First, we would like to thank our readers for allowing us to be part of your marketing procurement journey. When we first founded RAUS Global, we identified five core values we embody across work and life. They are 1) independent advisors, 2) purpose-driven, 3) industry collaboration, 4) trusted innovators, and 5) community members. In our first year of existence, we could deliver across all five disciplines through our work with industry partners, driving thought leadership through articles, individual client discussions, and our newsletter, and supporting our community through bi-weekly volunteering at Westside Coalition against Hunger and NYCares. Our industry collaboration has been demonstrated by RAUS Global, which led a consortium of partners during pitches worth 1.5 billion US dollars of media spending in 2024 alone.