3x World Series Champs!!!
Wow, what a run this year! I felt like we were the best team in baseball and then the worst team in baseball, and then who knows what. Once we got […]
ISES Live was held in Seattle this year and we were there beginning with the leadership education on Sunday and Monday. Below are some photos from our experience but we were mostly there for the education and to network and share. Success stories and challenges were shared, and there were a lot of the usual event technologies on display. I really like tagboard for how they display tweets similar to visible tweets.
Gamifying the experience of social media is a trend that seems to really get people involved too. People always love to see themselves on the big screen so having various leaderboards for people who tweet, interact and re-tweet the most gives people a lot of opportunities to see themselves in the top 20. SocialPoint has a nice solution for this that was implemented at ISES Live and that we also saw earlier this month at MPI’s WEC as well.
Some other nuggets for you too busy to read much more?
Interactivity drives real life interaction, so share; but face-to-face is still key to cementing relationships!
For leaders: Set the direction and vision, and then get out of the way!
“Be brave & do the things you don’t wanna do. They’ll be the most rewarding”
@BillStainton “When you spread the spotlight, everything gets brighter” – this includes sharing the credit!
@NigelCollin: take a “yes, and” attitude, not a “yes, but” one…
@PatrickTalty: Focus and Culture are two of the most important facets to creative leadership
Rod Mar reminded us of the importance of great imagery – hire a pro photographer
Jim Pelley’s presentation on Education is the new Marketing:
80% of what you post should be about external stuff – your industry, partners, etc. only 20% about yourself
I’m sure there was a ton more but we weren’t able to stay for the final day of education and awards. What were some of your takeaways?
Behind the Scenes at MPI WEC
Our team pulled some long hours during MPI WEC 2014 but we also had time to have some fun. Above, we hit The Local after our shoots wrapped up to have a drink right before last call (notice the bar is empty for all but our team :). But that wasn’t all we did. Mostly we were all over the place covering all the happenings and taking headshots of many of you all. […]
Yesterday we were on hand as Levi’s® Stadium – Home of the San Francisco 49ers had their ribbon cutting. It was a perfect day as the sun shone down and breezes kept us cool down in Santa Clara. Luminaries such as 49ers owner Jed York and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell were there to open up the new stadium.
We had set up eight photo stations to take photographs of people as they stood in front of a replica of the official ribbon using genuine ribbon cutting scissors. The 49ers Gold Rush were also on hand and Sourdough Sam
was seen roaming the photo stations as well.
We were fortunate enough to get to attend chasejarvisLIVE live and in person recently! Two members from our team were in attendance in the standing-room-only creativeLIVE studios here in San Francisco on Wednesday June 18th where Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka @swissmiss) was in conversation with Chase Jarvis.
One of the themes was side projects and labors of love and why you should take your side projects seriously. As photographers, I don’t think I’ve known a photographer who didn’t have a side project going on, but the important takeaway was really how if you have a passion project, you can’t treat it like a business, but rather just focus on it for what it is. As Tina herself said, “don’t think of it as a business, the money comes on it’s own.” […]
Flower pinwheels, paper crowns, blow up creatures, and a room full of San Francisco’s most creative bridal vendors. Our Purple Spring-inspired Slo Mo was a mega hit this past Sunday at Terra Gallery and […]
Recently we had two awesome customer service experiences with two brands we have had a longstanding relationship with. One is Think Tank Photo who produces camera bags and accessories, and the other is with […]