At Orinoco Communications we offer a range of editorial, design, production and strategic services to help you communicate, engage and share your knowledge with your audiences.


Before we do anything else it’s vital that we get to know you, so the first thing we'll do is arrange a chat to find more about who you are, your story, your challenges, your goals and who you’re trying to reach.

Once we’ve got to know you we can then develop content ideas and a strategy that will ensure you reach your target audience with content that hits the mark.





Video drives more engagement than any other form of digital content right now but it needs to be done right to have true impact. We're experts at turning complex ideas into accessible, shareable videos that lift your research off the page and into people’s consciousness.



Sometimes the best way of communicating your research is through digital designs, such as infographics and posters. We can turn even the driest set of facts and figures into striking, informative graphics to be used online or in print.


Looking for a website to provide a base for your online research communication? We use our public engagement knowledge to design sites that disseminate your ideas, encourage dialogue with the public and help to build an engaged community around your research.


Social media can be an excellent way of growing an engaged community around your research but it’s a crowded space and to make the most of its potential requires a clear sense of purpose and strategic thinking.

We create bespoke social media strategies to help you define your goals and give you the tools to harness the power of social media platforms.



To stand out in your field and be quickly recognisable a strong visual identity is vital. We create strong, consistent branding and logos that work across a variety of platforms from print to websites and social media accounts.


Clients often want to empower their team members to take control of their own digital content creation, so we offer interactive, in-house workshops to train researchers and communicators with the skills to produce podcasts, shoot videos, write blogs and tackle all types of digital communication.



Podcasts are experiencing a golden age right now and they provide an excellent platform for telling research stories and engaging the public with innovative ideas. We cover all aspects of podcast production from idea development to writing, recording, editing and dissemination.



The world is fit to burst with digital content, so it’s no longer good enough to simply make something, stick it online and hope for the best. For a campaign to have impact it needs to be driven by strategic thinking.

We will work with you to devise a plan to ensure that your content has the impact you need and to make sure it’s impact that can be measured.

Working with the Orinoco Communications team has been a real pleasure. Their enthusiasm, rigor, tenacity and artistic ability are exemplary. From the earliest phases of development they have shown great creativity in making challenging scientific concepts accessible to the wider public. Their experience provides unparalleled support throughout the journey of content creation, from conception through to final delivery.
— Dr Rickie Patani - Patani Lab, UCL
The videos are absolutely brilliant and will be a great addition to the website. I still can’t watch the Patient Story films without a tear in my eye, and everyone I have shown them to is the same. You have caught the emotion, tragedy and optimism brilliantly.
— Professor Sir Doug Turnbull - Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research
It was a pleasure working with Peter Barker and the Orinoco Communications team, who showed attention to both scientific and aesthetic detail. They produced a hand-drawn animation on a tight budget in just 10 weeks. Every member of the team is efficient, responsive, and friendly. The animation has received only positive feedback, and has racked up several thousand views in a short space of time.
— Julia Turan - Communications Manager, The Physiological Society
It was a pleasure working with Orinoco to put together a film celebrating the centenary of the UK’s venereal disease act. The project ran to time and to budget and the final product was of excellent quality. Peter and the team communicated well throughout and responded to feedback and proposed changes quickly and effectively. Thank you!
— Dr Craig Tipple, British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
Orinoco Communications were a pleasure to work with, responding professionally and creatively to the brief. I would highly recommend them
— Nicola Freeman - Curator, the Foundling Museum