Nineteen Years…don’t they go by in a blink? Not really!

by Arnie Malham | November 20, 2013

60 brands supported, 2M leads, $300 million invested in advertising, and the recovery of a few billion dollars by clients has likely made us all older, busier, and in some cases flat worn out. But it has also brought us and our teams a wealth of opportunity, experience, and success!

I, for one, am extremely grateful for all the side effects on both sides of the equation. The byproducts of starting, running, and growing great businesses and the connected relationships, families, and memories can’t be described in any way other than remarkable.

Remarkable that J. Marshall Hughes’s simple question about finding a better way to place and track advertising results launched the whole story. Thank you, J. Marshall.

Remarkable to see the growth of a small law firm in Alameda run by a hippie named Bill Berg, who is now the largest personal injury firm in Northern California. Thank you, Bill.

Remarkable that Bob Crumley (and his bride) saw a vision of the largest personal injury law firm in the Carolinas, while barely signing five cases a week and with two young daughters sleeping under the desks at his office long after the workday was over. Thank you, Bob and Teresa.

Remarkable that so many great personal injury brands have grown, that so many extraordinary relationships have formed between firms, and that so many lives and paths have been altered forever. But enough of memory lane…

What will the next year or twenty hold for all of us? What will the headlines be in 2014, 2019, and 2034 (if you dare)?

Freaky, right? Hard to imagine? For some yes, for others… maybe not.

Here’s my vision….

In 2014, expect a continuance of our Data Driven Marketing Strategy, Unparalleled Client Collaboration, and Constant Delivery of Proven Business Strategies for our firms. Know that our great creative and interactive innovation will continue to drive your firm forward.

In 2019, know that we will continue providing advantages for your firm as our team will be focused on delivering the highest level of consulting possible for whatever the ever-changing marketplace throws at our group. We are gearing ourselves now to provide “ninja-like” execution on ideas that will be rapidly tested, distributed, and executed by our firms. Bigger, smaller, or maybe exactly the same size, cj will be in high demand, as will our managed brands.

2034: Scotch anyone? Stay thirsty, my friends!