Bridging the digital divide by creating clarity

Our doors are always open, inviting you into a world where technology feels like a friendly conversation. We speak your language, making complex technologies accessible and relatable.

At Phonetic Digital, we’re your tech-savvy friends.

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The Phonetic Way

Unashamedly Experienced

We are more than just a digital agency; we are your partners in demystifying the digital landscape. In a world where digital complexities can overwhelm, our mission is to simplify. We believe in crafting clear, understandable, and responsible digital experiences, making technology accessible for all.

Rooted in the vibrant community of Sunderland, our approach is driven by our commitment to sustainability and enriching our local environment. Our office, a revived space that once stood dilapidated, symbolises our dedication to sustainable practices. Here, creativity and responsibility converge, creating a foundation for innovation and community development.

Our team’s expertise spans decades, yet we remain grounded in our ethos of phonetics—communication that is clear, precise, and easily understood. This philosophy permeates every project we undertake, ensuring that we not only meet but exceed the digital aspirations of our partners.

We are dedicated to the community, investing our time, skills, and resources to foster growth and improvement. From mentoring local businesses to volunteering for impactful projects, we infuse every interaction with purpose and passion.

98+

Collective years of digital experience

200+

Website projects completed in various guises

400+

People who have grown their knowledge with our tutelage

20+

Websites under our management

50K+

collective web pages on our clients’ sites

2

Office dogs…obvs…we’re a digital agency! 🙂

Phonetic
People

Empassioned Experts

Our team has been tried, tested, and trusted by many organisations over decades. Still, we stand strong and ready to deliver your next digital project or campaign.

Managing Director
Steven Parker
With 20 years of experience in commercial marketing and website development, Steven leads Phonetic Digital with a focus on project excellence and community involvement. As the project lead, he ensures that every client solution is crafted with technical SEO precision and a deep understanding of accessibility.
Technical Director
Matthew Bryson
Specialising in backend development, Matthew brings over a decade of agency experience to lead complex web projects. His proficiency with PHP-based applications and his commitment to building scalable, efficient websites make him a pivotal part of our team.
Associate Creative
Ross Palmer
Ross is the visionary behind the intuitive, engaging website designs at Phonetic. His background in leading creative teams across notable branding agencies equips him to transform client requirements into digital artistry that is both functional and inspiring.
Associate Developer
Ben Stones
Ben combines his expertise in graphic design and web development to create seamless, high-performing websites. Known for his meticulous attention to detail, Ben ensures that each site is not only visually appealing but also technically robust.
Associate Marketer
Emma Dark
Emma is certified in digital marketing by the Chartered Institue of Marketing (CIM). At home with all things creative content and social media, she elevates our clients’ presence with aplomb and assurance. She is also our resident foodie!
Associate Marketer
James McElrue
James has the uncanny knack of being the cool, calm, and collected presence in any situation. His knowledge of Google Ads, Analytics and SEO gives us the extra capacity to deliver exceptional results for clients.

Proud to Partner leading organisations

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Building Design Northern Logo
Glow Logo
KirtleyCo Logo
NSBS Logo
Unio Logo
SJ Systems Logo
North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Logo
Aztec Colour Print Logo
Building Design Northern Logo
Glow Logo
KirtleyCo Logo
NSBS Logo
Unio Logo
SJ Systems Logo
North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Logo
Aztec Colour Print Logo
Building Design Northern Logo
Glow Logo
KirtleyCo Logo
NSBS Logo
Unio Logo
SJ Systems Logo
North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Logo
Aztec Colour Print Logo

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