Blog

Letting Go

It was hard to sit down to write this post. I’ve had it on my radar for almost three weeks. The first week I waited for inspiration to strike, then desperately posted on Instagram soliciting advice from my friends and family on how to get through the writer’s block. The second week, I solidly ignored …

Read More

What’s All This About UGC?

What’s cookin’ good lookin’? My name is Laura. I came to Brains On Fire as a college intern back in the day, and by the time I was ready to don the cap and gown, they brought me on as one of their full-time own. As a Community Manager, I spend my time nurturing the …

Read More

Friday Fotos | Más café Edition

Short week = give us all the coffee. The OG, @genochurch. // 📸 : @rooftoptales This little piggy starred in an infographic. // 🎨 : @woodandseaco

Read More

4 Things I Learned From My Brains on Fire Internship

In May, as an eager recent college graduate, Brains on Fire brought me on as the summer’s “Social Apprentice” to intern under the social media wizards of the Community Management team. To be honest, I envisioned spending the summer making copies, filing documents, and going on coffee runs. However, Brains on Fire is far from …

Read More

Your Smartphone Photos Aren’t Cuttin’ It Anymore

I’m not a professional photographer and would never claim to be one. But chances are you aren’t one either. But maybe you want to get better at making images, and you don’t know where to start. This is for you, fam. One day, you woke up and decided the photos from your smartphone weren’t good …

Read More

It Takes Courage

Caring isn’t for wimps.  Caring about what people think. Caring about what people dream. Caring about why they love you. Caring about why they hate you. Caring takes Courage.  That’s why it takes Courage to do Word of Mouth right. We need to face it, today it’s a “democracy world” when it comes to brands …

Read More

Friday Fotos | HBD BOF Edition

Our baby is 6 today. HBD, Brains on Fire!  Brains on books. Whatcha reading lately that’s inspiring you? // 📸: @sydneypscaggs Jammin’ til the jam is through. It’s Thursday… you know what that means! No meetings, no cry. 🏝 // 📸: @moe__rice TGINDD. 🐶 #wearebof #brainsondogs

Read More

No One Expects The Pop Up: A Lesson in Touch Points

If there’s one thing we geek out over in the marketing world, it’s touch points. Whenever I stumble across a really well done touch point, I’m compelled to pass it on. Today’s kudos goes out to CrowdRise. While uploading an image to my profile, I noticed the usual “we’re uploading your image” menu was…not so usual. …

Read More

Friday Fotos | Still Grumpy Edition

Nugs on nugs for #NationalNuggetDay. 🐣 Check out 7 of our favorite internet nuggets, link in profile. // 📸: @rooftoptales Index cards: a creative’s best friend. When we get together to solve a creative conundrum, you bet your wordy butt we’ve got a stack of these puppies at the ready. 📝 PS wanna gamestorm with us? Apply …

Read More

Friday Fotos | Princess Unicorn Edition

We knew when we met this #client an adventure was going to happen. // : @rebekahrhoden CALLING ALL MAGICAL UNICORNS. Brains is looking for a Fall 2016 prince or princess apprentice to join the Community squad. Application deadline is 9/1, so apply STAT. // : @woodandseaco We love where we live. Yeah. THAT Greenville! #yeahTHATgreenville

Read More

Now Seeking: BOF Intern

What comes to mind when you hear the word “intern?” If copy making, errand running and coffee fetching come to mind, this definitely isn’t the internship for you. On the other hand, if you’re eager, excited and enthusiastic to spread your wings and try your hand at a bunch of real-world creative agency tasks, read …

Read More

What makes you GRUMPY?

The other day I read the most brilliant interview question and it got stuck in my heart. Sorry I can’t remember where I read it. What makes you GRUMPY? So, I’ve been asking this question every chance I get. When I meet new people, when I interview someone or just around the office. And I’ve gotten …

Read More

Friday Fotos | 📸❤️🔥 Edition

Ram’s rocking the mandana. The week is off to a great start. 📸❤️🔥 // 📷: @rooftoptales We discussed our obsession with @lacroixwater today on the Brains snap. Riveting, challenging subject matter, we know. 😜 Follow along on our next topic of choice:  👻wearebof. A little taste of #BOFLA. // 📸: @genochurch

Read More

My Stutter. My Monster.

We all face something that prevents us being the person we are destined to become. My something is a MONSTER that confronts me nearly every waking moment. My stutter is my MONSTER. For too many years, stuttering stifled my voice and stunted my growth. It wasn’t until I reached a very low point in my …

Read More

7 Nuggets // August Edition

You know that expression, “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t?” I think maybe the same is true of blog posts. Sometimes you feel like a post, sometimes you feel like a streamlined list of useful things to add to your work/life arsenal. In the mood for the latter? You’re in luck. Here are …

Read More

Friday Fotos | Eye Candy Edition

Winner winner, chicken dinner. #nationalfriedchickenday 🙈🙊🙉 Designing #client swag = our fave. // 🎨: @rebekahrhoden Just a little eye candy from a recent #client event // 📸: @maddsean A pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” – J. A. Meyer ✏️🔥 Rise and grind! It’s Jam Day in the Firesphere – a day we committed for the maximum productivity of our team. …

Read More

Aging with Laughter and Joy.

I wasn’t born yesterday.  But I’m so lucky. I work alongside a very young and very young at heart group of people. Which sort of forces me, in a subtle and wonderful way, to stay relevant and current. That’s not the case for everyone. So I thought I would share what working with a group …

Read More

There’s no such thing as a rock star.

I hate it when I hear people call someone a “rock star.” Being in the business I’m in –marketing –I hear that word more than the average person. We love to label. And I just can’t stand it. The other day I shared with you the first line in a book I am reading, Play Bigger by …

Read More

Fighting the Fear

As an INFJ, few things are more tormenting to my psyche than the thought of an upcoming public speaking gig. To give you some perspective, if I were on Survivor and given a choice between public speaking and eating a bug…I’d be asking them to pass the sriracha. I suspect I’m not alone in this. When you google “public speaking,” one …

Read More

Writers read.

A good friend of mine and brilliant teacher and writer, Scott Gould used to hand out this advice for writers. Writers read. I was not trained as a writer. I took a lot of creative writing in college but my major was Art with a minor in Business. (I was told that was a first …

Read More