And just like that, it has been five years since we took the leap. While they (who exactly are they?) do say it takes a village to raise a child and they’re quite right on that, it certainly also applies to building a business. We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the relationships we had going into this, the new ones we built, and all of them that we continue to nourish – thank you for your part in this.
Did you know? Before we incorporated, we freelanced for some time. Take a trip back into memory lane with us and learn how taking the leap in 2014 helped establish a foundation for where we are today. I’ll give you a hint. It all started with a long term desire to build something to call my own, to help other business owners, and a very good friend by the name of Pamela Lund.
With the ebbs and flows like many businesses experience, we are excited to be celebrating such a big milestone today because we’ve survived the setbacks, grew, learned, and celebrated the wins, big and small alike. It’s been a wild ride and we wouldn’t change anything about it because every experience, every client, every conversation, has taught invaluable lessons that brought to light the many ways we can test, optimize, and improve our own business while simultaneously giving us the ability to share these experiences to help others.
It’s been nothing short of a wild ride but that’s what keeps us on our toes and keeps it fun, right? It does for us. With that, we want to share some highlights that transpired over the last five years that we’re proud to share with you.
As we head into the new year, we look forward to furthering our growth, taking on additional new clients, sharing exciting things we have been working on, continuing to collaborate with the many talented marketers in our industry, giving back to the community via education and opportunities, and partnering with other agencies to provide a more holistic array of services.
If you’re interested in learning from us and connecting in the new year, you can find us speaking at SEMpdx’s Engage Conference in Portland, Oregon, March 12-13 and Pubcon Florida in Miami, March 24-26, 2020.
Lastly, if you may have noticed something new while reading this post, we refreshed the website and are pleased to share the new and improved version with you today. It’s cleaner, faster, and easier to navigate among the many content and design improvements. A huge thank you to our talented web developer, Zane DeFazio for his work on it this year!
Einstein said it best. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” And that, we aim to do and hope that we have provided value to you, as friends, marketers, and business owners.
With a bottomless bowl of gratitude for the help, support, conversations, opportunities, and relationships you’ve shared with us over the years, we thank you and look forward to the future!
Akvile DeFazio (10/31/2019)
Thank you so much for your support over the years, Kelsey!
AJ Wilcox (11/1/2019)
Congrats Akvile! You rock hard!
Akvile DeFazio (11/1/2019)
You're way too kind, AJ! Thank you so much for your support.
Kelsey Jones (10/31/2019)
So proud of what your business has become Akvile!! Can't wait to see what you do next.