Mixmedia Interactive or known as MINT, a local internet strategy and web design agency, has seen an increasing demand for interactive IT-based products and services in the local market for the past 10 years.
Businesses now have realised the importance of having an online presence as it is the fastest way to reach out to their targeted audience and clients.
When MINT debuted as an agency, the demand for such ICT solutions was quite low, according to its ICT Manager Mohammad Shukri Haji Damit.
“It is understandable that digital wasn’t something that the public would prefer during that time due to fewer resources, expensive and slow internet and not many people were on the internet,” he said.
Nowadays, most of the population has access to the internet with many businesses going online as well, giving convenience to both sellers and buyers.
“We encourage businesses to go online in this digital era. People are mostly searching for the business’s information online to get to know of their products, their whereabouts and other important information for the customers to know,” added Shukri.
MINT, which represents local creative agency MMW’s interactive division, has progressed tremendously over the years.
From merely offering Web Development and Hosting, the company has expanded its services and team members with more IT-related services and solutions.
Today, MINT also specialises in Mobile Application, Digital Marketing, and Display – the essentials for businesses to have a stronger presence and wider reach.
“Website is a one-stop solution because you can put a lot of information on the website and building trust with the public for it is where people will know that your business exists,” said the ICT manager.
For its Mobile Application service, Shukri said that it is an add-on value to a business because, with the latest technology, the public is informed in real-time about new offerings, news, and happenings, among others, for most people own a smartphone.
“Our hosting server has been improving quite a lot for the past ten years. We make sure that we remain up to date with the latest technology and securities, ensuring that our clients’ businesses are safe,” he added.
Talking about the clients’ preferred services, the ICT manager said that most sought after items are Website Development, Hosting, and Digital Marketing due to MINT’s long ten years establishment in the market.
“Our clients believe that our capabilities and resources in preparing amazing web design equipped with our full support in website maintenance and hosting are on point,” he said, adding that the team’s vast experience in identifying and resolving issues have developed trust between client and the agency.
Moreover, MINT’s sister companies such as MMW, MIXEL, and Brunei.events also make it easy for clients to penetrate into the marketing strategy through their network.
“We encourage businesses to go online in this digital era. People are mostly searching for the business’s information online to get to know of their products, their whereabouts and other important information for the customers to know,” said the computer engineering graduate.
Moreover, for MINT, with clients facing dilemmas of not knowing which product or service to acquire from the agency, Shukri said that it is not new.
“Not all clients would know what’s best and the way to move forward with their business online,” he said.
He added: “We usually prepare a brief application form for them so that we would understand their goals and ideas better. Once we have gathered the information then we will advise on the right product or services required for their business.”
For Shukri, starting as a Junior Web Developer in the industry and now as an ICT Manager has taught him a lot in MINT – progressing professionally and personally.
“I wouldn’t be able to progress this far without my mentor, Azlan Ahmad and the others in the team. This progression means a lot to me as there are always new challenges ahead,” said the 26-year-old.
He hopes that MINT will continue to stay committed in the industry and contribute more to the country by improving the digital aspects in areas of the educational system, government agencies as well as international markets.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN | The Bruneian