This month TheTin celebrate turning Sweet Sixteen. That's sixteen whole years of working alongside our clients delivering projects with exciting brand innovations. We don’t mean to brag, but we’re pretty sure that this birthday makes us one of the oldest independent digital agencies in London, something we're really rather proud of.
We believe that our heritage really speaks volumes, not only to the people we meet but it also goes to show that our clients trust us to keep delivering time and time again.
We thank you all for your support over the past sixteen years and here’s to many more exciting times to come!
Now let’s take a look at the history of TheTin, talk proud moments and future plans in our Birthday Q&A.
Q1 – This month the company celebrates its 16th year, what thoughts and emotions come to mind when you think about that?
Jamie: It feels a little surreal but time marches on! I’m certainly proud of what TheTin has become i.e. a thriving creative entity in its own right and the best part is, I can even buy cigarettes now.
Tim: Wow… We’ve finally come of age! It’s certainly been a journey, challenging at times, emotional but always exciting and great fun.
Q2 –What do you see as the biggest accomplishments since your start in 2001?
J: In terms of accomplishments there is nothing more stand out to me than walking around the studio seeing all the amazing people we have managed to bring on board over the years – watching them all working away on all sorts of interesting things is as good as it gets.
T: I’m personally really proud of opening our second studio in Newcastle. We’ve been London-based since the start but the stars aligned five years ago and the opportunity to open outside of London came about. The Newcastle team is small but perfectly formed at this stage BUT having just moved into our fantastic new studio at Hoult’s Yard we will now be looking to grow our North East team in the coming months.
Q3 - What is your favourite part about your job? What excites you the most?
J: I love the breadth of challenges I get to deal with from technology decisions and strategic client challenges all the way through to managing our team and in particular working to set and shape our vision for the future.
T: Technology constantly changes. It’s been like that since the beginning. In 2001 at the backend of the first dotcom crash, people were even questioning whether the web would even survive. We knew it would and we knew it would evolve but even then we couldn’t have dreamt as to how integral it would become in our lives and the number of different ways we interact with it, from phones to TVs, to cars, to watches – What excites me is what's next!
Q4 - What’s ahead for TheTin?
J: We are looking to grow at a fast but realistic pace over the next couple of years – we’ve got some great plans and structures in place to do this and in our ever-changing marketplace I think we are set-up for success.
T: Some great new commercial partnerships, continuing our heady mix of corporate and entertainment customers and maybe even a new studio overseas!
Q5 – And finally, if TheTin could have a theme song of its life, what would it be?
J: Lord Tanamo - I’m In The Mood For Love
T: Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now