For those of you just joining us (or under a pandemic-sized rock for the last year), we're celebrating our 10 year anniversary each month with a chapter of our decade together. Some of it makes us feel nostalgic. Some of it makes us wonder, “my goodness, we’ve been talking about this for a decade?”

Join us on social media (#10yearsGlenEcho) and at our 10 year anniversary site to reflect with us on how much has changed (or has it?) over the last decade.

Today, we flash back to 2012:

On January 18, 2012, the Internet went dark in a series of coordinated protests against two proposed laws in the United States Congress—the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act, otherwise known as SOPA-PIPA (kind of like Salt-n-Pepa). The Glen Echo Group worked around the clock with users, companies and the Internet – really – to save the Internet. As a result, SOPA is now a verb. And nobody wants to be SOPA-ed. Our friends at Public Knowledge were kind enough to host a retrospective earlier this month as part of THEIR 20th Anniversary and it got… spicy.

Remember print ads? So do we, and this is one of our favorites we’ve ever done. 
We’d never get away with that now (or would we?).
In the midst of all of that, we also won our first PRSA Silver Anvil for Public Affairs Campaign of the Year for The No Takeover Project.

And the world learned just how much fun it is to be a teen, unimpressed.
The Glen Echo Group had our first foray at SXSW and we got hooked.
Maura Corbett (recently named one of “Washington’s Most Influential People in Tech and Telecom”) dressed as the Jovie the Elf at our holiday party. Who knows where Buddy was. 
Remember when we used to give out things and ask people to PUT THEM INTO THEIR COMPUTERS? We’ve learned.
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