It hardly seems possible, but as of this November ADV has been in business for fifteen very fast-paced years. Time has flown so fast that it is easy to forget how much things have changed. For instance, the news from November 1994 (from Wikipedia) included the following items.
- November 4 – San Francisco: The first conference devoted entirely to the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web opens. Featured speakers include Marc Andreessen of Netscape, Mark Graham of Pandora Systems, and Ken McCarthy of E-Media.
- November 5 – A letter by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, announcing that he has Alzheimer’s disease, is released.
- November 5 – George Foreman wins the WBA and IBF World Heavyweight Championships by KO’ing Michael Moorer, becoming the oldest heavyweight champion in history.
- November 5 – Johan Heyns, an influential Afrikaner theologian and critic of apartheid, is assassinated.
- November 7 – WXYC, the student radio station of the University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, provides the world’s first internet radio broadcast.
- November 8 – Georgia Representative Newt Gingrich leads the United States Republican Party in taking control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate in midterm congressional elections, the first time in 40 years the Republicans secure control of both houses of Congress. George W. Bush is elected Governor of Texas.
- November 13 – Voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union in a referendum.
- November 13 – The first passengers travel through the Channel Tunnel.
- November 13 – Michael Schumacher wins his first Formula One World Championship.
- November 16 – A Federal judge issues a temporary restraining order, prohibiting the State of California from implementing Proposition 187, that would have denied most public services to illegal aliens.
- November 20 – The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol.
- November 28 – Voters in Norway decide not to join the European Union in a referendum.
This look back at the news shows just how dramatically the world has changed. But because we are living it day to day, change seems to evolve slowly. While skills and technology at ADV have evolved as well, the the one surviving constant is a focus on you, our client partners. Your issues, your challenges and your opportunities have kept us young, engaged and up-to-date. So, this anniversary is a celebration for us but also a chance to thank our customers – both old friends and new acquaintences – for helping us survive and grow. Thanks from all of us at ADV!