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Friday Fotos | Plants as Audience Members Edition

Never underestimate the usefulness of plants when in need of a practice audience. Community Managers, Laura & Moe, found the plants incredibly attentive, though, unfortunately lacking in ability to provide feedback. Oh, well. These girls are going to rock their presentation on “Personal Branding” at USC Upstate next week! 👊🏻 It feels like Christmas already at BOF! New toys were …

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Friday Fotos | Welcome to Miami Edition

Oh, we’ve got all kinds of characters around here. Some of our people were on the ground in Miami this week for none other than the #WOMMASummit. We know they had a great time, but just really hate it for them that the scenery was so unpleasant. G was inducted into the WOMMA Hall of Fame …

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Friday Fotos | Birthday Edition

I spy a sweet BOF coaster. We celebrated the birth of a legend this week. A legend with the best hair in the land. Happy Birthday Geno! This beautiful globe art was created by one of our talented Community Managers, Laura. No wander we lust it so much.

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Friday Fotos | #Hashtag Swag Edition

Our dark corner needed a little light. And we needed more hashtag decor around the office. So…win-win. #Blessed. Celebrations call for a tequila shot, but isn’t “Because it’s Tuesday” reason enough to celebrate? #TequilaTuesday Our sweet G was live on Periscope this Thursday @ 10am talking about relationships and WOMM for #WOMMAsummit. If you missed …

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Find Your People.

A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of attending the Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit in Austin. When I returned and others asked me how it went all I could say is: “We have found our people.” Like Brains on Fire, Conscious Capitalism Companies recognize that every business has a Higher Purpose that includes, …

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Let’s Play: Onlinesses

We’ve been working on a few new projects lately, and part of that process involves hashing and hammering out onliness statements for our clients. If you’re not familiar with onliness statements, here’s a mini crash course. Marty Neumeier, author of Zag, talks about good vs. different, and zagging when others zig to make your brand stand out. …

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Friday Fotos | Jungle Office Edition

  On the hunt for some signs of fall around Greenville. Seems it’s still in hiding. Lu, our favorite furry co-worker, daydreaming about chicken and waffles.

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NOW HIRING: Senior Developer (Los Angeles)

Brains on Fire LA is looking for a talented Senior Front End / WordPress Developer to join our team and help us build beautiful, functional and meaningful websites. Top candidates for the role will have a proven track record of producing clean, well-documented, efficient, and standards-compliant code – with an eye towards performance optimization and …

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NOW HIRING: Account Executive (Los Angeles)

*UPDATE This position has been filled.  ** Brains on Fire is looking for a qualified Account Executive to join our amazing Los Angeles team. Must be flexible, organized and able to hold your own in our fast-paced, fun, friendly, client-focused environment. Our ideal AE will have five years of agency or brand-side experience, as well …

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I see a day when…

I see a day when “community” is THE WAY organizations add value to people’s lives. I see a day when a company’ growth is based on how well they contribute to making the world a better place. I see a day when the work of “marketing” is to help companies get closer to the people …

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Good Company.

We love great design. And we believe in the power of design to connect people, create social change and spark community. So we were super delighted to get a call from REBRAND informing us that we’ve earned a place in the first ever REBRAND Hall of Fame. So what is REBRAND and this new Hall of Fame exactly?  Here …

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Keeping It Simple

Fact: marketers have a habit of overthinking and overcomplicating things. With a gazillion technologies and tools at our fingertips, the temptation to go down the rabbit hole is sometimes hard to resist. Every now and then, however, I stumble across something that reminds me of the true marketing power that transpires when simplicity and tenacity collide. Say what you will …

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It’s (a)live!

It’s official!! After a lot of conversation, creative visioning, coding and coffee (So. Much. Coffee.), we’re thrilled to announce that Brains on Fire now has ONE shiny, new website for our TWO offices. Check it out, click around, scroll away…and let us know what you think in a comment below. tourabe

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Happy Social Media Week!

In celebration of Social Media Week, we tossed some questions at Brains on Fire’s resident Social Media + Community Managers. Check out what they had to say about the struggles, triumphs and future of social media and social media marketing…   What’s your creative process for developing content? Amy Taylor: I’m a big believer in …

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The overview effect for marketers.

I’m reading Arianna Huffington’s book THRIVE. This morning as I sat on my back porch reading before I started the day, I stopped and highlighted this set of words: Astronauts have often reported transformational experiences when they look back at Earth, a phenomenon that has been called “the overview effect.” As Edgar Mitchell, the sixth …

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NOW HIRING: Earth Street Citizen Correspondents

Hear ye, hear ye! Our amazing clients at the Environmental Defense Fund are looking for a few good men and women to hop on board as Earth Street Citizen Correspondents. If you live in the Boston, New York or San Francisco areas, can capture a great photo, get energized meeting new people and feel passionate about the future of …

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Friday Fotos | Fix the Furniture Edition

Real men chews pink.   This is Jonah. His official position at #BOFLA is “Jack of All Titles”, because…well, the man can do it all. One of his greatest pleasures is seeing the look of surprise on people’s faces upon hearing he was once a college athlete. You can find his name in the ‘Special …

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How to REALLY think like your customers.

If you google “how to think like your customers” you’ll find tons of sales trainers and marketing folks talking about “how to get your customers to buy more stuff”; which is on our minds as marketers for sure. But, as Marty Neumeier says in his new book The Brand Flip, the new world of marketing is more …

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Personal Branding Matters

The conversation about personal branding seems to be popping up everywhere these days. Fast Company recent dubbed it “essential to career success.” 99u says “the resume is dead, the bio is king.” Inc says “virtually everyone” needs to care about personal branding, because “how people see you matters; it is a fundamental truth of being a human.” …

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Friday Fotos | Glitter Is Good Edition

This elusive lady is Cathy Harrison, an account shepherd at Brains On Fire! A mother of two (Sam and Kate), lover of Publix, and all-around kick-ass business woman, Cathy knows how to get the job done. She’s on top of her stuff – if you want to feel like a slob, check out her cabinets! …

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