Newcastle Helix is the city’s flagship development project, a state-of-the art innovation district dedicated to helping people live better lives. A landmark 24-acre hybrid quarter in the centre of Newcastle, built for international tech and science businesses, the local community and residents, it is a joint venture between Newcastle City Council, Newcastle University and Legal & General.
Whilst the physical infrastructure of Newcastle Helix was moving on apace, those behind the project felt that its importance to the city and the region and the key messages they wished to convey were not getting through to audiences locally, regionally and internationally. Cool Blue was brought on board to assess the current state of Newcastle Helix’s communications activity and map out a communications strategy to outline ways to raise Helix’s profile and improve audience perceptions.
We developed a workshop which engaged key stakeholders with the positioning of the site and brought new ideas and thoughts to the table. The team were on board with the vision for the site and this helped us to put forward plans for future communications, activations, marketing channels and tone of voice for the project.
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