time flies when you’re having fun but I didn’t think that applied to a whole
decade… as October 2020 marks the 10 year birthday of our agency. It’s crazy to
think that this time 10 years ago we were a small affiliate business, looking
to test the waters in search and becoming a digital agency.
After a year
of the unexpected, it’s easy to feel like there’s not much worth celebrating
anymore but we thought it’s important to take some time to appreciate how far
we’ve come and everyone that’s been part of it – plus an excuse to break out
the cake and bubbles.
This year we celebrate turning 10 with a virtual afternoon tea, packed to perfection by our very own Head of People & Culture, Chelsea Hall.
evolved a lot over the last 10 years, something I have been fortunate enough to
be a part of, having joined a year before the launch back when we were
Artemis8. In those days, Google wasn’t the giant of the search world we see
today and we were making our way as a successful affiliate company. However,
after spotting an opportunity to start expanding our services, I saw Found
transform from affiliate to an integrated search agency, through to a
performance marketing agency and now to full service, growth agency.
acquired businesses and expanded our offering into the exciting world of
influencer marketing, spoken at numerous events and even hosted a few of our
own. We’ve become Google & Facebook
Partners and ranked 6th in the medium category of Great Places to Work and 3rd
in Great Places for Women.
growing an agency is as simple as increasing the revenue it generates, but in
practice there’s so much more to it. Over the years, Found has prided itself on
the culture that we’ve purposefully built with our team and our clients,
creating a place we all love to be.
I thought it
would be worth sharing some of our core values that have enabled us to grow in
this way, and what it really means to the team.
Truth – This
sits at the core of everything we do and is something that for the past 10
years I’ve seen in abundance. Being honest with one another, with our clients,
our partners and overall striving for transparency in everything we do is so
Quite simply, I don’t think we’d still be an agency if we hadn’t had so much of
an impact on the clients we work with. At Found I’ve seen us take on big
challenges and get big results, finding those gamechanging actions both
internally and with clients to drive change is what excites us the most. This
in itself has fuelled our growth mindset making us grow and grow.
Unity – Now
more than ever, unity is something I see day in, day out at Found. Our team are
genuinely the nicest bunch you’ll ever meet, like any family there are moments
of disagreement but we all ultimately want the same thing; success for our
clients and for our business. This means Found is like having one extended,
dysfunctional family who are always there to pull together. Whether it’s a
late-night push on a big piece of work or virtual moral support through
lockdown, I appreciate that despite our now much bigger team, it still feels
like 10 years ago that we’re all in it together.
And of course, ambition. Ambition is a thread that runs all the way through our
team from our newest team members up to the leadership team, we’re motivated to
achieve the very best and grow fast. It’s ambition to be better every day that
has helped us for the past 10 years and will drive us through to the next 10.
part of Found is the work that we do for charitable causes; investing time in
growth for good.We’ve even seen our very own Tina Judic and Julie York
create Digital Disruptors, a programme set up with the Hebe Foundation, to help
the next generation of digital experts get a feel for the industry and future
opportunities. Alongside a serious amount of food collections, coat donations,
sponsored events and bake sales all for the causes that matter to us the most.
A culture of caring about the community around us and giving back is what we’re
most passionate about.
asked me 10 years ago what Found would be like today…. Well I don’t think I’d
have even been close! I think I speak for the whole team when I say that I am
SO excited to see what’s next for Found and the team as we move into our second