What a year! With 2022 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on a massive 12 months, not only for our team but for all the schools in our community. 

Join us as we recall some of our team’s highlights and milestones from the past year.

What we’ve been working on:

1. We released The Admissions Club

There was quite the buzz when we launched The Admissions Club, our 13-part web series designed to give bite-sized tips and tricks to admissions and marketing professionals. Our team travelled all over Australia and the United States to sit down with and learn from 14 school marketing and admissions experts, who all shared insider knowledge to help sharpen up your school’s admissions and marketing toolkit.

If you haven’t yet, grab your team and check out the practical tips and tricks in The Admissions Club, or join our Facebook or LinkedIn groups.


2. We finally got to meet you face-to-face again!

Both our Aussie and US teams were back out on the road, connecting with our community at roadshows, tradeshows, exhibitions, client workshops, webinars, and more!

Here are some highlights from our itinerary:

Australia & New Zealand

  • Educate Plus Reignite Conference, Adelaide
  • Funnel Workshops in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, and Brisbane
  • AIS ICT Management and Leadership Conference, Gold Coast
  • PC Schools Conference, Gold Coast
  • Educate Plus Conference, Auckland
  • Funnel Online Learning sessions
  • Independent Schools New Zealand Admissions Workshops
  • Schoolbox Meetup, Melbourne

United States

  • ABHE 75th Annual Meeting, Florida
  • ABACC Annual Conference, Florida
  • COSN Conference 2022, Tennessee 
  • NCEA 2022 Convention, Louisiana
  • AISAP Annual Institute 2022, Illinois
  • EMA Annual Conference 2022, Florida
  • ABHE Fall Conference, Florida

3. We welcomed new schools to the community

We welcomed over 50 new schools throughout the year! From our humble beginnings, it’s hard to believe that our tools now help schools in 12 countries around the world! 

Check out all of the countries we’re proud to serve our schools in: 

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong, PROC
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • United States

4. 13 new faces joined our team

We love adding new faces to the Digistorm team, and this year was no exception! Since January, we’ve welcomed 13 new people into our development, marketing, support, project, and client success teams!

  • Regan - Content Writer
  • Antonio - Lead Web Developer
  • Thayla - Customer Success Manager
  • Andrea - Junior Support Coordinator
  • Isaac W - Junior Software Developer
  • Zach - Software Developer
  • Ricardo - Senior Software Engineer
  • Marilyne - Customer Success Manager
  • Jay - Customer Success Manager
  • Ali - Customer Success Manager
  • Jack - Junior Implementations Coordinator
  • Anthony - Implementation Coordinator
  • Jesse - Project Manager

5. We released a tonne of new Funnel features

It’s no secret that our all-in-one school admissions solution, Funnel, is client-driven, meaning you get to shape what our product team builds.  

Funnel was once again recognised in G2’s annual awards as a ‘High Performer’ and a ‘Momentum Leader 2022’, and it also received the coveted ‘Users Love Us’ badge. 

This year has also seen over 150 new medium and large-sized releases on top of regular smaller improvements, all designed to give schools even more tools to play with in Funnel. 

These were some of 2022’s biggest releases:

  1. Form Editor
  2. Refresh of Events 
  3. Bookings
  4. Form Builder
  5. Multi Guardian Signatures

6. We supported the industry

Beyond our own initiatives, we love supporting the work our schools do by championing our industry partners. 

We continued our corporate and conference sponsorships of Educate Plus in Australia and New Zealand, and in the US we started off the year by supporting the Mindful School Marketing podcast.

We then headed off to Philadelphia, where we loved working with the team at Independent School Management, supporting their work in the development of new Admissions Directors' skills. 

We’re also proud Senior sponsors of InspirED School Marketers and the InspirED 2022 Brilliance Awards, which celebrates the wonderful work of school marcoms professionals across the world! 

7. We made it to the Gram

We’ve always been on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, but this year we launched our Instagram! Go check out our feed for snapshots of life at Digistorm.

8. We launched our Customer Stories

We love the Digistorm website’s latest section: Customer Stories

We share real-life case studies of schools we work with across the world. These stories detail the challenges and goals of our schools, and how our products have helped them to improve their processes and help them grow.

9. We spent quality time as a team

Although our team loves having the flexibility to work from home, spending time together is an important part of our company culture. Beyond regular shared meals at monthly team lunches and special events, we also introduced the Digistorm Run Club! Our runners are offered a wonderful view of the beach by the Digi HQ office, where they can spot our surf crew catching some waves. And in November, the bros around the office grew out their mo’s for a great cause: Movember! 

10. We made it easier to onboard new clients

We worked hard to make our onboarding process simpler and more efficient for our new schools. With a dedicated learning journey and onboarding team, new Funnel customers are set up for success during their first few weeks using the software! 

We’ve also introduced new in-person or virtual design workshops for our school website clients. These collaborative sessions help us match a school’s commercial website goals with a beautifully designed final product - one that they can be proud of from day one. 

Looking ahead

As we look ahead to the new year, our mission remains firm: to deliver tools that help grow your school and connect your community! 

So from our Digistorm family to yours, we’d like to say a big thank you for a wonderful 2022!

Published 8 December 2022