5 Ways to Conquer Stage Fright

If you’ve ever felt nervous before a presentation – relax, you’re not alone. According to the American Institute of Mental Health, around 74% of Americans suffer from glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking.

Just remember that nervousness isn’t going to ruin your speech, in fact, it only really shows that you care. While this feeling may never go away, learning how to manage it is what separates a great speaker from a nervous wreck.… Continue Reading →

7 Ways to Discover, Develop, and Retain Company Culture

 To us, company culture is very, VERY important. It’s what distinguishes us from everyone else. Yeah, we can make a commercial for you, a presentation, even a brand story; but our values and culture is what makes our work different from the agency down the road. So, let’s preface with a story:

Two years ago, we were faced with losing one of our top designers to a well-established agency.… Continue Reading →

The Cannes Fish Video Awards

Even though the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity is officially over, we still wanted join the festival spirit and play along. So, we’re going to share our favorite winners and, in turn, give them our own awards:

The Cannes Fish… if you will.

Unlike the Cannes Fish, The Cannes Lion Festival contains more than 20 categories, with more than 200 different judges that form the ‘juries’ of each category.… Continue Reading →

22 Takeaways from 99u NYC to Inspire Your Inner Creative.

In this post, Kenny covers key takeaways from his attendance of 99u, Bēhance’s premiere design conference in New York City.

IMG_2501An artist trying to paint, ironically, 99 paintings in three hours at the 99u pre-party.

Last week, I had the craziest dose of creative inspiration at the 99u conference in New York City. For those unfamiliar with 99u, it’s basically comprised of two things: a large conference by Adobe’s Bēhance program, and a website that provides daily inspiration to creatives, entrepreneurs, and life-hackers.… Continue Reading →

The Art of Agency Pitches with GSD&M’s Keith Jose

In this post, our CEO/Founder, Kenny Nguyen, got the chance to interview Keith Jose, Director of Business Development at GSD&M; learning about his story and how GSD&M researches, pitches, and works with some of the world’s most respected brands. GSD&M is located in Austin, Texas, and is a fully integrated advertising agency that’s helps brands like BMW, Whole Foods, and Chipotle win by activating their core purpose, establishing strong brand personalities, building sales, and creating long-term success.Continue Reading →

Casual Fridays: Henry & Defending the Jam

Phish Gorge Crowd Lights

Live music can be one of the most captivating and addicting hobbies out there. The thrill you receive from seeing the band you love playing your favorite songs is (at least for me) unmatched by anything else. More importantly, the live music scene is experiencing a renaissance right now. Every year there are more and more festivals, paired with new ones springing up everywhere.… Continue Reading →

Our Inspiration. Your Newsletter.

We’d like to preface by saying this post will carry a lot more value to those who subscribe to our blog – mainly because we know how to reach them better and more often. So, if you haven’t already, subscribe to our blog.

We’re not going to spam your or anything, scout’s honor. It’s super easy too, it’s this little form to the right where you fill out your name, email, and then hit that fancy button. Continue Reading →

Thank You & Happy New Year!

Dear Readers,

From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank you so much for your patronage this year, keeping up with our writings. We couldn’t, and wouldn’t, do what we do without your endearing loyalty.

To those who supported us in 2014, we’ve had our best year yet. From record growth, to writing a book, to producing our own company culture video (which you’ll see soon, promise), we’ve had many accomplishments to be thankful for.… Continue Reading →

Our Most Memorable Gifts

We all have memorable Christmas presents, or presents in general. It’s those little gems that we never forget… Or wish we could forget. Whether you remember a gift because it was good, weird, or horribly off the mark and totally useless – the important part is that you remember it.

Don’t lie to yourself; we all have one. 

So this Christmas we decided to go around and see what everyone’s most memorable presents was. Continue Reading →

Casual Fridays: Jacob & Christmas

To me, Christmas is an incredible time of the year because it amplifies life. If you’re having a good year during Christmas, it’s spectacular. If you’re having a crappy year during Christmas, it’s hell on earth. For businesses, it gets even better.

If your team is creative, their brilliance exceeds expectations. If your team is hard working, they work harder. If your team loves to enchant clients, they turn into Dean Martin.… Continue Reading →

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