Once The Boatress got up on Mr Bench and started dancing for money..well…

Last night we celebrated 20 Years of being in business with the ad agency The Boatress and I started. A high risk move during the big tech crash. And we have never looked back. We wanted to build a company, a place to not feel like a work place. But an extension of your home, life and family. As one person at the party pointed out, we have fired more clients than won them. Sometimes you are defined by what you wont do, than what you will. Depending on the budget. That part is important. HA. All kidding aside, for 4 hrs the weather stopped storming, and cooled down for a perfect night at HQ. I have more images, but I am happy to be breathing right now. So you get the Boatress work’n it with Bill our Creative Dir who is the backbone of the company, and apparently also in need of the “cash”

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16 Responses to “One Photo, Sums Up Last Nights Party At HQ.”
  1. BT

    I love your business values and apparently so do your employees. I once worked for a corporation where the boss was named the worst boss in the Fortune 500, two years in a row. I’ve seen the other side. Congratulations – it seems to be working well. Do you have any openings for janitor?

    • Ollon

      There’s something to be said for working your way up to middle management and then being forced into early retirement because you cant stand view ahead or behind. Should have done it sooner. Boating and Golfing today. Congrats Matt and Co.

  2. Art

    Congratulations Matt and the boatress ——- looking forward to 20 + more, we hope.

  3. Greg Lewandowski

    Congrats Matt on 20 years at the helm of a successful business!

    Any organization is only as good as its leader. I’m glad to see the work hard and play hard attitude is still alive and well. That was always my motto.

  4. Darthtrader

    Starting and running your own business has often been compared to labor and childbirth.

  5. floyd r turbo

    Congratulations Smith Gifford and Co – congratulations on 20 years of success and cheers to many more. Love to see successful entrepreneurs, the backbone of this country and capitalism.

  6. Murdock

    Glad to know that the new table has the same strong backbone as the guy (and dog!) that built it.
    Those of us who have to sign the front of the paycheck, get it.
    Congrats Matt on the hard work it took to have the dream come to fruition and making it happen!!!!!!!

  7. Troy in ANE


    Thrilled for you all, and all the success that you and the company deserve.

    Boy do I have a Suzy photo that I would like to add to this story!!

  8. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)

    Congratulations Matt. on 20 years of being in business. It looks like it all worked out well for you. Now let’s see some more pictures of Suzy dancing on that bench!!

  9. JFKarlson

    Congrats Matt & Boatress! Not many shops make it to the 20-year mark. Well done. Cheers.

  10. rabbit

    As a fellow ad guy and onetime (for Woody Boater) creative partner of yours, congratulations! Two decades are huge.