At The Bee Colony, founder Julie Salisbury helps clients unearth their unique story to blend communications with communities of support and engagement, creating social and cultural movements that support a purpose, belief or brand platform. Her work synthesizes traditional and emerging media to build brands with sustainable social currency. At age 26, she was working at an ad agency that was going downhill. Two clients leaving the agency offered to go with her if she set up shop. Despite never having started a firm, the story of The Little Engine That Could inspired her to take the leap.