Marketing and pr

ESPA College

Our first press release for ESPA generated substantial media coverage, including a four minute special feature on BBC Look North and a three page feature in The Journal. We are now managing their 2015-16 recruitment campaign, which includes a range of online advertising and social media work.

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photo: ESPA College

Web development and advertising

hb opticians

After a long standing relationship devising successful advertising campaigns for hb opticians, we were commissioned by owner Hazel Bough to design and build a new website. It needed to be eyecatching, help promote new audiology and podiatry services as well as eyecare and eyewear, and have a full content management system. The client is delighted with the results.

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PR consultancy

Bishop Auckland College

Having previously been a senior manager in the further education industry, Cian director Chris Jennings had a particular insight into the requirements of Bishop Auckland College when asked to assist their summer 2011 enrolment campaign with strategic pr consultancy. The immediate impact saw regional newspaper, radio and TV coverage and we continue to work on a retained basis throughout their 2014-15 academic year.

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PR, creative and web development

Burgham Horse Trials

Cian creative pr generated significant media coverage for this major sporting event, with television, radio and press articles. We designed and built the event website, with an interactive forum and online ticket sales. A combination of pr, social media, advertising and direct marketing generated huge interest, with the website enjoying over 20,000 visits.

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Web development and creative


Having developed a new brand ID and corporate literature for Datawright’s flagship product Kingfisher ERP in 2010, we were commissioned to build a new website for the firm in 2011. Facilities include a secure client area with an interactive forum, corporate brochure downloads and online quotation.

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Media relations

Fruit to Suit

Cian creative pr was commissioned by new business start-up franchise Fruit to Suit to manage the firm's North-East media launch, and secured excellent coverage in the local and regional press. A double page spread in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle's education supplement and a full page in the Shields Gazette generated a number of fresh leads for franchisee Lisa Smith, giving her new business ideal exposure and raising awareness among the educational community.

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Media relations and e-newsletters

Aimhigher TWN

Cian were commissioned by Aimhigher Tyne & Wear/Northumberland, a Government funded agency which promotes higher education in areas with low participation, to publicise their work via a combination of media relations and e-marketing. Since our appointment in March we have secured significant press coverage for their Associates mentoring scheme and developed a new e-newsletter.

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photo: Aimhigher TWN

Magazine design and editing

Ponteland Town Council

We produce popular monthly community magazine Pont News & Views for Ponteland Town Council, including editing, creative design, print, distribution and advertising recruitment.

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PR and creative design consultancy

Hitchenor Wakeford

We are the retained PR consultancy for this international executive search partnership, which has offices in London, Leeds and Manchester. Work includes media relations, creative design, web and client e-communication.

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Branding, web and media

Adapt (North East)

We were commissioned to market a new scheme offering affordable short term vehicle lease to unemployed people in Northumberland. The project included brand identity, website, promotional material, a stakeholder launch event and media relations for the Green Light to Work scheme.

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photo: Adapt (North East)

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