Marc Collins

December 21st, 2011 – Wrapping up the Year

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2011 was a milestone year for Odyssey Creative.  For one thing, we celebrated our 10th anniversary as a business! We also fully renovated and expanded our office, including the addition of our very own production studio. It’s been incredible to watch our office grow both in footprint and in functionality, and the new space has already proven beneficial to us and to our clients. If you haven’t been here in the last few months, come by one day soon for a quick tour!

See pics of our new space

We also had the chance to do some work we’re really proud of for great clients like LG Electronics, Berchtold Corporation, Starwood Resorts and many more. Check out our 2011 Demo Reel to see some of what we spend our time doing these days.

Marc was a real traveler this year!  Besides his many stateside trips, he also went to Canada, Greece, and probably most memorably, to Haiti. That trip was dual-purpose, to interview a young woman for a UCF Alumni award, and, along with Jim Hobart of MacBeth Photography, to get footage to help promote her amazing non-profit REBUILD Globally. Their most important mission is helping individual Haitians by providing jobs for them.  Marc and Jim’s trip to Haiti really touched us all, and together we held a fund-raiser for them here in October.

See video from our trip to Haiti

Watch for more about our work with REBUILD Globally, as we will be expanding our relationship further. One such effort is already in the planning stages, as we are excited to incorporate raising money for this amazing cause with our team in the Downtown Corporate 5k, one of our favorite annual events. Be on the lookout for more information in 2012!

Check out last year’s 5K team

And just last week, we hosted a festive Holiday Party at our office. We had copious amounts of delicious desserts and champagne to celebrate a real banner year. Our new studio was set up to record holiday greetings for people to send out to their loved ones. It was a big hit, especially for people whose families are far away.  Ask anyone who was here to share his YouTube link with you!

See a greeting from our Holiday Party

Thank you all for your support and friendship through the years. Around the holidays, it’s brought home like no other time that our lives – business and personal – are really about the people around us, and we’ve been very fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful, wonderful people.

Now to give our whole team a well-deserved break, our office will be closed from December 22nd through the New Year, and will reopen to normal business hours on January 2nd.

Happy Holidays to everyone, and may the New Year dawn bright with promise for each of you!