31 Jan BWD January 2016 Newsletter
When you do things from your soul, it pays off. This month, we at BWD are celebrating 10 years of helping our clients grow. And as we reflect on key milestones – we can state with pride that our history is a proud testimony of exactly that.
A decade ago BWD was a one-man band that designed websites only and I landed our first single law firm client – via a call from a public phone. Today, we are a full service digital agency that offers a complete range of digital communication services. We are also included in the Memeburn Guide to SA Digital Agency Landscape – a recognised industry platform that acknowledges and lists digital agencies that have made strides in the sector.
From originally operating in a garage, we now have offices in Fancourt Office Park, 12 permanent employees and an established network of specialist associates. We also have our own in-house photography studio – plus high-tech equipment and resources to produce corporate videos and animated explainer videos.
Our client portfolio not only boasts SMMEs and start-ups, but also a myriad of blue chip companies and conglomerates across all industries. This includes the likes of T-Systems, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the University of Witwatersrand (Wits).
Our road to success naturally had its challenges. But there were a number of highlights that made it all worth it. Allow me to share just some of the most recent ones with you:
- In 2015, BWD’s videography work for UJ led to them scooping up a “Marketing, Advancement & Communication in Education (MACE) Award.”
- BWD featured extensively in the media, including on television, radio and major publications such as Financial Mail.
- I spoke and presented at leading industry conferences and events and even graced the stage alongside gurus like Arthur Goldstuck.
- In July 2015, BWD launched its first Graduate Development Programme that saw five graphic design students get their very first taste of an actual business environment.
The latter means a lot to me, as I firmly believe that the knowledge torch you pass on – is the legacy you leave behind.
I am also of the opinion that I would not have made it this far, if it wasn’t for my mentors. For this reason I would like to pay it forward this year– by rolling out a new initiative named “Each One Teach One Foundation”. The programme will offer expert mentorship to SMMEs.
In hindsight, we have a lot to be thankful for and a whole lot more to look forward to. And it is all because of people and clients like YOU.
So I would like to take a moment to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to you – for being an integral part of BWD’s success story. And as we go forward, the most important question that still remains for us… is how can we continue to help YOU grow?
Creative Director (Breeze Website Designers)
phone: 011 321 0193