2011: Sight & Productions Year in Review
Thank you to all our valued clients and partners for your support in another outstanding year of growth at Sight & Sound Productions! We’re happy to report that we’ve seen double digit growth for the second consecutive year and we’re setting up for some big things in 2012. We know we couldn’t do any of this without you so thank you from the bottom of our hearts! But before we get too far into next year, our owner and executive team took a few minutes to reflect on what they felt were some of the biggest positives we experienced as a company in 2011.
“Purchasing the remainder of the business from our founder, Curt Hubbard marked the culmination of a great deal of hard work and dedication for me and for my family. I’ve been able to focus myself wholly on growing this business while remaining true to our commitment to providing our clients with top-notch service and cutting edge productions. Since the purchase, I’ve been working to put into place a platform for comfortable growth while making strategic purchases and pursuing some new opportunities. There are exciting things on the horizon here at our companies!” –Jon Davis, Owner and CEO
“Several companies in our business have closed their doors over the past couple of years due to financial hardship. I’m extremely proud that we’ve not only continued to increase our gross revenue and our bottom line but we’ve done it while making quite a few large capital purchases. There are many things to which we can accredit this success but no matter how you spin it, we’re growing and we’re headed in a positive direction!” –Tom Best, Vice President of Operations
“One of our key focuses coming into 2011 was a rebranding of our companies while focusing on some key target-marketing and web/social initiatives. While we’re always looking to improve in these areas, I’m delighted to report that we’ve seen some tremendously positive results for our 2011 efforts in this department. Our metrics are trending upward and our responses rates have grown tenfold. We’ve got some challenges in 2012 with the plans we’re soon rolling out as a team but I’m excited to take it on and thrilled to see us go to the next level.” –Joe Sampson, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Sight & Sound Productions and Managing Director, Mugwump Productions
“For the past couple of years, I’ve focused my long-term sales efforts on producing shows from coast to coast. I’ve seen some successes here and there but nothing compared to what we encountered in 2011. Working with the marketing team, we were able to target some key markets outside the Jacksonville area that generated a great deal of new business – especially in the way of branding tours. Combined with growth from our loyal Northeast Florida based client base, we saw extraordinary increases in an otherwise down market. We already have numerous road shows on the books for 2012 and will even be working internationally – it’s going to be an exciting year!” –Alfredo Garcia, Vice President of Sales
“In 2010, we purchased Mugwump Productions, a well-known area theme event décor and prop company that complimented our then service offerings superbly. With the company still flat in 2011, I decided to place Joe Sampson, our director of marketing at the helm of the company. Since doing so, Mugwump has seen tremendous growth and is quickly expanding into a well-rounded, full service event décor services company with numerous new areas of specialty. This will continue to be a point of focus for us as a company while we expand our service offerings and move forward into what is sure to be a prosperous 2012. –Jon Davis, Owner & CEO
We could go on for quite a while about all the positives we experienced in 2011 and they all end in the same place – continued growth and expansion for our family of companies. As we move forward into 2012 and begin executing more big plans, one thing will remain true. No matter how much we grow or how far some of our teams might be away from Jacksonville at the time, every client working with us will continue to receive exceptional service and stellar, progressive shows from our outstanding team of event professionals. Thank you once again for another great year – we hope yours was even better!
The Sight & Sound Team