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Revive are a digital media agency - meaning we help businesses understand and grow the online side of their business.

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Revive

WHAT DO WE DO?

We help clients excel in the digital space by creating impressive websites, developing web-based solutions and demonstrating the potential of web services. As partners, we offer clients the technical know-how to ensure their business grows.

HOW LONG DOES A WEBSITE TAKE?

We generally have a 4 week turn-around with a small business website. We have a robust process in place to ensure our work is finished to the highest standards, and that our clients are involved in the build process from start to finish.

WHAT IS OUR PROCESS?

Our website creation has four distinct stages, with clear controls and strategic oversight to ensure only the highest standards during project development. This includes face-to-face meetings, full test sites and an expert finishing service.

ARE WE THE WEB DESIGNERS FOR YOU?

Our teams have strong skills in core web development and specialist talents in advanced web tools. As such they are experts in fulfilling basic requirements and achieve superior results when working on complex group projects.

WHAT ELSE DO WE DO?

As part of our service we also specialise in marketing activities, managing a variety of specific needs for our clients – creating website content, boosting incoming traffic, growing user communities and establishing professional brand identity.

ARE WE EXPENSIVE?

We are experts who consistently deliver a world class service. As such, we are not the cheapest - instead we empower clients to secure new business, ensuring impressive returns through the range of new opportunities available to them.

Our

Vision

Mission

Values

To create innovative ways of communicating a message online. To create communities. Plant ideas, incubate experiments, grow potential for new businesses. To be seen as one of the most innovative creative agencies in the South East and Essex.
To help businesses communicate their core messages effectively and engage with their target market through the medium of their website and other online media, increasing their opportunities to grow their businesses.
We believe in excellence, attention to detail, integrity, honesty & fairness. We believe in having only happy clients, with whom we have long term relationships. We believe in providing good value, complete solutions, and getting it right.

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Adam Toms

Web Developer

Following a successful career working as a compliance and efficiency specialist with local authorities, Adam is adept at ensuring proper testing and redundancy management for web tools. He has also trained and competed internationally as a professional athlete, winning various competitions in the world of kite surfing. With travel such a big part of his life, he found that developing websites on the road was something he found real skill in, and so became a full time developer and has helped clients of all size greatly improve their capabilities.

His special skills include (but are not limited to): establishing best practice efficiency and compliance; perfecting prototyping; improving site capabilities; integrating powerful web tools; and expertise in innovative tools and emergent technologies.

We are what we think – all that we are rises with thought and with our thoughts we change the world.

- Dalai Lama

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Andy Mayes

Senior Web Developer

After graduating from Queen Mary University of London with a first in Computer Science, Andy has a wide array of complex skills, specialist knowledge and the ability to solve almost any technical challenge. He also oversees development to ensure high quality coding at every stage, has key expertise managing large scale projects within short time frames and has comprehensive understanding of software products, pricing and the capacity for integration.

With the ability to create new software products and deliver almost any project within timeframe and budget, Andy is an integral part of the Revive team and a valuable asset for any business which wishes to expand their commercial potential. He also manages training of new staff to ensure that all practices are updated and aligned with established best practice.

His special skills include (but are not limited to): bespoke software creation; online systems; technical databases; agile / waterfall methodology; project management; coding languages; software integration; and large scale web development.

Find me an interesting project and I’ll make it happen.

- Andy Mayes

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David McGregor

Business Development Executive

Following a successful career as a financial advisor and having worked for some of the top digital agencies in the South East, David specialises in helping businesses make sound investments for their future. With a strong work ethic focused on building lasting partnerships, his approach is that of a trusted business consultant – working in the best interests of clients by respecting their vision and presenting fitting solutions that help them achieve their objectives.

With a proven track record bridging the gap between immediate financial limitations and the realistic benefits of long term business investment, David provides key insights for how to scale up businesses through digital channels.

His special skills include (but are not limited to): digital media solutions; web tools; market segmentation; competitor research; operational optimisation; gap analysis; process improvement; advertising; and business growth.

There is nothing so annoying as having two people talking when you're busy interrupting.

- Mark Twain

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Hector Westropp

Marketing Manager

Since graduating from Southampton University in English and Media Writing, Hector took on brand management for large scale software developers, with clients such as BP, IHG and Chevron, then started his own consultancy business working with technology start-ups. This year he joined Revive to lead the marketing team and extend the promotional capacity of the agency through TTL advertising (email campaigns / PPC), content delivery and establishing a strong foundation for client business growth.

With a proven track record leading marketing strategy for large scale organisations by targeting key decision makers, and growing start-up ventures by gaining investment through defined business propositions, Hector is adept at offering proven routes to success for businesses of all sizes.

His special skills include (but are not limited to): competitor research and market evaluation; copywriting; professional marketing / web content; SEO; PPC; analytics; sales channel analysis; promotions; design; and project management.

If you stand and stare out of the window, alone, you are an anti-social, friendless idiot. If you stand alone and stare out of the window with a cigarette, you're a f****ing philosopher. Context is everything.

- Rory Sutherland

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James Higgs

Graphic Designer

Having trained as a professional musician then managing a small business, James found his calling as a freelance designer – creating illustrations, videos and leading creative design strategies for growing companies. Extending his reach into the fashion and music industry, he completed work for a range of brands and big names within the industry, reaching critical acclaim with his spot as guest art editor for Disorder magazine.

In 2014, James joined Revive as our design specialist – bringing a wide range of skills that compliment professional web design, including animated videos, illustrations and branding excellence practices.

His special skills include (but are not limited to): Illustration (2D/cartoon); animation (stings / intros); logos; branding; brochures; corporate presentations; interface design; and support videos.

There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.

- Milton Glaser

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Jamie Graizevsky

Creative Director

From a background working with global charities and managing web design needs for local businesses, Jamie has extensive experience managing all elements of the website creation and promotion process. He is also the first point of contact for our accounts – managing any updates, changes in scope and acting as a trusted consultant if our clients have any further questions about their next steps.

As Creative Director, Jamie works with both the design and development teams to bring projects to life and ensure that clients are able to achieve their goals. In addition, he has strong insights into innovative web development and future-proofing, ensuring customers have access to key information that could help them excel in their field.

His special skills include (but are not limited to): account management; digital consultancy; requirements gathering; project road mapping; building technical specifications; overseeing complex development / creative projects; and problem-solving.

For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.

- Steve Jobs

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Karey Waller

Accounts

With a career based in training and recruitment, Karey is an expert at ensuring clients have a friendly point of contact and that any potential problems are resolved quickly and easily. She is highly experienced at managing the financial needs of the business while also being a friendly face for our customers – a value we know is key to making sure things run smoothly. In addition, Karey is also PA to the Managing Director – meaning our payment processes are handled quickly and easily.

Her special skills include (but are not limited to): bank reconciliations; financial controls; purchasing; invoices; and events management.

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

- Benjamin Franklin

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Laura Huckle

Marketing Assistant

With a natural talent for writing and a keen interest in marketing, after studying her degree in English Literature and Screen Writing Laura joined the Revive team and now specialises in creating effective content for websites. Her work extends from customer engagement through blogs, articles and social media, to digital advertising and print campaigns with immediate commercial benefits from remarketing and PR. She is also skilled at competitive analysis and has solid coding knowledge.

Her special skills include (but are not limited to): copywriting; blogs; articles; editing; competitive research; video / animation text; biographies; and creating print collateral.

Good grammar is essential, Robin

- Batman

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Mandy Carey

Web Designer

Coming from a background working with both small and large businesses as a designer and digital consultant, Mandy has extensive experience leading web design projects from start to finish – creating outstanding results for her clients. As a fashion brand manager herself with a successful range of products supplied to large retailers, she understands the importance of business identity and the power of trust gained through consistency.

With this ability in mind, Mandy helps businesses flourish by working closely with stakeholders, brand managers and business owners to create inspiring digital spaces. It is this quality that ensures her clients are able to enjoy such high level of professional success – empowered to succeed in their markets by a dedication to quality and consistency at every stage of development.

Her special skills include (but are not limited to): front-end web design; coding; development practices; business operations; ecommerce; graphic design; branding; SEO; videos; and animation.

When you know better, you do better.

- Maya Angelou

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Richard Morrisson

Web Designer

Since graduating from the University of Kent in Multimedia Technology and Design, Richard has worked for various large businesses, managing advertising and multimedia needs for companies such as ITV. As our resident front-end designer, Richard specialises in building beautiful design packages – working with clients, concepts and creative brief - bringing ideas to life and inspiring the strong professional qualities they need to succeed.

He has also worked with various start-ups – helping them find instant success with strong professional website design, tailored GUI formatting and integration with mobile applications, 3rd party websites and software solutions. As testament to his skills and dedication, he fully designed our brand new website on his own time!

His special skills include (but are not limited to): front-end web design; code solutions; typography; logo design; animation; and website finishing (transitions / buttons / menus / media solutions).

Don’t try to be original – try to be good.

- Paul Rand

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Otis Ayoob

Marketing Assistant

With proven skills in research, SEO and expertise in a range of multimedia programs, Otis is a core part of Revive’s marketing team and a digital media specialist. Since joining in 2014 he has helped various clients by completing comprehensive competitive reviews, defining robust strategies to help them improve their ROI and providing specialist tools that help them succeed in target markets.

With an interest in new marketing tools and methodology, he brings a whole new sense of innovation and fun to product and service offerings – creating highly successful and cost effective campaigns for our clients. He also has strong design skills, ensuring all work is both engaging and impacting at a local level, and strong commercial acumen to ensure all campaigns are viable at a financial level.

His special skills include (but are not limited to): SEO analysis; competitive reviews; multimedia; design; videos; podcasts; copywriting; editing; and innovative web tools.

Hirsute prodigy: you can’t touch this

- Otis Ayoob

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Peter Van De Vyver

Developer

At only 23, Peter has already opened his own successful franchise business and now dedicates his time to creating innovative web development solutions. With a background in computer game development, he has a range of skills which compliment new and exciting companies who want to do something fresh and interesting, such as 3D visualisations and the construction of a powerful user experience.

With an ethos that creative ideas can push the limits of what is capable, Peter’s ability to think outside the box (when needed) has led to some truly remarkable development solutions for our clients.

His special skills include (but are not limited to): front-end web design; code solutions; motion capture; 3D visualisations; development innovation; and problem solving.

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.

- Douglas Adams

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Phil Thomas

Managing Director

With an impressive career working at some of the world’s top agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, delivering key projects for clients including ASDA and Virgin, Phil is adept at managing business requirements of any size. After gaining specialist industry experience managing cutting edge data solutions as a contractor for top commercial banks, he decided to start his own businesses in the finance sector.

Revive began as a consultancy and web design project management firm, however the business quickly found success because of a dedication to professionalism and quality, becoming one of the leading agencies in the region.

His special skills include (but are not limited to): end-to-end business consultancy; ATL / BTL / TTL advertising; technical expertise across all relevant code bases; commercial problem solving; defining routes to meet business objectives; and optimal ROI.

Fear is the dark room where you develop your negatives.

- Michael Pritchard

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Richard Nobes

Web Developer

After graduating in Computer Science, Richard took on various roles as webmaster for commercial businesses – managing specific business needs and becoming an expert in process driven web tools. As such he is our resident expert in developing larger scale projects which have unique or complex requirements such as large user bases and commercial solutions that span across ecommerce, order fulfilment, customer relationship and yield management.

His special skills include (but are not limited to): technical process driven systems; ecommerce and web stores; large-scale user bases; alpha / beta testing / UAT; rollout; and training.

Talk is cheap. Show me the code.

- Linus Torvalds