But we’ve had a license to drive business messages for quite some time now!
Yep. Happy Birthday to us. This month we celebrated 16 years in business. If we were a teenager, we would buy ourselves a new car. Instead, we did one better and moved into some fantastic new office space in Plano. As an agency, event planning is in our blood, so why not plan our own event by boxing up 16 years of PR, marketing, communication history and moving to a new home. (Note our new address: BizCom Associates, 1400 Preston Road #305, Plano, TX 75093)
In reality, this is the fourth move in 16 years. And each new address has symbolized a new step in growth, services, team atmosphere and the wonderful roster of clients that have made our mission so incredible along the way.
A kickstart to BizCom adventure
On Oct. 1, 1999, BizCom opened its doors. Well, we had some help. Many clients from our previous agency followed us, allowing a seamless kickstart to our new entrepreneurial adventure. And we debuted by sharing space with another agency to get our business off the ground, cut overhead, reduce lease costs, and prove that BizCom was up to the task of delivering incredible PR results on a local and national scale, albeit from some office space in dire need of a facelift.
We never waited for that facelift to happen. Just like the national and international franchisors and the iconic company founders, award-winning entrepreneurs and industry pioneers that we put in the national spotlight on a regular basis, we soon were ready to shine on our own as well. We moved to new offices and improved our space along with our services.
From the early days of media relations and publicity campaigns, we evolved into grand openings and event planning. From there, we introduced creative services, advertising design and even video projects for our clients. Then we added BizCom Press book publishing along the way. Fast forward to today, and we’re also handling social media, website design, SEO services and PPC campaigns for many brands on our roster.
A full-service agency with a mission to deliver
As a full-service agency, we can say we’ve grown up. And the best part is … so have our clients. The biggest wins for BizCom come in the forms of client milestones.
Like when Dwyer Group went from a publicly-traded company to a privately-held company, and then did a second private equity transaction…and a third…and exceeded a billion in system-wide sales…and bought Service Brands International.
Or when we fell in love with Red Mango, and it won Hot Concepts of the Year, and it grew to 300+ locations … and then became one of multiple brands on the BRIX Holding roster — all BizCom clients.
Or when Vent-A-Hood celebrated its 75th anniversary as a Made In America manufacturing success…and added 50,000 square-feet to headquarters…and opened a new showroom and learning center…and celebrated CEO Skip Woodall’s appointment to the Board of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Or when Pinot’s Palette joined with dreams of going national … and then went international … and soon was the fastest-growing paint and sip chain in the U.S. …in North America … in the world.
Oh, you get the idea. We’ve had a lot of fun for only being a teenager at this. And at the same time, we’re as veteran as they come for PR agencies on a mission to deliver.
The list of class-acts we’ve represented has been amazing too. For everyone who has honored us by putting money into the BizCom kitty over the last 16 years, we say thank you. That includes: Edible Arrangements, Wingstop, Corner Bakery Cafe, Huddle House, Fastsigns, Marriott, Taco Cabana, Pie Five Pizza, Pei Wei, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, Capriotti’s, Montgomery Farm, Fitness Together, Elements Therapeutic Massage, Raising Cane’s, Star Wellness, Pizza Inn … and more.
Here’s to 16 incredible years and the exciting future that awaits us. That makes BizCom a Millennial … with some pretty hip parents!