About us

di:ga offers bespoke media and communications advice for non-profit organisations and other good causes.

We are a small team of dedicated strategists and communicators, who feel privileged to work with organisations that have something important to say. We believe in the sanctity of grammar, the power of simple, direct and clear prose, and the importance of finding an author’s (or an organisation’s) voice.

We love helping others to win the arguments we think are worth winning. We are humble about what we don’t know; respectful of the knowledge and expertise of others; and assertive about what we do know.

di:ga is the imperative form of "to speak" in Spanish. We use the phonetic spelling - the colon slows you down, so you don't say digger, which would be weird, and have nothing to do with communication.

Team

Amy Barry

Amy Barry

Director

Amy is a former national newspaper journalist turned international development professional with over 15 years’ experience in media and strategic communications. Self-motivated, intelligent and able to lead and inspire others, Amy has proven management and policy skills, outstanding writing ability and comprehensive knowledge of and contacts in the national and international media. She is an experienced media trainer.

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Oliver Courtney

Oliver Courtney

Associate Director

Oliver has spent over 10 years delivering first-class communications for charities and media organisations. His main areas of expertise include strategy development, writing and editing, media relations and project management. He has a particular interest in how digital tools can be used to drive effective campaigns and advocacy.

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Jon Date

Jon Date

Senior Associate

Jon has nearly 10 years’ experience in communications, advocacy and campaigning across a range of issues including international development, humanitarian emergencies, tax justice and women’s rights. He has led a number of campaigns which have led to significant changes in government policy and corporate practice, as well as generating substantial public support and media coverage.

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Pat Hinton

Pat Hinton

Senior Associate

Pat has nearly 10 years' digital experience, supporting charities to create meaningful content that has a real impact. His work has encompassed many forms of digital communications, from high-level strategy development to content creation and delivery across platforms.

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Charlie King

Charlie King

Senior Associate

Charlie has nine years' experience delivering first-rate communications and media strategies for organisations in the public, charity and political spheres. He spent five years at Plan International UK, where he thrived devising campaigns on complex and challenging issues including FGM, sexual violence and taboos around menstruation. While running the organisation's press office, he helped to launch Plan as a domestic campaigning force, driving the debate on period poverty and helping to mastermind a number of UK policy wins.

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Felicity Slater

Felicity Slater

Associate

Felicity has a breadth of experience across politics and international development, bringing a deep understanding of social change, digital nous and excellent political instincts. She has a knack for communicating complex issues clearly and loves to write, edit and pitch beautiful copy.

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Charlie Zajicek

Charlie Zajicek

Associate

Charlie is an experienced communications specialist with a track record in engaging policymakers on climate and environment issues. He is adept at taking dry, complex policy and making it relevant and accessible, while respecting the nuance and quality of the original content. His approach involves understanding key audiences, what they want, and how they will be most receptive to information or messaging. He’s in his element working across a range of media – from online, to film, to print.

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Anna Norman

Anna Norman

Operations Manager

Anna has more than 15 years' management experience across a number of roles in academic publishing, the information industry and non-profits. She joined di:ga from Camara Education, a social enterprise that refurbishes computers, sets up eLearning centres and provides digital literacy training to schools in Sub-Saharan Africa. At Camara, she achieved 10-fold growth in annual corporate computer donations and helped drive the organisation's long-term sustainability. Prior to Camara, Anna worked at Sage Publications and Thomson Reuters.

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Our network

In addition to our core UK-based staff we have a network of friends and associates we can call on for jobs that are bigger than we can service, or that require certain skills or knowledge we don't have. We have freelancers and agencies we work with regularly in Brazil, China, the US and France who have excellent contacts with the media in their countries and wider regions. Amongst our regular collaborators are people who speak Chinese, French, Swedish, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic and German.

Our address book also includes hugely talented graphic designers, digital whizzes, political operators, filmmakers, and branding gurus and we’re happy to facilitate an intro or manage the relationship ourselves. (Either way, we don't layer on finder's fees or unjustified additions to their standard rates). This means that we can build the team to fit your brief and you can get all the benefits of a big global agency, without the hefty price tag.