SOURCE: The1stMovement


September 27, 2011 13:13 ET

The1stMovement Earns a Trifecta of Accolades: for This Digital Agency, Award-Winning Success Starts With Its Culture

T1M's Outstanding Performance Earned a Repeat Ranking in Inc. 500 and Best Places to Work in LA Lists Respectively, With New Accolades From the Asian Business Association

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2011) - The1stMovement (T1M) digital agency announced its recent wave of three awards and accolades. For the second successive year, the agency earned ranks on Inc. Magazine's Inc. 500 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, and the Los Angeles Business Journal's "Best Places to Work in LA" list respectively. New recognition as "Digital Media Firm of the Year" was awarded from the Asian Business Association.

T1M attests that its award-winning recognition starts with the creation of a culture where employees matter. As the agency is dedicated to helping its employees achieve the ideal work/life balance, an employee-led "culture committee" is tasked with supporting this ideal, enhancing company morale, increasing operational efficiencies and enabling learning opportunities. The committee led the charge to create a list of 11 Core Values that are reinforced throughout the office on a daily basis. Company-sponsored lunches, happy hours, spontaneous events such as a "Chocolate Chip Cookie Bake-off" and an annual off-site company retreat are organized to continue to foster T1M's positive company culture. One staffer even created and distributed mouse pads that instilled Core Value No. 4, "Bring Passion to Work."

The culture committee also identifies opportunities for T1M to give back to the communities they serve. Most recently, they visited the LA Food Bank to pack food for the less fortunate. The next volunteering event tackles an issue near to the staff's hearts: welfare of animals in need. They participated in The 13th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk on September 25, 2011 at the Rose Bowl.

T1M's CEO Ming Chan stated, "It is an honor for T1M to earn recognition from such prestigious organizations. I'm extremely grateful for each individual member of our team, as the culture that they have created has fostered the innovative work and accolades we've achieved. It's this culture that I believe helps set us apart from other businesses and agencies and will drive our success in the future."

About The1stMovement
A full-service digital agency with offices in Pasadena, CA and Denver, CO, The1stMovement (T1M) partners with innovative brands and leverage emerging media that engage today's audience. Known as The Digital Innovation Agency™, T1M has gained national recognition for its accomplishments across a wide range of well-established brands. A recipient of such awards as the Emmy®, ADDY, Communications Arts, Horizon Interactive, the Webby Award, rankings in Inc. 500 and the LA and Denver Business Journals' "Best Places to Work in LA," "Top Advertising Agencies in Los Angeles" and "Top Advertising Agencies in Denver," respectively. For more information, visit

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