Celebrating 20 Years of Web Design and Digital Marketing

When the clock struck midnight on December 31st, 2014 and we rolled into 2015, Findsome & Winmore entered its 20th anniversary year. As our agency reached that milestone, we wanted to pause and reflect a bit on the past and what it means for our future.

Looking back, so much has changed in the technology and marketing landscape. When we started the firm, there was no such thing as Google. Twitter was certainly not around. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was probably in the fifth grade. There were no mobile phones or text messages. But we ventured out into the fledgling digital world anyway. Our first major project was launching the first website for Rollins College in 1995 and it still represents something important to us.

Rollins College First Website

Matt Certo pictured with the first Rollins College website in 1995.

As a result of all of these changes, our business is completely different. Anyone who’s studied much about business knows that organizations that don’t change don’t survive. And while change isn’t particularly easy, not embracing it can be fatal.

So what’s different about our agency? Most fundamentally, we changed from being simply a website builder (although we still do a ton of that work) into a full service digital marketing agency. In addition to web design, we handle an array of services for clients like search engine marketing, social media marketing, public relations, and brand development. Our goal is to help clients harness all of these technologies to find and win new customers. To drive the point home, we even changed our name from WebSolvers to Findsome & Winmore. Because we still favor old school marketing concepts like research, strategy, and brand, we crafted the position of The Classic Digital Marketing Agency.

So as we enter the next twenty-year stretch of our agency, we sincerely want to thank our clients, families and friends who have supported us on the journey. In those two decades, we’ve completed thousands of projects for several hundred clients. We’ve had hundreds of talented people who have been part of our ever-growing team and been able to donate time, talent and financial support to dozens of community nonprofit organizations. Philanthropy has been an important part of our company culture since the beginning. For all of these things, we sincerely thank those who have supported us thus far and invite you all to come along with us for the next twenty. We can’t wait to see what the future will bring.

Happy 20th!

Image Courtesy of Rollins College Archives

About Matt Certo

Matt Certo is founder and CEO of Findsome & Winmore, a digital marketing agency based in Orlando, FL. He is also the author of FOUND: Connecting with Customers in the Digital Age and Formulaic: How Thriving Companies Market from the Core.

4 Comments

  1. David A. Odahowski

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    Congratulation on 20 years of hard earned success – from dial up to 4g internet and beyond – into digital marketing, desktop, tablet mobile and good old touch and feel print! Along the way you have shared your business acumen with nonprofit and community based organizations – proving that you can do WELL by DOING GOOD!

  2. Sujeet

    Congratulations,well done.With your serious efforts and sincere dedication, you were sure to succeed.May you always keep up the good work.

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