We’ve Been Kicking Around Since 2000
Below are a few of our key milestones and memories
from our last 12 years in the business.
Neil Papworth sends the first text message
on the Vodafone network: "Merry Christmas".
Mediaburst is founded, hoping to "inspire
businesses to communicate".
We launch Mobbed, our first
text message service.
Launch Integrated SMS, an
API for software developers.
We get a new mustardy logo.
Sign a deal with O2, they will sell our SMS
products to their business customers.
Gary Bury is hired as Finance Director.
(With this PR photo, looking like The Apprentice!)
Twitter founded by Jack Dorsey envisioning an SMS based social network
Gary Bury appointed Managing Director.
Agreement with Microsoft to be one of the
first Outlook Mobile Service Providers.
Mediaburst acquires Promptext.
Brand overhaul, we go all birdy!
Happy birthday Mediaburst! We turn 10.
Launch of Florence in collaboration with Stoke on Trent PCT. In June we win a Big Chip Award.
We launch Timetastic, a nicer way to book time off.
Massive overhaul and relaunch of Textburst.
We introduce Clockwork, our easy text message API.
… and still going strong
The Friendly Faces Of Mediaburst
The boss at Mediaburst. Falls off snowboards. Gary started out as an accountant, but now does a little bit of support, design, accounts, product direction and everything else.
Allan is our backend expert, he built Mediaburst's internal systems with his bare hands. When he’s not fighting code he’s out walking his dog and taking photos.
Dawn is our support expert, and the person most customers talk to. She knows the industry, the regulation, and our products like the back of her hand.
James is the newest member of our team, and works on Timetastic and our API integrations. He's the face of Mediaburst at events, and as well as tech, he likes music, law, and travel.
Jo's the key account manager at Mediaburst. If you've got a query about SMS, she's the gal to speak to. When she’s not busy looking after our existing customers, she is looking for new ones!
The oldest member of the Mediaburst team, cool as a cucumber and solid as a rock. John knows Perl like the back of his hand and is our SMPP guru.
Variation is his game: web apps, firewalls, .NET, PHP and any other 3 letter acronym you can muster. And when he’s not at work, he heads for the Outer Hebrides to see his family.
Rob is the numbers guy and handles accounts at Mediaburst. He also helps out with customer support. Much younger than John, he can still enjoy playing sports and the odd computer game.