As 2017 comes to a close and we prepare for the new year, we decided to take a look back and reflect on this wild ride we all know as “2017”.
It was a big year here at Sproutbox Media. We grew internally, we grew externally… We had some amazing clients (you know who you are), and we stayed friends through it all.
To properly commemorate this fine year, here are our team’s Top 10 Highlights of 2017:
10. Celebrating Birthdays
We love any excuse to celebrate but this year’s birthday celebrations were on a different level. There were poems, streamers, cupcakes, piñatas, and a bunch of candles. I think it’s safe to say that we all felt very appreciated on our special days.
9. Buying a Keurig
We run on coffee. Period. Buying a keurig was like buying an endless supply of energy. We needed it. Don’t judge.
8. Getting a Whiteboard
How did we ever survive without one!? Client meetings, internal brainstorming sessions, funny drawings, inspiring quotes, the list could go on. Our whiteboard is the glue that holds us together (maybe a little dramatic, but you get the point).
7. Making our Brand Book
We spend a lot of time thinking about our clients. So much so, that sitting down and forcing ourselves to think about the Sproutbox brand was a little foreign. Making our company brand book allowed us to step back and identify where we want our brand to go in the next year. We all felt more connected to our mission, vision, and values because of it.
6. Playing H-O-R-S-E
Whether we’re deep in website coding or video footage, we can have some pretty long days of sitting. Getting up and moving every few hours not only helps with our sanity, it increases our productivity and creativity. Some of the best ideas come while halfway through a trick shot.
5. Making our Culture Video
Anytime you see yourself in a video with dubstep music, it’s a highlight. But even more than that, filming our culture video was a blast! We got to see different, goofy sides of ourselves and felt a sense of comradery when it all came together. If you haven’t already seen it, take a look: https://vimeo.com/224694176
4. Standing Desks
Standing desks are great, but specifically the Sit/Stand desks that go up or down with the push of a button – we could not recommend these more. While writing this blog post, the author sat, stood, then sat again. All within a couple hours. Nothing more needs to be said.
3. New Hire
In May we hired a Brand Director, Anna Barram. She has not only added a pillar to the services we offer, but given order to our internal brand as well. She’s a great fit and we are super excited to have her on the team!
2. Moving Offices
We were sad to leave Centrl Office, but moving offices was definitely the right move for us. The added space has helped us hold client meetings, host friends/family, and do little shenanigans that make a space unique. Also, huge shoutout to Viridian Wood for the beautiful reclaimed wood table.
1. Growing Families
We’re all about balance so we get really excited when our family grows – literally! In 2017, we had a wedding and a new baby girl – Co-founder, Jeff’s second daughter, Kate, joined the family in September, Peter got a brand new puppy, and Noah’s son popped the question and will be getting married next year.
2017 was a year of growth and change for Sproutbox Media. We’re excited about the direction we are heading as a company and we look forward to sharing our stories with you in 2018.