Author: Kindling Spirits

An Open Thank You Note to Boston

Our hearts are full of love. Our thoughts are with those affected by the terrible Boston Marathon events. I used the Google Person Finder yesterday. It put things in perspective. I’m lucky. My friend, and those who cheered her on as she completed yesterday’s Boston Marathon, are safe. So many are hurting, and so many …

Conan and Community

Today’s post is from our intern extraordinaire, Allie Blalock. Black coffee with a dash of skim milk and Splenda. This coffee order was ingrained in my brain two years ago when I interned at Conan O’Brien’s TBS late night comedy show on the Warner Brothers Lot in Los Angeles. Everyday around 4 p.m. I would …

Happy Anniversary on a Foolish Day

We’ve been stylin’ for 14 years here at Brains on Fire. Naturally we celebrate on April Fools Day, who doesn’t want to laugh on their birthday? Check in with Robbin Phillips, Greg Ramsey, and Greg Cordell (in spirit while vacationing). 14 years is fun for reminiscing. Robbin Social media did not exist. I remember showing …

The Community Way

We chat about communities every day here at BOF. Shannon has a note at her desk that states “Community is not a place, it’s a way of life”. We update one another about challenges, successes and little wins for the communities we work (and live) in. But let’s get to the core of things. Have …

Student in the City

One of our freelance designers, Rachel Bass, just returned from a whirlwind tour of New York City with her classmates. Below is but a small piece of her learnings. ——- I am hot off the press from New York City. That is right this country, home grown, Travelers Rest girl made it to the Big …

Volleyball Family, A Broken Bus, and Albert the Amazing.

The above panoramic pic was pretty much my view for the entirety of last weekend. Kentucky Expo Center. 100+ courts all filled with matches the whole two days! Working with the groovy group of Community Managers here at BOF, I get the privilege of watching them rise to handle the occasional tough online (and offline) …

Do You Dream?

The idea of dreaming has always been mysterious and exciting to me. There’s always the actual state of dreaming– often happening while you sleep. I have crazy dreams, so I’m always curious about the truth and meaning behind them. Then there’s the idea of dreaming… wondering… searching. It’s no secret that I am a big …

A Few Days in the Firesphere

A Few Days In The Firesphere from Shannon Kohn on Vimeo. What started out as an idea to create and share a video of one of our BOF Monday morning “family” meetings, quickly morphed into the “slice of life from inside the Firesphere” video you see above this post. Truth be told, I’m still in …

Quieting My Hanger

If you work alongside me in the firesphere you know two things: 1) I have an odd obsession with promo item vendor 4imprint. We order a lot of goodies here at Brains on Fire (as you can see) and finding a partner you can trust makes it a lot less scary when you are awaiting …

It’s the Little Things

Sometimes I can get pretty excited over the smallest of things. For example, I recently purchased: a) Speck case for my phone b) Kindle cover for my… Kindle (shocking, I know) c) stamps d) all of the above I was more than excited to receive my Amazon delivery of my two new tech-y gadget protectors. …

‘App-y Thursday!

One Thursday Morning from Shannon Kohn on Vimeo. I think I might have a slight obsession with downloading apps for my iPhone. There was a time, not very long ago, when I only purchased iTunes cards for music (I purchase iTunes cards to self-impose spending limits…a good thing for me). Now I purchase them as …

WOMMfest 2013

Some members of the Brains on Fire team attended the WOMMfest conference yesterday in Atlanta. WOMMA (Word of Mouth Marketing Association) was spot on with determining the right time to host the event, as Tuesday was also deemed National Word of Mouth Marketing day (hooray!) There were a host of speakers that included Kristian Bush …

Hessian – Brand For Sale

So I saw this little nugget pop up early last week, and my first reaction was… that’s cool. Then when I started really thinking about it, I completely shifted gears. Hessian is a brand for sale–that is, a brand that represents no business or product. The designer, Ben Pieratt, hopes to sell the Hessian brand …

Happy Valentine’s Day from the BOF Crew!

Here’s a little video Valentine from us to YOU. ———————————————- Shannon Kohn is the Velvet Hammer at Brains on Fire. Meet her here.

Gimme Some Lovin’

This is a week of love. LURVE. And like the ever-cool Blues Brothers I’m on a mission to share it. I’m fortunate enough to hang out in the virtual world with some of the coolest people around, and most of them are under the age of 14. They inspire me, and they may not realize …

Thank You for Trusting Us.

Today’s post is from our beloved Vicky Hammond. Love is a circular transaction. You may have heard us say that once or twice. We firmly believe in harnessing and rewarding the passion conversation within our clients, their customers and our communities. Something we do not give thanks enough to the first step within all that …

Intern in the Firesphere

We have the best interns at BOF, and Rachel Bass is no exception to the rule. She has written a post for the blog about her experience working here, and I must say, it’s truly flattering and inspiring. Thanks Rachel, for all that you’ve done (and will do). Oh, be sure to click on the …

UofC Rebrand Controversy

University of California Identity from University of California on Vimeo. A while back.. well, a while back in internet space/time, the University of California had a new identity system designed – and there was a big to-do. If you don’t know the story, here’s what happened in a nutshell: The University of California unveiled a …

Book Brains on Fire to Speak

We’ve spoken at conferences big and small spreading passion, inspiration, and oodles of marketing know-how. We can deliver a wicked good presentation for your business or conference on how to ignite powerful, meaningful, sustainable word of mouth movements that are win-win for your customers and your company. If interested, contact Taryn at 864.469.7488. Speakers Geno …

Halloween on Fire

Happy Halloween dear readers! Every year we dress up in our finest costume regalia and celebrate all hallow’s eve with smiles on our faces – at least for a few minutes before we get back to working on awesome and inspiring client work. This year we decided to do something a little bit different – …