' mantra.  i believe individuals should be continually working on their specialist communications skills and that organisations should be striving to improve the impact of their communications investment.  whether you are an individual with ambition or an organisation who wants to do things a little differently, i can work with you on that.

if you'd like me to be involved in shaping your next project, creating an important strategy or campaign, or tailored team development give me a shout.

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Darren delivered excellent social media training sessions for our elected members. His easy, relaxed manner made delivering training on a subject that didn’t come naturally to some people in the session seem easy.
He was a real hit with our councillors and, best of all, they came out of the session feeling positive, engaged and ready to take action.
If you want to get the most out of social media then a workshop with Darren will give excellent examples of best practice, backed up by the latest research, and all delivered in a relaxed, enjoyable way. Quite simply, the best in the industry.
— Caroline Taylor, senior comms officer, South Ribble Borough Council
I have been working with Darren periodically for around six months. Most recently, he has facilitated a session with 22 communications professionals from the two teams at Bournemouth and Poole councils
The experience Darren brought from having worked with so many other local authorities was invaluable. He was able to relate to their work, add value by sharing examples from other organisations and suggest ideas for alternative, better ways of doing things, that team members could discuss and adopt as their preferred way forward. Many left feeling energised and optimistic for the future, and that is very much down to Darren’s ability to get the best out of people, to help them see their worth & what they can bring, and so stimulate them to do the best they can.
I am excited about any further opportunities to work with Darren more in future.
— Georgia Turner, head of communication and marketing, Bournemouth Borough Council and Borough of Poole
Bringing in comms2Point0 to conduct a review of our social media channels was one of the best decisions we’ve made. We knew that the use and evaluation of our channels was sound but we were looking for some advice and guidance to take our social media to the next level. The review was thorough, quick and enabled the whole team to get involved. As result we were provided with some strong recommendations of how to develop our feeds and get the most from them. All of this and cake! What more could we ask for?
— Kirsty Tobin, Head of Communications at London Borough of Redbridge Council
Darren is one of the most dynamic comms leaders I know. He has been my mentor for the last couple of years because I wanted to learn from somebody who really inspires me - and Darren does. He goes above and beyond and as I result I have grown and developed in my own career. If you need and comms support or solutions I would highly recommend Darren.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               - Nicky Speed, Head of Communications, Sefton Council

partnering opportunities with comms2point0

you may be interested in becoming a partner in some of the most innovative and well-attended comms events in the UK – from the alternative industry awards, the UnAwards, which has run since 2014 and now attracts almost 400 entries each year, as well as regional training workshops and skills Masterclasses.

drop me a line and we can have a chat.

Darren