Author: Amy Taylor

Friday Fotos | Canada Edition

Donuts? Don’t’ mind if we do. A good day to be at BOFLA Geno speaking at #TheGathering2015 Banff is beautiful! #TheGathering2015 Zissou says, “Make a Frenchie Friday.” #BOFLA

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Friday Fotos | Muffins Edition

The micro manager of BOFLA. We’ve got 800 more where those came from. Sometimes life is like a box of chocolates that people have already systematically picked through and rejected. Cause a West Coast party’s got style. A whole new Firesphere — coming soonish. 

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Jam Time 101

You know the old adage about “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue?” If life were a wedding, we’d be pretty set right about now. Something new? Check. Something old and borrowed? We’ve got a two-for-one going on. And that’s what we’re going to share today. (We’ll figure out that something blue another day.) With the flipping …

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Why You Should Be Curating + Culling User-Generated Content

User-generated content has become the golden goose of marketing. If we do our jobs right, we get people to care about our client brands and organizations. Once those relationship are established, we’re in a much better place to inspire people to action. With more than 300 million users, Instagram usurped Twitter in December. For many brands, user-generated photos have become one of the most valuable …

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A Cautionary Tale: How Instagram Zucked Us Over

Poet William Carlos Williams once said, “So much depends on a red wheelbarrow.” I don’t know about wheelbarrows, but the BOF team recently learned just how true that statement is when it comes to one-letter typos. If you follow Brains on Fire on Instagram, you may have noticed that our @bofogram account has gone unusually quiet. There’s a …

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Friday Fotos | Super Hero Edition

Psssst…we’re hiring. Activating our superpowers to make magic for a client. Stoked to see our work for TurboTax’s YOU Party in the flesh. #happyyouyear

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Now Hiring – Community Manager

Hear ye, hear ye! Brains on Fire is looking for a qualified Community Manager to join our Greenville team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the environment, and will come ready to rock our clients’ worlds with an exceptional ability to think strategically and communicate effectively. A few of the qualities we’re looking for: Multi-tasker: The ideal …

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Friday Fotos | BOFLA Edition

  It has been a big week for Brains on Fire. In case you missed the memo (and the tweets…and the Facebook post…and newsletter…), yesterday we announced the opening of our west coast office, Brains on Fire LA. We were thrilled to have our entire BOFamily together in Greenville this week for the announcement. Here are a few of …

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5 PSAs That Got “The Art of War” Right

Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” is chock-full of brilliant insights. (So much so, I feel like it should be a required read for every marketer, entrepreneur and business person.) And while we, thankfully, don’t have to stand on the frontline of an actual war each day, we are immersed in a form of war. We fight for attention. …

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Friday Fotos /// Hello, 2015

New year, new focus. Lazy lunch at The Lazy Goat Welcome to our new intern, Sam. Follow him @samdmcbride! Frosty the frosting.

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The Early 90s Are Calling (with some marketing wisdom)

Growing up a child of the late 80s/early 90s, there was no shortage of tangible ways to socially signal your coolness level. (And they were hard to miss, as many of them came in neon.) From the range of hypercolor shirts in your wardrobe rotation to the size of your slap bracelet collection to the number of New Kids on the Block buttons pinned to …

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Making Good from Bad

Once in awhile you see a brand do something so smart you feel compelled to stop and cheer. Consider this blog post a cheer. Earlier this month, Land-Grant Brewing Company arrived to work to discover their building had been vandalized. Instead of getting bitter (or letting it get them down), they decided to turn a negative …

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Friday Fotos | Edition 32

Breakfast-ing with our upstairs neighbors, friends and clients from VGSC  No matter how tough things get, at least you’re not underwear. Geno and John spent some time conducting interview this week in what could be considered the coolest cowork space ever ps: We’re on the hunt for a Senior Designer (with a side of web savvy). …

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NOW HIRING: Senior Designer (with Web Savvy)

Hear ye, hear ye! Brains on Fire is on the hunt for a super-amazing, humble, talented, cooperative senior designer to join our team—STAT! The ideal candidate will have at least seven years of agency experience, rockin’ design skills, mobile website and application design skills, interface and experience design abilities and familiar with front-end web development. …

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If You Want to Foster Creative Thinking, Ban Brainstorming

Ever since I was a youngster, the thought of group work has been synonymous with “ugh.” (Apparently I was identifying with the plight of introverts from a young age.) It wasn’t collaborating with others that bothered me, it was the inevitable mandatory brainstorm. (Which always made me feel a little bit like this.) As someone who identifies with the introvert side of …

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Friday Fotos | Edition 31

      We spy with our little eyes…Brains on Fire in USA Today! Partying for a client photo shoot. Yep. We get paid to do this. #lucky Cordell and Nathan getting their morning happiness on. Meet the newest member of Team BOF, Rebeca Ortega! Happy weekend from Megan, Rebeca + the rest of us (not pictured)

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Podcast 2.0: It’s Not Just for Niche Nerds Anymore

I am a chronic multitasker. Whenever I have an opportunity to tag team the things I have to do with things I love to do, I’m happy — which has made podcasts a staple in my life for quite some time. I listen while I’m unloading groceries. I listen while I’m walking the dog. I listen while I’m driving across …

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Blog Rewind: 10 of Our Most Popular Posts in 2014

As we head into the final month of the year, this is a perfect time to reflect back on 2014. Today we’re re-sharing 10 of our most popular posts (i.e.: most visited posts) between January 1 – December 1. Enjoy! 7 Awesome Examples of Surprise + Delight that Will Blow Your Mind  6 Brands Killing it on Instagram …

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November Newsletter | Big Thanks Edition

It’s hard to believe we’ll soon be bidding farewell to 2014. Before we all get swept away in a flurry of red, green and glitter, we wanted to take a moment to send our gratitude and love out to each of you who have been part of our story this year. We couldn’t do it …

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5 Free Stock Photo Sites that Don’t Suck

Thanksgiving is arguably my favorite week of the year. It’s short. It’s festive. It’s a three day parade into the official holiday season. (Though, if I’m being perfectly honest, I’ve been excited about “the holidays” since roughly September 1.) In the spirit of week in which the working world is scrambling to cram five days worth of work into …

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