Ending on a new biz high note.

As 2021 was coming to an end, we started two new client partnerships with a connection to music: Voices Together and NC Theatre. Voices Together is a wonderful organization changing the lives of people on the autism spectrum or who are otherwise neurodivergent. Founder and CEO Yasmin White developed the unique model used by Voices […]

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Helping students shine and rise.

When we were searching for a holiday gift for clients and friends of Clean, we wanted something that could help expand diversity, equity, and inclusion in our industry and help bring our agency mission to life. (As a refresher, our mission is to help build and strengthen our community through creativity.) So, instead of sending […]

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The year in review.

Letʼs start with a big sincere “thank you” to all the amazing people we worked with over the year. We wouldn’t have accomplished half of what we did without you. From our client partners to our facilities management crew, to our expert production partners. The jury’s still out, however, on how the history books will […]

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Time to Shine

In July, we graduated the first class from our bootcamp replacement, the Shine mentorship program. Like bootcamp, Shine is a way for our team to give back by inspiring a new generation of advertising professionals. Obviously, the name relates to our name Clean, but it’s more about shining a light on the different advertising career […]

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Clean and green.

With a name like Clean, one would expect us to go about our business in a more environmentally responsible way. That’s why we’re proud to announce that Clean is a certified “Green Place to Work.” With the help of Green Places, we calculated our carbon footprint and the cost to offset it through the purchase […]

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Why are we here?

It’s often said that agencies have a hard time doing for themselves what they do for clients. It’s an old saying that borders on the cliché, but it’s true. A prime example is the dearth of quality agency mission statements. Most we’ve seen say the same thing using different words. It seems creating an original […]

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Making a big splash on National Mimosa Day

As the state started relaxing restrictions on gatherings, we started planning our first in-person promotion since the start of the pandemic – Orangina’s Big Splash. The event had many facets. First off, it was held on May 16, National Mimosa Day. Why? Because mixing Orangina and Champagne results in the Frenchiest mimosa ever. But that […]

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Increased vaccinations driving increased new biz.

It could be causation or coincidence, but as vaccinations started going into arms, new business opportunities started appearing in our pipeline. Now, a few of those opportunities have converted to new client relationships. One new client we’re honored to be working with is Voices Together. This nonprofit is dedicated to transforming the lives of people […]

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The gold lining to 2020.

The cloud that was 2020 rained down unique challenges for the agency world. Slashed budgets. Remote brainstorming sessions. Halted productions. Marketing blackouts. The list goes on. Even award season has been affected. Like the Grammys and the Golden Globes, the Addys went virtual. Effectively robbing us agency folk of the annual opportunity to schmooze, overindulge […]

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3 Ways to Get More Powerful Work from an Agency-Partner*

By Glen Fellman, Head of Creative – Okay, what I’m sharing isn’t quite the same as a magician giving away trade secrets, but there’s a smidge of controversy in what I’m encouraging client-partners to do. Suffice to say, these bullets contain some secrets to motivating an agency-partner to level up their thinking, do it quicker, […]

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