“Let’s start an ad agency”
“Well, that sounds crazy”
Welcome to The Met Agency. We’re in the business of creating brand experiences that are beautiful, artistic, humorous, and smart. And successful. That’s important.
The answer is yes.
Our story began in 2005, when the two founding partners, James Morrissey and James Schutz leased a 200 square foot office off a friend. Who would win employee of the month? James. The James’s had differing opinions on which James won, but in the end James always came out on top.
One of our clients once asked us if we’d rather be liked or respected. After much deliberation, the answer was yes. That’s because we wanted to build a different kind of advertising agency. Our focus is on developing powerful relationships—with our clients, with our suppliers, and with each other. In our company it is all about people.
We’ve built our company and our reputation by listening, observing, and understanding. We take the time to do it right by making a meaningful connection.
Much has happened since 2005. James Schutz left the agency to work with one of our clients as marketing director. The Met Agency has grown substantially, and our 200 square foot space has grown into a 3,500 square foot heritage house in Old Strathcona. What better place to run a relationship business than a house, where we can roast a turkey and cook up some memorable creative solutions all at the same time. Admittedly we haven’t roasted a turkey. Yet.
Learn about a few of our team by watching the videos below, directed by Adolfo Ruiz and filmed by Aaron Munson.