June 28, 2019 Double digits in the digital world

June 2019 Newsletter

Dream Big

Hi there,

It can be hard to find the time to reflect when you’re busy. That’s why the 10-year anniversary of Avion Communications took us all by surprise – well, all except for our Founder and Director, Natalie Khoo, who would probably say different!

From starting the business in 2009, taking on her first employee in 2013(ish), to the 12 strong team we have now – it’s been quite the learning experience. Want to know how it all started? Natalie took the time to reflect on her journey over the last decade in her blog article, 10 things I’ve learned in 10 years of business.

It’s always nice to take a moment and give ourselves a pat on the back for a job well done (so far), but the success of our business is only matched by the success of the people and projects we’ve worked on and with. That’s why we wanted to send out a virtual thank you to you, too (and give you permission to pat yourself on the back as well).  

As we celebrate 10 years of Avion, it’s also time to say goodbye to one of our team members this month – Steph Underhill. Steph has been an integral part of the Avion family for the last few years and we are extremely grateful for her contribution to the business. We are very sad to see her go but excited to watch her next move. 

What we’ll miss the most about Steph:

  • Her razor-sharp writing
  • Her humility and kindness
  • Her pink hair and expert shoulder dancing
  • Her wonderful canine companion, Harvey and his office visits
  • Her photogenic nature in all our staff photos

Coming soon

There are also some new faces in the team (myself included!) who we will be introducing over the coming months. As we put a full stop on one chapter, we’re about to start an exciting new one. Stay tuned for some big news being announced very soon!

All the best,

Claire & the Avion team

CONTENT TIPS AND TRICKS

INCLUSIVE DESIGN IMPROVES UX FOR EVERYONE

By Michael J. Fordham, Medium

Here at Avion we’re advocates for accessible design and content, ensuring people of all abilities can access quality content. Learn why inclusive design should be the default.

INVESTING IN SLACK

By Seth Godin

Seth Godin packs a lot in a few words – here he muses over investing in slack (no not the software program) but business buffers which may make you more resilient in the long run.

IT’S A HUGE MISTAKE TO MEMORIZE YOUR PASSWORDS

By Owen Williams, One Zero

With so much of our lives online, the list of passwords you need to remember only seems to grow. Do you use the same password for all your accounts? Find a better way.

COULD BLOCKCHAIN BE THE CURE FOR MARKETERS’ HEADACHES?

By Kristin Hambelton, Forbes

Familiar with the name but not sure how blockchain may apply to you and your business. The record keeping technology might provide the solution to secure consumer data.