Victory Begins Here

It’s a strong statement. Marketing is a war of brands, all fighting for consumer engagement. Your brand needs a strong ally that can lead it through the digital minefield and generate successful outcomes.

The Digital Embassy™ has been that ally since its enlistment in 1996. We have built a solid foundation of experience on a national and international scale and have gained the enviable reputation as one of Australia’s most experienced & innovative digital partners.




We were founded way back in 1996 and since then have gained an enviable reputation as one of Australia’s more experienced, innovative digital partner and agency. Our standard of work continues to elevate, inspire and drive value for our customers, and lead them through what has become a very confusing and complex digital environment. 

One of the best things and the worst things about the digital sector is that anyone can start a digital company with a laptop and an internet connection. The problem is, with ‘low cost of entry’ comes ‘low cost of exit’.

This is great for the digital start-ups in question, but a major headache for clients when their digital supplier suddenly ceases operating and they’re left out of pocket with unfinished and/or unsupported projects. Not to mention the loss of knowledge that occurs. It’s an all too familiar scenario.

At The Digital Embassy we’re in it for the long haul. Our continuing business growth and status as preferred provider for South Australian, New South Wales and Victorian Governments are testaments to this. When start-ups come and go, you can be confident we’ll still be around challenging conventional thinking and delivering quality projects and results to happy clients. Sound like the kind of company you’d rather deal with?

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Lots of agencies talk ‘strategy’ and ‘expertise’ but few have the relevant talent and track record to help clients reach their business goals and objectives. The Digital Embassy™ has a team of 19 core staff, all ambassadors for digital excellence and experts in helping business flourish.


Colville Nette, Founder and Managing Director

Colville Nette is the founder, and Managing Director of The Digital Embassy. He has more than 21 years of commercial business experience in the creative, marketing and digital technology industries and been a director and managing partner of multiple Australian companies. Colville is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Gerard O'Connor, Chief Executive Officer

Gerard has over 25 years of industry experience and has worked with, and held senior leadership and management positions in various corporate, government and technology driven enterprises that focus on local and international markets. Gerard's flair for inventive design, a meticulous eye for detail, and firm discipline in systems development continues to drive value for the business and for its customers.

Nick Greenslade, Digital Solutions Architect

Nick has brought to the agency an extensive level of experience in the areas of  User Experience, Solutions Architecture and Project Management. Over the past 15 years he has held key roles within some of Adelaide's largest, and most successful digital agencies. Nick’s extensive skill-set has allowed him to provide insights and solutions that are built from years of research, knowledge, analysis, models and successful executions for a huge range of clients.

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Our clients are all unique yet share a common need – to feel confident about their business partners. Our commitment to gaining and maintaining global certified standards of excellence helps us maintain a high level of quality assurance.

Certified by technology leaders
The Digital Embassy is a Certified Specialist for Microsoft.NET CMS platforms in the Australian and Asia Pacific region. We have been endorsed as an industry recognised ‘expert’ through achieving certification status with some of the world’s digital technology leader’s including Microsoft, DNN, Kentico, Acquia, Melbourne IT, Macquarie Telecom and Google. 

Preferred government provider
The Digital Embassy™ is one of only a few digital agencies in Australia who are pre-qualified ICT service providers for Government in SA, VIC, NSW. Our selection has assisted government decisions makers to fast track their procurement process providing The Digital Embassy with a commercial advantage as a preferred and pre-qualified vendor for website and mobile application development, hosting, support, education and training. 

Unlike many of our competitors, The Digital Embassy has built an outstanding reputation for being a digital partner that can be relied upon to do challenging things well, deliver when it matters most and provide the type of value that drives better outcomes for its clients.

If you’d like to know more, get in touch.



We are in an elite and specialist group of digital agencies who are recognized and endorsed by multiple global companies in the digital technology space. These include Google, Microsoft, Kentico, DNN (DotNetNuke) and Macquarie Telecom.

Microsoft Solutions Partner


The Digital Embassy’s status as a Silver Microsoft Solutions Partner demonstrates our proven capability to work with Microsoft technologies. We hold recognised competencies in both website content management and software development and our developers utilise the full suite of Microsoft development tools including Visual Studio 2010, Team Foundation Server and the various Team System products.

Kentico Gold Partner


The Digital Embassy is a Kentico Gold Partner, extending our Microsoft .NET CMS offering. Kentico Gold Partner status is the highest partner level achievable, and is awarded to providers who have a proven track record building digital experiences with Kentico. Apart from the assurance that you’re being serviced by the most experienced and qualified Kentico professionals, you can also be confident that The Digital Embassy has access to the technical resources and support required to deliver maximum performance on the Kentico CMS and EMS platforms.

Google Partner


The Digital Embassy employs local, highly qualified evidence based marketing professionals and Google Certified practitioners. Our Digital Marketing personnel all live and breathe Google and are individual Google Certified practitioners in their own right.

WordPress Expertise

The Digital Embassy has highly experienced developers proficiency in the installation, configuration, and development of the WordPress platform. WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers with thousands of plugins and themes available with over 60 million implementations world wide.

DNN Partner

The Digital Embassy has been a Silver Certified Partner for the DNN Corp. (DotNetNuke) since 2010 and was the first Australian company to reach this level of certification. As part of our in house, award winning certified development capabilities in Microsoft technologies, The Digital Embassy is a national recognized specialist in leading Microsoft.NET CMS platforms including DNN Evoq. 

Acquia Partner

The Digital Embassy is an Acquia Partner based on its experience in Drupal and working with government (Australian governments at Commonwealth and State levels). Acquia is the service provider tasked with delivering the govCMS solution based on Drupal.

WebCentral Gold Partner


The Digital Embassy is one of Australia's largest website and software hosting Gold partners for WebCentral, a subsidiary of Melbourne IT. This partnership delivers the infrastructure backbone to ensure the most reliable locally hosted servers, with maximum performance.

Macquarie Telecom Solutions Partner


The Digital Embassy is a solutions partner for Macquarie Telecom, Australia’s number one Managed Hosting company. Macquarie Telecom is a full service hosting provider with world class data centres located here in Australia. The Digital Embassy use Macquarie Telecom to managed dedicated servers to meet the service level needs of our enterprise grade clients. 


If you’d like to find out more about how we and our partners can assist you, please contact us.


Project Management

The key to client happiness isn’t just about the results we achieve. It’s also about the journey. Our goal is to provide you with a service delivery experience that you will want to repeat and share.

The Digital Embassy aims to provide service of an exceptional standard. 

When you work with us, two senior members of our team will be appointed as your key contacts. One will be your Account Manager whose objective will be to gain a detailed understanding of your business and to work collaboratively with you to identify the best approach and solution. 

The other contact will be your Project Manager who will be responsible for driving your project and planning, managing change and delivering it to the highest standard, and to the agreed specification, budget and timeframe.

Our approach to project management is structured, and we understand not one size fits all. We will ensure that we have clearly understood your requirements before we start your implementation. Often, the most suitable approach involves a staged delivery, so we will address your most pressing needs first and test the results. Knowledge gained is then applied to the following stages. 

Rather than having a single method of working through the project lifecycle, we adopt elements from ITIL®, Agile, Prince2 and PMBOK to create the most appropriate methodology and service delivery framework to provide services that are fit for purpose and provide value to your business in an effective and efficient manner.



Whilst our motivation and drive stem from delivering strategic digital solutions for our clients, it is also fantastic to be recognized by industry and peers for our work. Some of our victories include the following:

  • Winner of the Gold W³ Award in the category of Online Shopping for Two Hands Wines website 2016.

  • Winner of Honourable Mention as part of the 2016 Awwwards for Two Hands Wines website 2016.

  • Winner of the South Australian Interactive Media Excellence (SAimX) award for the Health Partners mobile claiming app.

  • Winner of the 'Highly commended' South Australian Interactive Media Excellence (SAimX) award for the Mollydooker web site in the category of Business and ecommerce.

  • Winner of an honourable award for Best South Australian eCommerce website ( Mollydooker Wines)

  • Winner of an honourable award for Best South Australian ‘Government’ for the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology's  'Skills for All'  website.

  • Finalist in the 2012 Australian Web Industry Awards

  • Preferred ICT service provider supplier for the NSW Government ICT Services - ProcurePoint.

  • Preferred ICT service provider and member of the South Australian Government eProjects Panel .

  • Preferred ICT service provider and member of the Victorian Government eServices Panel.

  • Australian Microsoft Certified Partner with recognised competences in both website and software development.

  • Certified Partner for the DotNetNuke Corporation, a global leader in Microsoft.NET based CMS platforms.

  • Certified Solutions Partner of Sitecore, a global visionary and leader within a growing Web CMS space.

  • Certified Gold Partner for Kentico CMS, an Enterprise Web Content Management System and Customer Experience Management System.

  • One of Australia’s largest Gold Partners for WebCentral, an enterprises service subsidiary of Melbourne IT.

  • Solutions partner for Macquarie Telecom, Australia’s number one Managed Hosting and business-only telecommunications company.



Being green not just thinking green. We think that running a successful business shouldn't cost the earth. So here's some ways we minimise our impact.

We reuse, refuse and recycle

We don't waste electricity, we avoid unnecessary paper and office waste.

Worms are our friends

Our leftover food scraps are turned into a rich fertiliser by our own worm farm.

Empowered by GreenPower

We use Origin's GreenPower products which are fully accredited by the Government.

Location location location

Our office has been architecturally designed and built to take full advantage of natural light and ventilation to reduce energy usage. And it's nice and close to public transport which many of our staff use for their daily commute and those using car transportation choose to carpool.

Greener servers and office infrastructure

Our servers are very energy efficient - we no longer using multiple physical servers which use more energy overall. Even our phone system has been audited and upgraded in our pursuit of cost and waste savings.

Carbon Neutral program

The Digital Embassy have been supporting the Carbon Neutral program since 2007. In that time we have cumulatively contributed to the establishment of 528 native trees and shrubs in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor and the retirement of 262 tonnes of carbon offsets. 

We're always happy to share our ideas about how businesses can reduce their environmental impact through IT

If you'd like to hear more, then please get in touch.



The Digital Embassy believes in giving back where it counts. We embrace the causes that are close to the hearts of our people.

The Digital Embassy is proud to support a variety of causes in Australia and abroad. 

Our community support does not just reside at a corporate level. Our employees also actively contribute through The Digital Embassy’s various charity driven activities. 

From 2011 to 2016, The Digital Embassy made re-occurring annual, monthly and single donations to the following causes:

  • Cancer Council SA (Biggest Morning Tea  & March Charge 2016 Ride)
  • RSPCA Cupcake Day- Staff Donation (matched by The Digital Embassy)
  • Fight Cancer Foundation SA (Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run)
  • White Ribbon Foundation 
  • Christmas Party for Special Children
  • Save the Children Australia - Staff Donation (matched by The Digital Embassy) 
  • Save the Children Australia - Child Sponsorship (Bangladesh)
  • Animals Australia 
  • RSPCA monthly donation and Membership
  • World Society for the Protection of Animals
  • Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors 
  • Trees for Life
  • Flinders Medical Centre
  • Plan Australia - Child Sponsorship (India)
  • Heart Kids SA - Staff Donation (matched by The Digital Embassy)