A Toast to 2014

  • Divya Mathew
  • December 31, 2014

It's that time where we reflect on the year that has passed and how far we have come. We'd like to take a moment to share some of the things we're particularly proud of from 2014.

Our Agency

By the Numbers

Velir was founded in 2000. Back then it was a handful of people working out of a small office with only a few clients. At the close of 2014 we're proud to have 142 employees working out of our newly expanded offices. Check out some of our stats from this year:

  • 43 new employees (which, coincidentally, is a 43% increase in head count)
  • Added 8,000 square feet of office space to our Davis Square location in Somerville, MA.
  • Opened a new office in downtown Washington D.C
  • Increased revenue by 23%

Areas of Growth

We continued to grow our offerings and ecosystem of technology partners this year. Some of our biggest areas of service growth in 2014 came from:

  • Digital Strategy Consulting
  • User Experience & Creative Design
  • Content Personalization & Optimization
  • KPI-driven Analytics Services
  • E-commerce Platform Integrations

Events & Fun

We love hosting events and throwing parties, and 2014 was no exception. Here’s a rundown of this year’s fun:

Our first floor turned into an exhibit space for Sally Taylor's Consensus Gallery

Kicking off the pub crawl at Clypd

Community & Volunteering

Investing in our community and local businesses fosters an environment that supports growth and meaningful change. Here are some highlights in this area from 2014:

  • Philanthropic Contributions: Velir is a major financial supporter of Gallery 263, a local gallery and mixed use space, the Boston One Fund, local chapters of the Multiple Sclerosis Fund, the MS Ride and Walk, and the Boys and Girls Club of Middlesex County.
  • Volunteering: We also rolled out a new program where employees are encouraged to volunteer and are provided with dedicated volunteering hours during the year. Our efforts in this area include involvement with Somerville Groundwork, the Boys and Girls Club of Middlesex County, the MSPCA Walk for Animals, the Somerville Homeless Coalition, and more.

Face-painting with the Boys & Girls Club

Our Work

Projects

We cranked out 65,000 hours worth of code that contributed to the roll out of 140+ projects. Here are a few assignments that we're particularly proud of from this year:

2015 Kaufmann Thoughtbook

A digital record of the thoughts, ideas and discoveries made by Kauffman Foundation’s leaders, partners and other experts on how education and entrepreneurship are driving growth and progress in the economy and our increasingly global society.

 

PRB’s 2014 World Population Data Sheet

An annual snapshot of where the world stands on issues relating to population growth including fertility, mortality, and sustainability, while also noting larger trends.

SiriusDecisions Redesign

A full-service effort to redefine the digital presence for SiriusDecisions, allowing them to refine their brand, provide timely and personalized access to content and deliver sophisticated brand experiences at all touch points.

Produce Marketing Association Redesign

The redesign, re-architecture and rebuild of the PMA website to improve the value provided to its members and make it the go to resource for information in the produce community.

Recognition

We’re honored to be recognized throughout the digital and business communities in the following ways:

  • Sitecore MVP Awards: Gabriel Boys, Corey Caplette, Daniel DeLay and Dan Solovay were 4 of Velir's Sitecore Technology MVPs recognized this year, our of a field of ~8,000 Sitecore developers worldwide
  • MITX What’s Next Awards: InPractice Africa was recognized in the ‘Best Doing Good Innovation Product’ category and SHADAC in the ‘Best in Healthcare, Wellness, and Pharmaceutical Marketing’ category
  • Inc. 5000: For the 3rd time in as many years Velir was recognized as a top digital agency in Inc. Magazine's list of the fastest growing companies in America
  • 2014 Small Business of the Year: Velir was selected by the Somerville Chamber of Commerce as the city's "Small Business of the Year" to recognize our sound business practices, vibrant culture, and commitment to innovation

Our Clients

We are proud to welcome 16 new clients to the Velir family, including the following organizations:

It’s been a fun and rewarding year for all of us at Velir. We’re grateful to our clients, partners, family, and friends for making 2014 such a huge success. Happy New Year!