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We featured in Develop!

In June, schools and colleges from across the East Anglian region converged on Cambridge for the pilot of Future Experience Points (FXP) festival. Conscious Communications collaborated with Rizing Games (the student-run games company based at Cambridge Regional College), Jagex and North Cambridge Academy to create the festival, which will be open to schools and colleges across the UK in 2017.

We wanted to create an initiative that would provide genuine career opportunities for school and college students and open their eyes to the possibilities offered by creative digital industries, while supporting teachers in effectively delivering the new computer science curriculum.

Our Managing Director, Alison, recently featured in the world leading games industry magazine, Develop, discussing our involvement with FXP, how successful the inaugural event was, and our plans for next year’s festival. You can read more here: How FXP Festival is encouraging young people to become devs

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We featured in Stylist!

At Conscious Communications, we fully embrace social responsibility and provide our team members with the opportunity to volunteer and work with charitable causes in their local and wider communities.

Our Head of Client Teams, Zoë, recently featured in the women’s interest publication Stylist, discussing our volunteering scheme. Last year, we completed over 100 hours of charity work, and along with choosing our charity of the year at our annual away day, each team member is given two paid days to spend with a charity of their choice.

The main objective of the initiative is to offer our public relations and marketing skills and expertise to charities that may not have the resource in-house. Read more about our volunteering programme from Zoë in the Stylist feature, and find out how we have made a real difference to charity projects!

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Conscious Communications with designs on Cambridge

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We have launched an in-house design team with the appointment of Alan Beeson as Senior Designer. Alan started his career in print-based design for magazines and publishing before turning his hand to creating and evolving brand collateral for a broader corporate market.  Alan now specialises in designing printed promotional material, websites, and artwork for digital marketing – ranging from email campaigns to video editing. Our designs can already be seen online, across East Anglia, and as far afield as Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Established in 2012 to fill a gap in the market for a communications agency ‘with a conscience’, Conscious Communications is based within the high-tech innovation hub of Cambridge’s St John’s Innovation Centre.  With a growing reputation for providing intelligent marketing solutions for education, charity and hospitality clients, the team works with organisations including International Baccalaureate, St Mary’s School, Cambridge, Cambridge Science Centre, Brains Eden, Pamoja Education, British Nutrition Foundation, Marshal Papworth, and Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa.

Conscious Communications is responsible for the Future Experience Points (FXP) festival, an initiative which was piloted in Cambridge from 25-26 June with support from Greater Cambridgeshire and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership, Cambridge University Press, Jagex, ARM, YoYo Games and Anglia Ruskin University. The initiative was created to provide a unique opportunity for schools and Further Education students to gain exposure and access to the thriving Cambridge creative digital industry – through a games jam.  Students participated in FXP from as far away as Bedford, Peterborough, Huntingdon and Ipswich, as well as Cambridge, and the new design team’s work to create the FXP website has been an essential factor in attracting digital natives to the festival.

To launch the Conscious Communications’ design team, businesses across the UK have received an interactive folding and revolving ‘tumble card’ in the post – showcasing the company’s flair for design.

Alison Taylor, Managing Director of Conscious Communications said: “Demand from our clients for excellent digital and print design to enhance communications programmes has grown over the years, so this is a natural progression for our business.  We have worked with Alan for many years as a freelance designer and are delighted that he has agreed to join our team and lead the company’s growth in this area.”

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