4 Takeaways from Our Agency Retreat

Posted on September 24th, 2012 by True Media

It’s back to work this week after a very productive agency retreat for True Media last week. This was my second True Media company retreat, and a lot has changed since last year. Here are some of my takeaways from this year’s outing.

  1. I was amazed to see the number of people that were in the room for our morning session, President Jack Miller’s State of the Agency address, compared to last year. It looked like our team had nearly doubled in size. Our incredible growth over the past year was easy to visualize when the entire team – Columbia, Mo., St. Louis, Calgary and remote staff – was all under one roof.
  2. I work with an amazing group of people. Many of us come from different backgrounds, have had different career experiences, and encompass an age range that spans decades. Management has put a focus on creating a team oriented culture, and that emphasis was evident as we all got together to watch the Cardinals game and take a tour of the field and dugouts. It’s types of outings like this that can create great memories with your co-workers.
  3. Our agency has grown and matured. Not only have we grown by number and size of clients but we have matured into a different kind of player, having joined some pretty elite industry groups over the past year, moved and expanded three office locations and showed up on more than one prestigious “Best of” list. Our whole operation seems to have evolved. We’ve had the opportunity to hire so many amazing experienced media professionals in recent months and we spend a good amount of time on self education and company training. Our retention rate is high, our turnover is low, and our staff is becoming more seasoned. All our hard work is paying off, and it shows.
  4. We’ve got big plans for the future. There seems to be much more growth on the horizon, and the leaders within our company continue to look for more ways for us to ride that growth to even more success for our clients and our company. It’s a pretty exciting time to be a part of the True Media team.