2019 a year to remember

18th December 2019

January started with two new recruits, one an expert in marketing strategy and content, the other an old hand in all things creative and development. Our quest to offer a more rounded marketing and web development service now taking shape.  In other news, Brexit shows no sign of being sorted out (this may pop up again) and Liverpool look set to win their first league title in 29 years (unfortunately this may well come up again too).

February sees GB Consult secure a well-known local law client.  Our aim is to help bring the world of litigation and dispute resolution to the masses… we love a challenge.  Work is also underway to modernise a well-known estate agent’s website, a project close to my heart given the time spent looking for a new house for my growing family (more on that later).

March is a big one… GB Consult is resigned to folklore (and tax returns) as we take on a new identity and brand.  Clicksmith is born and is well received thanks to some non-too dusty launch PR by Kim and a sparkling new logo from Dom.  We also take residence of our brand-new office, a place we are proud to call our HQ.  A lick of paint later and some jazzy furniture from our client Bonsai and we are ready to welcome visitors. March ends with the UK leaving the EU as planned… or not.

April is an exciting month for me as we welcome the newest addition to our family.  April is also the same month that the sofa in the office starts to look like it would be a good place to get some sleep (tempting, but it’s never been done yet).  Clicksmith continues to go from strength to strength as we start working on some exciting new web projects.

Clicksmith 2019

May brings yet another recruit to bolster our development offering means we are now well equipped to tackle even the most daunting of web builds.  Yet more client wins mean we are now driving performance-led digital marketing strategy to a record number. In other news, as expected, Liverpool fail to win the league title.

June arrives and so does the summer…ish. Just in time for the season we launch a new website for Island Rib Voyages as well as an exciting new project for ESI Monitor.  The Cricket World Cup has a rather damp start, but we all know how that finishes (take a bow Ben Stokes).

July is a busy month (we thought Guernsey summers were supposed to be relaxing).  Two big marketing wins for Clicksmith, one an ambitious financial services firm and the other a chain of opticians (not the one you are thinking of).

August sees the launch of one of our most exciting projects to date.  Coachman is a high-end detailing company based in the UK.  We are extremely proud to launch their new site and brand.

September sees Clicksmith start a new branding project for a well-known local recruitment agency.  The project will see our client make big waves in the industry in 2020 with a fresh look and website.  A busy month concludes with a world-famous jewellery designer and online store join our digital revolution (digital revolution? … calm down Mr Bett).

Momentum is really building in October (Excuse the pun… actually don’t we love a pun) as we take on one of Guernsey’s leading construction firms.  Marketing strategy and PR is at the foundation (stop it now) of our scope. Brexit update… there isn’t one…. another election looms (yay).

November is non-stop, culminating in Black Friday for many of our clients.  We deliver record-breaking revenue for one of the UK’s largest golf retailers… not to mention record coverage across multiple online channels. Another new arrival – this time a baby girl for our designer.

And now it is December, and it is time to reflect on a crazy year.  2020 looks like it will be another busy one.  A huge thank you must go to our clients who have trusted us to deliver on our promises. Of course, a huge thank you to all our partners who help us deliver the service and results for our clients. And one last thank you to the Clicksmith staff who are not only very talented but great fun to work with.

Bring on 2020… no doubt Brexit will fail to happen, and Liverpool will once again fail to win the championship.

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