how we started

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A BRIEF HISTORY

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Transformation was founded in 2002 by me, Shannon, with help, encouragement, and insight from my husband, Travis. Travis previously worked full time in media sales and I came from a bank management background. Together, we each used our marketing knowledge and project management skills to create Transformation Marketing. We found that our common sense approach and the honest relationships we built were the start of something great. In the beginning, most of our clients worked with us for media services, but the agency grew, and we now offer a full line of services including graphic design, website development, TV and radio production, online marketing, and consulting services.

With this expansion came an increased need for talent. In 2007, Travis joined the company full time, furthering its growth. In October 2011, we bought our current building and moved in March of 2012. We added on another six offices the following year and filled the additional space with more team members. Through the years, we have gained many clients, but the exciting part of our story is that we have a client retention rate 14x greater than the industry average. We have stayed true to our roots by letting our staff work within their talents and strengths. We feel that this has been key to our success and client satisfaction. You’ll love us….you’ll really love us.

TM TIMELINE

2003
Jun,2003

Humble Beginnings

Transformation Marketing began under the name “In With The Assist”

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004
Jun,2004

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Changed name to Transformation Marketing

Transformation Marketing Logo

 

2005
Jun,2005

Moving on Up

Moved business into leased space at Farmers and Merchants Bank in Panama.

Farmers and Merchants Bank Panama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug,2005

We Have Liftoff!

Launched our first website.

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2007
Jun,2007
Sep,2007

Cha-Ching!

Launched our first e-commerce site.

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2009
May,2009

Blogs Have More Fun

We posted our very first blog.

Graphic: Badge, Welcome to Our Marketing Blog; News and info from the bean team

Oct,2009

Some say it’s legend, but we argue it is only legendary.

Our first Social Media campaign.

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Nov,2009

Pay-Per-Click

Created our first PPC campaign.

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2010
Oct,2010
2011
Jan,2011

You Should be in Pictures

Joined the YouTube community and uploaded our first video.

Youttube Logo

Jun,2011

Growing Pains

2 became 3 with our first hire!

silhouettes of three people

Aug,2011

Graphic Content

Brought graphic design position in-house.

illustration: Professionally designed brochure example 

 

 

Oct,2011

Expanding

Broke ground on new offices.

Construction of new building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012
Mar,2012

Socially Awesome

Brought social media services in-house.

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Mar,2012

Move on Over

Moved into new offices.

Entrance of new office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May,2012

Success!

illustration: silver badge, 2012 Merit Award

 

 

Merit Awards for Marketing Campaign, Corporate Identity and Social Media

Jun,2012

Very Pinteresting

Joined Pinterest and started pinning our work and our blogs.
pinterest.com/transmarket/

Pinterest logo

2013
Jan,2013

@transformationmarketing

Joined Instagram. Our first post was a sneak peek of a website we were working on that later went on to win a national award.

Instagram logo

Jan,2013

Started Intern Program

Fun Fact: We hire 1/3 of our interns!

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Mar,2013

Groundbreaking

Broke ground on a new addition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May,2013

Gold Star for Us!

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Won our first Prism Award for Social Media

 

illustration: silver badge, 2013 Merit Award

 

Merit Award for Graphic Design

May,2013

You Should Be In Movies

Brought video production in-house.

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May,2013

2nd place Micro-Entrepreneurship Award

Shannon and Travis Filling recieving award for 2nd place in Micro-Entrepreneurship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug,2013

Expect the Unexpected

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Started using the phrase “bean team” when referring to our staff.
 
The Story of the Bean
 

We can’t count the number of times that we have been asked what the “bean” means in our logo. Some would argue that very few logos have a lot of significance behind them, but all marketers would agree that logos should be unique. Our old logo used that overused “swoosh” graphic found in varying formats, from the famous shoe, Nike, to local technology companies. In the end, a logo should be memorable and allow you to stand out, which is why we developed the bean. We believe the bean should remind you to expect the unexpected and that talent is about people, not location.

2014
May,2014

All We Do Is Win

illustration: silver badge inscribed with 2014 Merit AwardAMA Merit Awards for Logo, Video, TV Commercial, Web Design, Graphic Design

 
 
 
 

illustration: gold badge inscribed with 2014 GD USA Award

 

Graphic Design USA for Web Design and Graphic Design

 

 

Jun,2014

Blog Ambition

Posted our 500th Blog
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Jul,2014

Read All About It!

We are featured in Graphic Design USA Magazine for our award winning website design.

2015
Jan,2015

Interwebs

Brought web services in-house.
illustration: desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile phone showing a website

May,2015

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

AMA Merit Awards for Social Media, 2 TV ads, Marketing Campaign

Prism Awards for Special Event, TV Ad, Graphic Design

A.M.A. Awards on Display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016
May,2016

I’d Like to Thank the Academy…

3 AMA Merit Awards (Graphic Design, Social Media, Marketing Campaign)
3 Prism Awards (Marketing, Newspaper Ad, Special Event)

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Jul,2016

What Grows in the Bean Patch?

Launched “Bean Patch”

 

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Believing that communication is the key to transparency and success, we created the Bean Patch, which is TM’s exclusive platform for project management and communication with clients.

Aug,2016

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Joined Snapchat

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Oct,2016

Welcome to the Big O

Opened Omaha sales office.

Entrance of Sales office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov,2016

Making the Old New Again

Purchased new conference center and started renovations.

 

Before Renovations:
new conference center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017
Jan,2017

Certifiable

illustration: Badge, google adwords certified 

 

Became Google Adwords Certified and brought PPC (Pay-Per-Click) in-house.

 

 

 

Feb,2017

Driven to Be the Best

Launched our new in depth reports for clients who utilize our new amazing, results driven, 360° Online Marketing Strategies.

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May,2017

We’re Just Awesome

3 AMA Merit Awards (Video, Digital Ads, Marketing)
1 AMA Prism Award (Digital Ads)

illustration: hand raising a trophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun,2017

A Culture of Giving

Transformation Marketing hosts a food drive

Aug,2017

School’s in Session

TM Conference Center is completed

Aug,2017

Our Future’s So Bright…

Transformation hosts a Solar Eclipse party

2018
Apr,2018

Mic Drop

Travis speaks at PJFA (Papa John’s Franchise Association) in Miami, FL

May,2018

We’re Blushing…

TM wins 2 Prism Awards & 3 Merit Awards at the 2018 Lincoln Chapter AMA Prism Awards

May,2018

We’re Not too Cool for School

The TM management team attends their first Digital Summit in Kansas City

Jun,2018

But First… Let’s Take a Selfie!

Transformation Marketing celebrates Selfie Day

Jul,2018

Throw Kindness Like Confetti

Transformation Marketing celebrates 15 years in business by committing to do 15 Acts of Kindness in 1 year.

Aug,2018

We Need to Talk

Transformation launched their weekly video series featuring April and Lacy

Dec,2018

They Said there Would be Cookies

TM hosts their first blood drive the day after Christmas and donates 18 units to the Nebraska Blood Bank

2019
May,2019

Never Stop Learning

The TM management team heads back to Kansas City to attend the Digital Summit again

May,2019

We Bleed Orange

Transformation Marketing hosts its second blood drive, donating another 18 units to the Nebraska Blood Bank

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