CreativeMornings RVA: House Industries Session Review
In a one to two-hour talk, it is rare to find that many quotable moments. But Andy Cruz, co-founder of House Industries, has made a living out of exciting moments. He appreciates learning something about which he knows nothing. For example, they designed a new font and, rather than leave it at that, it inspired them to dive into the furniture business. He thrives on collaborations. He’s worked with Jimmy Kimmel, JJ Abrams, the New Yorker, and John Mayor… Just to name a few. Andy has every right to be cocky because of his ever-growing list of accomplishments- but he’s grounded and appreciates his journey. He finds passion in his work. And when the well starts to dry up, he makes his work shift to fit new passions. Make your Work work for you. Sweat the technique. Learn through your interests. Make friends. The Process is the Inspiration.
Top 6 Holiday Campaigns of 2017
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the time for holiday ads that make us ugly cry! Take a look below at some of our favorite holiday campaigns of this season. Don’t forget your box of tissues. Continue Reading
Top 5 Takeaways from the #ISUM17
A few of our team members recently attended the 2017 Internet Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina, and walked away with quite a few nuggets of really useful, forward-thinking ideas to incorporate into client business. If you missed the Internet Summit, check out our top five takeaways below. Continue Reading
How Account Management Can Impact Personal Development
I’ve been in an account management role for a few years now, and I’ve started to realize how it’s impacted my growth – not only on a professional level, but on a personal level as well. My favorite thing about being in an account management role is that I have the opportunity to touch all aspects of the business. I’ve experienced challenging conversations, I’m constantly learning from others, and I’m gaining valuable management experience in a growing company. Through all of these aspects, I have become more confident, more efficient, and built stronger communication skills, just to name a few.
Is It Time for a Career Change?
As a studio art major who played women’s lacrosse, I geared up for my college graduation with sheer panic. I’d consistently hear “Artists starve” and “No one cares about women’s sports; especially one no one’s ever heard of”. The idea that I wasted 4.5 years on two “useless” passions weighed on me. What was I supposed to do after the diploma?
The Future of Social Media
Ah, the future. We all want to know it. We want to get a ‘jump on the competition’. We want to ‘be ready’. I get asked all the time, what’s the future of social media? Where is it headed? What will be the next big thing? I’ve been working in social media since social media was born, so I guess I’ve seen the way the tide works and I’m as qualified as anyone to look into the proverbial crystal ball. Right or wrong, here are my thoughts on where the future of social media is headed in the coming years.