Author: Amy Taylor

On Mood Boards

In the Mood

When we sit down (or stand up, depending on what kind of desk you prefer) to develop a brand identity, it doesn’t happen in a silo. (Not much happens in a solo silo at Brains on Fire, to be honest.) We try to bring as many brains to the table as possible, whenever possible. AEs …

Free Stock Photo Sites That Don’t Suck 2.0

A few years ago, we wrote a post about Free Stock Photos that Don’t Suck. That post has been one of our most popular over the years. The fact that people are still finding it using search phrases like “where can I find stock photos that aren’t ugly” and “non-sucky stock photos” would seem to suggest …

8 Lessons Learned at WOMMA Summit

Moe and I recently had the opportunity to attend the WOMMA Summit in NYC (along with Robbin and Geno). It was a whirlwind 48 hours, and we left The Big Apple with some big things to think about. If you weren’t able to make it, never fear. We’ve curated our top WOMMA takeaways for you in …

Do Good Sh*t on 4/4 with Good Four

Doing good has always been a core tenet of Brains on Fire. There’s never been any doubt in our mind that the brands that matter are those with a higher purpose that goes beyond a transaction. Brands that stand for something and fight against injustice in the world however they can. Brands that treat people …

Social Media Manager (NCTE)

*This is a courtesy job posting on behalf of our client, NCTE. Please apply directly to NCTE as noted below, not through the Brains on Fire website.  ABOUT The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is a proud champion and advocate for English and language arts teachers and learning. We’re reinvigorating the education conversation by …

Internview: Kylee

What is your past history with Brains on Fire? I worked at Brains on Fire during the summer of 2015 as a Community Management Intern, and I loved it! At that time, the Community team consisted of only two people (not including myself), so it’s safe to say that Brains has grown a lot in …

Goals are Good

As part of our evolution into a B Corp, we have spent a lot of time over the past year thinking and talking about ways to create a strong, positive internal culture that not only supports doing great work, but also the development of happy, healthy humans. We’ll be sharing more about these new programs and perks in …

A Word on Words

“PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there’s a word to lift your hat to.” -Emily Dickinson  As Chief Wordologist at Brains on Fire, it probably comes as no surprise that I like words. But one of the things I like most about words is that they are accessible to everyone. Once you know how to read, every thought, concept, rebellion, …

And the Color of the Year Award Goes To…

Well. It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. No, not Christmas. Pantone COLOR OF THE YEAR time! In case you’ve been living under a rock, once a year Pantone emerges from their presumably colorful lair and declares one color to rule them all. This year’s chosen one? Pantone 15-0343, “Greenery.” The award is supposed to …

Intern Halftime

With half her internship behind her, we recently checked in with Marissa to see how things are going in the life of a BOF intern…   WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR INTERNSHIP:   What has surprised you the most? There are so many projects people are working on! It’s fun to see and engage with the activities …

#Productivity

It’s Cyber Monday. The world is hard at work…at work…pretending to work, while secretly trolling Amazon for the best deals. For the first time in a long time, I am not joining them in the thrill of the deal chase. I have more than enough, which is a reality I have recently been forced to confront. …

NCFL is Hiring a Community Manager + Literacy Specialist

Are you plugged into literacy education trends, endlessly curious about the world, tech-knowledgeable, and social media savvy? If so, this may be just the opportunity for you. Our clients at the National Center for Families Learning are looking for a Community Manager and Literacy Specialist to join their team. Ideal candidate has experience in effective …

Touchpoints: Open the Box Edition

  Last week I received a really great belated birthday gift from my colleague (and fellow avid gardner), Moe. Inside the box? Handfuls of daffodil bulbs all the way from Amsterdam. As if the gift wasn’t great enough, the copywriting on the box added an extra layer of delight. Just another reminder of the value and impact of touchpoints. (Added …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Internview: Meet Sydney

What brought you to Brains on Fire? Oddly enough, I stumbled upon Brains on Fire while insta-stalking Laura. I applied for the Social Apprentice position on a whim and instantly fell in love with the people of BoF during my interview. It’s all been a dream, really. What’s your favorite font? Avenir If you were …

Meet Alison Sellers

What brought you to Brains on Fire? Fate. And Mary Susan. After spending a year in France working and traveling, I had the luxury of picking a place on the map to start life again back in the States. I moved to Greenville after having it on my radar for years, and while still being …

Meet Andrew Huang

What brought you to Brains on Fire? I was lured in with promises of massages and food, but I’m staying for the opportunity to work with very talented people in a really supportive, collaborative environment. What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever written? Once I wrote about how I ate a dozen donuts (and didn’t die) …