Happy 20th Birthday Strange
By Paul Honey
2020 is a special year for Strange. It marks our 20th anniversary, making us one of the longest established digital marketing agencies in the South.
Things have changed quite a bit since 2000 when we started out, mainly designing and building customised websites from our Bournemouth base. Since then, we’ve developed into one of the region’s leading providers of digital marketing services with a second office in Bristol. Our main focus now is making sure our experienced team gives businesses a competitive edge by delivering better online performance.
These days our clients include companies and non-profits from a wide range of sectors, with Animal, Amnesty International, Brittany Ferries, Fujifilm and Merlin Entertainments among many others. We’ve also picked up some major awards along the way such as winning the Marketing Excellence in Travel and Tourism award for Merlin (Masterclassing), and Integrated Campaign of the Year for Brittany Ferries (Gold Winner, Chartered Institute of Marketing Travel Awards).
“Clients appreciate that what we offer is better digital marketing" explained Paul Honey, Managing Director of Strange. “They know that ‘good’ just isn’t good enough, and understand that ‘the best’ is often unrealistic given budget constraints.”
We therefore focus on delivering ‘best in class’ CMS and ecommerce websites along with a full range of digital marketing services. And as a result, we’ve become specialists in the open source systems Drupal, Magento and WordPress as well as platforms such as Shopify and Spryker.
Our digital marketing services include PPC, social media, display, affiliate, SEO, CRM and email marketing, as well as conversion rate optimisation, analytics and tracking.
Director and Founder Jonathan Boston said: “Things have certainly changed in the past 20 years with the rise of open source platforms, social media and digital marketing. But no matter how much our environment has changed, our team has remained focused on giving clients real value and that will always stay the same.”