Account wins and new staff for creative digital agency

New People-RTClear, a creative digital agency in Shrewsbury, is growing – with some major account wins and new staff contributing to a strong start to 2016.

The company specialise in website design, branding, print marketing and digital marketing. With turnover up over 50% this year and a team of 17, the agency is going from strength to strength.

Recent account wins include two family-run groups of businesses – Morris & Co Ltd and Rubery Owen Holdings Ltd.

Clear have been working with Morris & Co since 2015, a business which dates back to 1869 and spans the property, care, site machinery and estates sectors. Clear have developed a number of websites for the group, including Morris Care, Morris Property and Morris Site Machinery. Recent months have seen new contracts and increased budgets for digital marketing across a number of the group’s brands – including Search Engine Optimisation and Pay Per Click advertising.

Kate Watkins, Communications Manager, said: “Clear has shown great professionalism and a pragmatic approach to digital which has really helped us to dispel the myths around the channel and clearly informed our digital marketing strategies. The team are friendly and approachable and their input has been invaluable in energising our campaigns. We’re excited about the impact this channel will have on our brands and how it will support our continued growth.”

Rubery Owen are based in Darlaston, West Midlands, and have a 131-year history. Their brands include everything from chemical blending and formulation, materials testing and cleaning solutions, to grass machinery and cars. Clear are in the process of developing a number of the group’s websites, with Techtron and Rotech the first to go live, earlier this year, followed by Burrows GM in May.

As well as web design, Clear are undertaking various other projects for the group’s brands, including print advertising, branding, digital marketing, social media, and signage.

Group CEO Richard Jenkins said: “Since making the decision to work with Clear, we have seen fantastic progress across traditional and digital marketing platforms for all of our group companies. A number of big projects have gone live, and with many more underway, we look forward to a long working relationship together.”

With turnover at record levels, Clear have also taken on four new employees – two web developers, George English and Mike Read, and two account managers, Andy Brown and Russell Welch.

Both George and Mike are developers with plenty of industry experience. George has impressed with his ability to create websites that look and function just as they should – he has the kind of attention to detail clients love. Mike’s been developing since he was 13 and specialises in database design and optimisation.

Andy and Russell have been brought on to look after clients, with Andy mainly working on web design projects and Russell focussing on digital marketing. Andy previously worked at Fruit of the Loom and also has project management experience in the financial services sector. Russell is a former history teacher with four years’ experience in search engine optimisation, pay per click advertising and copywriting. He’s also an AdWords Certified Google Partner.

Clear MD Gavin Mills said: “We’re excited to be working with Morris and Co and Rubery Owen – both well-respected family businesses – and about the success of the agency overall. We’ve hired new staff to facilitate further growth and future looks bright – both for us and our clients.”

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