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AVT Connect's digital focus helps boost turnover


Live event and digital communications agency AVT Connect’s focus on digital media and work with clients such as Timberland, Bentley Motors and IBM has helped it secure a 30 per cent increase in turnover in the past two years.

While the Brighton-based agency would not reveal financial figures, it reported that at the start of the recession, turnover actually picked up thanks to a repositioning of the company by adding more to its digital offering with products such as on-demand webcasting, live streaming, hybrid events and e-learning.

As part of the digital expansion, AVT added an additional office in Clerkenwell, London, last year with the aim of better servicing London-based clients and being better placed to acquire new ones, particularly during the Olympic year. The company has also hired a new technical project manager, digital production co-ordinator, two additional technicians and a PR and social media co-ordinator. 

Jon Fox, AVT Connect’s CEO, said: “Our challenge is engaging with audiences globally on new platforms and formats  – this means facilitating interaction at every level from Twitter and Facebook comments within the virtual event environment to high tech audience response systems. Dialog and instant measurability of opinion is what our clients, from government leaders to global brands, want - and it’s what we deliver thanks to our investment in technology and staff who are the next generation of digital communicators.”

AVT’s client list also includes Caterpillar, the GLA’s State of London Debate with Boris Johnson and London First’s London Planning Awards. The company also has preferred supplier status with Brighton’s Amex Stadium.

Pictured: AVT Connect’s Jon Fox

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