CEO and Co-Founder, Copacino+Fujikado
How do you co-found one of Seattle’s most successful advertising agencies, while maintaining a leadership role in the community and raising twin daughters? Well when you are Betti Fujikado it’s all in a day’s work. Not surprising then, that the agency was named Ad Age’s “Small agency of the Year” right about the same time Ms. Fujikado’s kids were graduating from high school. Almost 20 years after founding the agency, Copacino + Fujikado is a well-known leader in the advertising space and is recognized for its outstanding work for clients such as The Seattle Mariners, Holland America Line, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, REI and The Seattle Aquarium. The agency has not had an unprofitable quarter throughout its 20 years in business.
The granddaughter of Japanese immigrants and daughter of parents incarcerated during World War II at Camp Minidoka, Idaho, Ms. Fujikado is a strong voice for diversity in the Seattle advertising community, spearheading efforts to attract women in leadership positions and people of color into a male driven industry.
Ms. Fujikado supports scholarships for first generation students at Western Washington University where she is also a Trustee, and spearheads a program that allows college students to spend the day at C+F learning the ropes of the ad industry. She is a trustee of Western Washington University and was named a “Woman of Influence” by the Puget Sound Business Journal.