Who We Are / Proven Marketing Experts
We're passionate about making marketing pay. We work with ambitious small businesses who need a watertight marketing operation that delivers tangible sales results. Is that you?
Clear Thought Consulting was established in 2008 by Bryony Thomas, who saw a gap in the market for a marketing company that could work with smaller businesses. We work alongside in-house teams to get them set-up and running on the marketing front. This stops costly mistakes in mis-briefing creative agencies or employing marketers before the business really knows what they want from marketing. Find out more about what we do »
Bryony Thomas, Chief Clear Thinker
Bryony is a proven and qualified marketer, with over a decade of experience working with businesses large and small. Most recently, Bryony was Director of Marketing for Experian's UK integrated marketing business. Previous roles include Director of Marketing for ClarityBlue, Marketing Specialist for Lloyds TSB and Senior Account Manager for Mason Zimbler. Having worked both as the client and in marketing agencies, Bryony has a unique perspective on the marketing industry and how to get the most from it. Over the years, clients have included Microsoft, Dell, Quantum, Oracle, RUH Hospital, Westonbirt Arboretum, Samaritans, Mind, and many more. Bryony holds an MBA with distinction, a CIM Diploma and a BSc in Politics. Bryony is currently writing a book on sales and marketing, Buckets, Funnels & Taps »
Cheryl Crichton, Associate Clear Thinker
Cheryl's key role with Clear Thought is to 'make it happen'. With expertise built up over two decades of working in marketing, advertising, sales promotion and events, Cheryl brings a wealth of practical knowledge, an extensive network, and a real sense of fun. Qualified originally in graphic design, Cheryl moved quickly into account management for Disney, spending her early years in London. Moving to Bristol in 1999, Cheryl cut her teeth in the world of IT managing a series of new product launches for Orange with Dutton Merrifield. Expanding her B2B experience, Cheryl moved to Mason Zimbler, where she delivered integrated programmes for the likes of Oracle, MediaSurface and Star Internet. More recently, Cheryl has worked in a freelance capacity successfully delivering projects large and small, both client-side and for agencies. Recent clients have included AXA, Nissan, WHSmiths, Lloyds TSB, Gradwell, amongst many others.
The right mind for the right job
We're not a marketing agency. We don't have in-house designers, copywriters and web developers, etc. We do the thinking and planning, the extended freelance team do the doing - with a light touch from us.
Clear Thought works with a set of trusted suppliers and freelancers, ensuring that each client gets the right background experience and cultural fit for their project. When suppliers are recommended to a client, they contract directly with them. This ensures that the client establishes direct working relationships for the long term, and that Clear Thought is entirely focussed on what the client needs, rather than on any commission from introduced suppliers.
Our network is important to us
We're always keen to hook up with talented people who do the doing. If you think you have skills that our clients might need, please do not hesitate to get in touch »