THE 2017 SILVER MEDAL AWARD IS PRESENTED TO SEAN DOUGHTIE
With more than two decades of industry experience and an entrepreneurial spirit, Sean Doughtie has made it his life’s work to grow the company he founded, The Taproot Agency, from the ground up. After leaving a comfortable position at a large firm in 2005, Sean set out to make something of his own. His philosophy was simple: Do business with honesty and integrity, and deliver great work with measurable results.
Sean is committed to the city of Tallahassee. He chose to be here and invest his business here even after being told that the only way to truly succeed was to move to a bigger market. He proved that idea wrong.
He has shown his devotion to Tallahassee by serving in various board and volunteer capacities, including Local Color, Bikers for Christ Motorcycle Ministries, Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO), the Florida Chamber of Commerce and many others. Sean carefully selects his community involvement, as he considers it a significant responsibility and truly wants to make an impact.
Sean’s commitment to staffing his office with people rather than positions has fostered a positive, family-friendly work environment. By employing people who can work effectively and are passionate about what they do — and by knowing when to step aside to let those people perform at their best — Sean’s vision, drive and dedication to quality have grown the company from a small, digitally-focused design shop to a research-based behavior change agency.
Since Taproot’s founding over a dozen years ago, the company has received hundreds of awards and has established itself as a premier agency in Tallahassee, handling accounts with large non-profits, government agencies, and Fortune 250 companies. Sean’s unique leadership style and genuine interest in improving the community encapsulate his distinction as an outstanding member of the advertising industry.
Congratulations, Sean, on being recognized as our 39th recipient of the AAFT Silver Medal Award!