Fervor was born on a trip to Haiti, with a journal entry and an orphan named Daniel . . . I’m not sure many agencies get their start this way, but I can’t imagine that Fervor would be here had this not been the case.
It was 2008 and I’d built quite the career. Quickly climbing the corporate ladder, I’d made a name for myself marketing and selling wireless, cable and software for names like Cox and Sprint.
I’d led hundreds of people, built several brands, designed lots campaigns, crushed sales goals, delivered for top executives and made plenty of money. Successful? By the world’s standards, sure. American Dream? Yep. But content? Fulfilled? Alive? Not so much.
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It was there that Fervor was born
Daniel and his buddies had nothing, and yet they worshipped and played with fervor.
My dissatisfaction with the corporate norm and my passion for doing good collided when I was on a mission trip to Haiti and found myself standing beside an orphan kid named Daniel. It was there that Fervor was born. Daniel and his buddies had nothing, and yet they worshipped and played with fervor. The experience changed my perspective and wrecked my understanding of happiness. I decided to name this ad agency Fervor — so we’ll never forget what is truly important: impacting lives.
Quite a bit has changed since Fervor’s launch. Today, I’m humbled to lead a crew of creatives who give it their all every day for our clients. We’ve made our home in Kansas City’s Westside neighborhood, and we’re proud to serve organizations around KC and across the country.
Fervor exists to help individuals and organizations that are out to make an impact bigger than the bottom line. That’s our heart, our core. We are built for the mission-driven, the game changers, the impact makers.