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Maria xx

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Introducing Our Spooktacular CleverCard Photo Contest!

CleverCards is on Instagram! And to celebrate we are launching our first Instagram photo contest. Enter our Spooktacular CleverCard Photo Contest to WIN a $150 Amazon Gift Voucher and more!

Entering is easy!

CLEVERCARDS PHOTO COMPETITION

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • $150 Amazon Gift Certificate (Just in time for your holiday shopping!)
  • 1 personalized iPhone cover using the entry photo
  • 5 FREE printed cards + postage

Four Runners-up will receive:

  • Each runner-up will receive 5 FREE printed cards + postage

Timeline:
The contest begins at 12:00 EST on October 16th, 2013
The contest closes at 11:59 EST on November 4th, 2013
Winners will be announced on November 6th, 2013

How it works:

We’ll be keeping track of all the Instagram pics with the #SpookyCleverCards hashtag. The top five photos determined by the most “likes” will be judged by our Design team. The best, most spookily awesome photo will win the Grand Prize of an Amazon Gift Voucher for $150, an iPhone cover personalized with their photo and 5 free printed CleverCards (postage included.) The four runners-up will all receive 5 free printed CleverCards (postage included). Terms & Conditions apply.

There is no fee for entry!

Your card can be a printed card or a free digital card. Just be sure to add the hashtag of your order number along with #SpookyCleverCards to be in with a chance to win.

Terms and Conditions Apply

Good luck everyone!!! We can’t wait to see all your entries!

Cleverbug xo

Customer of the Week – October 14th 2013

We’re uber excited to bring to you another fantastic customer – Claudia Carey – from California. Claudia loves to send cards to her family and friends. Here’s just one of Claudia’s many testimonials from the past 6 months.

Customer of the week - Claudia Carey

Meet the Cleverbug Team – *Gina Porreco*

This week – our new introduction to you and also to the Cleverbug Team is Gina Porecco. We’ve asked Gina some questions so you can get to know her better…

Meet Gina Porreco

Meet Gina Porreco

Where are you from?

Washington, DC – the Nation’s Capital and best city in the world!

What is your role at Cleverbug?

I manage customer relations for Cleverbug, overseeing all communications from customer service letters to email promotions and social engagement.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

My husband and I eloped in Las Vegas. We didn’t get married by Elvis, but he did marry Ann Margret in the same chapel for the movie Viva Las Vegas – so at one point he had been in the building!

 What is your favorite book?

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

Definitely a panda. As for the why – have you seen them? They’re adorable!

What do you enjoy most about Cleverbug?

I’m a bit of a greeting card geek and really loved the Cleverbug app – so getting to work for the company was a dream.

As always, we love to hear from you. Email us at feedback@cleverbug.com  with any ideas you have to improve our service.

The haunting season is upon us!

Halloween will be here soon and we have just the cards for you to celebrate! Are you planning a frightfully fun costume party? Do you just want to send a ghoulish greeting to your friend?

Check out our terrifyingly terrific selection of cards and invitations!

Halloween Cards and Invites

See our full range of cards on our mobile app and on our web app now!

Have you picked out your costume already? Tell us what you’re going as!

Or are you looking for ideas? Here are a few ideas we’ve come up with:

  1. Walter and Jessie, Breaking Bad
  2. Katniss or Peeta, The Hunger Games
  3. Piper, Tastee, Red & Pornstache, Orange is the New Black
  4. The Bluths, Arrested Development
  5. Iron Man & Pepper Potts
  6. Wolverine
  7. A minion from Despicable Me
  8. Ed & Lorraine Warren, The Conjuring
  9. Walking Dead Zombies!
  10. Anyone from Game of Thrones

Keep an eye out for our Halloween CleverCards competition – we promise it will be a treat!

Details coming soon…

*Weekly Newsletter* – Tuesday 1st October

Hello Customers!

Well it’s officially the first day of Autumn – we hope everything is golden where you are!

This is a recap of our 2nd Weekly Newsletter – bringing to you all the updates and happenings within the Cleverbug Community! This week we’re sharing with you some exciting news and juicy insights on:

  • A Cleverbug Re-Brand
  • Customer of the Week
  • Meet the Cleverbugs: Simone Crowley

A Cleverbug Re-Brand

At Cleverbug, we are always looking for ways to improve and take customer feedback very seriously. We heard you loud and clear when you said you love our app, but don’t quite love our name – and so, we made a decision.

 “Cleverbug” is becoming “CleverCards” – the smartest way to send greeting cards!

Now isn’t that clever… Stay tuned to see the change coming soon. We’ll have a new logo, app icon and whole new website and app user interface design. We think you’ll love the sleek new look and next week we’ll be previewing some of the new visuals and artwork.

Customer of the Week

This week our chosen customer is the ultimate Cleverbug advocate! Her name is Kristin Oxford from Georgia. Kristin has sent 16 printed cards to her friends and family since she started using Cleverbug in February 2013! Here’s what she has to say:

Cleverbug Customer of the Week - Kristin Oxford, GA - USA

Cleverbug Customer of the Week – Kristin Oxford, GA – USA

Meet the Cleverbugs: Say Hello to Simone!

Cleverbug's Newest Team Member - Simone Crowley

Cleverbug’s Newest Team Member – Simone Crowley

We’ve just had a brand new ‘Clever Clogs’ join the Cleverbug creative team – she’s our new Lead Graphic Designer, Simone Crowley. We’re super excited to have Simone on board with us and we also hope you love all the new CleverCards that she will be adding to the store! So you can get to know Simone a little better, we’ve thrown some questions her way..

Where are you from?

Dalkey, Co Dublin. Ireland. 

What do you do and what is your role at Cleverbug?
My role is Senior Graphic Design Team Lead. My team and I design the cards that are available in the store. We research new trends and are constantly coming up with new ideas to keep everything fresh.
Who or what is your inspiration?
I have a huge collection of design, illustration and animation books where I get inspiration from. There is such a massive amount of creative talent online these days that I read a lot of design blogs too. I studied animation so I have always loved Mary Blair’s style of concept work. I also collect kids’ picture books as the illustrations are fantastic.
What is your favourite food?
Mexican
Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself? (hidden talent, strange habits etc. etc.)
I’m learning to knit in my spare time, so far I have done a lot of scarves! Plus a tea cozy for my dad in his team colours 😀
Are you funny… of course you are! Tell us a joke?
Q. What do you call a man with a seagull on his head?
 A. Cliff 
If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
My cat Edward, simply because he has the best life ever!
What do you enjoy most about Cleverbug?
I’m so lucky to have a job where I am creatively challenged all day long! It’s wonderful we can design cards for so many different occasions. It’s a such a great feeling when you receive a card in the post, I like to place them on my mantel piece and keep them there as a memento. I love to imagine that around the world people are doing this with the cards that I have created!
Say “Hello” to Simone at simone@cleverbug.com or simply leave your “Welcome” comment below! You can also find her on Twitter: @simonecrowley
We hope you enjoyed finding out a little more about our people this week!
Until next week – keep smiling and sharing sharing with us your cards and stories of your special occasions!
Cleverbug XOXO