2019 - Wrapped up

It’s been a very busy year here at Mud, with tons of new projects launched and lots of new faces. We’re all extremely grateful for the support of existing and new clients alike, and we’re looking forward to working on a bunch of exciting new projects in 2020.

Hellos and goodbyes

We said goodbye to some old friends this year, but we were delighted to welcome Jake, Laura, Joe, Jo, Lieve and Neak to the team.

Brian Mansfield replaced Chris Thurling as Non-Executive Director. We can’t thank Chris enough for his stint with us - he was a brilliant and inspiring support for us as we grew. Brian is bringing a new energy and helping us shape the next few years of the business.

A really big thank you from me (Matt) to all of the team here at Mud for all your hard work. Your support has been invaluable, especially in the later part of this year when the big news struck (more on this later).

2020 Visionaries

Working with our pals at Supple Studio and totalcontent we launched 2020 Visionaries, an online quiz testing your knowledge of bespectacled celebrities. Give it a go and let us know what score you get!

Project launches

Deep breath…. This year has seen us launch websites for Bristol & Bath Creative R&D, The Commitment, CGA, G-Type, Grant Associates, Jellyfish Pictures (with Blast), Lorient (with Believe In), Mann Williams, Maths Week Scotland, Moiwa Lodge, Nuffield Council on Bioethics (with Blast), Southern Lights and Zenith Global.

We also released an updated website for Straightline, including the facility for people to leave recorded voice messages for their loved ones in prison, and our relationship with Warner Bros continues to go strong, with us providing strategy and consultancy work for their studio facilities in the USA.

Watch this space...

Moving into 2020 we’re busy working on some fantastic projects for Science Based Targets, Royal High School Bath, the World Organisation Against Torture, The Good Economy and CAN Mezzanine amongst others, and we’re planning a top secret (shhh!) office move to a modern new space.

And finally

Our biggest and best news of the year came right near the end. As some of you may have known, Cole (co-founder of Mud and great friend of mine) was diagnosed with what appeared to be a form of lung cancer, and faced a really uncertain time while tests were carried out. We were all thrilled to find out that the prognosis was actually incorrect – so we found ourselves in a very strange position of celebrating the fact that Cole has an anti-immunity disease.

So all in all a very productive and emotional year, and we look forward to seeing you all (clearly) in 2020.