2015...Our Best Year Yet

Posted by: Bill Cook 12/30/2015

New client wins, trade show successes and a growing team. Incredible holiday parties, births, graduations, press tours, events, an increased digital focus, team-building exercises, a “group hug” to remember and new construction/building renovations. All together, these special memories made 2015 our best year yet at Stoner Bunting. Here’s a look back at the past twelve months as we prepare to ring in the new year…

 

A New Addition

Stacey Bollinger, a member of our account services team, welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world. Little Charlotte is the newest (and cutest) SBA addition this year.

 

Crazy Costumes

We’re not going to lie, we love Halloween here at Stoner Bunting Advertising and Stoner Bunting Gift Cards…well everyone except for Mitch (far right). Overall, we had quite the competition for best dressed with the highest honors going to Amanda, Bob, Marty and Eric.

 

Press Tours & Client Events

From quarries in Georgia (above) to high-end showrooms in Chicago and New York, we helped put together some great PR opportunities for our clients. 2016 will be more of the same, although we are ready to kick it up a notch starting with trade show season in Vegas.

 

Hug It Out

The Group Hug is our time to come together as one unit (Stoner Bunting Advertising and Stoner Bunting Gift Cards), learn about each other’s business, go over financial growth, strategies, and complete team-building exercises. This year was an amazing day of education and growth.

 

Trade Show Success

From IBS to KBIS to NeoCon, it seemed like we had clients everywhere and anywhere. We successfully completed several PR initiatives at major building product and design trade shows, including our INSTALL live installation demonstrations and infamous Wood-Mode puppies (both above).

 

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

It wouldn’t be summer without catching a Barnstormers game here in Downtown Lancaster. We were treated to a night out in a suite (thanks Dan & Lisa), and the Barnstormers even won! We think it’s because we were there…

 

Cerveza Por Favor

Stoner Bunting Advertising and Gift Cards teamed up with our neighbors on the first floor (Web Talent) to hold a joint Cinco de Mayo Party in our parking lot. From tacos and queso to margaritas and Mexican beer, it was a great day outside playing games, laughing, and having fun.

 

A New Look

While 2014 saw major renovations of both the 2nd and 3rd floors, 2015 had its own construction and renovation stories. New flooring, a new kitchen on the 3rd floor, new graphics, several digital screens and a reshuffling of office spaces meant some motion and comotion throughout the year. With a growing team, and more clients than ever, 2016 will see additional construction with new offices and spaces being built on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Get your hard hats ready!

 

#Inbound2015

Throughout 2015 we continued to expand our partnership with HubSpot, an enormous force in the inbound marketing industry. This summer, we sent four of our own to attend HubSpot’s #Inbound2015 conference in Boston. It was a great learning opportunity, with amazing speakers and seminars, and we can’t wait to go next year.

 

Happy Holidays

We capped off a successful year with a wonderful holiday party at Pour, a wine bar and restaurant here in Downtown Lancaster. Just a few blocks from work, we transformed the gallery space into party central, complete with a very competitive white elephant gift exchange.

 

Oh, And Plenty Of Selfies & Twin Shots

WE ALMOST FORGOT! 2015 was also a year of selfies and twin moments here at Stoner Bunting Advertising. Whether we were checking out the show floor in Chicago or sitting at the creative table, we were always snapping some selfies and kept dressing alike while doing it.