Author: Amy Taylor

Friday Fotos | WOMMY Edition

  And the Gold Engagement WOMMY goes to… Brains on Fire! Geno would like to thank the academy… just kidding. #yeahTHATwommy WOMMY winners showing off their bling Welcome home, little guy.  

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And the WOMMY award goes to…Brains on Fire!

It’s no secret that we love what we do at Brains on Fire. There’s something undeniably awesome about getting out of bed each day to go do something you’re truly passionate about. Last night’s WOMMY Awards were a beautiful reminder that when you do what you love with people you love for clients you love (and sometimes even a …

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Storytelling for Non-Sexy Brands

At Brains on Fire, we do a lot of thinking and talking about brand storytelling. We help brands tell the stories of their who and their why — not just their what. For some brands (like nonprofits) the story is a bit clearer from the start. For other brands, however, it takes a little digging. But …

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Friday Fotos | Workaway Edition

Last week we tried out our first all-office “workaway,” a meeting-free afternoon to work from anywhere you feel happiest and most productive. Here are a few of the results… Emily working from Camp Everhart Sarah working from Spill the Beans Moe working from Kitten Central Amy working from her Wonder Workshop in Ohio Nathan working from Snuggleville …

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Best Blogging Practices

Recently, our new friend Debra reached out with a question: Your Brains on Fire blog is particularly great and before I get started with this somewhat daunting task, I’d love to hear if anyone at BOF has some intel to share on best blogging practices. Since I work in post-secondary in Canada, examples of my colleagues …

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Friday Fotos | Halloween Edition

In place of our regularly scheduled Friday Fotos, today we bring you a dash of Halloween madness and mayhem. Happy Halloween from our team to yours! John paying homage to his Starbucks roots. Sean Swanson. (Winner of our 2014 Costume Contest!) Sarah as Tina Belcher Moe as Cersei Brandy and Mary Susan as Gemma and …

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Make Sense, Not Noise

Among the handful of golden rules for brands on social media, you’ll find this tidbit of wisdom: Don’t force your way into a conversation; join a conversation when the opportunity arises, it makes sense and feels natural.  Those of us in marketing have had time to hone our skills. We’re very familiar with the sound of those obvious and less-obvious doors …

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Friday Fotos | Edition 30

That’s where we meat.  Photographic inception Fall has fallen in #yeahTHATgreenville Sugar, sweetness and smiles. That’s our Emily. And Lu was all, “Whoa. There’s a mouse in the house! Wait. No. It’s just a tiny cat.”

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Wanted: Summer Intern (2015)

Yep. It’s that time again. We’re on the hunt for our next great intern. Could it be you? (Heck yes, it could.) Before you dive into the details, take a peek at what you’ll be signing up for…straight from the people who have walked the walk, talked the talk and rocked the heck out of their Brains …

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Friday Fotos | Edition 29

  The newest addition to our Brains on Fire family. Meet Luna Spainhour! Patrick Byrd the mini model. Magic from the hands of Ram.

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Community in Action

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” -Jan Vanier

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Friday Fotos | Edition 28

Moe and Geno getting their think on. Our view is thrilling these days. A visit from Baby ‘Belle A sneak peek inside the Bon Secours Wellness Arena #cl

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Build a Smart Company, Not a Loud One: On the Merits of Introverts

A couple weeks ago, a few of us took a Myers-Briggs test just for fun. Upon the big reveal, we discovered that all three of us were INFJs. “INFJs indeed share a very unique combination of traits: though soft-spoken, they have very strong opinions and will fight tirelessly for an idea they believe in. They are …

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October Newsletter | Dog Days of Autumn Edition

The dog days of summer may be over, but the dog days of Autumn are here! If you’ve ever made a visit to The Firesphere, you may have had the pleasure of meeting some of our hairer colleagues. Our four-footed friends make the office a happier place (and have zero qualms about snoozing through status …

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Friday Fotos | Edition 27

Nothing softens the heart of the #firesphere like a lunchtime treat delivery. Our littlest BOF-er. Enjoying this ridiculous cat picture? More pets to come in this month’s e-newsletter. Scroll down to sign up here.

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Why “Opposite Day” May Be Your Brand’s Golden Ticket to Success

Once upon a time, a little brand called Warby Parker rocked the universe when they started doing the unthinkable: offering prescription eyeglasses at bargain prices over the internet. In stark contrast to the “traditional” model (pay exorbitant retail prices at brick-and-mortar shops), they flipped the model on its head. No stores. No pushy salespeople. No rush. Want to take your …

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There’s No Substitute for Function

I’m just going to say it: yesterday evening was a bit of a bust. The good news? There was a lesson in the bust. A few weeks ago, a friend and I registered to support the local branch of a national organization we love. It’s the kind of love we both regularly share on social. (A love …

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Friday Fotos | Edition 26

  Like photography? Join several of the BOFers tomorrow (Saturday, September 20) at Furman for the #YeahTHATInstameet guided photo walk around campus. More details here Treating our clients to 128 ounces of organic juice- all in a day’s work at #brainsonfire. Book buds. Ramsey’s desk is a wonderland.

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How Fab.com Turned “Oopsie” into “Opportunity”

As the finger that pulls the trigger on Brains on Fire’s monthly newsletter, MailChimp’s sense of humor makes me laugh. In those final moments before you push the button and relinquish control, the longer you linger above the button, the sweatier the nervous monkey arm gets.  In August, the popular site Fab.com had a moment …

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