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You too are wondering how to grow your business and stay relevant in this digital age.

You need a partner that is able to identify the right opportunities, helps you capture them and keeps delivering tangible business results.

But above all, you need a partner who knows what it means to execute on a strategy. As an integrated agency, The Reference delivers:

  • Strategic concepts that are realistic, yet ambitious;
  • Strategic roadmaps that are feasible on a marketing, technical and organizational level;
  • Strategies that are comprehensive: from the business perspective to the technical architecture, from market positioning to product development.

Our strategies are not just a checklist or a presentation. We deliver and execute on integrated, actionable roadmaps that match the rhythm of your organization

Because The Reference took the time to understand our company, our culture and our ambitions,  our collaboration has played an integral part in Melexis’ growth. Françoise Chombar, CEO Melexis

We work along two intertwined tracks:

  • Development and safeguarding of the long-term, strategic vision to achieve coherence in our efforts;
  • Hands-on, pragmatic, iterative programs to achieve clear business objectives.

We begin with extensive off- and on-line research, thorough end customer interviews and market and competitive analysis. A mutual understanding of your business, your customers and the market realities is a core requirement of success.

Research helps us find digital opportunities. But in order really capture these, we need a Service Design mindset. It is our role to help you think across departmental boundaries, from the outside-in, customer-first. We help lay bare the pain points and opportunities in the customer journey.

With that radically customer-centric mindset, together we create customer interactions, internal processes and systems

The next level of our collaboration is the coherent design of the complete customer experience. We help you select the right tools and solutions to keep winning the hearts and minds of your customers.

Designing the change together is one thing, realizing it is another You’ll need our experts to manage this change and move your whole business to the next level.

In short, our collaborations are the fuel of a workable digital transformation


Because The Reference took the time to understand our company, our culture and our ambitions, our collaboration delivered a long-term result that will actively support Melexis’ growth in the coming years.

Françoise Chombar, CEO Melexis

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January 18 2019
THE REFERENCE HACKS GOOGLE

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On Wednesday 16 January, you could have heard a pin drop at The Reference. That is quite unusual and in stark contrast with a normal workday at the office, when the atmosphere is usually buzzing. Why this sudden peace and quiet, you ask? Well, the first and for now only European Google Mobile Speed Hackathon was on! Over 50 Reffers took the train, metro, car or even skateboard and headed for the Google offices in Brussels. In the shadow of the European Parliament, they spent a full day working on the speed of our clients’ mobile websites. Our developers delved into the code to improve the actual speed. The UX-ers and analysts attended workshops in search of ways to improve users’ perceived speed. 
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