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Catch up on our latest announcements.


Drop and give us 20

It’s time for our annual Intern Bootcamp. Students from universities across North Carolina will be in our office this week to participate in a pitch-style workshop and hear from our department leaders about agency life. And at the end of the week, one team will come out on top.


We be up in the gym just workin’ on our fitness…

O2’s our witness! Seriously, don’t be surprised if you see our Clean Team at one the 29 O2 Fitness clubs throughout the Triangle. They are our newest client! We will be running with the club’s PR efforts and lifting the brand’s social media presence. All without breaking a sweat.


Who Run the (Agency) World? Girls.

We have amazing women running things here at Clean. Our CEO, Natalie Perkins, was recently named a CEO of the Year by Triangle Business Journal—nominated and voted for by previous winners. Triangle Business Journal also presented Alexa Tesoriero, Clean’s Senior New Business Manager, with the Women in Business Rising Star Award. We’re grateful for all these two contribute to our agency, industry, and community.


We Play for Team Holt

Clean participated in the 5th annual Holt Brothers Playoff Party supporting the Holt Brothers Foundation and kids who have a parent with cancer. Not only did we experience the excitement of the NFL Playoff games with celebrity athletes and NFL cheerleaders in Reynolds Coliseum, but also, served as an event sponsor. We also contributed creative and PR support to the event, creating marketing collateral and landing coverage online and across print, broadcast, and radio. Go, team!


We’re Rising to the Top

As we celebrate our 21st anniversary this month, we appreciate recognition for our growth in Triangle Business Journal’s annual lists. For the eighth year in a row, Clean has been named the top graphic design firm in the Triangle. But that’s not all. This year, we also rose to No. 4 among advertising agencies, and No. 6 for internet marketing and design. Now that’s what we call full-service.


The Interns Are Coming

As the weather heats up and our awesome spring interns prep for graduation, we welcome seven new students to the agency. Our summer interns, selected during our second annual agency bootcamp, join us from universities across the state. We can’t wait to pick their brains for bright ideas and, of course, the latest buzzwords. It’s lit!


We’re pretty big on collaboration.

Stroll through the agency, and you’ll find us bouncing ideas off one another in front of the crayon wall or concepting in Twister. Naturally, Jon, Alice, and Scott were right at home at NC State University this month when they volunteered to review student portfolios. Design students talked through their work, then the Clean Design trio offered industry insight and pro tips. And who knows, they may have met a future addition to our team!



Our Experience Creative Director Glen Fellman had the opportunity to crash UNC’s School of Media and Journalism this month. Glen served on a panel of judges made up of industry professionals at Crash Campaign, a 24-hour marketing case competition. Participating students work with local clients to pitch solutions to real client challenges and create portfolio material. Congrats to this year’s winners!


Something New and Shiny

We know collaboration is the key to success. Our CEO, Natalie Perkins, was awarded the key to the city by the town of Fuquay-Varina on behalf of our agency. The award was given as recognition of our rebranding work with the town. We collaborated with Fuquay-Varina to reflect their welcoming attitude through creation of a new logo, motto, and brand — because we believe that Fuquay-Varina truly is “a dash more” than your average city.


Everyone Raise Your Glass…

When Durham Distillery opened last year, its goal was to bring in modern methods for making gin and produce the best gin in the South. As we celebrate its first birthday, a toast is in order for all the distillery achieved! This fall, Durham Distillery was voted No. 2 in USA Today’s 10Best List of Craft Gin Distilleries in the country against fierce competition, marking a total of 21 awards in its first year. We’ll drink to that!


Be an Agency of Change

Chief executive officer Natalie Perkins and chief creative officer Scott Scaggs traveled to Portland, Oregon last month to join Worldwide Partners Inc. at the 2016 North America Region Meeting. The focus? Creating and sustaining change. Here at home, this is something we think a lot about as we grow and expand. Natalie represented Clean Design in a panel discussion about new business and shared our two cents.


Banding Together

Kay Yow had a vision of banding together on and off the court to fight all women’s cancers. The former NC State University women’s head basketball coach believed her life was greatly extended by research trials. Therefore, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund supports women’s cancer research. We are proud to be partnering with the Kay Yow Foundation on a strategic branding initiative leading up to its 10-year anniversary.


Look Out Cancer—We’re Coming For You!

We’re proud to work with the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina in their mission to support, education, and improve the lives of lung cancers patients and their families. We’ll be working with them on public relations, social media, and creative concepts as they continue to drive awareness to this issue near and dear to our hearts.