The show that garnered so much international attention and pressure to cancel has officially wrapped. With 170,000 attendees in 2020 (the last time it was in-person), CES felt very different this year. But anyone who still planned on attending back in December knew that would be the case. In fact, the CTA confirmed on Friday that roughly 40,000 (a quarter of 2020’s attendees) attended in-person this year, including about 1,800 members of the press.

I was there with our client MeetKai who exhibited at CES’ annual Pepcom Digital Experience – a press event that takes place the night before CES officially kicks off.

With the world’s biggest tech show just a few weeks away, it seems many – including both brands and journalists – are still determining their moves.

Despite the uncertainty of planning travel these days, the Consumer Technology Association – the team behind CES – recently announced that an additional 200 companies have signed up to exhibit and an additional 10,000 attendees have registered to attend in person. Pre-show must-attend press events like Pepcom still have hundreds of press registered to attend.

2021 has been an exceptional year for Clarity. 

The data tells its own story: we’ve grown annual global revenues by over 50% and our headcount exceeded 100 for the first time. 

We’re delivering highly sophisticated integrated campaigns for clients who are doing incredible things to build a healthier, cleaner, more equitable world. It’s important work. And we’re having a hell of a lot of fun doing it.

But things could have been so different.

In April 2020, we made a decision which in retrospect was perhaps the most consequential of our eight years in business.

December 3rd was named the annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 1992 by the United Nations as a day dedicated to promoting understanding of disabilities and to drive support for the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It is a day that aspires to increase the awareness of how valuable the assimilation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of life –  politically, socially, economically and culturally – is. 

In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities today, we asked Dr.

If industry events are anything to go by when defining the future of cyber security, it’s a sobering experience attending them today. The cyber security event scene is as buoyant as ever: the market is expected to grow in value to $345bn by 2026.

As a consequence, it has big implications for comms professionals whose job it is not only to adapt to new trends but to also anticipate and lead new strategies. In an industry that is moving at breakneck speed and where the adversary increasingly has the upper hand, it’s time to reflect about how we bring attention to the issues that matter now, what happens in the near future and the next big thing that we need to start preparing for.

We are thrilled to announce Thomas Cordes as our managing director of the Benelux region. He will be based in Amsterdam, an outstanding addition to Clarity’s European leadership team. 

Thomas has years of excellent corporate experience with some of the top international agencies and technology companies in the world. He began his career as a journalist and went on to lead content marketing at LVB Networks. He moved on to leadership positions at Winkelman Van Hessen, then Omnicom/Porter Novelli and most recently, Edelman. 

The sale last week of our client, Moonbug Entertainment, to a Blackstone-backed media company, is another significant indicator of the way the entertainment industry is changing, and why the LA publicity establishment is largely ill-equipped to deal with it.  

Moonbug is nothing short of a phenomenon. If you don’t know the company, the chances are that you are aware of its children’s entertainment properties, including CoComelon and Blippi. What is most extraordinary about these two properties in particular is that neither has ever been broadcast on linear TV in the United States.

Authored by Billy Stone, Content Intern

Autumn is undoubtedly the dark horse of the seasons – the reminiscent charm of Halloween and cozy nights are silver linings of colder conditions, as we’re swiftly pulled away from summer.

Now in the deep end of ‘Spooky Season’, your fears are likely to have moved away from ghosts in the night, instead maybe onto the prospect of a new job, career or the future.

As the debt-ravaged contestants of Squid Game have been shoved into our eyeline over the previous few months, they served up a following dose of what Black Mirror had previously given us – a gloomy glimpse into the future.

Bringing together some of the brightest SEO brains across the UK, BrightonSEO is a staple event for the industry taking place twice a year. So, it’s no surprise that we ventured down to the event last month to hear from the huge range of speakers.

It’s in October that you begin to feel the change in seasons. It’s now when we think through our summer to winter closet swap strategy. I hate to see summer go and you can bet I’ll be wearing my sandals until the snow flies! 

In autumn our thoughts turn to pumpkin spice lattes, Hallowe’en and the coming of winter. Autumn heralds the darkest part of the year. It’s also in October when you may begin to feel the effects of seasonal change.

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