to 20 YEARS

From humble beginnings to big evolutions, we’ve achieved so much over the past two decades: Expanding to new markets, embracing new competencies, and taking Ideation to Execution to incredible new heights.

Here are twenty big highlights from the past twenty terrific years.



   Let’s Go!

We were founded in Atlanta in a simple office and a big dream. Selling by day - reaching $1M in sales in our first year.

We were in good company—the IPod® and Harry Potter were introduced this year.

We Didn’t Invent the Internet…

But this was the next best thing! MediaLink—our print-on-demand platform—made the headache of customizing, printing and shipping collateral disappear. Today, over 120 companies use MediaLink for print and promos.



Word Gets Out

We have employees! We are legit!

Business grows and our team grows with it as we attract more great talent, earning us recognition as a “Best Place to Work” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.




Sweet Carolin(a)

The Queen City beckons and Phase 3 heeds the call. Jim Cannata cruises up I-85 to open our first office outside of Atlanta.

Making it in Music City

Phase 3 heads west and puts down roots in Nashville—expanding our footprint and our playlist.




Leading from the Top

In less than 10 years, Ken Holsclaw is included in Business to Business’ listing of Top 25 Entrepreneurs. He credits his success to the most famous of the infamous “Ken Cards.”


Everything’s Bigger in Texas

Phase 3 makes it's first aquisition—Gigantic Color in Dallas-Fort Worth. With it comes Grand Format printing, Fabrication and the dream team of Troy McGinnis and Spencer Reamy.


Dawn of a New Day

The vision of Ideation to Execution was born with the acquisition of Atlanta agency, EOS Marketing. EOS brings strategy, PR and marketing chops to the table. It’s starting to come together now.


Wide for the Win

Thinking big and printing bigger pays off as Phase 3 earns recognition from Wide Format Imaging as a major printing player and a Top 40 Shop!




Up To Code

Boxkite Media joins the family and for the first time, Phase 3 has both front-end and back-end development in-house. Bonus: our average math SAT score jumped 200 points.

Hail Mary!

Mary Reynolds and eponymous The Reynolds Group becomes part of Phase 3, bringing style, grace and next-level expertise in lifestyle and hospitality public relations.




Give Me Fever

The essence of brand thinking and creative excellence becomes integral to our creative DNA with the acquisition of award-winning Brand Fever.

Finally Full-Service

The P3 promise of Ideation to Execution is perfected with the acquisition of Nashville’s Sullivan Branding. Campaign strategy and media planning are now part of our mix.




New Heights to Celebrate

Who doesn’t want to work with the best? Phase 3—Charlotte goes from newcomer to a “best place to work” in just seven years. And we’ve remained on the list every year since.


Hitting the Big Time

Phase 3’s unprecedented growth lands us on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies, not once but twice. It’s a “two-peat.”




A Bite of the Apple

Phase 3 acquires FLM Group, expanding our reach into the New York Metropolitan Area. With it comes a booming Promos Department, allowing Phase 3 to become Swag Central for all of our clients nationwide.


Well, Imagine That

Atlanta-favorite IMAGERS joins the party, expanding our print capabilities and adding some of the city’s top companies to our client list!




It’s Printeractive!

After a long, steady climb up the ranks, Phase 3 reaches #146 on Printing Impressions’ Top 400 list.

Only 145 to go.

In Good Company

Who’s that right behind agencies Moxie, 22squared and PureRED on the list of Atlanta’s Largest Advertising Firms?

You got it—it’s us!



We’re just getting started

If you think our first two decades were impressive, you ain’t seen nothing yet! We hope you’ll come with us on our journey into the next decade of Ideation to Execution.