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Our First Annual Workshop Digital Culture Book

by Andrew Miller, Brian Forrester   |   Jan 28, 2022

At Workshop Digital, we are Building a Better Agency. That means we are challenging the way agencies are traditionally run by focusing on our people, engaging in the communities we live in, adhering to our core values, acting on our client relations principles, and listening to feedback from our team.

Our first annual Workshop Digital Culture Book is our attempt to capture the many moments where our culture, core values, and client relations principles shine. ​​We designed and printed tangible books to bring our culture to life, and while we couldn't get together in person, we mailed the books as a surprise for our team and opened them together in our virtual offsite meeting.

Workshop Digital Team opening our culture books

As co-founders and team members, we think it’s important to acknowledge all that we accomplish together. Our objective with the Culture Book is to share glimpses of what makes us so unique, and to have a little fun while celebrating what it means to be Workshop Digital.

Read on for a few highlights from our 2021 Workshop Digital Culture Book:

Workshop Digital Culture Book cover

Our teams abide by six core values that drive who we are as a company and how we deliver results for our clients:

Workshop Digital Culture Book Core Values Page

We’re also taking our client relations game up a notch. By focusing on consistency, proactivity, relatability, and surprise & delight (our four client relations principles), we aim to further differentiate ourselves from other agencies, unlock stronger relationships, and highlight what it means to be a true partner agency.

Workshop Digital Culture Book Client Relations Principles

In 2020, our Community Committee started a “silver linings” thread as a place to share bits of joy during the early, uncertain days of the pandemic. The thread continued into 2021 as a reminder to always look for the good.

Over the last two years, our silver linings included gardening, baking, crafting, playing music, and time with our furry friends (and chickens who now have cozy coops)!

Workshop Digital Culture Book Silver Linings

As we adjusted to work from home life, our team grew by a (furry) few.

Workshop Digital Culture Book Pets

We gave back to our communities with in-person and remote volunteer work, supporting 12 organizations in 2021.

Workshop Digital Culture Book Giving Back

After a year apart, in July 2021 we welcomed Workshoppers to the Richmond office for a day of team building activities, followed by a trip to our local shuffleboard hall for games and happy hour.

Workshop Digital Culture Book 2021 Onsite Offsite

We hoped to gather again in-person in January 2022, but decided on a virtual event to keep our team safe. While nothing beats in-person, creating our first Culture Book was a special way to celebrate our team’s accomplishments and dedication to one another. We are excited to continue the tradition of an annual Culture Book, and can’t wait for all 2022 has in store for Workshop Digital!

Portrait of Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Andrew is a data-driven marketer, speaker, and problem solver. He co-founded Workshop Digital in 2015 and as the VP of Strategy he devotes his time to developing new tools and strategies to help Workshop Digital’s teams and clients achieve their goals. Andrew regularly speaks to marketing and professional audiences with an authentic, passionate message to raise their collective marketing intelligence.

Andrew collects hobbies and devotes his time to his family, competing in triathlons, amateur gardening, and mentoring Richmond youth as a member of the Junior Achievement of Central Virginia board of directors.

Portrait of Brian Forrester

Brian Forrester

Brian has spent over a decade in digital marketing. He is most passionate about building a sustainable business with an emphasis on culture, community involvement, and the development of our number-one resource, our team.

Since his days at James Madison University, Brian has always sought to give back to the community. Brian now sits on the Executive Advisory Council for JMU’s College of Business, Marketing, the FETCH a Cure Board of Directors, and sits on the IMPACT Awards Selection Committee. Brian’s agency is also a 4-time winner of Generosity, Inc., an award celebrating top charitable corporate givers in Richmond, VA. Brian is also on the Board of Directors at Northern Neck Insurance Company, in Irvington, VA.

During Brian’s time as Co-Founder & CEO of Workshop Digital, the agency has won numerous awards including the 2016 Richmond Chamber IMPACT Award, Virginia Best Places to Work (2017 - 2022), Outside Magazine Best Places to Work in the U.S. (2017 - 2022), and is a three-time winner of the RVA25 Fastest Growing Companies in Richmond. Brian was also selected for the Style Weekly 40 under 40 list in 2017.