Sunderland’s marketing agency celebrates 10 years in business

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Marketing agency dodio, dubbed Sunderland’s ‘do studio’, founded by Chris Kean, has been providing bespoke marketing support to regional and national businesses for 10 years.

The agency specializes in building brands and connecting them with the people who matter most through website design, smart marketing strategies, social media management and a range of others. services.

Over the past year, the company has doubled in size and is looking for new recruits and new customers. Later this year, dodio will open its doors for a special anniversary party.

Photo caption: (Left to right) Jameson Lai, Senga Kean, Chris Kean.

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Chris founded the company in 2011 after receiving support from the North-East Business and Innovation Center (BIC). Initially, starting with himself, he was soon joined by marketing director and his wife, Senga Kean, and head of design, Jameson Lai.

Chris said, “Together, we had a vision to create a full-service marketing agency that shared our values, where the right things were done for the right reasons.

“We wanted to build close, long-term relationships based on honesty and transparency and work with clients as partners, where we could act as an extension of their team to show demonstrable results.”

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Over the past decade, the company has gone from strength to strength and is looking to expand further this year.

He added, “We have grown steadily and organically over time, largely through word of mouth and referrals from delighted customers. But now we are focused on spreading our story and how dodio can help organizations meet and even exceed their marketing goals.

Success stories include companies such as Meridian Parks – a family-run holiday park company which owns South Tyneside’s Lizard Lane holiday park – and Sunderland City Council, which contacted dodio to help transform the websites of three of its business centers in the region.

While dodio originally specialized in website development, they now offer comprehensive marketing strategies, design, branding, campaign management and social media services, to help clients succeed. .

Chis said: “It’s been a fantastic journey to get to where we are now and we’re reaching a position where everything is now in place for us to take dodio to the next level.”