With over 60 professionals under our roof at the beginning of 2018, it was time for FP1 to find new home. In the spring of that year, our advertising work was recognized with 23 Pollie Awards and six Reed Awards. Later in the year, McDonald’s and Microsoft would join our roster of blue-chip corporate clients, and we began hunting for new office space, yet again. By the end of 2018, we would announce the addition six new partners, bringing the total number of FP1 partners to 14.
At the start of 2019, with our public affairs practice continuing to beat growth expectations, we made the strategic decision to launch our public affairs practice into its own business, hence the announcement of PLUS Communications. This move enabled FP1 to focus on Republican politics and ballot initiatives, while PLUS could be laser focused on public affairs work, expanding into new communications arenas and providing bipartisan solutions to corporate clients.
Eight years, 80 employees and shelves full of campaign awards later, FP1 Strategies and our sister company, PLUS Communications, became happily housed in our new office space spanning three floors at 3001 Washington Blvd, in Clarendon, Virginia. We are proud of our achievements and eager to pursue new opportunities. But we are humbled by the reminder that none of our story would be possible without the great candidates and companies who have put their trust in us.