We are August Hello.
Like the month.
And the adjective.
A decade of digital marketing experience and hundreds of projects gives us the right to call it as we see it.
We’ve built a business immersed in successful digital marketing solutions. You know your business better than we ever can. Together, we can create something epic. Let’s build a relationship on collaboration, creativity and technical superiority.
We’re street-smart and we know our stuff but we also like to think things through. A strategic approach with effective tactical execution wins every time.
We love to execute smart strategies and build valuable business solutions. We’re proud to say that the quality of our work and the relationships we build, drives repeat and referral business. There is no better measure of success.
We love building useful solutions. Our values underpin everything we do. Our approach, clarity of thought, refinement of ideas, thorough planning, veracity and high-calibre execution show that we mean business.
If that sounds august, you’re right. We are.
6 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT US. Our Directors
Co-founder Daniel Banik
Daniel takes a holistic approach to business – his own and that of August’s clients. A forward-thinking, quietly ambitious individual, you’ll find Dan reaching into his treasure chest of ideas to make August a better place to work. As a co-founder of August, Dan uses his leadership skills to partner with clients to create award-winning products that exceed expectations.
With a background in strategy, user-centred interaction, service and experience design, marketing, and brand management, Dan is a driving force behind August.
A thought-leader and dreamer, Dan is a strategic thinker and doer who is constantly asking the question: “How can we do it better?”
In his spare time, you’ll find him reading up on new technology, exploring the creative process, enjoying the great outdoors, or running through a national park. He has been known to talk about WODs, squats and burpees at the weekly team meeting.
Co-founder Zoë Warne
Zoë thinks, creates and delivers in pixels for August’s clients and their audiences. A fast-moving, quick-thinking creative with a deep communications background, Zoë chooses to meld her business nous with her philanthropic heart. In both worlds, she loves nothing more than engineering an organisation’s online presence to create meaningful touch points and conversations with its audiences.
As co-founder and director, Creative Services, at August, Zoë is one of the lynchpins of the August crew.
Her extra-curricular activities are many and include a regular gig co-hosting and commenting on all things digital for ABC Radio 774Melbourne, Radio National and other programs.
In the industry where she made her mark, Zoë feeds her soul by mentoring young talent. Zoë is program director of the V21 Digital Summit, ambassador for Yarra Valley Open Studios, a guest lecturer at RMIT, Swinburne and Monash Universities, Chair of the Swinburne University Multimedia Course Advisory Committee and Vice President for the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA). She regularly writes and presents for organisations such as B&T, Australian Creative Magazine, Marketing Magazine, ad:tech, AIMIA National Industry Events and Sponsorship Australasia.
Zoe might live and breathe in a digital world, but the real world is her playground. In her spare time, she partakes in Melbourne’s vibrant food and arts scene, rescues animals for Wildlife Victoria and twirls fire (though not at the same time).
Technical Director Matt Agar
Matt takes a pragmatic, big-picture view of the technical aspects of a project. One of August’s founding members, he is a problem solver in every sense of the term. At his desk, headphones on, you’ll find him quietly analysing, creating and building things, looking for ways to make the complex simple.
Overseeing a talented group of front and back-end developers, Matt adopts a lead role in designing, developing and managing sophisticated web-based products for August’s diverse group of clients.
As the chief architect of August’s network and application-development structure, Matt has more than 15 years’ industry experience. He balances technical limitations with the best outcome for the client in all the solutions we build. When every project is different, it’s a role where out-of-the-box solutions collide with tailored outcomes. No development stone is left unturned under Matt’s watchful eye.
When he’s not building online solutions to help save water, redesigning an iconic Melbourne landmark, or ensuring websites are WCAG 2.0 compliant, you’ll find him building spaceships and animal kingdoms at home with his young family.
Awards. Our achievements.
We're not in it for the glory, but we've won and been shortlisted for some killer 'gongs'. And it makes us proud of the work we do.
Webby Finalist and Webby Honoree
McFarlane prize Australian Web Awards
Guide Dogs Australia
Gold W3 Award
Winner Site of the Year Australian Web Awards
Finalist Clear Communication Awards:
Legal + Digital Categories
Gold W3 Awards:
Real Estate Websites
Winner Melbourne Design Awards: Digital Community
St Catherine’s School
Honoree The Webby Awards: Mobile Sites and Apps – Schools/Universities
Victorian Public Sector Commission Capability Dictionary
Winner Melbourne Design Awards: Digital Government Services
Creative Partnerships Australia
Silver W3 Cultural Institutions Website
Guide Dogs Victoria
Silver W3 Charitable Organizations Website
Silver W3 Computer / IT Website
Winner Aus Mobile & App Design Awards (Travel & Tourism)
Winner United Nations Association of Australia (Vic division) World Environment Day Awards for Excellence in Sustainable Water Management
Winner Inaugural Victorian Digital Government Award Engagement category
Finalist Sustainia 100
Finalist 20th Annual AIMIA Awards Best Website & Online Services for Government & Non-Profit Best Digital Advertising or Communication for Government & Non-Profit
Winner AWA Innovation Award
Finalist 19th Annual AIMIA Awards Most Effective Best Government Best Education & Learning
Finalist Banksia Awards
Academy of Music
Winner Melbourne Design Awards Best Digital Experience Website
Academy of Music
Winner Sydney Design Awards Best Digital Experience Website
Winner Australian Mobile Awards Education category
Finalist 16th Annual AIMIA Awards Best Enterprise category
Winner “Best in Class” for Web Design & Development category in the Interactive Media Awards (Worldwide)
Winner Anthill Magazine 30 Entrepreneurs under 30 List
Winner Smart Company 30 Hot Entrepreneurs under 30 List
Finalist B&T Awards Digital Services Company of the Year category