We’re excited to announce that Direct Agents is celebrating 20 years in business on March 31st! In honor of this milestone, our top executives reflected upon their time with Direct Agents, how the business has evolved, and the impact it has had on their professional and personal lives. We’re proud to share the growth, innovation, and achievements we’ve experienced over the past two decades.
EVP, 17 Years at Direct Agents
I’ve learned that if you want to grow, it’s about progress, not perfection. In an industry that is constantly changing, if you are doing things perfectly all the time, you are never trying anything new, learning, or testing. At Direct Agents, we embrace thinking outside of the box and innovation. That curious spirit has kept us at the top of our game for the last 20 years.
Direct Agents is constantly pivoting with the ever-changing digital landscape, and in order to grow, you need to be comfortable being uncomfortable. We all need to change and adapt every single day. At Direct Agents, thats something we lean into.
EVP, 16 Years at Direct Agents
As the company has grown and evolved through the years, there are a few things that have not changed. Throughout its history, Direct Agents has always emphasized providing an elevated client experience. This mentality forces us to constantly rethink the way in which we’re doing things and stay ahead of market changes and trends. The never-ending pursuit for improvement is why we’ve built so many lasting and repeat relationships.
I often get asked why I’ve stayed with Direct Agents for so long. My answer is always the same; I’ve never gotten bored. The challenges keep coming, the opportunities to learn and grow are always there, and the people I work with make all those things even better. Our goal is to create that for everyone at Direct Agents and I believe that happiness at work has a huge impact on the overall quality of life.
EVP, 15 Years at Direct Agents
What started as a single-person team 20 years ago has grown to become a multi-faceted business with diverse and capable leaders and departments. It’s crazy to think that channels like search and social can today be thought of as the dinosaurs of digital media, for what we’ve learned is to always evolve and innovate in order to stay relevant and competitive in a constantly-changing landscape.
EVP of Finance, Controller, 10 Years at Direct Agents
It has been amazing to experience our evolution. Strong leadership, resilience, and innovation are requirements to succeed in our ever-changing industry, and we have led the way in these areas. Our secret sauces to our success have been collaboration and execution of our core values.
Partner, 20 Years at Direct Agents
I have learned that–in life or in business–if you want to grow, complete a major task, reach a goal, overcome a challenge or an overwhelming obstacle, it’s all a matter of process. To accomplish any of these things, you need to breathe easy and simply start that process. Discipline is an art.
Co-Founder and Managing Director, 20 Years at Direct Agents
The tools, technology, and ways we work have changed drastically over the past 20 years, but the constant (and our source of long term success) has been surrounding ourselves with growth-oriented people. We have all learned and evolved as professionals during this time, but our personal connections and shared entrepreneurial passion is what unites us.
Over the years, I’ve come to understand and embrace that there are no quick or easy wins. What we’ve built and continue to build is really a marathon. There may be some challenges along the way, but we continue to learn new things, push ourselves in new ways, and move the business in the right direction. More importantly, we are doing it alongside people we truly admire, respect and have fun with.
Co-Founder and Creative Director, 20 Years at Direct Agents
For me, 20 years of Direct Agents means transformation, achievement, and empowerment. It’s incredible to see how the company evolved from being a small, entrepreneurial startup to a thriving, full-service agency. It is the collaboration, innovation, and power of the people within Direct Agents that make it what it is today, and we look forward to continuing to grow in the years ahead.
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