Today is a special day for all of us. I can’t tell you how proud I am of what we have accomplished. We are truly an agency of entrepreneurs. We have out-maneuvered and outlived many a competitor. We have one of the best reputations in the business. We have the best people in the industry. We have made lemonade out of lemons time-and-again. The power of what we do has catapulted our clients to new heights they probably never expected or realized. And we have pioneered more innovations within our field than most.
The thing that holds all of this together is our passion to do and be the best, and to never, ever, (let me say that again, EVER) give up. I have always thought that if you really believe in something, by sheer force of will alone, it will come true. Add to that a bunch of very special people who are really smart and ingenious and the sky is the limit.
I thank all of those who helped us get to 18. Its been an honor to know you and work with you: clients, employees, business partners, friends, media, pets, family, suppliers, and the take-out place down the street. In these rather interesting times, a special message of gratitude to all of you. I know you come in everyday and are fighting the good fight. I know that you are doing this sometimes under extreme pressure and that you have made personal sacrifices. If the economic climate isn't enough to keep you busy, we are also moving at warp speed to evolve our industry with new tools and services that are changing the very nature of our business, all while keeping the wheels on the bus and supporting our clients! These are only two simple words but I want to say them to you now: Thank You.
These times have tested our strength and we’ve built up some muscle. As we turn 18 and turn a corner, we should focus on those things that make this company great: finding and doing interesting work for industry-shaping clients, further establishing leadership in our industry with game-changing ideas, and doing so in a rewarding work environment where we get to play the game our way with kick ass people. What could be better, really...? The world is our oyster and yes, the sky is indeed the limit!
So long live Horn Group! Here’s to us, and to many more years...