Coordinate named 2019 Telstra ACT Business of the Year.

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“We believe we can make a positive difference to our community through collaboration with brands, people and movements we believe in.” – Jamie Wilson, Coordinate Founder and Director

Coordinate is incredibly proud to have been named 2019 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business of the Year, as well as picking up the Medium & Making Waves Award.

For Founder and Director Jamie Wilson, who started the business at just 20 years of age, the 2019 Telstra ACT Business of the Year Award represents almost fifteen years of hard work, resilience and making an impact on our great city.

“We are honoured to have been named 2019 Telstra ACT Business of the Year and to have also picked up the Medium & Making Waves category alongside so many deserving Canberra businesses,” Jamie says.

“To our amazing clients and those that helped us from the humble days starting the business above the Griffith supermarket – we dedicate this to you.

“We are proud of where our agency is today, thanks to a dedicated team and working with clients who believe in our vision.”

Coordinate’s vision is to make an impact. As a full-service marketing and communications consultancy, we deliver strategy, creative and media to brands. With a mission to provide clients with confidence, capability, insights and reimagine what’s possible.

“This value of making an impact is not only expressed in our external positioning statement, its ingrained in the fabric of our business culture and filters through everything we do. We believe we can make a positive difference to our community through collaboration with brands, people and movements we believe in,” Jamie says.

Whether it was proudly putting Canberra on the map and advocating our city through the Brand Canberra project; resurrecting Canberra’s Ice Hockey team and winning the AIHL Championship five years later; helping the Canberra Capitals to “Go BIG” or giving well-known Canberra brands like ActewAGL the ability to evolve with the rapidly changing business landscape. Coordinate has made an impact through countless sponsorships of start- up entrepreneurs like PKUP, by supporting charity organisations like LifeLine Canberra, Snowy Hydro SouthCare and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Coordinate’s team consists of more than thirty experienced professionals who collaborate across strategy and planning, brand, creative and media, with a mission to provide clients with confidence, capability and insights that provide a meaningful advantage.

Jamie believes the key to making a difference is about an attitude of thinking big and challenging the status quo; and encouraging our clients—big and small—to do the same.

“When National commercial property agency Burgess Rawson approached us to simply refresh their brand, we helped them step out of their comfort zone to create a new stand-out brand that aligned with where they wanted to go in the future. When local barista Sasa Sestic from ONA came to us with a dream, we empowered him with the brand and strategy to compete on the global coffee stage. And when a small start-up—PKUP—approached us for help, we saw the potential and developed their branding for free. They’ve since gone on to win the Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award,” Jamie says.

“There is nothing more rewarding than seeing our clients make an impact as a direct result of our strategic and creative advice.”

Coordinate congratulates all of the deserving and inspiring ACT finalists and category winners including Small & Succeeding category winner Water Tight Canberra, Emerging & Energised category winner New Level Landscapes and Social Change Maker category winner OzHelp.

Coordinate will join other State and Territory winners in Melbourne for the National Telstra Business Awards in November.