Our business model means you don’t pay for fancy office and staff costs unrelated to your project
We put together teams of experienced professionals tailored to the demands of your project
You get the best people working on your project (not the office juniors)
Companies executing with well-crafted stories:
spend x3 less on media
create more social media buzz
achieve higher valuations
What we do
Live event editorial
We deliver content in both print and online form that is fresh, original and represents your voice and goals. Unlike some companies who lock down their content long before an event we ensure that printed materials can be produced just before, during and just after events.
At Dublin Web Summit 2013 we delivered 4,000 printed magazines under a custom-made brand, The Peak, which were written, designed and produced during the event. Our coverage also included live blogging, social media and video.
Engaging video and editorial
Our team includes experienced writers, directors and videographers. We produce video content that is highly-shareable, fun and engaging. Our video makers are always teamed with editorial writers and work closely with the client before a second of footage is captured.
At Dublin Web Summit 2013, Laura’s Rock Paper Scissors vs Tony Hawk video (watch it below) hit over 10,000 views in two days and was featured by numerous international and national publications. Similarly, with audio, our team has years of experience in producing podcasts for brands including Stuff Magazine and Q, broadcasting to thousands of subscribers.
Rock, paper, scissors with Tony Hawk
Mary of The XX Corp’s ‘Peak’ team at The Summit, Dublin, 2013 interviews Evernote’s Phil Libin
“Vision without execution is hallucination” Thomas Edison
Achieving specific outcomes in social media can be challenging. Our team knows the best ways to develop and execute projects on Twitter, Facebook and a range of other social platforms. Our approach is to see the entire process as both a conversation and an important part of your overarching editorial and communications strategy.
We can help you with:
Messaging / lexicons
Pop-up editorial teams
Video scripts / shooting
Investor pitch and presentation crafting
Speeches and panel discussion guides
Agenda topic / discussion panels
Social media support (brand tone)
We can’t underestimate the time and effort we put into communication training… Liam Casey, CEO, PCH International
A sound observation. So, why is it that many startup and fledgling companies consistently get this wrong?
For a company to succeed it is critical to pay attention to effective communication.
Those who get this right stand a better chance of long term success.
My goal is not to fail fast. My goal is to succeed over the long run. They are not the same thing. Marc Andreessen, Investor
Clearly, if you need to attract investors; you will not do so without effective communications.
The XX Corporation’s Lean Communications Training program will help you:
identify the biggest mistakes companies make in communicating
gain an understanding of how to choose the right platform for your message
develop an initial plan to audit and improve your communications
Those who will most benefit from this training will be:
CEOs/founders of startups
Startup team members
Those about to seek investment for their business
Courses will be tailored to the communication needs of our clients.
Mic is the CEO and co-founder of The XX Corporation. He is a journalist and author with over 10 years’ experience writing for consumer and trade publications. He uses this experience to offer media training to executives from major national, international and startup companies.
Mic was previously Chief Tech Blogger at The Daily Telegraph, held staff roles at Stuff and Q Magazine, freelanced for publications including Wired and Men’s Health and has written for almost every British national newspaper. Mic has written about a wide range of topics including technology, finance and popular culture.
His media appearances include spots on Sky News, BBC 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC 5Live, RTE, NewsTalk and Al Jazeera. He can most easily be reached for comment via Twitter – @brokenbottleboy
Sue is the co-founder of The XX Corporation and its COO. An operations wizard with 20-years experience in sales, creative, operations and fulfilment, she brings unquestionable business acumen to the company's secret sauce.
After serving in the Royal Navy, Sue embarked on a commercial career that has encompassed pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, eSales, healthcare consultancy and communications.
Sue has worked for a variety of blue-chip companies, successfully undertaking a range of diverse positions including Executive Director (UK), Senior Client Service Director (Europe) and Director of Business Development. Sue has worked for Johnson & Johnson twice in pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Mike brings many years of sales, marketing and training experience to The XX Corporation. His first career was as a medic in the Royal Navy where among other roles he lectured for two years at the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence School in Portsmouth.
After fourteen years and following two operational frontline leadership roles in the Falklands, Mike left the Navy to pursue his commercial career.
His experience in the healthcare and technology sectors include stints as European Sales Manager, Business Development Manager (UK) – New Products, IT Manager, Sales Trainer and Mentor.
Some of the companies Mike has worked for:
Mike was responsible, when working for Medtronic and Fresenius, for introducing and developing new therapies in the UK.