As the principals of this creative agency, we wake up in beautiful Bozeman every morning knowing that we’ll be challenged and made stronger by our work. That we have another twenty-four hours of opportunity ahead of us to do what we love for people we admire. That we’ve found that beautiful confluence of good luck, hard work, and true fulfillment that feels an awful lot like the definition of success. This is what drives us and energizes us. But, if we’re being honest, it still feels pretty amazing to celebrate validation every now and then.

This past Saturday Spur was honored to receive four gold ADDYs from the Montana chapter of the American Advertising Federation. It was a high-five moment for our team. It was a fun night of acknowledging and appreciating what we’ve achieved in our existence as a creative agency. But, most importantly, it was an opportunity to reflect on the fact that we’ve been inspired to do some great work by clients who appreciate originality and give us creative free reign.

The gold ADDYs were for the Choose Montana and Innovate Montana branding and marketing campaigns developed for the Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Development; for the promotional campaign and website developed for Confluence Design | Build; for the launch campaign developed for fly fishing e-retailer FlyBox; and for the brand identity developed for ReThink Dentistry.

Each of these projects allowed us to explore new angles on messaging and how to convey that messaging through imagery. Every step along the way our clients supported our vision, and appreciated our commitment to forsaking good work for great work. That support is how we won these awards, and why we’re so excited about the next opportunities visible on the horizon.

In short, we are incredibly grateful to these clients and many others who have given us the opportunity to prove ourselves. We are also incredibly humbled by these golden moments of celebration.