The Sponge is unbent on working with partners who give back. It’s who we are and it’s what we do.
Since 2000, we’ve grown from 3 creatives in a cabana to big-hearted branders who shine light on great companies. We create feel-good stories about entrepreneurs making a difference – and people line up to listen. Buyers become loyal and customers convert to raving fans.
In 2017, The Sponge became a B-Corp Certified Branding Agency and in 2020 we recertified, upping our game to 107 pts. Being a B Corp guides decisions about our projects and who we do business with. Specifically, we choose to work with clients and projects that are socially responsible, ethical, and environmentally sustainable. And having a positive impact is a must.
We consciously look for ways to reduce our wake. Whether by cutting electricity consumption, or commissioning smaller commercial print runs
A company’s culture is only as strong as its purpose and values. As big believers of this (and your guide to articulating yours), our day to day decisions are directed by our values. We celebrate team members who exemplify these values. And we relish the opportunity to hear stories from you, our awesome clients, about your experiences on the receiving end.
To Help Good Businesses Become Better Brands.
Big Love, like family
Our team and clients are family. We have each other’s backs and are devoted to every member’s success.
Our playfield is “outstanding”, the step above excellence. We continuously delight by taking initiative and by delivering extra awesomeness.
Effectiveness over awards
We create stuff that works brilliantly, focusing on being lean and finding the simplest, quickest path.
Timeliness and Clarity
We are quick, meticulous and never rush, so our work is always on time and its awesomest.
We play our strengths with energy and have fun. Smiles and happiness are warmly reciprocated and bring positive outcomes.
With gratitude we help good, purposeful businesses become better brands, both profitable and cash strapped (via our impact streams).
Our financial vitality enables us to comfortably work in our geniuses and be the greatest possible benefit for our families, clients, communities and the world.
Obsession with improvement
Our unquenchable fascination for the better way fuels our continuous personal and professional growth.
The Sponge is enabling small business to focus on essential elements of marketing/strategy. I used to go in circles and best guess engagement with customers; I didn’t understand my target market. The Sponge gave me a real wake-up call: To realise how much time and money I was throwing away for no return. The learning was interesting and interactive. Now, I feel in control and focused.Timely Business Solutions
We were in the middle of re-branding and wanted to know how better to market our product including how better to tell our story. This webinar provided practical marketing techniques, and rationale to explain the benefit of this strategy. The 'light bulb' moment for me was making the connection between the power of storytelling and marketing our brand.CEO CommunityGro
Branding is a familiar concept to comms & marketing professionals like myself. But it’s often a mystery to other staff, and for brand to be authentic, unique and indispensable they all need to be on board. This training helped me clarify branding to everyone in our organisation. Now they’re all part of the brand redevelopment crew, identifying and sharing stories that resonate with our values and purpose. Thanks, Luke, for launching our journey to uncover the brand that ‘comes from within’.Communications and Marketing Coordinator
The Sponge’s perceptive sensibility guarantees a perfect match between your business and its presentation to the world. They makes your values, ethics, goals, and the 'feel' of your business shine through every aspect of your brand.Sydney Massage Time Pty Ltd
I recommend The Sponge’s services to new and established organizations who are looking to differentiate themselves from the “ordinary” and stand out from the crowd.InfoGenesis Pty Limited
One of Luke’s talents is his ability to move people and organizations from the creative to the innovative, commercializing ideas and inventions.Hoax Speaker
I have had The Sponge involved in several IT based projects over my years working as a Software Developer. Each project has seen results that have exceeded expectations and I highly recommend them.Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety
I usually don’t believe in one stop shops, because of the inability to be great across many areas, but The Sponge truly are the one stop shop for brand creation, innovation and lead generation.Tribe Social Fitness
Luke and the crew at the Sponge helped set up our Corporate image as it stands today. They were extremely helpful and patient. They took the time to understand our business and brainstormed with us some of the essential elements and came up with various images until we were happy with the final one. Can't recommend Luke and his team enough. Thanks again Luke.Complete Health Chiropractic
The Sponge team are great to work with. They translate your ideas and vision into something real and tangible and they truly want to make an impact to your business strategy with their valuable insights. We have been using them for over 10 years and would highly recommend their expertise.William, Thyme & Prophet / Report Factory
A great vibe and energy brought to every project that The Sponge have led for me. Easy to work with, quick on the uptake of direction and prompt service. Will definitely be using The Sponge again and highly recommend.NSW Department of Education
High level strategic thinking and their creativity makes them stand out. Quick turn around time and reasonable price make them the winner every single time.Crescent Wealth
Awesome company with awesome creativity. After working with them over 2 years, The Sponge has successfully turned me from a happy customer into a raving fan!Claytan Australia
Great creative proactive company. Could not be happier with the works they both provided and suggested. Now our go to company for branding.JHA Engineers
Awesome design. Easy to work with. Jobs are completed quickly. Highly recommended.BONT
Luke and the team at the Sponge are truly artisans of their craft. They're AWARE, they DARE and DELIVER.Richardson & Wrench Willoughby
Love their vision, love their work and mostly love the team!Claytan Australia
The Sponge truly immersed themselves into our business, our team and our culture to develop a brand that not only captured our essence but more importantly; expressed it to the world.Enth° Projects
The Sponge have been outstanding to work with. Their expertise, dedication and outstanding quality of work is second to none. I am grateful for their input into the design of our brand and website.The Fortune Institute
Our brand looks better than we could have dreamed and The Sponge team managed to squeeze so much meaning into it that our prospects really get a sense of how we can help them.Insolvency Options