Jason LaBaw launched Bonsai Media Group with a couple of other gritty entrepreneurs, co-founders Gus Zadra and Elliott Omlin. We specialized in web design at a time when, hey, let’s face it, there wasn’t a lot of great web design going on. But our real secret weapon… the sites were search engine optimized right outta the box!
We closed our laptops, threw the dogs in the back of the Subaru and high-tailed it to Bonsai’s new office space in Interbay, Seattle. The new digs didn’t have much of a view, but it did have a lotta room for our growing staff. And for the dogs to wrestle.
This was a big year. Why, you ask? Well, Bonsai built its first website utilizing the Umbraco. And if you don’t know what Umbraco is… well, that’s cool. In short, it’s just the most amazing content management platform out there. Honestly, we can go on and on and on about Umbraco. But hey, our work speaks for itself.
Bonsai moved to Belltown, Seattle. Because it had a dope view of Elliot Bay and our own private elevator. The penthouse, baby! Plus the dogs had demanded even more room. If you haven’t figured it out yet… we’re big on dogs, and totally down with iconic views of Seattle.
This is where Bonsai made a big turn. We expanded our services to offer a full suite of digital marketing solutions. So, not just awesome websites. We became a full-service Seattle marketing agency. We hired hordes of data geeks and strategists to trick out SEO, Google Ads, Facebook and Instagram advertising. A deep bench of creative professionals, too. So if you were a pixel in 2016, we were working you harder than Cambridge Analytica’s legal team.
Now the master of all things digital, Bonsai made one last move to our current address on the shores of Lake Union -- possibly the trendiest part of downtown Seattle. But please, don’t hold that against us. The place is sick. Dog-friendly. Smack dab in the middle of a high tech hub. And we’re weak for rip-snorting, high capacity internet speeds. But did we mention the view? Ah, the view.