Core20 is an International Full-service Communications and Strategic Development Agency.

The Core20 name & Philosophy

Behind the company name “Core20” is our commitment to the core drivers of growth.

Successful communications and growth strategies must excel in targeting these areas:

 

Core mission

Core values

Core strengths

Core messages

Core target groups

Core communication channels

A Digital Agency

With the advent of today’s efficient communications technologies, our agency operates using a virtual office model, bringing our clients cost savings and time efficiency without geographic boundaries.

Integrated Strategic Approach

Our intersection of strategy, finance and communications makes us unique. Multidisciplinary approach saves money and improve output.

Success by Design

The look of Core20 communications media is immediately recognizable. Drawing inspiration from the fine arts, our work features high quality art and eye-catching design.

Global Experience

Core20 works with many international firms, and is experienced with corporate communications in the global marketplace.

Team Resources

Jone Smedsvig

Jone Smedsvig

Strategy & Communications Adviser

Bjørnar Eide

Bjørnar Eide

Finance & Strategy

Victor Manuel

Victor Manuel

Web and IT

Joachim Berner

Joachim Berner

Key Account Sales

Ladan Monshizadeh

Ladan Monshizadeh

Operations & HR

John Ferry

John Ferry

Accounting and Finance

Bjørnar Kommedal

Bjørnar Kommedal

Text and translation

Ben Valen

Ben Valen

Text and translation

Some engagements require specialty expertise, these are organized in  a Customized Team. This may be specialist resources in technology, industry, graphics, IT or other required skills.

Seamless integration of fixed and variables resources allow Core20 to be broad and deep with respect to range and type of products in our projects.

Team Workflow

With projects varying in complexity, length and industry focus we have specialized project facilitators and managers. These will be the personal contact points for Core20. Clients only need to share and map goals, milestones and agreed processes with the project managers. This ease coordination and team resources and specialized recruited resources will be engaged and coordinated by the project managers.

Advancing your business

Core20 Principal in brief

Core20 has a strong team of senior advisors and designers. Core20’s principal, Jone Smedsvig, holds a double masters degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston (MIT). Since 2003, with office operations in Boston, San Diego and Oslo, Smedsvig has specialized in sales and capital acquisition coupled with modern marketing. His prior background includes maintaining the key sales account for oil companies while working for Xerox as well as managing international sales throughout eight countries at Upstream Oil and Gas. Additionally, Mr. Smedsvig held the marketing manager position at both Destination Stavanger and InBusiness, one of the oldest operating Internet companies.

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Publications

Smedsvig has authored over 35 articles covering a range of topics including:

  • International Networking
  • Mistakes Made in Raising Capital
  • The Importance of a Business Model over Product
  • Typical Mistakes Companies Make When Hiring Advisors
  • Controlling Costs When Expanding Internationally
  • The Impact of Social Media and its Impact on an Investor’s Mindset
  • Social Web Platforms
  • International Partner Development
  • How to Utilize International Meeting Places
  • Innovative Ways to Get Editorial Media Coverage
  • Modern Business Plan Writing
  • Return on Investment (ROI) for IT companies
  • The Most Effective Tools for International Expansion