Muhtayzik Hoffer: Before and After Winning Small Agency of the Year

What a Difference a Year Makes

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Muhtayzik Hoffer co-founders John Matejczyk (l.) and Matt Hofherr at the 2014 Advertising Age Small Agency Awards in Austin, Texas.
Muhtayzik Hoffer co-founders John Matejczyk (l.) and Matt Hofherr at the 2014 Advertising Age Small Agency Awards in Austin, Texas. Credit: Darcie Siiteri

John Matejczyk is executive creative director and co-founder of MUH-TAY-ZIK / HOF-FER, which was named Advertising Age's Small Agency of the Year in 2014. There are four days left to enter the 2015 Small Agency of the Year Awards. We asked John to give tell us what it was like. Results may vary.

A year ago we were not Advertising Age's Small Agency of the Year.
Today, we are.

A year ago, AAA was not a client.
Today, they are.

A year ago, Audi was not a client.
Today, they are.

A year ago, we had no Director of Technology.
Today we do.

A year ago, we were on two floors.
Today, we're on four.

A year ago, we had a lot of creatives.
Today, we have a lot of makers.

A year ago, we were mastering rapid content creation.
Today we are accelerating rapid content creation.

A year ago, we used our houses as collateral for the bank's line of credit.
Today, we still use our houses as collateral for the bank's line of credit.

A year ago, we had no problem with poaching.
Today, we have a problem with poaching.

A year ago, no one could pronounce our name.
Today, no one can pronounce our name.

Being named the Advertising Age Small Agency of the Year ain't all sunshine and rainbows.

Final deadline for 2015 is Friday, May 8. Enter now.

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