I just want to start off by saying thank you…
At the second annual Ageless Living Gala and first annual awards we were proud to take home the award for “Best in Media”. I say we because although I accepted the award it belongs to our entire team, it’s a salute to the hard work of so many members of our team over the past three years. (Special thanks to Mike Forbes and everyone at Ageless Living).
“although I accepted the award it belongs to our entire team, it’s a salute to the hard work of so many members of our team over the past three years”
Three years ago I decided to take a chance on petty unproven type of media (Live Young & Free). I knew if I created a product that enough people found value in, highlighted great local stories about amazing people, we would find a way to build a successful business; and over the last three years I’ve heard people chatter about whether our brand would last, how we were really doing, and some just calling it a flat out stupid idea.
All you doubters were f@#$ing wrong.
We’ve seen tremendous growth in the readership of our online magazine that now reaches over 150,000 people across southern Vancouver Island and the Mainland. Our LYF Marketing services have taken off over the past twelve months and we now offer a number of services including Web Development, Social Media Management, Video Production, Photography, and Copywriting to some of the best companies on the west coast and to national chains like Sheraton Hotels and Moxie’s Classic Grill.
None of this would have been possible without the efforts of so many amazing writers, photographers, editors, developers, DJ’s, and events staff, that put in hours of hard work and stuck with us through all of our growing pains (there were many) and made us the company we are today.
To our amazing team, our wonderful readers, and our phenomenal clients, thank you. You make waking up every day and going to work an absolute pleasure.
Dan Kerr – Editor, Director of Sales & Marketing