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The Principal Manchester was the Place to be last Friday!

Last Friday, Place North West held their second annual Place Cannes Do party at the Principal Hotel, Manchester. More than 450 guests enjoyed a lively afternoon of informal business networking, sponsored by Braemar Estates and Together, and clear were on hand to film and capture all the fun and excitement.

An accordionist greeted guests with the sounds of the French Riviera as they arrived at the drinks reception, and guests then enjoyed a French-inspired lunch in the Grand Ballroom. Entertainment was provided by Dani Sicari & The Easy Rollers and gypsy swing band Hotclub 5.

Take a look at the edit we produced over the weekend covering all the highlights of the event here: https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/gallery-video-place-cannes-do-2017/

If you have a video project you need some help with then drop Tom a line on 0161 448 2424 or at tw@weareclear.co.uk


Filmed with love to look their best

Last week, our film crew drove the 500 mile round trip to the most Eastern point in the UK to film at frozen food giant Birds Eye.

Filming a case study for Johnsons Apparelmaster, we got to find out some of the facts behind one of the nation’s most well-known brands and learn a little bit more about the operations of the factory based in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

A highlight of the day was getting to see the famous Pea Car from their 2006 Ad campaign.

The filming is part of a series of case studies we're shooting all over the UK, all of which highlight the excellent customer service Johnson’s deliver to clients.

If you are interested in seeing how video can work to promote your business then get in touch. We can grab a coffee and show you some examples of our work.

Just drop Tom an email on tw@weareclear.co.uk or call him on 0161 448 2424 to talk through what you are trying to achieve and let us help come up with some ideas for you.


Don’t miss out on entering THE construction event of the year!

We are currently planning for the 11th annual North West Regional Construction Awards for this summer at The Principal Hotel, Manchester. Entries are still open and we are asking companies to come forward and nominate for the various categories on the night. All information can be found at www.constructionawardsnw.co.uk

The awards provide an exclusive opportunity for the North West built environment sector to showcase and celebrate outstanding examples of best practice within their field so please do not miss out on your chance to shine!

We have a number of high profile companies presenting and sponsoring on the night with the likes of The University of Salford, Morgan Sindall, CS2 Chartered Surveyors, Hays Recruitment, and Hill Dickinson returning as headline sponsor.

Nominations will remain open until next Friday (March10th). Please get in contact with Caroline on ce@weareclear.co.uk if you have any questions about the nominations process.

Good luck!!


A successful Prolific North Live for clear

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at Prolific North Live last week. Great to see lots of old faces (and some new ones).

A great two days on the stand with the clear team. Some good insight picked up as well from the various talks over the two days.

We were busy taking lots of pictures which we’ve now uploaded to our new Instagram account

If you like what you saw on the day or didn’t get a chance to meet one of the team. Please get in touch with Tom who will be happy to help you. Drop him a line on tw@weareclear.co.uk

Covering the hot topics

On Friday, clear were pleased to work with The Place North West to film the Greater Manchester Mayoral Debate held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The studio team worked quickly to edit the footage so that it was available for people to view as soon as possible.

It was a sell out audience so if you couldn’t make it yourself you can now watch the whole debate, plus the post-debate interviews, on their You Tube Channel



Come and see us at Prolific North Live 2017

Prolific North Live is the largest marketing exhibition outside of London, and we are thrilled to be a part of it for 2017!

Taking place on 15 and 16 February at EventCity, Manchester, the show will feature over 150 exhibitors showcasing the very best in marketing, digital, broadcasting, PR, and advertising from across the North.

And, clear will be there showcasing the very best in all things 'live' – events, experiential, exhibitions, launches, conferences and more…

We are on stand 172 and are looking forward to meeting as many of the 5,000 expected visitors as possible, so make sure you pop along to see us.

The team will be on hand to chat through any ideas and projects that you may need help bringing to life. We hope to see you there!

Of course, if you can’t wait until then and need some help now then get in touch with Tom on tw@weareclear.co.uk or on 0161 448 2424.

Shorts for Johnsons Apparelmaster

We were delighted to work with Johnsons Apparelmaster recently on a filming project for their annual conference.

clear were tasked with visiting 3 of their key customers and interviewing them about the excellent customer service provided by Johnsons. Locations included a stunning Audi showroom and a Fox’s biscuit factory.

The videos needed to engage with conference delegates and make them feel proud to be part of an organisation that excels in exceeding clients expectations.

The 3 short films, were incredibly well received by delegates and management, and as a result, clear have now been asked to work with Johnsons on a further 17 videos. We can’t wait to get started.

If you have a video project you need some help with then get in touch with Tom on tw@weareclear.co.uk


New Year, New Face

This week we are welcoming our new Business Development Manager, Tom Wood, to team clear.

Tom joins us after spending most of 2016 travelling Asia. Ticking off an impressive 12 countries in the process!

Tom has marketing and business development experience at Manchester agencies Forever Creative and Music working with some fantastic brands and businesses on a variety of creative projects over the past 5 years.

His focus will be on looking for new opportunities across our service portfolio of events, video and design. And, he will be also getting in touch with clients old and new so be sure to say hello if you hear from him or indeed get in touch with him if you have a project you would like to discuss: tw@weareclear.co.uk


Amazing audience response for Justin Moorhouse

Last week, amongst other things we used our Audience Response System for the Johnsons Apparelmaster Annual Gala Dinner and Awards at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham. Our Reply Plus keypads are extremely versatile and can make any conference more interactive and engaging. In this instance, we ran a quiz in three sections with a team leaderboard at the end of each stage. The quiz included video and audio rounds covering subjects like movies and music. With comedian Justin Moorhouse hosting the quiz the evening was a great success, with feedback from the guests that it was the best gala dinner they had ever been to!



2017 is the Place to be for new client wins!

The year is off to a great start with another new business win in the bag! We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed by Place North West as their official video provider for two high profile events taking place in the first quarter of 2017. clear will be working with the editorial team on filming both events and then creating exciting edits for use on the website and across all social media platforms.

As a Manchester business, who love this fine city, our first project is one we are really looking forward to! We will be filming the Place North West GM Mayoral Debate on Friday 10 February 2017 at the Midland Hotel, Manchester. This free event will see the region’s leading property and construction decision-makers gather to hear the candidates discuss their priorities and policies for the area, ahead of the election on 4 May 2017.

For further information click here: www.placenorthwest.co.uk/events/place-north-west-gm-mayoral-debate-hear-from-the-candidates

Post-event, an edit of the debate will be live on the website so if you can’t make it on the night you can still be part of it thanks to the clear video team!

As well as this new client win, we have several other video projects we are working on that we will share with you as soon as we can… so watch this space! However, we are always looking for more… so if you have a video project that you would like some help and ideas with then please get in touch with Graham on gmw@weareclear.co.uk or call him on 0161 448 2424.


Clear spring into 2017 with new client win

We were thrilled to be asked by Lancashire based spring manufacturer, Performance Springs, to work with them on the creation of an exciting and engaging promotional video.

Created using Motion Graphics software, the end product was a looping video for use on a large screen in the head office reception - promoting the business to all colleagues and visitors.

An online version was created for use on the company website and across all social media channels.

Managing Director, Adrian May, said about clear: 'The speed of their service and quality of product is excellent'.

Take a look at the final video here

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If you're looking to promote your business through video drop Graham an email at gmw@weareclear.co.uk

North West Regional Construction Awards 2017

Now in their 11th year, the North West Regional Construction Awards 2017 are officially open for entries, and we are delighted to be working with the University of Salford and Constructing Excellence to deliver them.

We have a brand new website for 2017 – take a look and let us know what you think: www.constructionawardsnw.co.uk

The Awards ceremony and dinner will take place on Friday 23 June 2017 at the newly refurbed Principal Manchester Hotel.

We are thrilled to have some sponsors on board already… Hays Recruitment and Place NW and are looking forward to making this year the biggest and best to date!

 


Social Media is the No1 Marketing Channel

Industry magazine PR Week ran an article this weekend stating that marketers are now prioritising social media as the single most important marketing channel to use when launching a new product.

Social media has risen above more traditional methods including PR, TV advertising, sales promotions and direct mail to be the number one channel in the UK, US and Australia. The study by marketing consultancy Five by Five found that 74 per cent of brand marketers saw social media as the top priority for launches. They stated, that shareable content and social engagement allow brands to create a buzz about a launch in a way no other channel can match.

At clear, we work with brands and businesses to help them create fun, exciting and engaging online content. Our end to end in-house video service enables us to work with our clients from idea to delivery, supporting clients every step of the way.

So if you need help with your online video content then please get in touch.

Take a look at our video website to see some examples of our work:

www.weareclear-video.co.uk

Clear help judge the prestigious CHS Awards 2017

Our very own Client Services Director Caroline Ellison is thrilled to be on the judging panel for the 2017 CHS Awards.

The Awards provide hotels and venues with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their facilities, with award categories such as Best Independent Venue, Best Unusual Event Space and Best Green / Sustainable Venue there is something for everyone.

If you are thinking of entering then take a look at the site… www.chsawards.co.uk

The ceremony will take place on Thursday 11th May 2017 at The Royal Armouries in Leeds. It will be a fantastic industry event to be involved in… best of luck to everyone who enters!



Better than Bake-Off!

Clear spent the day at Renshaw Academy filming celebrity Chef Nicholas Lodge. Filming took place in the amazing state of the art Academy where sugarcraft experts from around the world come to teach.

Our producer was stunned by the professionalism of Chef Nicholas Lodge and commented ‘I have never worked with anyone who was so organised, clear on how they wanted to present themselves and word perfect every time’.

Produced as part of an online marketing campaign, the footage will be edited into short clips for use on Youtube and aimed at Americas sugarcraft professionals and enthusiasts so they can benefit from the Chef’s expert knowledge of Renshaw cake decorating supplies.

Once ready, we will upload a link to share with you.

If you have a video project you need some help with then get in touch on hello@weareclear.co.uk


Check out our new video site

As you may be aware, clear have been successfully producing creative video content for a number of years and we have just created a new website to showcase our work.

When you have a minute please take a look and let us know that you think - www.weareclear-video.co.uk

If you have a video project that you would like some help with then get in touch - we’d love to pop over to discuss it with you and show you how we can help.

Drop an email to Caroline on ce@weareclear.co.uk





It's a boy!

Massive congratulations to our lovely designer Charlotte and her husband Roy on the birth of their beautiful baby boy!

Baby Tobias Jake Eryk Bailey was born on 5 November, three weeks ahead of schedule and as you can see he is absolutely gorgeous.

We are all thrilled for the Bailey’s and cannot wait for her to bring him in to meet us all!






Helping to Build Memories

Clear have been showcased in the latest issue of Hospitality & Events North Magazine for the staging and production of the North West Regional Construction Awards 2016. Held at the Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse in Liverpool, the event welcome 400 guests and celebrated 17 award winners.

The venue is stunning and was the perfect location for this prestigious event. To read more about the event and view the highlights video click here. Work is currently underway on planning the categories for 2017… so watch this space!

If you have an awards ceremony coming up and need some help then get in touch with Caroline on ce@weareclear.co.uk

200 Years of Ambition

Clear were thrilled to be appointed by l legal firm Brabners to help them organise and plan a celebratory event for clients and staff in honour of their 200th year in business.

Held at The Museum of Liverpoool, over 120 guests attended the special evening event.

Guests enjoyed champagne and canapes as well as a live musical performance from a trio of Italian musicians, flown over especially for this special occasion.

Clear helped berg will all the planning and preparation for the event, and helped it all to run smoothly on the night. Guest feedback was excellent and the team at Brabners were delighted with the success of the event.

The Manchester event is booked for 2 November at Manchester Art Gallery. Clear are delighted to be working on this one alongside the Brabners team!


Delamere 10k Commando Trail

Never ones to turn down a challenge, the Clear team, along with some friends, recently completed the Delamere Commando Trail.

10 kilometres of mud, obstacles, bogs and fun!

Here is a little video we put together of the experience:


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Making delegates and clients happy

For the fourth year running, Clear were able to help K3 Retail produce another successful ‘Make Happy’ Customer Conference at the De Vere Wokefiled Park near Reading last week. The day included a Rio themed dinner in the evening with Steel Drums and Brazilian Carnival girls. We even produced our first Snapchat Geofilter. Clients could then take branded and themed Snapchat photos and share them on social media. A modern and cost effective alternative to the photo booth.

Their Marketing Manager said ‘I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the team for helping to make our event such a great success. Your calm and professional approach really made a real difference. We were able to really enjoy the day and spend a lot of the time networking with customers and partners.’

Their Business Development Director said ‘I’d like to say a BIG thankyou to you and the Clear team for the awesome job you did again for us this year – outstanding guys.’

We can’t wait to get started on next year’s event.


Sweet video in support of stress awareness at work

Graham recently went to a sweet factory near Stockport to film the perfect way to sugar the pill of a hard day at work – the installation a giant adult ball pool for staff.

Bosses at the firm, on Albion Road, say research shows play activities such as the ball pool can increase creativity and reduce anxiety. They also want workers to discover their inner child.

The pool, which holds 25,000 balls and can take up to 15 people at a time, was positioned in the staff canteen and employees could use it during their breaks.

It was installed to mark National Stress Awareness Month and celebrate the launch of a new Drumstick and Refresher Bon Bon range.

It was certainly fun to film and edit for their PR campaign.

Find out more


Let's Engage

In December 2015, Clear worked with Lookers PLC to produce their annual general managers conference at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire.

The whole event was aimed at engaging with managers and getting them to understand how important it is for them to engage with their colleagues and customers at every level. We used key pads at the event to get their input throughout the day. This worked really well as they were fully engaged and listening to all presentations just in case they were asked questions at the end!

The day was hosted by former Olympian Jonathan Edwards who did a brilliant job at interacting with the audience and the speakers.

In the evening, there was a gala dinner and an after dinner speech by former England rugby star Martin Bayfield.

Clear are looking forward to working with Lookers early February on the Sales Manager Conference at the Sage Gateshead.


September in the Rain

A new production of John Godber's 'September in the Rain' will be on tour July 2016. Mark took his trusty camera up to Blackpool with the cast to take some promotional photography. Check out the Little Diamond Theatre Company's website for more information.









Happy Birthday berg

Clear were thrilled to be appointed by successful legal firm berg to help them organise and plan a celebratory event for clients and staff in honour of their 25th year in business.

Held at The Restaurant Bar and Grill in Manchester City Centre, over 70 guests attended the lunch event held in July. Guests enjoyed Aperol Spritz on the Terrace followed by a beautiful three course lunch.

The firm was also launching its 2015 banking report on the same day and we were lucky enough to be able to showcase their new branding at the event.

Clear helped berg will all the planning and preparation for the event, and helped it all to run smoothly on the day. Guest feedback was excellent and the team at berg were delighted with the success of the event.


Tackling food poverty with our client Kellogg's

As a company Kellogg's are committed to tackling food poverty. Following on from a successful event produced for them Clear volunteered to take all left over products from the event to a local food bank in Burnage.

As you can see the team at the food bank were delighted and we were pleased to help them and our client deliver on their CSR policies.





Food Bank Friday

Clear have recently started working with Trafford Housing Trust on a variety of projects from live events to video and have been really enjoying learning more about the organisation and what it delivers for the communities across the borough of Trafford. One area that was of particular interest to us was their ‘Food Bank Friday’ scheme and Clear will be supporting them with this scheme going forward. Each month colleagues at Clear will be donating food which we will deliver to Trafford Housing Trust to help tackle food poverty in and around Trafford.

To learn more about the scheme and see how you can get involved click here


Venetian Masquerade Ball

Clear had a really busy December and were delighted when we were appointed by Trafford Housing Trust to help them with the management, theming and room décor for their annual staff Christmas party. Held at The Palace Hotel, Manchester the theme was Venetian Masquerade and the room was dressed with stunning golds and purple, giant masks and striking lighting. Guests were greeted by a Venetian stilt walker and took part in a lively quiz. It was a fabulous event and a great end to a successful 2014.





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