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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 Client Services, he ensures our teams of passionate people have what they need to help our 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 15 years in digital marketing. He is most passionate about building a better agency with an emphasis on culture, community involvement, and the development of our number-one resource, our team.

During Brian’s time as Co-Founder & CEO of Workshop Digital, the agency has won numerous awards including six-time winner of Virginia Best Places to Work, four-time winner Outside Magazine Best Places to Work in the U.S., 4-time winner of Generosity, Inc., an award celebrating top charitable corporate givers in Richmond, VA, three-time winner of the RVA25 Fastest Growing Companies in Richmond, the 2016 Richmond Chamber IMPACT Award, and Brian was also selected for the Style Weekly 40 under 40 list in 2017.

Since his days at James Madison University, Brian has always sought to give back to the community. Brian has served on the Executive Advisory Council for JMU’s College of Business, Marketing, the FETCH a Cure Board of Directors, the IMPACT Awards Selection Committee, and the Town of Irvington Planning Commission. Brian now serves on the Board of Directors at Northern Neck Insurance and is a member of the Virginia Advisory Council for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.