Bounce is officially 10 years old!
To celebrate, over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a look at all things Bounce. With everything from flashbacks to embarrassing happy snaps even we’d forgotten about. You’ll learn things about Bounce that you didn’t even realise you wanted to know! So sit back and enjoy the ride, we know we have!
Monday the 16th of May, 2016
Let’s get started with the very first Bounce newspaper article in the Maryborough Advertiser! This one is from 2007 and I tell you what, Maria hasn’t aged a day!
Wednesday the 18th of May, 2016
Who remembers the original Bounce logo?
Every company’s branding has to start somewhere and in 2006 Bounce’s branding started here… thankfully a few years later it left here (sorry Maria). Since the original blue balls and 80’s 3D text, Bounce’s branding has had a few makeovers but as we all know, it doesn’t matter what you look like, it’s what’s on the inside that counts!
Friday the 20th of May, 2016
There is no way we can celebrate Bounce without celebrating the amazing woman who made it all happen. Maria is without a doubt the most dedicated, kind hearted and energetic woman Bounce ever could have asked for.
Once Maria gets an idea in her head there’s no stopping her and in 2006 Bounce was that big idea. She built the company from the ground up making it an international success in just 10 short years and inspiring over 10,000 lives in the process. Thank you Maria for continuing to be brilliant every single day!
Click here to learn more about Maria: www.mariasmith.com.au/
Monday the 23rd of May, 2016
Over the years there has been a huge amount of practical jokes go on in our Bounce office – all work and no play makes Bounce a dull company.
We’ve woken Lachlan up by pretending the server was on fire, we’ve come back from meetings to see Sandy and Leanne had covered our desks in glasses of water, but the one that takes the cake was Lachlan covering Nettie’s desk in tin foil. There’s never a dull day at Bounce!
Check out Lachys tin foil montage!
Wednesday the 25th of May, 2016
We promised you’d learn things you never needed to know, and here they are! 10 weird, wonderful and completely useless facts about Bounce! Enjoy!
Friday the 27th of May, 2016
This Friday we look at the Bounce pocket rocket herself – Our very own General Manager, Kelly Mason!
If Maria’s the ideas woman, then Kelly’s the force of nature behind her, making it all happen. There is literally nothing this woman can’t do – Seriously, I think if we told her to bend spoons with her mind, she’d figure out a way to do it. So this Friday, take some time out to tip your cap in the direction of the very special, Special-K.
Monday the 30th of May, 2016
Send Bounce a Happy Birthday video and feature in our 10 year montage!!!
We’re putting together a birthday massage montage and we’d love for everyone to get involved! All you need to do is grab your phone, flip it on the side and hit record. Wish Bounce a happy birthday then upload your video by clicking on this link:
Simple! We can’t wait to see your happy, smiling faces!
Wednesday the 1st of June, 2016
We really do have an insane amount of fun at Bounce but behind all the pranks and stupid photos, we work our butts off every day to make a difference to other people’s lives. So in the spirit of our tenth birthday, we’d like to make at least 1 serious post to prove that we’re not just here for our good looks and personality.
Bounce was created 10 years ago to help others be the best they can be by providing guidance and support personally and professionally. So why are we still here today? Because we’re damn good at what we do. The proof is in the statistics.
Friday the 3rd of June, 2016
Urban dictionary defines Matt as:
“An Ancient Greek translation for “eternal god”. It is believed that anyone that holds this name has a great level of skill and ability to perform any task asked of him. Men possessing this name are also greatly skilled at golf.”
We don’t know anything about that last bit and usually we refer to him as “that bloke that is permanently driving around Victoria with a phone taped to his head”
This is Matt, our National Business Manager. He lives, breaths and talks Bounce non-stop. The man knows his stuff and today we thank him for the countless hours he has put into making Bounce a success… Terrible at formatting though.
Monday the 6th of June, 2016
If you have been fortunate enough to see Maria speak you will know she is extremely animated in her delivery and the camera can sometimes capture her in some awkward moments in time.While scrolling through our media files, we came across this little gem… *giggle*
Are you ready to put words in Maria’s mouth? We want to get your most TASTEFUL caption for this pic (and we realise this may not be easy). Post below and give us a laugh on this Monday afternoon!
Friday the 10th of June, 2016
These 2 members of the Bounce family obviously need no introduction, however we’ll introduce them anyway, just reading their names is a gift to all. Nettie Smith and Lachlan Hickey are possibly the greatest employees to ever have walked through the Bounce doors – nay! Any door!
Nettie encompasses the spirit of design! She makes Sagmeister look like a 3 year old with an etch-a-sketch. She spends her days being perfect and fabulous in every way. (… and in no way wrote this Facebook post)
Lachlan, while not being quite as good as Nettie, is still pretty good. He makes email scammers quake with fear and men bow down just to touch his feet. There is nothing this man doesn’t know; Wikipedia has him on speed dial.
Tuesday the 14th of June, 2016
Ok, we’re nearly done paying tribute to everyone that makes Bounce great but we left this one until last because, we think you’ll agree, it’s the best one of all.
There is no way Bounce could be where it is today without the people who are out there every day, inspiring lives and making a difference; our wonderful Bounce Trainers.
Every day they take people under their wings, teach them to aspire to be the best they can be and encourage everyone they come in contact with to live life the way they truly want. So today we say thank you to all our trainers, past and current.
Thank you Donna, Lee, Brenda, Jade, Chrissy, Kate, Jane, Rebecca, Christine, Leanne, Michael, Sharon C. Joseph, Abbie, Jan, Bruce, Mark, Natalie, Michelle, Amanda, Lisa, Belinda, Deborah, Liz, Blazenka, Rachel, Avril, Bec, Dani, Pamela, Stefan, Tracy , Maggie, Sharon P. Linda, Melitta, Phil, David, Nissrine, Ismail, Armando, Jackie.
Wednesday the 15th of June, 2016
It’s been a HUGE day for Bounce. We’ve had our big ten year party (which went fantastically), tried out our first live broadcast (which didn’t go so fantastically), and got to play our 10 year flashback video, which you will all get to see on Friday!
But for now, here are some happy snaps from today. Enjoy!
Stay tuned for updates of Bounce’s look back on ten years!
Next update on Friday the 17th of June, 2016