Established in 1993, The Reference is an international web agency and one of the digital pioneers in Europe. From its very start the agency combined marketing and technology to create important added value for its clients. Today The Reference is a leading multichannel agency with a team of more than 140 highly skilled employees.
The Reference, based in Ghent, Antwerp and New York, is characterized by a result-oriented approach, reflected in its motto: it's more than digital, it's your business. The agency assists its clients in strategic transformation projects and turns objectives into success stories, while seamlessly integrating various areas of expertise: brand design, e-commerce, marketing automation, search engine marketing, social media, analytics, mobile & tablet, custom applications,... The Reference is one of the very few companies that has a full service digital offering, but is definitely unique in its integrated approach across all (digital) channels and customer touchpoints. Customers appreciate The Reference for its performance oriented approach and relentless focus on achieving and leveraging their strategic business objectives.
In 2007, the agency joined Emakina Group, enabling it to service its clients internationally as well.
Among the clients of The Reference are Besix, Kodak Alaris, Carglass, Luminus, Ikea, Bekaert, DELA, Thomas Cook, OZ - Onafhankelijk Ziekenfonds, Makro Cash & Carry Belgium, Gates Europe, International Post Corporation, Swiss Education Group, Fluxys, Colruyt, BNP Paribas Fortis, Ansell, iMinds, Shurgard Europe, …