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Small Agency of the Year, 1-10 Employees, Gold: Humanaut

Making the 'Awkward' Evolution From 'Tiny to Very Small'

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Humanaut's David Littlejohn, chief Creative director/founder, and Andrew Clark, chief strategist/founder
Humanaut's David Littlejohn, chief Creative director/founder, and Andrew Clark, chief strategist/founder Credit: Sean Davis
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At 10-people strong, Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Humanaut says it's making the "awkward" evolution from "tiny to very small." But that hasn't gotten in the way of the shop's tremendous output. It projects about $2.4 million in 2016 revenue, up from $1.4 million last year, and it delivered the Gold-winning Integrated Campaign of the Year, "Save the Bros" for Organic Valley. Humanaut opened in 2013 as a "brand invention agency" that aims to build clients from the ground up, or to maximize creative and marketing impact for brands it can believe in. Those also include healthy snack company Nomva and its own digital-meets-analog greeting card startup Felt.