10 reasons Evolution is an award winning design agency

Credibility /

November 2022

As you may have heard by now, (from us 😂) the Evolution team was recently recognised as a finalist at the Geelong Business Excellence Awards!

We were finalists in 5 awards, including:

Corporate Social Responsibility.
Inclusive and Accessible Business.
Safe and Healthy Business.
Digital Engagement.
Health & Wellbeing Promoting Workplace.

This is our second time being finalists at the GBEA, and over the years we’ve also been proud to receive recognition in various other local awards, including Geelong’s Best Rated Advertising agency in both 2021 and 2022!

While we don’t like to toot our own horn (but we must in the name of marketing!), we thought it was important to share what makes us special and how we are uniquely qualified to help your business evolve and succeed.

So read on for 10 reasons why we are an award-winning agency!

 

1. We’re transparent:

  • We’re an open book: we list our prices online. We don’t have inflated prices for corporates or big conglomerates that can afford a higher price tag. It’s based on the work and it’s consistent for everyone.
  • Our designers and developers are professionally trained and qualified, we don’t just give ourselves those titles. And yes, you heard right! We have both designers and developers in-house on our team! You don’t just get one or the other claiming to be able to do it all. 
  • We provide you with hard evidence. If something is awry with the SEO of your website that needs fixing, we provide solid proof of our claims and a plan for a solution.  If you don’t want to hand over the reins, we can teach you how to do SEO yourself! 
  • We tell you explicitly about the things that we do outsource to our trusted partners: printing, website hosting, domain registration, and email hosting.

 

2. We’re accessible in every sense:

  • You pop in to see us at the studio whenever you fancy. We love visitors!
  • We are inclusive to all and wheelchair accessible.
  • We have packages to accommodate startups on limited budgets through to established brands who are ready to step up their game to the highest level.
  • We’re compassionate and empathetic. We genuinely care about our clients and their success.

 

3. We’re well-established and here for the long run:

  • We’ve been in business for over 23 years, Our birthday was in August!
  • Our team of experienced and qualified marketers has been doing this since before social media. We’ve seen it all, and while we’re up to date with the latest trends, we’re ready to back it up with our years of experience.

 

4. We love to empower our clients:

  • We love to share our secrets, via our monthly blogs.
  • We offer training on many of our services! From SEO to branding and marketing workshops, we can share our expertise if you prefer to DIY.
  • We can offer you trustworthy advice; we don’t just want to sell you the works! We can advise what you do and don’t need and if you could feasibly do it yourself.

 

5. We’re driven by excellence:

  • We’re recognized in independent awards!
  • We send out a feedback form after every project. We make sure our clients have the last word on our performance, and we take their feedback to heart.
  • We know our strengths and don’t spruik services that we aren’t experts in.
  • We have a dedicated client relationship manager (Hi Maddy! ❤️) to ensure excellent customer service.

 

6. We stay humble and recognise that we’re always learning:

  • We love to collaborate with clients! You’re the expert on your business; you know it inside out and back to front. We learn as much as we can from you before embarking on a project to ensure your needs are met now and in the future.
  • This includes a thorough brief where we learn about your brand and requirements so we can design in accordance with your brand and your goals

 

7. We give back to the community; we’re proud to support the following organisations:

  • Geelong Community Foundation
  • Geelong Mums
  • Give Where You Live
  • P500
  • River’s Gift

 

8. We’re constantly upskilling:

  • We invest in courses and professional development for our teammates whenever we recognise gaps in our knowledge and skills.
  • We attend The Design Conference (TDC) annually.
  • We all hold certified qualifications in our chosen fields.

 

9. We have rock-solid policies and procedures:

  • We literally have a 40+ point checklist when launching a new website to ensure everything is perfect on launch day.
  • When issues do arise, we update our procedures to ensure they don’t happen again.
  • We learn from our mistakes; no one is perfect, and we make sure to learn and grow from them.

 

10. We pride ourselves on a healthy and happy work environment

  • We take care of our team; we prioritise their physical and mental well-being with regular check-ins, healthy snacks, fun social events, kick-ass Christmas parties, and in-house barista quality coffee!
  • We conduct anonymous well-being surveys to make sure we’re doing right by our people.

 

And if that’s not enough we are constantly evolving, it’s kinda our thing! We always make a conscious effort to be better and do better. Each and every project we take on is another opportunity to outshine the last and shoot for the moon.

 

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