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Friday Fotos | Tribe Edition

Some say it takes a village to raise a child. We say it takes a tribe. Cordell, you rock!   We had an office visitor Friday. It could have been a ruff day without him!   John Moore is Brains On Fire’s Chief of Wahoo or Marketing Raconteur! While it may appear that his only …

BlogHer15 Recap: Brands + Bloggers

Last week Moe and I headed to NYC for a couple days of vacation…followed by a handful of days learning, connecting and growing at #BlogHer15. The event was a flurry of sessions and smarts, but more than anything, it gave us new and profound perspective on the value of brand-blogger partnerships. There were some big name players present, …

No times seven.

I love this photo of the young guns from our LA office. We learn to hate hearing NO at a very early age. I googled “how many times does a toddler hear no” and found this response from Nina Spence. “A UCLA survey from a few years ago reported that the average one year old child …

Joy.

Our client Southern Pressed Juicery just gets it. They know they’re as much about building a joyful and healthy community as they are about making great juice and healthy food. We’re in the business of connecting people. We help our customers create emotional engagement with the people they serve. And because of that the people …

The Springs LA

  Our latest branding and design work from the Springs LA, a multi-faceted urban oasis cultivating health, wellness, sustainability and community. Located in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, the springs includes an organic juice bar, yoga studio, wellness center, and raw vegan restaurant & wine bar. Creating a hub for health-conscious consumers, wellness-seekers, and foodies. …

Why “Not My Job” Just Might Be Your Most Important Job

The guy in the photo above is my friend Senthil (+ his super adorable son.) And this is a story about how he went above and by making my problem his problem. I’m not proud to admit that last week I lost my cool online. I’m prepping for a move, and the chaos of trying to coordinate the two-mile transfer of …

Friday Fotos | $$$ Edition

S/O to John and Sitara for these day brighteners yesterday! Made-from-scratch chocolate chip cookies? Yes please! We’re willing to bet that #BOF is the most well-fed agency in town.   It might look like he’s in a submarine, but that’s because Geno Church is actually BOF’s very own passion pirate! He wears many hats here …

Great Storytellers: Rhett & Link

Several years ago, I discovered the dynamic duo of Rhett and Link cracking up the interwebs via Youtube. Over the years, they somehow slipped off my radar. A few weeks ago, while searching for something else, YouTube presented me with a suggested video featuring Rhett and Link — and my evenings have been filled with hours …

The truth is amazing stuff.

The other day I walked into one of our phone rooms. We call it the red room even though we just painted it a really lovely shade of white. Cathy and Cordell were calling our LA office for an internal client preview meeting. I love these previews so I wanted to sit in. Well. The …

Happy Social Media Day

It’s no secret that I love social media. I love that it helps me stay connected to the people I love. I love that I get paid to help brands and organizations connect with kindred spirits by way of social. I love that it brings me no less than 45 dog-related tidbits of awesomeness per day. …

Friday Fotos | Filming Edition

Emily Everhart is our gentle nudger at Brains On Fire (also known to some as an account executive). If she were stranded on an island and could pick one BOF employee to be stuck with, she’d pick Megan Byrd. In her own words, “If there was ever a person to convince cannibals not to eat …

Less Show. More Soul.

I love this photo of Benjamin Hart from Brains on Fire LA (tall guy on the left)  spending a day serving alongside our clients at SusieCakes.  The other day I was doing some research and stumbled on this piece of wisdom from Jonathan Fields:  Show is soul’s cover-up. So much bravado. So much posturing. Positioning. …

Q+A with Geno Church, our Chief Word of Mouth Officer

Geno spoke in Virginia in April and they did a great little Five Minute Q+A with him after the presentation. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a little time with this great mind today!     Got a good question for Geno (or any of us). Put it in the comments below and I’ll make …

What Are You WOM-ing?

“One customer, well taken care of, could be more valuable than $10,000 worth of advertising.” -Jim Rohn Working in an industry rooted in WOM, it is sometimes easy to overlook its influence in my personal life. This weekend I took stock of the things I’ve recently found myself talking about, sharing and being influenced by… …

Friday Fotos | New BOFFICE Edition

This is Moe Megan in all of her floral glory! Moe is Brains On Fire’s puppet master and community manager! She’s a funny gal who loves gardening and #faffing. She’d love to learn how to make her own pots and espalier a tree (Google it – it looks pretty neat).   Laura Garvin, a community …

Day Dreaming.

Photo by Libby Williams. I’ve been thinking lately about the power of day dreaming and the role it’s played in my personal happiness. When I give myself permission to day dream, something remarkable always happens. I often inspire myself while I am dreaming “what if ” by reading little bits of wisdom from books or …

Now Hiring: EDF Earth Street Citizen Correspondent

If you’re a regular reader of the BOF Blog, you know we spend a lot of time thinking and talking about the power of Brand Ambassadors. Now is your chance to actually become an ambassador on behalf of an organization doing remarkable things that are literally changing the world for the better. Our clients at the …

Friday Fotos | Empty Office Edition

Can’t wait to see how we’ll use all of this empty space!   R.I.P. to our old stuff, the new furniture is here! We’re dying to see what it will look like!   This is Sean Madden, our official pencil pusher and senior designer! Sean’s been at BOF for 2.5 years and in that time …

Q&A With BOF’s Business Leaders on Remote Employees

This is the third post in a blog mini-series about remote employment. Check out the first two pieces The Flexible Future: Why You Should Focus on Building a Workforce, Not a Workplace and I Swear I’m Wearing Pants: 5 Misconceptions About Remote Employment.  When it comes to building an internal culture that embraces remote employment options, there’s no …

Do you ever wonder if you’re climbing the wrong mountain?

I read too much. No really, I sometimes wonder if I have a serious problem. I read when I am not eating, sleeping or working. I’m currently reading a book called Overdressed about our obsession with fast fashion. Whew. This book will make you take a serious strong look at the clothes you put on your …