A few years ago, we started recognizing members of our team when they reached their 15-year mark with the agency. I don’t know why we chose 15 years, but maybe it’s because in this day and age, and in this industry, 15 years is a notable length of time, or maybe it’s because our agency is only 23 years old. But it’s also notable because people who are with you that long are almost always VIPs within your company. At least they are here at KK BOLD, and that case in point couldn’t be truer than with our very own Creative Director, Mr. Clay Hove.
Clay walked into our agency 15 years ago during a blizzard wearing a full-length leather trench coat, cowboy hat and a ponytail that reached nearly to his waist. He was applying for a creative copywriter position we had open and he wowed us with his wit, humor and his intuitive understanding of advertising in the marketing mix. It didn’t take us long to realize that to take full advantage of Clay’s skills, we needed to have him leading our agency’s overall creative process and he became our first “official” Creative Director.
During the past 15 years, as KK BOLD has grown and expanded, we added an interactive division, online services and full in-house audio/video production capabilities, and Clay has been able to adapt, integrate and keep our creative product fresh and at the cutting edge of top-flight marketing standards. One of Clay’s best qualities, however, is something that our clients don’t get to experience on a regular basis, and that is his ability to make those around him even better. His attitude, commitment to excellence and understanding of what it takes to get the most out of people motivates his co-workers and makes for a fun and positive work environment.
Thanks, Clay. We look forward to many more years together.