A Year in Review: Burst SMS in 2021

2021 Rewind Series Part 2
A Year in Review: Burst SMS in 2021

We can’t believe it’s already the end of 2021! Time flies when you’re having fun, and here at Burst SMS, we’re always having fun.

If you haven’t read Part 1 of our 2021 Rewind Series, take a moment to read about our annual Bursty charity drive and learn about some of the causes and communities close to our team’s hearts.

We have a lot to reflect on and be thankful for this past year, many of which could not have been possible without you. Join us as we look back on some of our favourite moments in 2021.

Key Product Upgrades and Integrations

  • Introduced our Bulk MMS Services
  • Launched a new and more secure authentication with Auth0
  • Refreshed our platform UI (with much more to come in 2022)

We focused on a lot of performance improvements and tweaks under the hood this year, which means messages get sent faster and more reliably.

2021 Highlights

CRN Fast50 2021

CRN Fast50 is Australia’s biggest celebration of channel success. We are proud to announce that Burst SMS made this year’s CRN Fast50 which recognizes us as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Australian IT channel.

Company Growth

This year, we’ve welcomed 35 new faces to our team. We’ve added new team members in every department and we’re always looking to add more talent to our team! Keep an eye out for current openings on our Careers page!

Team Celebrations

Our team uses HeyTaco to show our appreciation for each other, it’s a great way to build a strong and positive team environment. We’ve given over 14,435 tacos 🌮 across the company to recognize our peers for all the big and small things that they do.

Here at Burst, there’s always a reason to celebrate! We’re a big fan of making sure our team member’s are well appreciated. From individual birthday celebrations to team gatherings such as our annual Christmas party, we try to always have a good time! Swipe through for a glimpse into all the fun we’ve had both virtually and in-person!

Christmas Fun

With offices around the world, we had three times the fun with Christmas parties in Sydney, Vancouver, and Manila.

Christmas in Sydney 🇦🇺

Our team in Australia had an amazing time racing through Sydney. The Christmas party started off with coffee and baked treats at Wynyard Park. After some much needed breakfast fuel, we were off to complete an Amazing Race throughout Sydney. The team was then rewarded with an afternoon feast to recover from all the running around!

Christmas in Vancouver 🇨🇦

Our Vancouver team had a magical time in the virtual reality world and in the real world with some fun cocktail making, or we mean potion making! We started off with a virtual reality session where we worked as a team to explore and solve tasks in another reality. Next, we embarked on a journey across Canada with a 360-degree video projection performance at FlyOver Canada. After the fun and games, we enjoyed a Christmas dinner followed by an immersive, magical wizarding experience.

Christmas in Manila 🇵🇭

Our Christmas party in Manila was filled with virtual fun and games, starting with a video presentation to look back on all our wonderful memories throughout the last year. We played several games throughout the party and also had a holiday raffle! Take a look at our team’s creativity from our crazy face mask and face shield decorating contest.

And that’s a wrap 🎁

With the end of another busy year, we will be signing off during the holidays to give our team a well deserved break. Although our offices will be closed from Friday, December 24th to Monday, January 3rd, we will still have full support ready to assist you during this time.

Fun fact: “Merry Christmas” was the very first text message ever sent on 3rd December 1992 by Neil Papworth.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Burst SMS. As we move closer to the start of a new year, we hope to share even more of our product launches, stories, milestones, and celebrations.