Creativemark was established in 2003 as a new media consultancy to provide services to a large UK publishing company. Specialising in the software market, we've built our reputation around our excellent relationships with various software developers, enabling us to help them promote their software within the UK publishing market (magazines and online) and helping them build their brand and expand their customer base. Since early 2009 we've been building our own technology to power digital distribution. This includes our own CMS (content management system), server farm and, through Cleverbridge, a system to take payments and provide digital content without leaving your armchair. See the Services section for more information
Early History. Prior to 2003, the founders of Creativemark were firmly established within the software industry. In 1995 Chris Wiles had the idea of developing a suite of Internet software to get computer users connected with the minimum of fuss. NetConnect, distributed by our European partners, Haage & Partner Computer GmbH, became a success both in the UK and European market, receiving numerous awards through the industry. STFax, again popular through UK and Europe, was award-winning fax and voice software that enabled the end-user to use their computer to send and receive faxes, plus turn their system in to an answer-machine through their modem.
2003. The launch of Creativemark as a small consultancy to provide new media services within the UK computer magazine industry. Our role was to forge relationships with various software developers so we could compile and publish CD-ROMs for distribution with computer magazines such as the now defunct Personal Computer World. By end of 2008, PCW magazine had 13 worldwide syndication partners for the disc (and only the disc) content, which was unheard of elsewhere within the industry. Using our expertise within the software market, we moved on to provide online services within the UK magazine industry and were the first to enable full application downloads through a magazine, Computeractive, rather than on the standard distribution media such as a CD or DVD.
Early 2009. We started developing our own technologies to enable us to work with partners to provide software by digital distribution, across the Internet. Although some of these technologies are still in development, the Software Store concept launched on the Incisive Media V3.co.uk and Computeractive websites, during October and November 2009.
Developed, produced, host and maintain software stores for various Incisive Media brands, including V3.co.uk, Computeractive and, in the near future, The Inquirer. Incisive Media is one of the largest European B2B magazine publishers, with key consumer brands such as Computeractive, the UKs best-selling PC magazine.
Not a client, more of a key partner. Cleverbridge provide the e-commerce backend that powers the software store concept. Cleverbridge are established players within this market and provide the e-commerce engine that powers various software brands such as Acronis, O&O Software, Paragon Software, Uniblue, Avira and, more recently, Laplink and Ipswitch.