Team building is key for any group — increasing collaboration, positive communication, and the overall awareness and interest in who your coworkers are. The distance between AdAction’s offices in Austin, Texas and Denver, Colorado doesn’t slow us down, especially when we take our team building to the next level. From Orlando to Palm Springs, and a return trip to Mexico, our annual staff retreat reaches new heights for collaborating and relationship building. This year, Austin and Denver came together in paradise for a legendary getaway to Playa del Carmen.

From group activities, water toys, and multiple games of pool volleyball, to themed parties and a private beach, there was little the retreat didn’t offer. A staff favorite was by far the Choose Your Own Activity day where employees got to pick between a relaxing spa day, deep-sea fishing excursion, and an exclusive 18 holes of golf right along the beach. The team later convened for an Around the World party packed full of surprises, including a lucha libre match, ice luge and sculptures, and Oktoberfest. The retreat ended with a bang on our final night which featured the all-company talent show. Employees performed solo or formed groups, and rehearsed their unique talents and routines — shining a light on the individuality that makes up our company.

“The retreat showed not only how much AdAction values and appreciates us, but how much they are invested in us as people,” said Mariah Chee, Media Coordinator. “There is nothing better than making genuine bonds with your work family, and with this being my first year, I learned how important those relationships are in making a company thrive. This trip made me even more proud to work at AdAction.”

“As a new member to the AdAction team, I’m flattered to be a part of such a winning group. I’m glad to call AdAction my second family. Our Mexico retreat was beyond any expectation I ever had. My favorite part was enjoying everyone’s talent at the talent show. We all have this spark in us that makes us the best team in the industry!”
- Lukasz Lebensztejn, Publishing Manager
“Each year I look forward to our company retreat and having everyone come together for a weekend full of surprises. The attention to detail that goes into these trips is U-N-R-E-A-L, and I'm always impressed with what our People & Culture department is capable of pulling off. It goes without saying, that these retreats always bring everyone closer and remind us of how lucky we are to have our second family, AdAction Interactive. #cantstopwontstop”
- Maria Bouloukos, Senior Campaign Strategist
“What I enjoy most is the opportunity to interact with people I usually don't interact with in my day-to-day. The retreat is a great time to get to know someone you wouldn't normally talk to or meet someone face to face that works in the other office. Either way, it brings our team closer together and creates a unique chemistry I have not seen in my previous companies.”
- Seth Peisner, Business Intelligence Analyst
“I always return from the retreat feeling like these people aren't just my coworkers, but they're my family as well. The company's willingness to invest all that time and energy into its employees speaks to how much they appreciate you.”
Grant Smittkamp, Senior Compliance Specialist
“These company retreats bring team building to new heights, and Mexico was no exception. When you spend five days with the same coworkers and think ‘can't wait to see them on Monday,’ you know the trip was a success.”
- Anthony Martucci, Director of Paid Social

 

While the lavish events, one-of-a-kind activities, and custom gifts are an added bonus, the retreat is all about celebrating our company’s wins, individuals’ hard work and growth, as well as forming and building upon relationships within the AdAction family. The retreat is an optimal time for our employees to meet new people, whether from their homebase or office counterpart.

“This retreat was especially cool for me because it was my first time being one of the planners,” said Nikki Miles, Austin Office Manager. “Seeing everyone’s reactions to the houses and all the little details we planned was amazing and I really enjoyed that. I’m so blessed to work at a company that I believe in with people who are both coworkers and friends!”

We’ve accomplished a lot in 2018, but the staff retreat to Mexico was definitely a highlight. Our team came together for four days to applaud our accomplishments of the past 365 days, discuss where we hope to bring AdAction in the upcoming year, and make strong, lasting relationships. Our people and the culture we’ve created together is what makes retreats like this successful. Find out more about AdAction’s truly unique company culture here.

About AdAction Interactive
AdAction leads the mobile app industry with custom, performance-based marketing solutions and data-driven technology, optimizing acquisition campaigns to drive quality installs and downstream engagement for maximum ROI. AdAction is the premier, full-service ad platform that delivers over 8 million monthly installs for elite agencies and Fortune 100 companies, leveraging exclusive partnerships with top publishers to reach target users in more than 180 countries worldwide.

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