It was 14 years ago today that I opened my ad agency, located in downtown Hamilton. Lots has happened since that day. To start, I’m 14 years older myself. The agency was called Fingerprint Marketing & Design Inc. Cool name…but didn’t last due to a situation my lawyer missed of another agency called Fingerprint Communications.
That brought on the new name, FPM Marketing & Design Inc. I had a black G3 Macbook, a Kyocera Phone and was with Bell when you could receive faxes for $10 a month on it and I had a whopping 100 megs of data, 1500 minutes and only .5cents per text message for the low, low price of only $650 a month. My fax machine in the office had thermal paper and I had to replace it regularly. There was no Facebook, Google was big, but Yahoo was clearly a close #2 in ranking. ]
We were a full service ad agency that offered media buying, print production, website and graphic design. 2005 we opened in the USA with FPM3 Inc. and in 2007 developed the Mingle technology. We worked with Tim Hortons, NASCAR, Sara Lee, Royal Mattress and a few big name operations.
In 2009, we developed and created some of the best HR software, inventory management systems that are assisting and operating even to this day keep operations efficient.
2009 also brought on the recession. One which I never wish to relive, but still have scars to show for it. Managed to get through that challenge and here we are today. New office, same CEO and I’m wiser, funnier and more experienced than ever. The agency is now a full service online firm that is focused on graphic design, online web, online media and our main focus is tracking and showing results.
We have a seasoned team of Web, designers, videographers and of course accounts team that is the best in the industry. It’s always exciting with new challenges and there isn’t a day that goes by that I haven’t felt challenged in the agency.
Happy Birthday FPM3 and here is to another 14 years of great success!
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