News April 15, 2021
Dept wins Large Digital Company of the Year for the second year running
Dept has scooped the award for Large Digital Company of the Year at the 2021 Digital City Awards for the second year running.
The judges were “impressed how Dept evolved and adapted over the past year. Dept’s people-first approach was admirable and the level of support showed for its people throughout pandemic was remarkable.”
In the past year, we have introduced Wellbeing Advisors into the business to help Depsters with their mental health, created next-level virtual events for our teams across the world, subsidised WFH equipment, and launched an internal Awards to celebrate Depsters’ achievements. The Lock-In virtual pub lets us unwind as a team and often features special guests for talks and quizzes. Meditation and yoga were hosted throughout the week, as well as internal ‘lunch and learns’ and ‘elevenses’ catchups to keep the team connected. We’ve also implemented a diversity and inclusion calendar to celebrate events and festivals, and encouraged Depsters to take part in Wellness and Sustainability challenges.
When the pandemic hit, Dept focused on helping its clients navigate through the disruption. We launched the Dept Talks Live series on YouTube to share our insight with the wider digital community, and spearheaded the Dept Lab, which offers free digital advice to anyone who needs it. We teamed up with Episerver to launch a service package for frontline industries, and worked with Salesforce to launch a quickstart commerce solution to build a fully-functioning e-commerce site in just three weeks.
Brian Robinson, UK Managing Director of Dept, said: “Winning this award for the second year running is fantastic recognition of Dept’s commitment to being a people-first business. We have ambitions to become not only the best agency in the world, but for the world too, and our people play an integral role in helping us to shape and implement our goals. This year has been challenging for everyone, and I’m extremely proud of our Depsters.“
The Digital City Awards marks the end of the first week of the Digital City Festival. As headline partners, Dept is hosting a range of events focused on creativity, technology and data. Check out our schedule here.
You can visit Dept’s virtual booth on the Digital City Network to meet the team behind the agency. We are super excited to be a part of this and we can’t wait to meet you!