Celebrating 18 Years of Happy Creative
Posted on: 1st Sept. 2023
Here our founder and Chief Happy, Karen Lambert reflects on the 18 years and shares her honest insights into the journey so far ...
Today, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of pride as I reflect on the incredible journey of Happy Creative, as we celebrate 18 years in business. It's a moment that encapsulates a rollercoaster of emotions and countless memories.
Pride. Elation. Comparison. Growth. Lightbulb moments. Disappointments. Loyalty. Friendships. Sadness. Resilience. Joy. Happiness
From the very beginning, we have always had the raw enthusiasm and the burning desire to make a difference with our strong purpose to spread happiness. That has never changed. Yes, there have been moments of disappointment, when things didn't go according to plan, but after we got over them, we used them to fuel our belief and determination to push harder.
Along this incredible journey, we experienced elation and joy as we witnessed the growth and success of not only our business but also the amazing individuals that have been a part of the Happy family.
Comparison, oh how it's crept in at various times over the years. It's been a tough one to overcome (still working on it). We have however used it as a catalyst for growth. We learned from others, adapted, and innovated, constantly pushing the boundaries of what we thought was possible.
Throughout these years, we've had countless lightbulb moments that have shaped our thinking, our strategies, and our creative output. We've had to develop with the times and our ability to do this and make brave decisions are testament, I think to us being here today.
Amidst the triumphs, there have been moments of sadness, we've sadly witnessed the passing of some dear Happy friends. And we've had challenges that tested our resilience. But we never backed down. In the (almost) words of Chumbawamba "we get knocked down, we get up again" We faced adversity head-on, and I believe emerged stronger than ever. It is through these trials that we have learned the true meaning of resilience and the power of unity.
But what truly makes this celebration special is the loyalty and friendships that have been forged along the way.
As we celebrate 18 years in business, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the clients, partners, and collaborators who have placed their trust in Happy. Your belief in our vision and your unwavering support have been instrumental in our growth and success.
To all the Happies, past and present, who have been a part of this incredible journey, thank you! Each one of you has contributed to the tapestry of Happy Creative, leaving your own unique mark. It is because of your passion, talent, and dedication that we have become the company we are today.
Here's to the memories we have created, the victories we have achieved, and the challenges we have overcome. As we embark on the next chapter of our Happy journey, we will continue to spread happiness, push boundaries, and create magic together.
Cheers to 18 years of Happy Creative!
Karen Lambert is a career-long marketer with over 30 years marketing experience in regional, national and global organisations. She founded Happy Creative in 2005.
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