Reflecting on 2017: Where we are, what we do and where we want to be
It’s been a little over a year since I last wrote here. It feels like it was yesterday.
It seems like 2017 flew by and as we approach 2018 I cannot help but reflect on everything that happened since I decided to start my own company last December. And what a journey its had!
This has been an amazing year for CEW. We managed to go from one-person to a team of four and we are more excited than ever about all the possibilities that the new year has to offer us.
We've had the opportunity to work with amazing brands in the past 12 months --Monese, Sunlight, SILK Ventures, Libryo, Detective Dot, just to name a few-- and we've learned a lot throughout the process.
We helped Monese announce it’s Eurozone expansion, by taking a freshly painted “Brexit Bus” on a tour through London, Paris, Brussels and Frankfurt! The action got a lot of attention and was widely covered by the media throughout the UK and Europe, including this piece by Bloomberg and this article by The Next Web:
SILK Ventures, got major media exposure when we worked with them on the announcement of a new fund to invest in European and U.S. ‘scale-ups’. We achieved global coverage, including this piece from TechCrunch:
Another exciting opportunity for us was to work on the launch of Blooms London, the UK’s first workspace and members club with a focus on female entrepreneurs. We had journalists attending the launch and covering the event; the Culture Trip was one of the media outlets that published an article about it:
We helped some amazing startups with their funding announcements too. Including Tech.EU exclusive covering of Libryo’s $1 million in seed funding:
And UK Tech News covering Sunlight, who closed a £500,000 seed round from Speedinvest, Seedcamp and Annection:
City A.M. also published an opinion piece by Detective Dot’s founder, Sophie Deen:
CEW has established itself as an agency that specialises in working with tech and digital businesses, to help them scale and as a strategic partner for key players that support the ecosystem.
We have a lot of exciting plans for the new year. Firstly, you can expect a lot more content on our blog! The Communications Workshop, a newsletter for startups to gain some tips and advice on all things comms, is also set for a comeback in the first week of January -- you can sign up here.
We’re refreshing our Startup Service packages and creating new offerings for larger organisations looking to engage the startup community. Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming months!
Before I sign off, I just want to send a huge thank you to all our clients, partners and friends who supported us during this first year. We could not have done this without you! Roll on 2018!
BY CATHY WHITE, FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF CEW COMMUNICATIONS.