We at AVINTIV are celebrating our 5 year anniversary! A half-decade in business.
Over 54% of businesses fail within the first four years. It’s also a fact that over 80% of businesses fail within the first five years.
In five years, our company has grown year over year, oftentimes doubling in size, and has continued to change the lives of so many clients along with their teams and customers.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Jon Boles and I’m the Founder & CEO of AVINTIV.
I started AVINTIV five years ago for one reason: to provide marketing services for myself and others rooted in higher principles and authentic effort. At the time, back in 2016, I had an eCommerce and manufacturing company that I was trying to grow to all new heights. I continued to run into issues using other agencies and freelancers.
Back then, freelancers were ripping me off, not finishing projects, and requesting even more money for them to finish. I realized how the marketing world is truly like the wild wild west.
Large agencies wouldn’t even open their doors for me and smaller agencies were fluffing their reports. No matter where I turned, there was always someone taking advantage of a business owner like myself and I couldn’t find someone who authentically wanted to help me get to where I was trying to go.
Instead of losing more time and money, I hired an in-house team and we ended up creating such a unique and engaging take on our branding, positioning, social media, and advertising, that companies started reaching out asking for an intro to the agency that was the mastermind behind the work.
That’s when a light bulb went off. There were others out there looking for and wanting the same things I was after.
Being a serial entrepreneur at heart, I spent weeks researching, analyzing and drafting up business and strategy plans to see if this new idea was viable.
A week later, I created Avintiv Media which is now known as AVINTIV. It started with just myself and the original team that was employed by my eCommerce company. That quickly evolved to a team of 5, then 10, and on and on.
What started as a simple solution to a wide problem many entrepreneurs have faced, has led to working with some of the biggest brands in the world and generating hundreds of millions of dollars for our list of phenomenal clients. Many of AVINTIV’s clients have dramatically grown to new heights that they didn’t even know existed. We commonly see clients growing from 5 employees to 50+ in just 12 months or even going from $2 million to $56 million in just 24 months.
Over the past five years, AVINTIV has won over 20+ best-in-class awards and has been featured in countless publications such as Entrepreneur, Yahoo Finance, Fox, CBS, NBC, AZ Foothills, AZ Central, Clutch, Scottsdale Health, and more.
Although we are extremely grateful for these accolades, AVINTIV doesn’t let the awards define who we are. We are defined by the passion and work ethic that we put into each and every project and the down to earth culture that we have been able to build over the years. Instead of sharing more numbers, we’d like to share some words that we live by.
Passion, hard work, and enthusiasm
Honesty & Integrity
Commitment to Excellence
The words above describe AVINTIV. These words describe the world we live in, the journey we’re on, and the passion that fuels us as the heart of AVINTIV. These are words that we as a company, live by.
One thing most agency owners can relate to is putting its clients first. Over the past five years, we have really gone above and beyond for our clients. We treat each business as if it were ours and we have everything on the line. It has created so many lifelong relationships with so many companies and their team members.
We have also gone through numerous growing pains just like any other company. With each speed bump we have endured, we’ve learned to take a step back and see what the world was trying to teach us before growing to the next level.
When you’re growing at the speed of light and you’re also in charge of your clients’ growth, you’re constantly having to reinvest in better systems, processes, team members, logistics, operations, and so on.
As time has gone on, we realized that to grow to the level of impacting the world, we would have to put our team, culture, and company vision before everything else. We knew that we had to make AVINTIV stand out from every other employer out there. AVINTIV would become a company that not only paid a great salary, but a company that went above and beyond to be there for every team member and make sure that they’re constantly becoming a better version of themselves, especially at home and in their personal lives.
In doing just that, every team member rallies behind the company’s vision and continues to row in the same direction, allowing us to deliver on creating our phenomenal clients’ visions.
It’s still surreal knowing that we went from a three person team to going on to work with clients like Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini and are now working with many 7-9 figure brands that are truly changing the world. The majority of our clients are industry leaders within the health and wellness, Cannabis, energy, manufacturing, eCommerce, and technology spaces.
Our clients are truly going above and beyond to make a difference in not only their customer’s lives but the planet as a whole. It is extremely fulfilling knowing that the brands we’re building and growing are playing such a vital role in how our world evolves for our children and their children.
What can you expect over the next 5 years?
We are BEYOND excited for the next five years at AVINTIV. To say that we have been working on a lot of fun internal projects would be the understatement of the year.
This year alone, we are hiring another 10 full-time team members, launching two new advertising departments and service offerings. For the first time ever, we’re launching our own internal lead generation system to be able to attract more phenomenal clients and be able to make an even bigger impact in the world.
Over the next five years, we plan on scaling our business up to 50-75 full-time team members, having clients in almost every major city/state in the U.S. and really pushing the boundaries of the agency space.
Our goal at AVINTIV is to be industry leaders that continue to push the status quo. We will continue to question everything and do everything in our power to make sure our clients are constantly winning and changing the world in the process.
Thank you to everyone who has supported AVINTIV over the last five years. This company is so much bigger than just one person or one team. It is so surreal to know how many people believe in us and remembering that we’re still five years young is even more exciting.
We’re just getting started!
Jon Boles, Founder & CEO