1123 Presents


1123 is an advertising agency based in Omaha, Nebraska. We are constantly learning and evolving, not just for ourselves, but for the brands we champion. Join us as we delve into a multitude of subjects related (or adjacent) to the world of advertising.

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0. Back to the Beginning - Building An Agency From The Ground Up with Shana Boyd and Dave Distefano
Jan 16 2024
0. Back to the Beginning - Building An Agency From The Ground Up with Shana Boyd and Dave Distefano
Stepping back to where it all began, Shana and I take you through the whirlwind adventure of launching our very own agency, 1123. With a mix of ambition, creativity, and a dash of naivety, we embarked on a journey that's been anything but dull. From the spark that ignited our partnership to the highs and lows that have bonded us as not just business partners, but comrades in the trenches of the advertising world, our kickoff episode is rich with stories that are equal parts instructive and entertaining.Ever had a client play hide-and-seek with you, or found yourself teetering on the edge of a literal cliff during a site visit? Well, we have, and we're sharing all the belly-laugh-inducing details in one of our favorite segments. These aren't just funny office stories; they are the lived experiences that taught us the importance of aligning with clients who get our vibe and the art of turning constraints into creative gold. We're peeling back the curtain on the exhilarating, sometimes awkward, growth that happens when you're building something from the ground up.There's nothing quite like the warm, fuzzy glow of nostalgia, and we're basking in it as we look back at the ads that shaped our youth. Remember those Saturday morning cartoon breaks, filled with toys and jingles that became the soundtrack to our childhoods? We do, and we're examining how these early brushes with branding genius continue to influence the work we do today. So, pull up a chair, grab a snack (we won't judge if it's Potato Olés), and join us as we embark on a journey through the past, present, and future of our agency life.