Friendly Creatives – Our Year 2017…

2017 has been an exciting and fruitful year here at Friendly Creatives. Here’s a look back on what we’ve been up to over the last 12 months… To contact us to help you achieve projects like these, email info@friendlycreatives.co.uk now!

  • Ongoing creative support and marketing – including social media marketing, graphic design, website backups, updates and control, technical support and administrative duties – for: WriteMovies, Screenwriters Forum, Friendly Creatives, and Raj K Lal, plus we added Parry People Movers, Activa Consulting, and Pre Metro Operations, to that list! Could we do the same for you? Email us at info@friendlycreatives.co.uk.
  • We helped Parry People Movers switch their domain and designed them a brand new WordPress website, with continued troubleshooting if they ever need it, and ongoing technical and marketing support as and when requested. Email us at info@friendlycreatives.co.uk.
  • Activa-updated-logoWe also rebranded the WordPress website for Activa Consulting, providing updated graphics and a stream of content that’s published regularly, around their core subjects of data protection and information security. Email us to find out more…
  • Data Protection/GDPR compliance programmes and consultancy - Ian was given early warning of the challenging new data protection law coming into force in 2018 thanks to Activa, which coincided with the opportunity to restructure our businesses and give our assistant Jamie greater ownership over his responsibilities within those. Ian made his 3 businesses (Friendly Creatives, Screenwriters Forum, and WriteMovies) GDPR-compliant nearly a year ahead of the legislation, which has led to being offered consultancy opportunities to further share those skills across many other organisations. Ian is now a registered consultant/contractor providing support to many companies on this subject and am managing ongoing article-writing and publicity/marketing around this subject for longstanding consultancy Activa Consulting. We delivered 2x1hour presentations on this for another sizeable consultancy firm, IMSM, in December, showing that even substantial consultancy firms are regarding us as an authority on this important subject. GDPR will force most companies and organisations to transform their approach to data protection – contact us now to find out how we can help. Email us at info@friendlycreatives.co.uk.
  • LOGOWriteMovies business development - Ian further restructured and refined our delivery model for this international script agency this year, enabling his assistant, Jamie White, to deliver more and more of the routine aspects of the business part-time while Ian has driven the business into new, high-profile territory. This has included pitching our award-winning scripts to industry, which has begun promisingly with the generation of a dozen smart-looking “One-Page Pitches” for our winners’ scripts and the successful pitching of many of these projects in person to 4 established UK and international film production companies, all of whom requested to us to send through scripts for the projects in question. Email us to bring the same to your business…
  • Introduction-to-Professional-Screenwriting-course-flyerLaunch of “Introduction to Professional Screenwriting” course for Screenwriters Forum and Virtual Film School for WriteMovies - Building on the successful monthly Script Development Group and Mini-Masterclasses Ian has been running for nearly 2 years now, we helped launch a full-circle course for early 2018 for new and emerging screenwriters which will also merge with and share insights with WriteMovies’ new Virtual Film School. We’ve generated new designs and publicity materials and campaigns to deliver these programmes. Click here to see and register for the two courses: Screenwriter Forum “Introduction to Professional Screenwriting”: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-professional-screenwriting-course-tickets-39962297307
    WriteMovies Academy: Hollywood Virtual Film School: https://writemovies.com/script-development-academy/
  • Producing 2 x 8-hour webinar learning programmes for Creative Alliance - Enhancing our delivery with multimedia, Ian presented, edited and packaged two lengthy new video presentations for learners of our Creative & Digital Media mandatory units, to enhance our delivery model and significantly enhance the number of Off-The-Job hours that CA can prove that they are generating from their learners under the new guidelines. The videos are presented in HD to a professional quality with use of wideranging props and embedded activities at regular intervals. A noticeable improvement in the quality of learners’ submissions for these units has resulted. Email us to bring tools like this into your business…
  • Delivering e-learning chapter and international seminar attendance for pan-European online course, “Promote Work-Based Learning” - Conducting extensive surveys with professionals and opinion formers about this subject. Collating wideranging international studies on this subject into unified findings and recommendations. Writing online course chapter “Tools for Effective Work-Based Learning” with varied and advanced materials and self-evaluation activities. Attending course in Poland with other chapter authors to work through the whole course and refine it – Ian took the lead on restructuring many of the chapter sections and refocusing the chapter to improve its quality and consistency. Email us to bring tools like this into your business…
  •  Formatting and consultancy for proposal document provided to the West Midlands Metropolitan Mayoral candidates by Parry People Movers Ltd – As part of our services to this new client (new website, consultancy, training and technical support) I generated a smart modern publication that they printed and handed directly to the candidates for Mayor in order to push their agenda for greater localised investment in transport links through lightweight, low-cost, locally manufactured and serviced tramways.
  • Meanwhile, Ian’s assistant, Jamie, was hired out as a technical runner, camera assistant, and director assistant on two high-budget commercial film shoots in early and mid-2017. Email us if you need similar support or video productions!

And there’s loads more to come from Friendly Creatives in 2018, too! If you’d like to order our services for any of the above, or anything else we can offer, just get in touch with info@friendlycreatives.co.uk.