The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (GDBA) has appointed a three-strong media relations team. Chris Dysons joins the GDBA as media and special projects officer, arriving from Arthritis Care where he was events manager. Advertising officer Alison Wade joins from The Gloucestershire Echo, where she has been senior reporter for four years. Tony Searle has been with the GDBA since last year as a 'stop-gap' media specialist and now takes up the media and marketing role. The three report to communications head Robin Hutchinson.