Bartlett Interactive Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Bartlett Interactive reaches 20-year milestone as a Digital Agency
BI (Bartlett Interactive)
MuseumShop.com went on to be named as a top 10 e-commerce site by Forbes, however the day the site launched, the e-commerce provider decided to close, leaving an unsupported shopping cart. This was an important first lesson and left a lasting impression - be wary of anything custom or proprietary with a small user base in the web world.
"That first project structured our company and gave it direction." According to Harry, " From then on we did everything in house - branding, UX, front-end and back-end development, using non proprietary open source software when possible enabling us to create higher quality, less expensive and longer lasting sites."
It was relatively easy to land new business from '98 - '01 (the era of the ".coms") but then everything changed after the 9/11 attacks and the .coms became .bombs. After the original partners left, Harry continued on under the name Bartlett Interactive.
"During the recession of the early 2000s was when I really learned how to work with clients." Harry notes, "In hindsight going from a company of about 12 people in '99, to myself and freelancers during the recession of '01 was a good thing. I think it's better to establish a company during a recession than when the economy is overheated. It forces you to deliver value."
Today the company is comprised of 10 people focused on branding, UX design, Internet marketing and web development. The company has worked for over 400 clients and completed 1,600 projects. Creating award winning websites and developing Internet marketing programs for nonprofits and commercial businesses in industries such as health services, technology, education, biotech, the environment and professional services.
Learn more at https://www.bartlettinteractive.com/
BI is also the founder of the non-profit ConcordConserves.org and is committed to triple bottom line business practices (People, Planet, Profit).