Creative realists.

About Us

Founded by ancient and wise monks over a million years ago, was actually the first digital agency ever. Fact!

There is of course an alternative truth, which is that Todd McPhee started the agency back in November 2009. Traditionally from a media background, Todd saw huge upside for his clients in digital. Not only does digital level the playing field with the big end of town, it’s also measurable, and can be HEAPS of fun.

Nine years on and we bridge the gap between marketers and developers. We have deeper in-house development skills than any other digital agency in the country. We care about our clients.

We have also made the conscious decision to not outsource any of our work. All work we do is done by our employees in our offices.


Our aspirations

To partner with clients and other agencies to help them succeed

To learn big through failing small

To build big daring hairy digital things

To leave the world a nicer place than how we found it


Todd McPhee

Todd’s been in the media industry for over 25 years. He founded Engaging in 2009 because he saw how digital was going to be able to deliver exciting and measurable returns for his clients. He still has the knack for identifying new and emerging tech that will impact the industry. He’s an honest man who really enjoys direct contact with his clients.

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Michelle O’Keeffe

Michelle has been in marketing strategy for nearly 20 years. Michelle got involved in Engaging from Day 1 with the conviction of creating a business that ‘does great work with great people’, including clients, partners and staff. A born problem solver, she immerses herself in clients’ businesses and reconstructs their sales & marketing activities to ensure they operate to deliver directly on the business’ objectives. Michelle is passionate about maintaining a company and company culture that leaves the world a better place than we found it.

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Geff Harper

Geff’s been in design for nearly 20 years, in digital for the last 10. Geff uses User-Centred Design principles to develop CX and UX that delivers for clients. He loves problem solving, leading design sprints and prototyping. Geff advocates strongly for user feedback and enjoys the challenge of creating solutions that positively impact user behaviour and interaction with technology.

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Ralph Vugts

Ralph has been developing websites and systems for 15 years. Passionate and curious, he’s an a-typical developer who understands how users interact with the systems he builds. He understands that systems need to be human-friendly. Ralph loves working in an industry that is constantly changing and disrupting itself.

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