Company overview


We know great content and design will prevail. We know that staffing is being reduced and that time, simplicity and flexibility are essential to your success. And we know that user-generated content and advertising will be cornerstones to successful media companies in the future.

In fact, we predicted all those things a decade ago.

In this environment, copying what other newspapers or vendors are doing makes as much sense as following lemmings over a cliff. Most of what media companies do is rooted in the past, not the future. So we set out to do no less than create the next generation of print and web concepts for media companies. And we took some very different approaches.

Our company has its roots in 25 years of consulting for more than 400 media clients on three continents. Creative Circle has redesigned nearly 500 newspapers, niche products and magazines and nearly 200 web sites. We've led training for publishers, journalists and ad sales staffers in 43 countries.

We know how to produce better journalism and increased revenues.

In 2004, we became so fed up with the terrible web software choices for media companies that we launched a software company in an effort to help our clients thrive on the web.

Our clients have included media outlets of all sizes – from the Chicago Tribune and NBC to small weeklies and specialized journals, like the Providence Business News. While we work mostly with family-owned media outlets, we have also led projects for Scripps, Media General, Dow Jones, Morris Communications and McClatchy.

We develop unique solutions – solutions that work – because we’re much more than a design or technology firm. We bring deep, international knowledge to every project. And we deliver great user-focused experiences in everything we do.

And we haven’t given up on print, either.

If you need help with culture change or new ideas for your newsroom or ad department, we should talk. And if you want to innovate and get a step ahead of the competition, we’re ready with leading-edge new revenue ideas, better technology, content improvements, outsourcing, niche product ideas or just plain user focused design.

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