Celebrating five years of Sookio
We're celebrating five years of Sookio with the relaunch of our website. We want to show the breadth of the editorial services we offer to clients around the UK and overseas. We hope you like it!
Recent copywriting, web content and social media projects
We're always busy here! We're taking on new projects all the time and building relationships with long-term clients, for example Cambridge Phenomenon, for whom we look after the Twitter and LinkedIn feeds.
For Lürzer’s Archive (pictured) we look after the web content and social media, and have seen the Facebook community climb to over 40,000 fans. Our web editor Rhia Chohan went out to Cannes Lions 2013 and provided excellent coverage on the website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
After over a year of development, the Feeling Fab project with radio presenter Angie Greaves is taking shape. The launch party in June 2013 saw business leaders, bloggers, journalists and celebrities giving their backing – and we even had royal approval from the Duchess of York.
We do a lot of work with businesses in the Cambridge tech cluster, for example Elektron Technology. We now produce their blog content and social media for their ophthalmics division and offer social media advice to another of their brands, food hygiene device Checkit.
Our knowledge of the Cambridge academic and business eco-system was useful when we were called upon by newly formed National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) to help get their website content up and running while they were getting staffing in place.
Avasara Events is another Cambridge business, who specialise in Indian-themed events from weddings to business workshops. We're supporting them in their social media and helping them reach a wider audience.
Copywriting is always a core part of the business, with recent and ongoing projects for Renovation Insurance Brokers, retail property giant Jones Lang LaSalle and wedding photographer Steven Brooks. Talking selfishly for a moment, we love working with so many different sectors because we learn something new from each client.
Supporting the community with Creative Ely
In November 2012 we founded Creative Ely, a group for people working in the creative industries in and around Ely. The rate of growth of the group has been quite incredible and each month we welcome photographers, designers, writers, musicians, artists and more to The Cutter Inn. It's all about forming relationships, learning from each other and generating work opportunities.
We were invited to provide input to Ely College's initiative Creativity in the Curriculum, and from this we are hoping to create strong links between the members of Creative Ely and the next generation. We're hoping that members will be able to share their wisdom and give students a real-world taste of working in the creative industries.
New premises and people
It's been an exciting year of growth for us. We moved into new premises in August 2012, on the top floor of Spa ely. It's a gorgeous 16th/18th century building with a lot of history and – without wishing to sound pretentious – something about the character of the building helps the creative process. We didn't want to be in a little beige box.
With the premises comes staff, including editorial assistants Jake Lowery and Cassie Fidler (who has since moved on but deserves an honorable mention as she was great). With Rhia Chohan doing an excellent job producing web content and social media for Lurzer's Archive and our team of freelancers around the UK, we're a happy little team.
Sookio in the media
We were delighted to be featured in The Guardian's Best Practice Exchange, offering our tips on using social media (but not letting it eat up your time!)