Two decades ago, Copacino+Fujikado opened its doors to 400 square feet of office space, a rented copier and a couple of home computers. Not exactly the trappings of a glamorous start-up, but we had ambitions that extended beyond our modest first location. Today we have bigger office space, better technology, a roster of blue chip accounts, and a staff of 42 talented associates. From day one, we set goals that we still try to live up to every single day: Do great work. Have fun. And make a difference—in our clients’ business, in the lives of the people who work here, and in the community.
We’ve had our setbacks and successes but, overall, we are pleased with our track record. One particular source of pride is the length of many of our client relationships. In a business where agency/client partnerships resemble Hollywood marriages, we have seven clients that have been with us for ten years or more. We’ve contributed to our community by helping promote a wide range of nonprofits—from Seattle Children’s to Goodwill Industries to the recently-launched Sound Food Uprising. What’s more, we’ve worked with scores of outstanding employees. Many are still with us; others have gone on to outstanding careers in companies around the world.
We’ve themed our anniversary year “20/20” because it’s about more than looking back, it’s a vision for the future. As Co-Founders Betti Fujikado and Jim Copacino hand over leadership to a next generation, the future looks bright for C+F. We’re expanding our capabilities, hiring stellar talent, and embracing new marketing technologies, while still holding true to our founding values.
Thank you to all those who have been a part of our agency since 1998—employees, clients, vendors, mentors, friends and family. It’s been our privilege to share these two decades with you. As we celebrate our 20th year, we’ve compiled memories, moments and musings in the 20/20 section of our website. We invite you to take a look and join the celebration.