Our Next Chapter.

Great stories have a way of staying with you. Ours is the coming-of-age adventure type: An underdog sets out to change the course of an industry, faces seemingly insurmountable odds and prevails. It’s filled with lovable characters, laughter, heartache, and countless life lessons.

Six years ago Richard and I set out to create an agency we believed should exist. One with culture at its core, where risk-taking is rewarded, people are cared for, and memorable work is its hallmark. Our goal was nothing less than to win against the established goliaths in town. And we did. Along our journey we helped over 150 organizations – launching golf tournaments, opening hotels, crafting breweries, selling franchises, and inspiring teams. We donated resources to non-profits we believe in and shared our success with the community around us. We accomplished much, though I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the tough lessons we learned from missteps along the way.

I owe a great debt of gratitude to the stalwart team that made everything possible, to the clients who entrusted us with telling their story, and to New Orleans for remaining our muse. As we start our next chapter I’m reminded of a quote from the great storyteller J.M. Barrie, “This isn’t goodbye, because saying goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting.”

Thanks for wonderful memories. See you soon, friends.

James Braendel
James Braendel, CEO