The London-headquartered live events agency, Clive has opened a new office in Dublin, investing over €600,000 to set up its new Irish operation.
The agency works with some of the world’s biggest brands including Facebook, Instagram, BT, Virgin Media, PlayStation, Honda, Volkswagen, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Established in London in 2010, the growth of the agency’s business into the Irish market in recent years has driven the launch of its new Dublin office.
The agency is investing €600,000 in setting up its Dublin office and it will initially create three new jobs with additional roles planned for later this year.
“We see a big opportunity in the Irish market; many of our existing clients’ European headquarters are based in Dublin and it’s their feedback – that they would love an agency like Clive operating locally – that has driven the development of our new Irish operation. We’ve had the opportunity to produce some of our proudest work for clients here, so we’re thrilled to be officially putting down our Irish roots and expanding the team with the opening of our Dublin office,” says Clive director Sean Doyle, who has overseen the opening of the new office.
Recent projects delivered include an installation for Facebook at the Data Summit, Dublin and Facebook’s Boost Your Business European Tour, which kicked off in Dublin. The agency also recently won a contract in Dublin with LinkedIn to support its Central Western Europe Marketing team with a range of live events and digital content creation initiatives.
Clive will offer a range of services from its Dublin office including experiential activations, communications conferences, pop-up events, incentive travel and location sourcing, as well as content creation and digital design.
The Irish operation will be headed up by head of client services for Ireland, Robyn Church, who has worked at The Convention Centre Dublin for eight years. He will be supported by senior account managers Robb Kennedy and Pamela Murphy.
According to Church: “The events industry in Ireland is undergoing a seismic shift, as global brands operating out of Dublin demand more sophisticated event solutions for face-to-face communications. Event management, production and logistics come second nature to Clive, but what we believe makes us different to event management and production companies is our proven expertise in creative message delivery. From finding the perfect venue or location that helps brands stand out in a crowded market, to creating eye-catching event identities and communications campaigns to engage and attract distinct audiences; our approach always goes back to a brand’s communications objectives. Creative content sessions, experiential activations and engaging digital communications are just some of the tools we use to amplify brand messages, ensuring real return on investment.”