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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A strong community takes creativity

Over the past year, we stayed pretty quiet about the changes at Clean and our mission as an advertising and design agency in Raleigh, North Carolina. Probably because there were more important things happening in the world. And because we were just trying to keep our doors open while so many others around us shuttered. […]

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