We might not be for everyone, but we are perfect for anyone whose hope is to inspire change, become a thought leader and contribute to the world. We are fuel for the innovators and the wise risk takers.
We are believers of the impossible and the fuel-efficient ride that gets you there. We are young. We are progressive. We are the future (and the right now). We are a marketing and advertising agency by name, but those who know us, know us as The Tribe. We build tribes that inspire people.
We work because we are passionate, and we thrive because of our collective experience.
t’s 2017 and we’re entering our sixth year of business. We started in late 2011 with just two employees, operating out of a plastic manufacturing plant with $6,000 in our bank account.
Those were the days…
We worked hard and we stayed humble, finding new tribe members (that’s what we call our team) and building new tribes (that’s what we call our partners’ brand fans), organically growing with a simple belief that if you do good work people notice. We grew from two to three, then quickly became five, then seven. We purchased our own building and called it “the new Tribu office” (it’s been like two years now and we still call it that – some things just stick), a fully renovated historic home in River North by San Antonio’s famous Pearl Brewery.
Today our tribe is eleven people strong and our revenue growth makes us very happy (we don’t publicly share financials, but if we did this would be a way cooler sentence).
Since our start we’ve won over 40 industry awards for our creative work and our campaigns have been featured on Good Morning America, BuzzFeed, E! Entertainment News and in plenty of business journals and media outlets such as The Economist (did we mention we don’t do traditional PR? That’s earned media, ya’ll).
But one of our favorite moments was in 2015. We showed up as one of the smallest agencies at our local American Advertising Awards, and at the time, we were working with some of the smallest budgets too. And still…Tribu won the 2015 Best of Show. What we lacked in resources we made up for with ingenuity and “sure we’ll try it” attitudes. We had arrived.
Our story is far from over, but so far, we’ve beaten the odds.
90% of businesses fail within the first five years, but we’re still thriving. We made our name with digital marketing in one of America’s fastest growing cities today, San Antonio, before most businesses knew what digital marketing was. #HumbleBrag.
We built our brand on being innovators, on doing what was difficult because it was hard and it scared us and we like that (run on, we know). We promise to keep doing more of the same. We’re committed to non-traditional, to crazy ideas, to the next big thing. And we stay humble because we remember where we came from and how we got here.
We’re grateful to those who trusted us, who stuck around and believed that our effort and our quirks would take us places – So far they have.
We celebrate ourselves, but we celebrate you too – because we wouldn’t be our tribe without your tribe. In fact, we love your tribe and that’s why we have a story.
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