Happy Birthday Raw!

This month marks our 10th birthday and like you we’re thinking where has all that time gone? Looking back at 2005 a lot has changed; I for one have grown from a nervous fresh faced 12 year old school boy in year 7 to a 21 year old young man! It was the year YouTube aired its first video, when terrorism hit home with the London attacks, where the USB replaced the floppy disk and when England, after 18 years, finally managed to regain The Ashes.

The most memorable cinematic releases of this year were Brokeback Mountain, Walk the Line, Madagascar and what we all thought would be the final part of the Star Wars saga, Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Songs like We Belong Together, Hollaback Girl and My Humps were gracing the charts; no classics to write home about there, but then again not much has changed in that department!

Raw has undergone some changes in the last 10 years, we’ve moved from Leeds to our current offices on Albert Street in Harrogate and we have grown from a design to a full service agency providing PR, social media and digital services in addition to our design branch. We now provide our range of services for over thirty five clients.

Since 2005 we’ve seen four new countries formed and had three different prime ministers. We’ve experienced the biggest financial crisis the world has ever seen and had murky words such as recession and austerity being commonplace in our lives. It’s not all doom and gloom however, many positive things have come from the last 10 years. We’ve celebrated events like the London Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee, had new technology set our world alight for example the Apple iPhone and, of course, not forgetting Barack Obama being elected as the USA’s first black president.

Looking towards to the year ahead and the next decade there’s a lot in store for Raw. In our industry it’s good to be busy, and we certainly have a lot on our plate at the moment . We’ve taken on some new clients with ground-breaking products with huge potential to be extremely successful.

Back to the Future predicted by 2015 we’d be driving flying cars, riding hover boards, wearing trainers that fasten themselves to our feet. It’s not quite got to that level yet (or maybe it has) you never know what precisely will lie ahead, as Doc Brown famously said: “The future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one!”

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