Our People

At VIEO, we know that our team is our most important resource. Our people have a wide range of talents, interests, and experiences, and it's for that reason that we have so much to offer to our similarly diverse clientele. 

As a company, we believe in giving our employees valuable educational experiences alongside exciting career opportunities. Not only does this ensure that we’re always at the top of our game for our clients, but it also keeps our team happy and engaged in our success as a company.

Meet Our Team

Our History

Born
2008
01/01/2008

Co-founders Rob Spurlock and Paul Gibson brought together their web design, development, and hosting experience in 2008 to form VIEO Design. Their goal was to "weave together" their creative and techological talents, so they chose a Latin name that means exactly that.

Team Members: 2
Services:
Web Design


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Built
2009
20/06/2009

VIEO started to become the web design agency we are today when Holly Yalove joined the team in 2009 as the CMO. Her considerable marketing and corporate management skills were essential to the growth we would experience in the coming years.

Team Members: 3
Services:
Web Design


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First Award
2011
31/12/2011

In 2011, VIEO won our first web design award, a silver ADDY—and we never stopped. We won our first gold ADDY in 2013, and we've racked up an impressive trophy shelf since that time. 

Team Members: 6
Services:
Web Design, Inbound Marketing, and SEO

 


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Explosive Growth
2013
20/06/2013

For VIEO, 2013 was a year of change. We implemented our first national ad campaign, became a HubSpot partner agency, and almost doubled in size. It not only brought us a number of our leadership team members; 2013 also set the tone for the company we are today.

Team Members: 10
Services:  Web Design, Inbound Marketing, SEO, Branding, Print and Digital Advertising, Copywriting


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Gold Agency Status
2014
20/01/2014

After becoming a HubSpot Partner Agency, VIEO rose quickly in the ranks to become a Gold Partner Agency in 2014. Maintaining that status requires that we not only to sell and manage the HubSpot software, but meet a demanding minimum Customer Happiness Index. Today, we're not only a Gold Partner, we're also agency designated to lead the Knoxville HubSpot User Group (HUG).


Services:  Web Design, Inbound Marketing, SEO, Branding, Print and Digital Advertising, Copywriting


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VIEO Spreads the Word on Inbound
2015
01/01/2015

VIEO spread the word about the benefits of inbound marketing campaigns in 2015 — and people listened. Holly and VIEO were featured in Cityview magazine’s “Knoxville’s Women in Media,” discussing VIEO’s commitment to great customer service and the power of a great inbound strategy.


Services:  Web DesignInbound MarketingSEOBrandingPrint and Digital AdvertisingCopywriting


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Beautiful Inside and Out!
2016
01/01/2016

We're beautiful inside and out! In 2016, VIEO received an award for "Top 51 Visually Appealing Websites Using Inbound Marketing" for the first time (we earned another one in 2018)! Turns out people love our "eye-catching design" and user-friendly layout.


Services:  Web Design, Inbound Marketing, SEO, Branding, Print and Digital Advertising, PPCCopywriting


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Blogging for the Future!
2017
01/01/2017

As an advocate of inbound marketing, the VIEO team spends a lot of time cultivating our informative and pun-fueled blog. In 2017, we were thrilled to see just how helpful it’s been—the blog was included as #31 in the Top 100 Inbound Marketing Blogs!


Services:  Web Design, Inbound Marketing, SEO, Branding, Print and Digital Advertising, PPCCopywriting


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Today
2018
01/01/2018

Celebrating our 10th year in business, VIEO has grown into a tight-knit team of 15. Still obsessed with high-quality, cutting-edge inbound and digital marketing, we also leverage Growth-Driven marketing, a more nimble and flexible approach to ongoing marketing services to deliver impressive ROI.

Team Members: 15
Services:  Web Design and Development, Inbound Marketing, Growth-Driven Marketing, Sales Enablement, SEO, Logos and Branding, Print Advertising, PPC and Digital AdvertisingSEO Copywriting


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  1. VIEO Design Is Born
    Born 2008

    Co-founders Rob Spurlock and Paul Gibson brought together their web design, development, and hosting experience in 2008 to form VIEO Design. Their goal was to "weave together" their creative and techological talents, so they chose a Latin name that means exactly that.

    Team Members: 2
    Services:
    Web Design

  2. VIEO Design Begins to Grow
    Built 2009

    VIEO started to become the web design agency we are today when Holly Yalove joined the team in 2009 as the CMO. Her considerable marketing and corporate management skills were essential to the growth we would experience in the coming years.

    Team Members: 3
    Services:
    Web Design

  3. VIEO Design Awards
    First Award 2011

    In 2011, VIEO won our first web design award, a silver ADDY—and we never stopped. We won our first gold ADDY in 2013, and we've racked up an impressive trophy shelf since that time. 

    Team Members: 6
    Services:
    Web Design, Inbound Marketing, and SEO

     

  4. VIEO Design Growth
    Explosive Growth 2013

    For VIEO, 2013 was a year of change. We implemented our first national ad campaign, became a HubSpot partner agency, and almost doubled in size. It not only brought us a number of our leadership team members; 2013 also set the tone for the company we are today.

    Team Members: 10
    Services:  Web Design, Inbound Marketing, SEO, Branding, Print and Digital Advertising, Copywriting

  5. Hubspot Gold Badge
    Gold Agency Status 2014

    After becoming a HubSpot Partner Agency, VIEO rose quickly in the ranks to become a Gold Partner Agency in 2014. Maintaining that status requires that we not only to sell and manage the HubSpot software, but meet a demanding minimum Customer Happiness Index. Today, we're not only a Gold Partner, we're also agency designated to lead the Knoxville HubSpot User Group (HUG).


    Services:  Web Design, Inbound Marketing, SEO, Branding, Print and Digital Advertising, Copywriting

  6.  Web Design, Inbound Marketing, SEO, Branding, Print and Digital Advertising, Copywriting
    VIEO Spreads the Word on Inbound 2015

    VIEO spread the word about the benefits of inbound marketing campaigns in 2015 — and people listened. Holly and VIEO were featured in Cityview magazine’s “Knoxville’s Women in Media,” discussing VIEO’s commitment to great customer service and the power of a great inbound strategy.


    Services:  Web DesignInbound MarketingSEOBrandingPrint and Digital AdvertisingCopywriting

  7. Top 51 Visually Appealing Websites Using Inbound Marketing
    Beautiful Inside and Out! 2016

    We're beautiful inside and out! In 2016, VIEO received an award for "Top 51 Visually Appealing Websites Using Inbound Marketing" for the first time (we earned another one in 2018)! Turns out people love our "eye-catching design" and user-friendly layout.


    Services:  Web Design, Inbound Marketing, SEO, Branding, Print and Digital Advertising, PPCCopywriting

  8. Top 100 Marketing Blogs
    Blogging for the Future! 2017

    As an advocate of inbound marketing, the VIEO team spends a lot of time cultivating our informative and pun-fueled blog. In 2017, we were thrilled to see just how helpful it’s been—the blog was included as #31 in the Top 100 Inbound Marketing Blogs!


    Services:  Web Design, Inbound Marketing, SEO, Branding, Print and Digital Advertising, PPCCopywriting

  9. VIEO Design Today
    Today 2018

    Celebrating our 10th year in business, VIEO has grown into a tight-knit team of 15. Still obsessed with high-quality, cutting-edge inbound and digital marketing, we also leverage Growth-Driven marketing, a more nimble and flexible approach to ongoing marketing services to deliver impressive ROI.

    Team Members: 15
    Services:  Web Design and Development, Inbound Marketing, Growth-Driven Marketing, Sales Enablement, SEO, Logos and Branding, Print Advertising, PPC and Digital AdvertisingSEO Copywriting

Our Values

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One

Honesty and Integrity

We only sell products and services that we think will benefit our clients
We never promise something we know we can't deliver
We're honest and ethical with our clients and our team
Two

High-Quality Work

We take pride in our work
We're not ok with mediocrity
We Q/A all work to be sure it's accurate and tested before final delivery
Three

Creativity and Innovation

We use creativity and innovation to outshine our competition
We keep on top of industry trends to stay relevant
We think outside the box 
Four

Return on Investment

We focus on solutions that create ROI for our clients
We measure our success by our clients' ROI
Five

Accountability to the Data

We make decisions based on data
We constantly inspect expectations to continue improving results
We use a data-driven approach to ensure our client's big ideas are elevated as planned
Six

Employee & Client Happiness

We work to exceed client expectations
We provide employees with ongoing educational and growth opportunities
We encourage employee input and ideas 
We encourage a work/life balance
We provide the tools needed to do the job right
We're trusted and knowledgeable to win long-lasting relationships with our clients
Seven

Positive Work Environment

We create a work environment that's fun yet productive, challenging, and professional
  • One

    Honesty and Integrity

    We only sell products and services that we think will benefit our clients
    We never promise something we know we can't deliver
    We're honest and ethical with our clients and our team

  • Two

    High-Quality Work

    We take pride in our work
    We're not ok with mediocrity
    We Q/A all work to be sure it's accurate and tested before final delivery

  • Three

    Creativity and Innovation

    We use creativity and innovation to outshine our competition
    We keep on top of industry trends to stay relevant
    We think outside the box 

  • Four

    Return on Investment

    We focus on solutions that create ROI for our clients
    We measure our success by our clients' ROI

  • Five

    Accountability to the Data

    We make decisions based on data
    We constantly inspect expectations to continue improving results
    We use a data-driven approach to ensure our client's big ideas are elevated as planned

  • Six

    Employee & Client Happiness

    We work to exceed client expectations
    We provide employees with ongoing educational and growth opportunities
    We encourage employee input and ideas 
    We encourage a work/life balance
    We provide the tools needed to do the job right
    We're trusted and knowledgeable to win long-lasting relationships with our clients

  • Seven

    Positive Work Environment

    We create a work environment that's fun yet productive, challenging, and professional

Our Name

VIEO (pronounced "VEE-oh") is a Latin word meaning “to weave together.”

Our co-founders Rob Spurlock and Paul Gibson came up with our unique name before VIEO even had a website, inspired by the way they were weaving together the artistic and technical elements of web design and marketing

Little did they know that years down the road, they would be getting search traffic for "vieo XXX" and other, shall we say, unrelated search terms involving a misspelling of the word "video."

Even though our name began as a bit of a stumbling block, the search engine optimization (SEO) skills that we've honed over the years have helped us not only overcome that challenge, but go on to become one of Alexa's top 150,000 sites in the world.

Our Culture

Our team's collective years of experience and impressive range of skills are just one of the things that make us unique. We also like to be ourselves, and create an environment for our clients that is both professional and easygoing. 

We set ourselves apart through superior customer service and ongoing dedication to quality for every project, from consultation to completion. VIEO treats our customers as a part of our family, focusing on clear communication and active support to maintain great rapport and strong relationships with our clients. 

Sure, sometimes we get distracted for a few minutes by a funny viral video or spend too long debating whether light sabers are possible, but who we are is key to what we do. Our creative energy is the source of our innovative ideas and quality-driven work ethic, and we give each project everything we’ve got.