WASHINGTON, DC – September 24, 2019 – Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews platform, announced 2019’s Top Creative & Marketing Agencies across 14 industries naming New York-based creative agency WORKHOUSE as a leader in the field demonstrating a history of excellence within the marketing and media spheres.
WORKHOUSE won top accolades across multiple categories including Media, Automotive, Business, Education, Legal and Hospitality. The best creative and design agencies understand the specific needs of the markets they work within.The agency is not only featured as a top firm on Clutch, but also within The Manifest, Clutch’s sister site, which offers industry insights that address today's complex business challenges.
“The top-rated creative and design agencies in this report know what succeeds in each industry, understanding their nuances and audience,” said Clutch Business Analyst Ben Dobkin. “These companies have a record of client satisfaction and we are so excited to highlight their ratings and accomplishments.”
The majority of the companies featured (81%) have less than 50 employees. The most commonly offered services are public relations (25%), search engine optimization (25%), and advertising (14%). Clutch released a new report highlighting the top-performing creative and design agencies in 14 specific industries. These industries are: automotive, business services, dental, ecommerce, education, financial services, financial technology, healthcare, hospitality, legal, media, nonprofit, real estate, and retail. Results are a snapshot of Clutch’s Leaders Matrices on September 10, 2019. Rankings are dynamic and this report may not reflect the rankings currently listed on Clutch’s website.
Clutch is the leader in connecting global service providers with corporate buyers from around the world. The ratings and reviews platform publishes the most extensive and referenced client reviews in the B2B services market. Clutch has grown by 50% or more every year throughout the past five years and is ranked #412 in Inc.'s 2018 and #773 in Inc.’s 2019 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. and #27 in LinkedIn's list of the top 50 startups. The companies Clutch helps come from the U.S., Canada, Central and Eastern Europe, India, Southeast Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
W O R K H O U S E is one of the country's leading public relations and integrated creative agencies. For the seventh consecutive year, Workhouse received the "Best of Manhattan Award" by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The agency swept three of the industry's highest honors when it was bestowed with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Silver Anvil Award, PR News' Platinum PR "Wow Award", Bulldog Reporter's Silver Medal Award and was also named a PR Daily/ Dow Jones Finalist for "Grand Prize: PR Campaign of the Year". Celebrating two decades of service, Workhouse is a full-service creative agency positioning emerging and established brands with celebrity craftsmanship. The agency provides forward thinking public relations, social media, brand promotion, creative consulting and modern day marketing. Clients have included Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Hugh Jackman, Francis Ford Coppola, David LaChapelle, CBGB, Max's Kansas City, Interview Magazine, Galleries Lafayette, Chase Contemporary, Porsche, Ford Motor Company, Virgin, Jazz at Lincoln Center, International Emmy Awards, Assouline Editions, Rizzoli International Publications, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Versace and Avroko. Workhouse offers untraditional service across a broad spectrum of entertainment, culture, fashion and lifestyle spheres. Visit workhousepr.com
FIVERR, the company that is changing how the world works together, has unveiled a Public Relations Pro Service category with multi-faceted communications expert Adam Nelson, Founder & CEO of Workhouse, New York’s award-winning independent creative agency.
As part of this collaboration, Nelson offers creative consulting services on Fiverr Pro, a platform of top-quality, hand-vetted professional freelancers in this special-edition Gig. Creators, entrepreneurs, brands and businesses now have the opportunity to work directly with Nelson on their communication needs.
Fiverr community members interested in working with Nelson can see his Pro Gigs here https://www.fiverr.com/share/8k10v and here https://www.fiverr.com/share/p1DzG
Featured in Fiverr’s global brand campaign “Connections,” the multi-million dollar campaign established in partnership with Mekanism, Nelson, who fully supports future vision, entrepreneurship and the freedom of freelance, is an award-winning communications professional highly regarded for his original thinking, imaginative ideas and unique hands-on approach.
"I have always believed that the best work is fostered through creative collaboration and Fiverr's mission, which is to change how the world works together, offers a trusted talent pool of creatives whose sole purpose is to skyrocket your ascent. They are the disrupters who stand at the forefront of change, eyes fixed upon the exciting intersection where business needs meet work solutions. As we celebrate Workhouse 20th anniversary, I could not be prouder to participate in the amplification of the heart of this brand. They are truly tomorrow’s transformational, today.” - Adam Nelson, CEO, Workhouse
Previous partnerships with notable collaborators, leading experts and influencers who teach the secrets of their domain to the Fiverr community and help empower them to do more have included Apple iconic logo designer, Rob Janoff, musician, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Wyclef Jean, actor, director, Eli Roth and comedian and actress Lilly Singh.
Adam Nelson established Workhouse in 1999 as a leading boutique that develops stylish marketing and successful worldwide campaigns for a wide range of legendary clients including The Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood, Francis Ford Coppola, David LaChapelle, Interview Magazine, International Emmy Awards, Galleries Lafayette, Virgin, Porsche, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Henri Bendel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Chase contemporary Gallery & Versace. He was a founding partner & Executive Director of Asbury Park's House of Independents and served as the first Director of Communication for the Asbury Park Boardwalk.
In 2019, Nelson received the Clutch Global Leadership Award in recognition of unorthodox industry command. Workhouse swept three of the industry's highest honors when it was bestowed with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Silver Anvil Award, the PR News' Platinum PR "Wow Award" and the Bulldog Reporter Silver Medal Award. The agency was also named a PR Daily/ Dow Jones "Grand Prize: PR Campaign of the Year.” In 2015, Nelson was inducted into the New York Business Hall of Fame. Recognized for his outstanding creative, he received the U.S. Commerce Association's 2009 New York Award, National Congressional Committee’s 2003 National Leadership Award and was elected to serve as an Honorary Chairman of the Business Advisory Council. He was selected by the International Who's Who of Executives in 2004 and earned his BFA from the University of the Arts and attended certificate programs at both Yale and Oxford University.
Fiverr's mission is to change how the world works together. The Fiverr platform connects businesses of all sizes with freelancers offering digital services in more than 200 categories, across 8 verticals including graphic design, digital marketing, programming, video and animation. Since inception, the platform has served over 5.5 million businesses and has facilitated over 50 million transactions. Fiverr's global community of freelancers spans across more than 160 countries. We invite you to visit us at fiverr.com, read our blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
NEW YORK CITY: Join the mob this Saturday, 15 September from 12pm - 2pm when #SaveNYC holds a creative "cash mob" and guerrilla street art event for the ailing and iconic East Village institution Gem Spa, the beloved bodega located at the corner of St. Marks and Second Avenue. This sentimental 80 year old shop -- and (possible) birthplace of the Egg Cream -- has been home to an iconic animatronic Zoltar fortune teller and some of the world's most famous regulars including Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Madonna and the New York Dolls to name just a few. The business has been trying to keep afloat in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood combined with rising rents, and loss of tabacco and lottery ticket licenses which leaves loyalists worried about the milk-soda stalwart's future. Rumor has it that Citibank has expressed keen interest in taking over the location.
To participate in the #SaveNYC "Cash Mob" and help support this punk paradise in need, visit and purchase egg creams, pretzels, t-shirts, and toothpaste. Have your photo snapped against guerrilla street art created by DCX Accelerator, an acclaimed group of cultural activists and designers, who have radically transformed Gem Spa into a vivid dystopian vision -- asuredly what is to come of the new St. Mark's should we lose another beloved business. If you can't make the mob, come in anytime and drop a dime to maintain the hertitage of this dynamic and distinct destination. Bring your #SaveNYC sign or print one of your own here
Interested media who would like to learn more about #SaveNYC or schedule an interview with Jeremiah Moss please contact WORKHOUSE, CEO Adam Nelson via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +1 646. 969. 3255
The New York Dolls in 1973 at Gem Spa by popspotsnyc.com
#SAVENYC Today, more than ever, the soul of New York is getting mugged by rising rents, suburbanization, rampant development, and a flood of chain businesses. Hyper-gentrification is destroying the cultural fabric of New York and City Hall is doing nothing to stop it.
Jeremiah Moss, the journalist and blogger behind the popular and acclaimed “Vanishing New York,”and celebrated author of "Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul," has launched #SAVENYC (SaveNYC.Nyc) a call to action that gathers the voices of everyday New Yorkers, celebrities, small businesspeople, tourists —all who care about protecting the cultural fabric of the city — to send a strong message to City Hall: Save New York! To save it, politicians, activists, and citizens must get tough and protect the city’s cultural heritage so we don’t lose anymore like CBGB’s, Cafe Edison, Colony Records, Florent, Lenox Lounge, 5Pointz, and many, many others.
Madonna shooting a scene from "Desperately Seeking Susan" in 1984 at Gem Spa. Photograph by Godlis
All photos courtesty of Adam Nelson | WORKHOUSE | www.workhousepr.net
Wherever the towers of big development rise, the rents rise with them. And as the rents hit nosebleed heights, New York vanishes. Neighborhood by neighborhood, borough by borough, this is how you kill a city.
From the glitzy corridor of the High Line in Manhattan, to the Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood around the Barclays Center to Long Island City in Queens, where Mayor de Blasio’s buddy Rob Speyer is hoisting three extravagant slabs of glass into the sky, our city is dying. It is a victim of its own so-called success.
People want to come to New York. Taylor Swift urges them in, singing, “It’s been waiting for you,” as if the city had nothing better to do but anticipate the arrival of newcomers. Bloomberg filled the whole town with tourists until we were bursting at the seams. Global oligarchs come to stash their dirty money in empty penthouses atop sky-high splinters, giving us nothing in return but long, dark shadows.
Meanwhile, New Yorkers hurry from job to job, hustling to make enough to cover the rent. Median rent for vacant apartments is nearly 60% of median income, by one measure. If you make $100,000, a solidly middle-class sum in most places, you might qualify for low-income housing, but you’ll have to enter through a metaphorical poor door.
In between all this hustling, God forbid we should need our shoes repaired or shirts cleaned. Small businesses are being decimated. Every month, we lose another thousand mom-and-pops .
They’re not closing because business is bad. They’re closing because thelandlords are doubling, tripling, even octupling the rents — or simply denying lease renewals. With no penalties to stop them, landlords leave the spaces vacant for months or years, waiting for a national chain, a bank or a high-end business to pay the asking price of $40,000, $60,000, $80,000 a month.
Apparently, New York’s been waiting for you Starbucks, Olive Garden and Applebee’s. And for you Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors.
Small businesses in New York City have no rights. You’ve been here 50 years and provide an important service? Tough luck — your space now belongs to Dunkin’ Donuts. You own a beloved, fourth-generation, century-old business? Get out — your landlord’s putting in a combination Chuck E. Cheese and Juicy Couture.
And despite de Blasio’s rhetorical fears about gentrification, his progressive pro-development push may well only hasten the trend.
That’s why I started the #SaveNYC campaign. We’re collecting video testimonials from New Yorkers and out-of-towners, celebrities and small business owners, asking City Hall to preserve the cultural fabric of the greatest city on earth.
First, we must pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act. This bill, languishing for decades and quashed by Christine Quinn when she was City Council speaker, would give small businesses a fair chance to negotiate lease renewals and reasonable rent increases. It would keep our neighborhoods cohesive, helping to slow the tsunami of chain stores and put an end to landlord warehousing of empty, blighted spaces. It is our best hope.
Imagine a city filled with empty super-condos, money vaults in the sky. Our streetscapes will be sleek windows on the dead space of bank branches and real-estate offices.
There will be no more bookstores, no more theaters, no more places for live music. No more places to sit on a stool and drink a beer with regular folks.
When that day comes, and in some ways it is already here, what city will this be? It will be a hollow city for hollow men.
In a poem, John Updike warned: “The essence of superrich is absence. They like to demonstrate they can afford to be elsewhere. Don’t let them in. Their riches form a kind of poverty.” He was right.
It is late, but it’s not too late.
Jeremiah Moss | Vanishing New York | #SaveNYC
W O R K H O U S E is one of the country's leading public relations and integrated creative agencies. Celebrating 20 years of service, the agency provides forward thinking public relations, social media, brand promotion, creative consulting and modern day marketing. Clients have included Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Hugh Jackman, Francis Ford Coppola, David LaChapelle, CBGB, Max's Kansas City, Interview Magazine, Galleries Lafayette, Porsche, Ford Motor Company, Virgin, Jazz at Lincoln Center, International Emmy Awards, Assouline Editions, Rizzoli International Publications, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Chase Contemporary, Versace and Avroko. Workhouse offers untraditional service across a broad spectrum of entertainment, culture, fashion and lifestyle spheres. Visit workhousepr.com
When you buy a Gig on Fiverr, you’re not just putting an item in your shopping cart. There’s a skilled independent professional on the other side of the screen who is ready and able to help you get it done—and in turn, you’re helping them build their portfolio and their business, too. We like to think of this as the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
The Fiverr community was forged and fortified by these amazing relationships. So we set out to celebrate the dual nature of creative collaboration in our new #FiverrConnections campaign. And who better to embody the power of these partnerships than actual Fiverr community members? More than 20 real Fiverr buyers and sellers future of work-ed it for the camera so we could demonstrate what’s possible when you bring both sides of the marketplace together.
But these innovative individuals are so much more than just a pretty face. These *role* models build, design, write, animate, articulate, and accomplish whatever they set their mind to—and they’re just getting started. Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce each of these amazing creative decision-makers. Read on the meet Adam: PR pro, CEO, and longtime Fiverr buyer.
Tell us a little about you. Who you are, where you’re from, what you do.
My name is Adam Nelson and I am the founder & CEO of New York’s award winning creative agency, Workhouse. In 1999, I started my own company with nothing more than a telephone and a fax machine in a decrepit, rented kitchen of a Soho film outfit. Why did I kick start a business? Desperation. Laid off in the middle of the economic depression of the late 1990’s, jobs of any kind were hopeless. I had $196 in the bank and frankly nowhere to go. Homeless, my original vision was simple: I just wanted to eat every day. So, I gathered a group of students, layabouts, waiters and interns to slowly build a PR agency from the ground up.
My agency, WORKHOUSE, celebrates a history of builders who, once upon a time, went to produce honest labor. Over time we distinguished ourselves with successful representation of personalities like Lou Reed, photographer David LaChapelle, Francis Ford Coppola, The Rolling Stones and brands like Soho House, CBGB, Interview Magazine, and Porsche to name a few.
In 2013, we were acquired by one of the nation’s premier public relation firms and I was appointed President of that agency. Yet less than a year after, confined to my cubicle, deflated, disenchanted and utterly depressed, I decided to take the company back. I landed alone in a single office not far from where it all began. Starting from scratch with a little more than a desk and a mobile phone. By doing so I joined an army of modern-age entrepreneurs hell-bent on rewriting the rules.
Fiverr has allowed me to flourish. Propelling some of our most independently creative years of business. Because imagination is no longer held by opposition.
What drives you? Why do you do what you do?
I like deviant composition. Creating work that both rallies and rouses. Because business is built on imagination and creation and desperation gets thing done.
How have freelance services and connections made on Fiverr helped you grow your business?
In honor of Workhouse’s 20th Anniversary, we created a magazine called Boy Scout, intimate conversations between the world’s most creative people featuring profiles with writers, artists, thumb nosers and creative thinkers who posses the spit and polish to get things done. Boy Scout burns with diverse, artistic expression and crackles with an authentic, off-center spirit, highlighting subjects who continue to break revolutionary new ground through a wellspring of popular, untraditional, gay, and concrete culture. A portion of the proceeds received from advertising will benefit God’s Love We Deliver.
Over the past two weeks — and through the Christmas holidays– we have worked with Fiverr freelancers to transcribe the audio interviews for each of our 20 subjects. Without these capable and creative companions, we simply could not have brought the magazine to life, in both speed and virtue, this passion project of sound and fury. We also used Fiverr sound editors to mix EQ & sound quality for all 20 of our notable celebrity interviews, utilized additional Fiverr voiceover artists to create a series of significant DJ drops for the magazine’s audio ID for use within our podcast portal entitled Boy Scout Radio. A companion to the publication which can be found when both go live on 10 January 2019 at Http://www.boyscouted.com
The collaborative nature of services mixed with our own creative underscores the true strength and value of Fiverr’s incredibly rich community. Projects are possible like never before.
Previous to this, we utilized a Fiverr freelancer to craft a motion-graphic logo used in our 20th Anniversary film. It is certainly the most captivating aspect of that project and can be found on our homepage http://www.workhousepr.net
We have also used Fiverr voice over artists to create telephone greetings, SEO and ranking services, directory listings, google indexing and so much more.
Do you have any favorite Gigs or go-to sellers?
I have a Fiverr seller for every business need! I go to @dbsound for mixing and mastering, Fiverr Pro @sickmotion for animation, @roxyvox for voiceovers, and @jinglesfactory for sound design.
What advice do you have for first-time Fiverr buyers?
Seek and you shall find. Impossible is no longer a limitation as Fiverr helps provide access to affordable freelance talent.
Why are connections important for creative-thinking decision makers?
The best work is fostered through creative collaboration. Fiverr is tomorrow’s transformational, today.
What are your business goals? What do you want to *do* next?
Now that I found Fiverr…whatever I imagine!
How does it feel to be a Fiverr poster boy—literally?
I am proud to participate in the amplification of this incredible entity. One that supports future vision, entrepreneurship and the freedom of freelance. Fiverr’s a magical place filled with artisans and technical acrobats. A trusted talent pool whose sole purpose is to skyrocket your ascent.
THE HOUSE THAT WORK BUILT.