Time for Change in Wildlife Trade

Imagine a world without elephants or rhinos. It’s a grim thought. Tusk Trust works tirelessly to combat the devastating impact of illegal trade, but they can’t do it alone. The entire world has to join forces. ‘Time for Change’ was the call by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, in a live satellite link up between London’s Shard (their first ever live broadcast), Tokyo and Johannesburg. The broadcast was viewed globally, streamed live on Facebook and trended #6 on Twitter. Time for Change was made possible by our team of live TV production, event and digital specialists.

High Prize for Exceptional Work

The challenge was simple. The Templeton Foundation wanted to raise the profile of the Templeton Prize, a prestigious event which honours a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery or practical work. Founded in 1972, they wanted to make it more relevant and accessible to the world. We produced the Templeton Prize Ceremony, live broadcasts, media conferences and films for Prize-laureate luminaries such as the 14th Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Jean Vanier. Venues included St Paul’s Cathedral, London Guildhall and St Martin-in-the-Fields.

The G8 Summit brings together leaders from the most powerful countries in the world. Their aim? To tackle global problems by discussing big issues and planning what action to take. Our brief was to stage this globally significant event at Lough Erne, Northern Ireland. And big names meant big numbers. With world leaders and delegates (900 attendees), the world’s media (600 media from 108 TV stations), and the world watching (50 events, 30 bilateral meetings and 10 press conferences), we managed the entire production and technical aspects of the two-day summit (250 team members, 12 days to set up 42 rooms).

Marks and Spencer is one of the UKs iconic retailers, comprised of 959 stores and 78,000 employees. Their annual AGM is attended by many retail investors and, traditionally, is hosted at Wembley arena. For many years, CTN Group has helped to produce the AGM and share it as a television event.

During COVID in 2020, and again in 2021, CTN helped M&S to stage their first virtual AGMs, enabling the leadership team to host the meeting from their head office and replicating many of the features of the traditional meeting.

DSEI is the world’s largest defence and security expo, hosted bi-annually in London. For the second time, CTN conceived and developed the Royal Navy presence at DSEI, creating an impactful and highly interactive exhibition stand.

In 2021, we helped showcase the Royal Navy’s technical innovation and increasingly global presence. The stand included direct links to the carrier strike group on deployment in the Indo-Pacific, and helped delegated gain a full appreciation of the Royal Navy’s strategic reach and impact.  

Based in Denmark, Grundfos is the world’s largest water engineering company, annually producing around 16 million pump units. 

With the appointment of a new CEO, CTN advised on his internal messaging, and conceived and produced the first live global townhall, shared from Bjerringbro to over 60 countries across the world.



More Focus, Less Zoom

Simon Kucher and Partners is one of the world’s leading strategy and marketing consultants, with over 1700 employees in 27 countries worldwide. With the appointment of new co-CEOs in 2019, CTN Group has worked with the leadership team on its strategic communications and the global positioning of the firm during a turbulent period around COVID.

During lockdown, CTN helped bring the partnership together via a ground-breaking virtual meeting, linking the CEOs with 160 partners around the world from CTN’s very own media centre.

A Smashing Naming Ceremony

The naming ceremony and PR campaign CTN Group produced established Saga plc as a boutique cruise operator. We created a Great British Garden Party at the Port of Dover. A real grass lawn was laid, afternoon tea was served, a Royal Marine band marched, and the traditional bottle smash was conducted by the ship’s God Mother the Duchess of Cornwall.