We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new brand Ovationly – a digital marketing specialist for conferences and events.
Over the last 6 years Colehouse Communications have been involved in events and conferences. Our very first foray into the world of events was not traditional and, in fact, was in the world of politics. Leaders Live was a collaboration born from our work with Bite The Ballot – a client whom had recruited our founder Steve Cole to examine their social media strategy when an opportunity arose to hold a major digital first in partnership with ITV and Twitter interviewing the leaders of the UK political parties via livestream.
During this process we cut our teeth in live content creation working with a team to produce in event imagery and photography as well as being the first team in the UK to test Snappy TV (now fully integrated into Twitter) allowing us to clip content on the fly and release statements from the politicians to help the livestreams go viral each week for 5 weeks running.
Fast forward a couple of years and we were asked to help with internationally acclaimed conference Thinking Digital in Newcastle, Manchester and London. Using our expertise and digital know how we worked with the event founder and exec producing team to create long tail marketing campaigns that helped increase revenue and sponsor satisfaction. Around the same time we were also recruited to work on brand new conference – One Question in London.
Another major achievement of the team has been the work on many TEDx events – the most significant of which has been growth and international acclaim of TEDx Manchester. When we began working with the team the event was a few years old and was ruching regular attendances of 450 people, with our support and a great team to work with we have helped grow that to one of the largest TED gatherings across the globe topping 2,300 and now regularly filling the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
In 2018 we were asked to work on a major three day event as part of the Great Exhibition of The North in partnership with Northern Powerhouse, another major step in our journey int he event and conference world.
So with all of this combined, from evening events through to multi day multi track events we think we have earned our stripes a little. Wanting to double down on our work within this industry and to help explore how far we could go we have decided to spin out the work under its own name – Ovationly (because we help you get the crowd on their feet!). Launching today we are now looking for more events and conferences to work with across the UK and hopefully in 2020 across the globe.
You can find out more about the services and our work to date by visiting the new site.