Does anyone else feel that this felt like the longest year ever? Or that 2022 was two years in one?
We feel it has been our best year to date! It was certainly one that has defined what ZiaBia is and how we operate, why we exist and how we want to support our clients.
It is a tale of two halves
Anxiety, home working and virtual events and meetings – to excitement, people, travel and many many live events! We have seen our beloved industry come back to life with a vengeance and we are loving it!
And in the middle of it (Well not quite – in October!) we turned 10 years old.
When we think back to January and February – it was still all about Covid. Even though we were not officially locked down – the question a lot of people were asking when we spoke to them was – will this ever end? This period does not feel like it was part of this year anymore.
In Spring with the green buds starting to show – our enquiry and leads for live events went supersonic! Followed closely by conversations with new and old clients.
May and June saw us planning short lead events for the summer and an Autumn European Tour – we were in our element! The team worked so hard and we are so proud of them as we delivered our highest number of events in ZiaBia’s history!
The Autumn was our busiest ever quarter and it has resulted in 3 new team members! And we won a Bronze award at the M&IT Award’s for a second year running for Best Intermediary Agency (fewer than 40 employees).
We are looking ahead to 2023 with excitement and energy and can’t wait to get stuck in……
After a break! We are closing our offices tomorrow for Christmas and will return on Tuesday 3rd January 2023 – fighting fit and fresh after a full digital detox!
All we have left to say is that we wish you all, our clients, our friends, our partners and suppliers a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!
See you in 2023!