“With global connectivity perpetually increasing it’s all that more important to ensure that your content stands out from the crowd and cuts through the noise of traditional and social media. Colette came up with a strategic PR plan that not only helped us target our preexisting audience more effectively but also gain a new, broader one at the same time. Her experience and skill set brought so much to the table and we we’re lucky to have had her on board.”
Golden Wolf are a passionate and diverse studio and production company. Founded in London, in 2013 as a sister company to design studio ilovedust, the group specialize in imaginative animation and motion graphics. Their Shoreditch based studio is purpose-built with creativity in mind and it is home to a talent team of animators, designers, producers and directors from all over the world.
Client Roster includes; Cartoon Network, Warner Bros, Coca-Cola, MTV, Adidas, Ray-Ban, Red Bull, Disney, Vans, Nike and Target.
“Finding focus for your business in a competitive market is tough, but finding people who are professional, super efficient and know their onions better than most is even tougher. Thankfully in Colette and Tangerine, Hotpot Pictures found both and as a result has very high hopes for the future”
Hotpot Pictures work with; brands, agencies and broadcasters, creating; short form content for social media, long form content for online TV channels, branded TV series, TV and online commercials. Specialisms to date are the production of high end table top and food content. They create sharable, memorable and creative films, production values are strong and storytelling is a constant aspect of the work they produce irrelevant of scale, vision or budget.
Clients including: BBH, MC Saatchi, Dare, BBC, C4, Waitrose, Delia Smith, Alpen, Iceland, Weetabix Top Gear, Grand Designs, The Apprentice and Brindisa.
“Working with Colette was great, we all clicked with her straight away and that made the whole consolation process quite good fun! She made a really considered evaluation of us, which was amazingly accurate coming from someone we’d only recently met. The most useful things for us were the action points – we’d knew sort of what we wanted to do in terms of work, but had no idea how to get there – being shown what to do, and having it broken down into manageable action points has helped us no end. It’s made the task seem much more achievable, especially combined with goals to aim towards. We’d absolutely recommend Colette to our friends, and have done so already! It was a great experience, we’ve gained some invaluable knowledge and really been shown what’s possible and achievable. She’s an inspiration so will be recommended for life!”
Stitchthat is a London based production collective, born from a shared passion for film-making and music. Working collaboratively to direct and produce quality film and video content across music and advertising; we don’t have clients, we have friends.
“Working with Colette was excellent, she is extremely personable, her enthusiasm in me and what I am trying to achieve felt above and beyond the call of duty. She is very smart and well respected in the industry, understanding her field clearly and thoroughly. I have walked away with focus, direction and confidence that I can do this and make it a success.” Oliver Roskill, Founder of Teepee
Teepee productions is a fresh, new production company committed to telling stories. Working with multi-award winning short film and feature film directors, the company are creative problem solvers who consistently generate results for client delivery across multi-platform of media.
“Colette has always been a dream to work with. She’s works hard, she’s on it, and she knows what she’s doing… a perfect combination. It’s always a pleasure working with her!“ Raife Burchell, Founder and MD of Dirty Soup
Raife founded Dirty Soup in January 2011. He has spent the past 17 years making records, recording film scores and touring the globe as a session musician – working with internationally respected artists, musicians and producers, while performing on the world’s most famous TV shows and biggest live stages. Raife’s life is music. In creating Dirty Soup, he has opened up his limitless list of global music industry contacts.
“I met Colette from Tangerine 4 years ago, and from first instant found a true friend on top of a marketing and PR consultant. She is sharp and wise, and generous in her business approach, believing in sharing her passion, knowledge, experience and business network. All these attributes make her an absolute asset for any company operating in the advertising field.” Elinor Schops, Director of Business Development at Gravity
Gravity are a creative space. An international acclaimed company, specialising in design, creative, animation and effects. With offices in Israel and North America, Gravity is considered a leading creative and post production force. Visual Effects, Photo-Real CG, Character Development, 3D, Motion Graphics Design and Animation, Compositing / Flame, Identity Design, Content Creation and Production, Cross Platform Development
“We hired the services Colette Crespin and Tangerine for two years from 2009 thru 2011. Her energy enthusiasm and connections fitted perfectly into our PR strategy and she opened doors to us that had previously been closed. She is equipped with all the qualities required of a PR consultant in this ever changing climate where getting heard is becoming increasingly difficult” Hector Mcleod, Founder and Global CEO of Glassworks and Artworks
Founded in 1996 by CEO Hector Macleod, Glassworks was launched as a modern post-production facility supplying high-end digital animation and visual effects expertise for the production of creative content, from award-winning commercials to film, promos and digital material. Based in Soho, London, our expertise is built around a core team of specialists in computer animation, digital effects, telecine and compositing. Our reputation is under-pinned by our passion for quality, innovation and personalised service. The Glassworks Group has offices in London, Barcelona and Amsterdam servicing their local and international advertising markets.
“Colette’s energy and enthusiasm are only matched by her contact list. Throw her an idea and stand back…” Laura Gregory, Global Founder of Great Guns
Founded by Laura Gregory and with facilities over the globe, Great Guns has been intensely client-focused and works in close concert with ad agencies large and small in a uniquely collaborative and fun environment. Long associations and regular repeat business ensure a solid platform for original thinking and new media development. A carefully selected roster of directors works around the world on a variety of platforms from web content to global campaigns. Every year the company continues to perform consistently well in international awards. In the last year alone Great Guns has garnered multiple awards at D&AD, Cannes, BT Arrows, AICP, Creative Circle, LIAA and Golden Drum.
“Colette was an absolute pleasure to work with, she always delivered. She got to know Cut+Run, our business and was also part of the family. She always understood how to best help promote Cut+Run to the right people. We really enjoyed working with her” Steve Gandolfi, Founder and Owner of Cut+Run
Cut and Run is one of most respected editing companies in the world with locations in London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Austin. The company and its editors have been honored with many ”Ads of the Year” including BTAA, D&AD, Cannes Lions, Clios and more. The award-winning editorial house features a diverse roster of talented editors who contribute to commercials, film and music video projects. With an emphasis on client service Cut and Run operates under a “borderless” philosophy making its editors available to work in any of the four offices. Using laptops, editors can also cut on set wherever projects are shot.
Oh Hey! How are you??
Great thanks, how are you doing?
Looking for a new assistant actually…
Give us 3 words that describe you best:
Determined, Devoted, Loving
So, can you tell us what it is you actually do?
I run and own an agency called Tangerine that I set up just over two years ago within the world of advertising. Within this agency I represent global production companies and their directors who specialise in filming tv commercials, online content and music videos. I offer innovative ideas to companies to help them generate New Business Procurement and offer Public Relations and Event Management also. The idea being that with a tailored and personable services companies can reach out to people that they want to target using a variety of platforms and communication generating awareness, work and publicity.
…and you’re how old?!?!
Nice! How did you get into this?
Then I started off as a ‘Director Rep’ in 2006 for a company called Draw Pictures. They only made music videos and were one of the best in London at that time. They wanted to start making commercials as well so I took on the challenge. I set up a variety of different ways for the company to get noticed, including ‘ADMA’, a one off, charity commercial competition to raise awareness of Carbon Footprint. With a host of industry judges including Trevor Beattie and some great press support, this was a brilliant platform to introduce the music video company into the commercial world.
What’s the most exciting thing you’ve done in your career so far?
Travelled all over the world, meeting some of the most inspiring and influential producers, actors and directors in history. Including Rutger Hauer, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jonathan Glazer, Tim Burton to name just a few…
What’s been your dullest job?
Within my company, putting together spreadsheets, guest lists or writing meeting reports at 2am on Sunday. I am one assistant down and a deadline is a deadline. Otherwise, I have always had pretty interesting jobs.
Where do you look/go for inspiration?
I look for inspiration everywhere, everyday, in human nature, interaction, behaviour, people, other companies, my competitors and of course - facebook.
What took the most balls?
Setting up alone.
The best advice you have for new graduates about to go into the ‘real world’ is….
Talk to everyone. EVERYONE.