Celebrating 15 Years of Spicy Web 2009 to 2024.

News — Celebrating 15 Years of Spicy Web: A Journey of Growth, Innovation, and Success 🎉🍾🏆

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As we mark the 15-year milestone for Spicy Web, we take a moment to reflect on the journey that has brought us here. From humble beginnings in a bedroom to becoming an award-winning digital agency, our story is one of perseverance, innovation, and dedication.

Join us as we walk through the key moments that have defined our path over the years.

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Tony Sambell is the Founder of Spicy Web, established in 2009. Managing Director, Ryan Stannage, has been by his side for over 10 years, since 2013.

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Founder & Director, Tony Sambell - Throughout the years

2009: Flying Solo from the Spare Bedroom

In 2009, Spicy Web was born in the confines of a bedroom, driven by a passion for digital marketing and a vision for the future. It was a modest beginning, but the foundation was laid for what would become a thriving agency.

2010: Refining & Elevating our Brand

By 2010, Spicy Web was making strides but still finding its identity. With a professional yet unconventional approach, this year was all about refining our brand image and services.

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Keynote Speaker at Web Design Conference

2011: The Local Newspaper Article

In 2011, Spicy Web gained local recognition, as evidenced by an article in the local newspaper. This milestone highlighted our growing presence and impact within the community.

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Spicy Web makes the Local Newspaper

2012: Building Momentum

2012 was a year of steady growth. We expanded our client base and continued to build on the momentum from the previous years, setting the stage for more significant achievements.

2013: The Key Appointment – Ryan Joins Spicy Web

A pivotal moment came in 2013 when Ryan Stannage joined Spicy Web. His expertise and leadership played a crucial role in driving the agency forward, enhancing our capabilities and service offerings.

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Ryan Stannage, from Web Designer to Managing Director

2014: New Logo, Website, and Move to Quest Building

In 2014, we rebranded with a new logo and website, reflecting our evolving identity. This year also saw us move to the Quest building, a significant upgrade that marked our growing success.

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The new look and new offices at Quest

2016: Falls Creek Snow Trip

In 2016, we took a well-deserved break with a team trip to Falls Creek. This adventure not only fostered team bonding but also recharged our creative energies.

2017: Team Trip to Grampians

The following year, we explored the Grampians together. This trip was another opportunity to strengthen our team dynamics and enjoy some time in nature.

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Team excursions to Falls Creek and Grampians

2018: Tony Visits Google HQ in the USA

A major highlight of 2018 was Tony's visit to Google HQ in the USA. This visit underscored our commitment to staying at the forefront of digital innovation and learning from the best in the industry.

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Tony impresses at Google Head Quarters

2019: Future Connect Event at Eureka Tower

In 2019, we hosted the Future Connect event at Eureka Tower, bringing together industry leaders and innovators to discuss the future of digital marketing. It was a landmark event that positioned Spicy Web as a thought leader.

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Future Connect Keynote at Eureka Tower

2020: Covid Hits, Alastair Joins Spicy Web

The global pandemic in 2020 brought unprecedented challenges, but it also saw Alastair Coleman joining Spicy Web as the Head of Growth. His addition to the team was a beacon of energy and growth during a difficult year.

2021: Chris Joins Spicy Web, Give Good

2021 was marked by Chris Sargeant joining Spicy Web as Senior Developer and our involvement with the "Give Good" commitment, supporting Mums Supporting Families in Need (MSFIN). It was a year of expanding our team and giving back to the community.

2022: The Year of Exponential Growth

2022 was a year of exponential growth. We scaled new heights, expanding our client base, enhancing our services, and solidifying our reputation in the industry.

2023: Give Good with Speak & Share

In 2023, we focused on sharing knowledge and fostering a collaborative environment. We supported life-changing charity "Speak & Share" through our Give Good initiative. The connection amongst our team galvanised and deepened, reinforcing and solidifying the foundation for success, innovation and growth.

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Our Give Good Charity Partners; Mums Supporting Families in Need (MSFIN) and Speak & Share

2024: Awards Success

As we celebrate our 15th anniversary in 2024, we are proud to have achieved success at various award ceremonies, winning four prestigious awards; APAC Search Awards x2, Good Design Awards, Australian Web Awards.

In addition to these highly regarded awards success, Spicy Web has been recognised on a global stage with or recent shortlisting in two categories in the Global Search Awards 2024.

This recognition is a testament to our hard work, dedication, and the exceptional results we deliver for our clients.

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Our industry awards success throughout 2024

Looking Forward

As we look to the future, we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. Spicy Web remains committed to pushing boundaries, embracing innovation, and continuing our journey of growth. Here's to the next 15 years and beyond!

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our story. Your support, trust, and collaboration have made Spicy Web what it is today. Together, we will continue our mission to do good work for good people.


The Spicy Web Team