Tailored digital design encompassing branding, advertising, communications, and web solutions.
Company overviewAvidly is a growth design company that brings innovative technological platforms like HubSpot and captivating design solutions together to create compelling digital marketing and sales.
Avidly by numbers
NPS score from 500+ clients
offices in 7 countries
experts in 19 countries
What we strive for
Innovating the future of digital marketing and sales
A place where innovative technological platforms like HubSpot and captivating design converge to create compelling digital marketing and sales strategies.
Designing tomorrow’s brands
Talented people who can craft stunning, strategically driven content capturing the essence of tomorrow’s brands while engaging audiences across online platforms.
Bridging global connections
Our vision is to connect brands with customers worldwide, understanding the intricacies of global and local cultural phenomena, international markets and diverse audiences.
Our team are experts in connecting the dots between culture and the customer journey defining how experiences and sales communicate with each other.
We aim to create engaging content and solid experiences to foster genuine connections between brands and their audiences and ultimately drive sales growth.
Our dedication to storytelling and understanding our audience enables us to design marketing that inspires a love for our customers' brands and devotion to their user experiences.
Avidly's management team
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Head of Culture and
Chief Technology Officer
Hubspot Business Unit Leader
Design Business Unit Leader
Chief Operating Officer
Maria Flemmich Suominen
Design Business Unit Leader
Chief Operating Officer
Our historyFrom our humble beginnings to our present global footprint, Avidly's journey is a testament to our dedication to growth.
1990It all started when Incognito, specialising in corporate identities and annual reports, was founded. The founders were Pirjo von Hertzen, Pekka Päivinen, and Keijo Vuorinen. Avidly acquired Incognito in January 2008.
1996Markus Leikola, Liisa Akimof, Harri Saukkomaa, and Jyri Tawast founded A4 Media. The company later transitioned to a digital and mobile business. Avidly acquired it in October 2006.
1999A Turku-based advertising agency, Enala/Hyysalo, was founded by Juuso Enala and Tapani Hyysalo. This agency later became Zeeland's Turku office.
2003Ville Karkkolainen and Seppo Sinkkonen founded Triventum, which focused on open-source software development. Zeeland acquired a majority stake in Triventum in February 2009.
2005The Zeeland name was adopted when the founders of the Helsinki-based Neljän Tuuman Toimisto and the owners of Enala/Hyysalo decided to merge their companies.
2006Avidly was established, initially operating under the Zeeland name.
2008Zeeland acquired Incognito.
2011Zeeland was listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange's First North list by merging with Eirikuva Digital Image.
2015Zeeland acquired a majority of the media agency Media Contacts Finland and renamed it Zeeland Media Group. In the same year, Zeeland acquired the advertising agency Family and changed the parent company's name to Zeeland Family.
2016Zeeland expanded its digital expertise by acquiring H1 Web, known for its WordPress implementations.
2017Zeeland expanded to Jyväskylä by purchasing Serus Media and to Oulu by acquiring Pakkahuone.
2018Avidly acquires Kotka-based Nitroid that specialises in brand strategy and design.
2018Zeeland Family changed its name to Avidly after acquiring a Scandinavian agency of the same name. Avidly was formed in 2018 through a merger of four HubSpot Diamond partners: Zeeland Family (Finland), Doidea (Sweden), Katalysator (Denmark), and Inbound Norway (Norway).
2019Avidly acquired the German company NetPress.
2021Avidly acquired the leading British HubSpot marketing agency Digital 22, a previous HubSpot Global Partner of the Year and winner of multiple HubSpot Impact Awards.
2023At the beginning of the year, Avidly acquired the North American CRM Toolbox, a HubSpot agency specialising in integrations, migrations, and onboarding. Around the same time, Avidly acquired the German company Breitbach Internet Service.
Responsibility & sustainability at Avidly
At Avidly, our commitment to responsibility and sustainability is unwavering.
We firmly believe that the true measure of a company's success extends beyond financial metrics, encompassing environmental and social dimensions as well.
Avidly is proactive in its approach to environmental stewardship. We have instituted several initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability. We are dedicated to minimizing our carbon footprint and the footprint of our clients, continually seeking avenues to enhance energy efficiency and mitigate climate change.
Avidly's ethos is rooted in fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. We endeavour to cultivate an environment where every employee feels valued, respected, and integral to our collective success. We believe in a culture of growth. Investing in our team's education and professional development is paramount.
Integrity and transparency are cornerstones of our business operations. Avidly adheres to stringent ethical standards, ensuring that our business practices are always conducted with honesty and fairness.
Avidly is a FIBS sustainability network partner
We are proud partners of FIBS Finnish Business and Society – a leading sustainable business network that brings together the most esteemed Finnish companies. As a FIBS partner, Avidly actively contributes to FIBS member trainings, focusing on sustainability communications, and offer our expertise pro bono.
We are part of the AMIN Worldwide Network
Founded in 1932, the Advertising & Marketing Independent Network (AMIN) is a global alliance of independently owned advertising agencies. We share our years of strategic knowledge, our insights into technology and sometimes our biggest talents. AMIN Worldwide gives you allies around the globe who all want to see you win.