2021 was a wild ride. Full of ups and downs and with too many meetings started by someone saying, “You’re on mute!”
But with any challenge comes an opportunity for teams to work together and overcome. And boy did we, and then some. And it’s not just Arm Candy! The advertising industry rose to the occasion and has learned to find a way to not only get through the pandemic, but to come out better, smarter and stronger than ever before.
Employee benefits have gotten better, compensation has increased, agencies are helping market products and services to help support people through hard times. The world has once again become less about business and more about people. And when you’re in the people business, it’s a good feeling when the industry migrates back to putting people first.
Looking back, it’s amazing to think we were only a 5-person shop just two years ago, doubling in size to 11 people strong in 2021. At present day, 26 full-time people are aboard the Arm Candy Express, helping keep the train moving towards providing the highest quality media product in the marketplace—all while maintaining a people-first culture that brings joy back to the world of advertising.
Arm Candy is the epitome of an agency that is only as good as the sum of its parts and each year, we are blessed to have such an opportunity to be surrounded by the brightest minds in the industry. It truly makes our agency special, our products and services special, and most importantly, it brings joy to what we do everyday!
No matter the technology we develop or innovation we achieve, our people will always be our most valuable asset. To the Arm Candy team: thank you for everything you do, for spending your time here and helping Arm Candy get better and better, each and every single day.
Sometimes we wonder: “are we the most fortunate agency that has ever existed?” How did we get so lucky to be able to work with the brands and agency partners that we do? To date, 100% of our client roster, whether it be an agency relationship, a brand or an ad tech relationship, has been referred. Our business has only grown because the partners we’re able to service have given AC a vote of confidence and helped us find other partners to whom we can bring value.
That is a remarkable stat considering we’re going on our 4th year of business. We’re on pace to deliver $100M in media in 2022, and we’re servicing over 100+ individual advertisers on an annual basis.
To our clients: Everything we do is because of you.
We could not be more thankful for the opportunity to work together, to set goals and achieve them and celebrate wins! To fail together, learn from our mistakes and then try again. We could not be more proud of the accomplishments we’ve been able to achieve together and we look forward to continuing our relationship for years and years to come!
When AC was founded, one philosophy we always believed in was to make sure we always treated our partners as well as we treat and respect our clients. Our partners are a massive component to our success and why AC is able to bring such a forward-leaning and original approach to advertising. To our Partners: We would not be where we are today, without you.
We thank you for your help in making AC special and we cannot wait to bring new, innovative solutions into the world this next trip around the sun together!
We Appreciate You!
To everyone who has been a part of our journey, big or small, we are so thankful and appreciative for everything you have done for us. We could not be more proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish these last three years and are even more excited for what we are going to do in the future. Let’s crush 2022, together!