First of all, this post has been a long time coming. I originally began this post some months ago when my employer was still Branded3, a super awesome digital agency based in Leeds, UK. On the 15th August (yes, it’s that late) I joined super awesome digital agency Reprise Media as an Edmonton SEO consultant based in their Melbourne office. So now I look back and reflect on the great time I had within the past two years with Branded3.
In my time there I saw our SEO team triple in size. It is a great agency with sound ethics and an ambitious outlook; in fact the company has expanded so rapidly not even the internet has been able to cope (a little internal joke there guys).
Branded3 owes it all to the positive, imaginative and motivated mentality of each and every individual sat in their crowded Aberford office. It is not often you work in an environment where every employee shares the same view of the determined leadership figures at the helm.
It would be lazy of me not to show some individual love to my ex colleagues, so here it is in no particular order:
Patrick Altoft – SEO guru extraordinaire, nuff said.
Tim Grice – SEO sage, mentor, co-conspirator, lunch fiend, Wing Chun master.
Vin Chinnaraja – Inspirational hands on leader, chief skylight closer.
Matthew Jackson – Skilled SEO, excel king, general of Branded3.
Dave Smith – SEO prodigy, Hung Gar sensei.
Michael Auty – Internet warlock, head of meme & troll.
Julian Kay – Lead software developer, fellow mechanical pencil lover, keeper of the cool list.
Phil Broadhead – MotoGP expert, SEO Groover.
Douglas Radburn – Web developing deity, principal pub lunch coordinator.
Ben Jones – Branded3′s right brain, strategic social SEOer, worry to society.
Steve Shaw – Dev leader, chief designer/excavator of bear costumes.
Max Shearer – Web design engineer, owl lover.
Andrew Radburn – Talented SEO architect, games master.
Emma Barnes – Search artist, gaming reviewer, head of Mum jokes.
Mike Jeffs – Search poet, guitar hero.
Liam Stilgoe – PPC protégé, fantasy football novice.
Fiona Dunphy – Creative starlet, social/copywriting pro.
Steve Creek – Creative genius, tennis champ, vegi.
Mark Bowering – Writing divinity, amateur soccer fan.
Andrew Parker – Budding SEO master.
Craig Surtees – Keeper of the internets, chief rambler.
Sanjay Zalke – Technical magician, head of cake.
Felicity Crouch – SEO copywriting goddess.
Andrew Machin – Design champion, award winner.
Scott – Copywriting god, pedal assassin.
A special thanks to Emma for the amazing drawings of all the Branded3 peeps.
And congratulations to Branded3 on a whole for their fantastic DADI Award win.
It was emotional.