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Top 10 reasons to celebrate

October 23, 2012 by Scott Dube

Illustration by Hiten Patel

Convention has it that when a person turns a year older they mark the day of their birth by celebrating with friends and family. When an agency turns another year older, it often goes unrecognized in the day-to-day of our industry. When, however, your agency turns ten, it deserves special recognition.

For anyone who needs a little more rational, I’ve compiled a list of reasons (in the tradition of Letterman’s Top Ten Lists) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Grip Limited’s founding. I’ll start the list at number 10 and work my way backwards to number one. If nothing else, it’ll allow me to warm up.

Number 10:
‘Cause Eleven is just around the corner.

Number 9:
What better excuse to throw a party?

Number 8:
The awkwardness of puberty is still years away.

Number 7:
Birthday cake tastes good.

Number 6:
A chance to reflect on ten years of working with some really talented people.

Number 5:
Those paper hats with the elastic chinstrap that kind of cuts into your face.

Number 4:
Ten year-olds tend to be bright and optimistic.

Number 3:
Because roller coaster rides don’t often last ten years.

Number 2:
A reminder to the naysayers that they were wrong.

And finally the Number 1 reason to celebrate Grip Limited’s Tenth Birthday:
When an independent Canadian Agency succeeds for a decade, in an industry awash with global networks — it’s worth celebrating.

Happy Birthday, Grip. Double digits!

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