It’s not just the way we do business – it’s the way we see the world.

Culture must be important to you, too. That’s why you’re here. Or you’re lost. Either way, we’re here to help. Right there is the essence of our organisational culture at Filtered Media. We’re here to help, to listen, to serve, to learn, and ultimately, to tell stories, brilliantly.

Our baseline is high-quality work delivered in a professional manner by warm, curious, smart, supremely capable people. Behind the scenes, we challenge each other, make each other laugh, share personal photos and “shout outs” at every staff meeting, and celebrate birthdays with cake and a ‘Marilyn Day of paid happy leave.  

You may have heard about our YOLO days (short for ‘you only live once’)? We offer two paid YOLO leave days a year for when the sun is shining too brightly to be at the office, or you want to stay hiding in bed. Take a spontaneous day on us. Why? We want you happy, healthy and energised to do your life’s best work.

What is organisational culture in a nutshell? 

Organisational culture is fundamentally how employees and employer interact with each other. It is defined by values and measured by actions. In a fully functional organisational culture, values are meaningfully expressed in behavioural norms, such as how employees and managers interact with each other each day. The results can be observed in employees’ psychological and physical wellbeing. The benefits of intentionally building a healthy organisational culture include higher staff retention, productivity, and the general psychological and physical wellbeing of every team member.

The Gallup CliftonStrengths finder is one of the practical tools we use to build a positive culture of professional and personal excellence at Filtered Media. Every team member, and sometimes our clients, identify and share their top five unique strengths, so we can actively play to them, and filter our appreciation for how and why things may be done a certain way through that shared understanding.

Words like authenticity, integrity, excellence and creativity get used a lot by us, and others talking about Filtered Media. Every encounter with Filtered Media is an expression of those values.

Clients go a long way to shaping the culture of any agency. We only work with pioneering brands we believe in and respect, like Adobe, Coca-Cola South Pacific, the Financial Planning Association, KitchenAid, Macquarie Ice Rink, Telstra, Vision Personal Training, Vitamix and Xero. If we light up at the mere idea of telling their story, we know it’s a good fit. When we win awards for our work, it’s usually because of the chemistry between our team and a client that’s equally switched-on, persistent, passionate and scrupulous about finding the sweet spot of an untold story.

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