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Who is behind the creative minds? How do we organize our daily work? And who are we anyway? Over 30 employees, different continents and nationalities, combined with a lot of fun, a pinch of nonsense and a lot of passion is what makes us the perfect team. Follow us behind the scenes of the creative gang and learn more about our work culture, internal processes, our habits and traditions, the way we organize our daily lives and our workflows. Dive into the world of Cleverclip!

Sef.Talk Remote Work Episode 3 (EN Version) 
Cleverclip
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Sef.Talk Remote Work Episode 3 (EN Version) 

Sef.Talk Remote Work – Management and Leadership On 8 May the Sef.Talk went into its third round covering all questions about management and leadership in the home office. This time the episode was hosted by Corine Blesi, Managing Director of the Swiss Economic Forum AG. Other exciting attendees were Dr. Felix Graf (CEO NZZ AG), […]

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Sef.Talk Remote Work Episode 2 (EN Version)
Cleverclip
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Sef.Talk Remote Work Episode 2 (EN Version)

Sef.Talk Remote Work – Company culture and community management  In the second Sef.Talk episode on April 30th, everything revolved around corporate culture and community management in the home office. How can a corporate culture also be established via digital channels? What role does personal contact play? How does the home office affect your own well-being? […]

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SEF.Talk Remote Work-Episode 1 (EN Version)
Cleverclip
24 min read

SEF.Talk Remote Work-Episode 1 (EN Version)

  Under this year’ s motto “Walk the line”, the SEF (short for Swiss Economic Forum) motivates companies to take more risks and to be willing to experiment. A motto that has become even more important due to current events. Especially in this time of crisis, agility, innovative ability and the degree of digitalization play […]

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The Advantages of Remote Work. The Cleverclip Way
Cleverclip
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The Advantages of Remote Work. The Cleverclip Way

Cleverclip employees presenting the advantages of remote work  “Work from anywhere” – this has been the motto of innovative start-ups and the absolute dream of many office stallions for several years. And what has been so hip and trendy for a long time for some people has become an unwanted challenge for the others.  Covid-19 […]

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How To Create An Explainer Video? The Cleverclip Way
Cleverclip
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How To Create An Explainer Video? The Cleverclip Way

Ever wished to look behind the scenes of a professional explainer video agency? Well then… welcome! Today we take you on an exclusive journey through the most important production steps of our explainer video!  From brainstorming and the first notes and sketches to the magical final product, enter the colourful explainer world and learn how […]

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Yes to the Company Retreat – but why?
Cleverclip
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Yes to the Company Retreat – but why?

Once a year at Cleverclip we go together to a company retreat. This summer we spent 10 days on Bali at the company’s expense. Here you can find out why, why and if it is worth it. For the culture We at Cleverclip work remotely – so it can happen that one or the other […]

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Cleverclip – How It All Began
Cleverclip
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Cleverclip – How It All Began

Storytelling is our business. We tell complicated things with crisp stories and appropriate visual support – making them a little easier. So, let’s tell you a story. The story of how it all started with Cleverclip. The Cleverclip team looked into the eyes of the evil world-complicated makers with a laugh. Breathing heavily, they decided […]

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How to Find Your Dream Agency? [Infographic]
Cleverclip
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How to Find Your Dream Agency? [Infographic]

All you need is love? All you need is good communication! Whether with colleagues, customers, suppliers, investors or the media, but also with the larger community in general. As soon as you start thinking about a communication campaign, the first thing you should think about is whether you can find the necessary resources in-house or whether […]

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5 Steps To The Perfect Kickstarter Video
Cleverclip
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5 Steps To The Perfect Kickstarter Video

Your Kickstarter idea’s long gone. You know exactly what you want to achieve and are confident that you will inspire your fellow men. Your target group, the financial aspects and opinions in the team are clear. Then you have already made a huge step. Also, how you want to advertise for your project, you have […]

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How To Be Creative on Demand – Yes, We Can. And So Can You!
Cleverclip
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How To Be Creative on Demand – Yes, We Can. And So Can You!

“But how do you do that, just being so creative, all day long and at the push of a button?” This is a question that is often asked to members of our creative team by acquaintances, friends, colleagues or partners. So how exactly do they do that, this being creative on demand? A craft like […]

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How To Reduce Complexity
Cleverclip
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How To Reduce Complexity

At Cleverclip it is part of our daily work to make complex facts understandable. We make the world a little bit easier. But how do we do it? In order to make a complex topic understandable, it has to be understood first. For us this means that we look at the facts to be explained […]

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What Is Communication Design?
Cleverclip
2 min read

What Is Communication Design?

We at Cleverclip are confronted daily with words like illustration, desktop publishing, storytelling or communication design. For us, all this is our daily bread and butter. But especially when you’re so close, it’s good to be able to deal with certain terms in more detail. On the agenda today: communication design – and what is […]

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Team Retreat – Every Year Again
Cleverclip
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Team Retreat – Every Year Again

It’s been another month since the Swiss Cleverclip group travelled together from Barcelona back to Switzerland. Our other dear colleagues have made their way back home – to Costa Rica, Germany, Bosnia or Russia, for example. And there we are with the first reason for our team retreats – the geographical distance. Reunion brings joy […]

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Data Protection Act – An Overview
Cleverclip
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Data Protection Act – An Overview

On 25 May 2018, the new Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) for Europe entered into force. We at Cleverclip also had to react to it. But what exactly is it all about? Who is affected? And what does this change? Find out more in this blog. Digitalization brings with it many changes and countless opportunities. […]

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Holacracy – Great Hope or Mere Hype? [Infographic]
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Holacracy – Great Hope or Mere Hype? [Infographic]

Holacracy is the brainchild of the American Brian Robertson. Basically, it is the exact opposite of a hierarchical model in which power is divided between self-organized groups. This infographics shows the most important lessons we have learned from Cleverclip through Holacracy. What is Holacracy anyway? Basically, it is the exact opposite of a hierarchical model. […]

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Microlearning: Getting High on Content Canapés
Cleverclip
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Microlearning: Getting High on Content Canapés

If you want to prepare a Boeuf Bourguignon today, don’t look in Grandma’s old cookbook but simply surf the Internet and watch a video. If you need the long-forgotten Excel formulas for your new job, you’d rather go to YouTube for help than the program’s Help Center. Many companies even only carry out their onboarding […]

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Holacracy – What is it and what are our experiences with it?
Cleverclip
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Holacracy – What is it and what are our experiences with it?

Have you heard of Holacracy? Some say it’s the new great hope in organizational management. Others say it’s just hype. No matter which side you’re on – or even if you’ve never heard of it – you can learn something from it. At least we at Cleverclip have learned a lot from it. But one […]

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What the Bauhaus Teaches Us
Cleverclip
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What the Bauhaus Teaches Us

Time for a little general education. When I write here about Bauhaus, I don’t mean Obi and Co, but the school that was founded by Walter Gropius at the beginning of the 19th century. Many of the design principles and products that emerged from this institution are still highly topical today and influence the design […]

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How To Be Creative. Can Everyone be Creative?
Cleverclip
3 min read

How To Be Creative. Can Everyone be Creative?

The leaf is white. The first line is started a thousand times, deleted, started again and deleted again… until it finally stops as it is. The fingers now type faster and the sheet fills up. The white is displaced. But why suddenly? Where was the point at which it started? Where does it actually come […]

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Journey Mapping – what, how and when to use a Journey Map
Cleverclip
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Journey Mapping – what, how and when to use a Journey Map

In the following blog we take a closer look at the Journey Mapping and show you how, when and where it can best be used. Over the next few months we’d like to introduce some of the design-oriented tools we use at Cleverclip for both customer and internal projects. We welcome your experiences, questions and […]

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Why We Have No Vendors at Cleverclip
Cleverclip
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Why We Have No Vendors at Cleverclip

Who doesn’t know him, the salesman, who always calls at the most inopportune moments and is difficult to get rid of. Sooner or later everyone has this experience – whether privately or at work. Last week, however, I had a very good experience with an insurance agent. Actually – per cliché – the worst kind. […]

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My first 34 days, 3 hours and 12 minutes at Cleverclip
Cleverclip
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My first 34 days, 3 hours and 12 minutes at Cleverclip

Who am I, you wonder? I’m Imke and as a Consultant/Project Manager I’ve been part of the Cleverclip team for almost a month – nice to meet you! How did I end up with Cleverclip? Over many detours. After studying in my home country Belgium, I worked for a number of well-known consulting firms, for […]

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Why the Persona Is So Important In Our Explanation Videos!
Cleverclip
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Why the Persona Is So Important In Our Explanation Videos!

We explained in one of our last blogs why we always start our projects with an intensive workshop. Before we devote ourselves in the least to the actual product or the service to be explained, we take care of the target group. More precisely, the persona. Because: A film for 5th graders will differ considerably […]

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6 Tips On How To Make Meetings More Productive!
Cleverclip
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6 Tips On How To Make Meetings More Productive!

As described in our blog article, we start each customer project with a workshop in which we sit down with the customer. You can read why we do this here. But we don’t only hold meetings when we start projects with customers, we also have to sit down together at a table for internal projects […]

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7 Work Sins – How To Prevent Them [Infographic]
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7 Work Sins – How To Prevent Them [Infographic]

Muda comes from Japanese and literally means “change for better”. The theory is that we produce 7 different types of waste (work sins) in our companies. And you suspect it already, meant is not only the waste for the ton. This is explained in detail in our infographics. Interested in more news, tips and tricks about […]

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Why Our Stand Looks Like Our Office
Cleverclip
2 min read

Why Our Stand Looks Like Our Office

sAlu, cardboard walls, system buildings and poorly fitting off-the-shelf suits between two boring roll-ups. The creative spot of colour is a pixelated logo printed on a grey carpet. Well, what does that remind you of? That’s right, your last visit to the fair. I spontaneously think of only a few things that are more boring […]

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Why our Trump action failed and what you can learn from it
Cleverclip
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Why our Trump action failed and what you can learn from it

Donald Trump becomes a meme It was at the end of January when we first had the idea at a meeting to produce a card game with and about Donald Trump. The “Inauguration Day” of the new US president was just over and the world announced its bewilderment on Twitter, Facebook and all other possible […]

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What Makes a Good Communications Agency?
Cleverclip
3 min read

What Makes a Good Communications Agency?

Good communication is an elixir of life for our professional universe and its existence. All you need is love? All you need is good communication! Whether with colleagues, customers, suppliers, investors or the media, but also with the larger community in general. As soon as you start thinking about a communication campaign, the first thing […]

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How we structure our work and the team in Basecamp
Cleverclip
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How we structure our work and the team in Basecamp

Without Basecamp nothing works at Cleverclip anymore. Because the tool gives us access to all relevant information for each of our projects, regardless of time and place. This means that cross-border cooperation is no longer a problem for our remote team! How we organize Basecamp: The availability of the necessary information is what makes efficient […]

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Podcasts: Save time, learn new things
Cleverclip
3 min read

Podcasts: Save time, learn new things

Podcasts are considered the new books. They provide a great way to get new information from a variety of subject areas. And best of all, podcasts save you a lot of time. Because with them you can combine the train ride, the morning run or the cleaning up with the best stories, while learning something […]

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Flexible time management with Cleverclip
Cleverclip
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Flexible time management with Cleverclip

We at Cleverclip are completely flexible in our working hours. This means that everyone decides for themselves when to start work, how long to work and when to say goodbye after work. This has many advantages. Independence significantly increases motivation in our team. After all, what good is it for a company if employees are […]

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Why music and sound effects are so important for explanatory films
Cleverclip
3 min read

Why music and sound effects are so important for explanatory films

Sure: The audio track is very important for every video. It is it that gives the film that certain something. Thanks to it, you can understand what is said in the video. And as a viewer you can put yourself more into the action. Besides, the film experience becomes something tangible when you are fully […]

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Working At a Startup… So you want to work at a startup?
Cleverclip
3 min read

Working At a Startup… So you want to work at a startup?

Is there this really cool startup that you’ve been targeting for a while and you could imagine working there? Or are you fed up with your corporate job and ready for a change? Maybe you just want to do your own thing? Let’s see if you’re made for the startup life… Ready for responsibility? So […]

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5 Reasons Why Remote Work Is Efficient
Cleverclip
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5 Reasons Why Remote Work Is Efficient

Same rut every day. The same way. The same people. The same view of the same filing cabinet. The wrong plant is still blooming and nobody has turned the page on the calendar again. So dreary are many working days. But shouldn’t work be designed to bring us joy? I think so, yes. We at […]

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Don’t listen to the monkey! All about happiness and success
Cleverclip
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Don’t listen to the monkey! All about happiness and success

Don’t listen to the monkey! All about happiness and success Like many others, I want to be successful. As an entrepreneur and elsewhere. A few years ago I dedicated myself to success. So it was only logical for me that I first let myself be inspired by the greats. So I started to read. The […]

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How your team also works remotely efficiently
Cleverclip
3 min read

How your team also works remotely efficiently

Of course: Remote Work has many advantages. For example, you can decide for yourself when and where you want to work. This leads to more flexible planning of work and leisure time, which ultimately results in a good work-life balance. In addition, you are independent and often even more efficient than in the office. The […]

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Annual Team Retreats: That’s why they pay off
Cleverclip
2 min read

Annual Team Retreats: That’s why they pay off

At Cleverclip we work remotely. This offers many advantages, but also means that personal contacts are often limited to Skype calls. To work intensively at the same table with employees who live on the other side of the world, or to simply have a beer after work, is unfortunately not possible. I’m still surprised at […]

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Success with Remote Work
Cleverclip
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Success with Remote Work

The Inexistence of the New “Originality is nothing but a previously undiscovered plagiarism.” This is what Voltaire, one of the most famous authors of the European Enlightenment, said. And that in the 18th century… Long before our rushed, modern times, in which everything must be innovative and unique. A quotation that makes you think. After […]

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