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Building Brands through Strategic Communication: Clearstream Agency

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Creative agencies in the market are many. But among them, Clearstream is ahead of the current. The company is an award winning boutique agency focused on developing comprehensive communications strategies that build brands. The firm is a full-service boutique PR agency comprised of talent from leading global public relations firms and America’s top newsrooms. It is also an independent communications marketing agency that transforms insight into ideas and ideas into action. Clearstream is privately held and headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, Miami, and Dallas. The agency was founded in 2015 by agency veteran Wendy Watson and the firm has experienced impressive year-over-year growth since opening its doors. Throughout her career, Watson has directed campaigns for some of the world’s most well-known companies including Disney, HP, Marriott, Mercedes-Benz, MGM, Procter & Gamble, Qualcomm, and Verizon by providing superior strategy, first rate creativity and high-impact results in broadcast, print and online media in the U.S. and abroad, through compelling partnerships, premier events and digital programming.

The firm attributes its success to working exclusively with clients that it believes in, by putting everything it has into every partnership. Clearstream is an amalgam of seasoned communications pros: media mavens, creative directors, agency vets, award-winning journalists, marketing gurus, digital divas, and research junkies.

Clearstream crafts results-driven campaigns that have been recognized by numerous press and marketing organizations. The agency has been the recipient of the ‘Game Changers Award’ by Finance Monthly for its innovative work in Artificial Intelligence. Clearstream clients include innovative startups, established brands, and Fortune 500 companies. The agency award-winning leadership includes global agency veterans and award-winning journalists who develop the strongest and most compelling content, communications and brand positioning for its clients.

“We do come from diverse backgrounds, but we share a single objective: real passion for championing great ideas that build brands,” says agency CEO & Founder Wendy Watson.

“Clearstream’s cross-platform approach to communication has enabled us to differentiate the capabilities and bring all communications disciplines together in one team,” stated Watson. “Our clients increasingly look to us to lead the marketing narrative and provide one-voice messaging across all channels.”

Watson’s Inspiration

This agency firmly believes in the power of a great idea and its ability to transform a brand. When founding the firm in 2015, Watson was inspired to rethink the traditional agency model, replacing it with a highly curated approach to professional service inspired by the ‘Hollywood model’ of business. The result was great since the firm could give a better quality of work, high client satisfaction levels, and better turnover.

Clearstream aims to make a difference and to do its part in bettering humanity. Whether through publicizing life-changing work by non-profits, launching an innovative App that improves communities or working with world-renowned educational institutions, the company’s goal is to educate and empower.

Where it All Began: the First Campaign

The agency’s first client campaign was pioneering work in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Clearstream’s early work in artificial intelligence well before the AI ‘Goldrush’ hit helped it to stake its claim in that space. It had also brought the agency several innovative clients that are changing the world.

Services Offered by the Firm

From exciting startups to Fortune 500 companies, Clearstream capabilities include: Brand Strategy, Messaging, Crisis Communication, Media Training, Media Production, Media Buying, Event Planning, Web Design & Development, Partnership Cultivation, Influencer Campaigns, Media Relations, Reputation Management, Executive Visibility, Employee Communications, Media Tours, Previews & Events, Product Seeding, Social Media, Digital Advertising, Content Development, and Ad Campaigns.

Clearstream Client Testimonials

“Clearstream has been nothing short of incredible and have added a whole new dimension to my company.”

- Ed Silansky, Founder, 1TRYBE

“Experts when it comes to leveraging current events to ignite a powerful conversation between your brand and consumers.”

- Greg Mancuso, General Manager, RENTALS UNLIMITED

“Clearstream’s creativity, innovative thinking, and pleasantness to work with are a rarity. And the plans they strategize are simply first rate.”

- Tom Sweeney, President, NORTH AMERICAN NETWORKS

Meet the Leader who Champions Great Ideas that Transform Brands

Wendy Watson, CEO and Founder: Watson is an award-winning agency executive who has more than two decades of experience creating brand campaigns that spark cultural conversation, drive consumer engagement, and positively impact the bottom line. Throughout her career, she has directed initiatives for the world’s most well-known companies including Disney, Hewlett Packard, Marriott, Mercedes-Benz, MGM, Procter & Gamble, Qualcomm, and Verizon. Watson founded Clearstream Agency in 2015, and her fast-growing firm has been recognized for its innovative and pioneering work in the area of artificial intelligence. Watson is a guest lecturer at UCLA Anderson School of Business and has been recognized as an “Inspiring Women in Tech 2019,” honored as one of CEO Today’s “Business Women of the Year 2018, 2019”, named to PRWeek’s “40 under 40 Stars of PR” and “Top 10 Millennial Marketers.” Her business-centered, results-driven campaigns have been recognized by numerous press and marketing organizations over the years. Before starting Clearstream, Watson worked for global Omnicom firm Porter Novelli for nearly two decades and during her tenure, she was named the youngest SVP in the company’s history. She served as Executive Vice President of the LA office, a global leader of the agency’s award-winning Youth Marketing practice and co-director of the agency’s entertainment division.

“Clearstream crafts strategic communications that drive conversation and build brands. Blending newsworthy narratives with unparalleled execution, our approach to public relations makes brands relevant by leveraging what is current and what is next.”

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