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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 …

Dreaming With Chalk

Let’s Keep TR Beautiful dreamed about a ‘Before I Die‘ wall in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Why stop at one? Why not five? Using a Community Vibrancy grant from Ten at the Top, we were able to do just that. Five walls. Five unique phrases. Five different locations.  ‘Before I turn 25’ @ Travelers Rest High School …

Friday Fotos | Doughnut Edition

  We’re so doggone happy you came to visit, Ted!     Do or donut, there is no try.     We’re floored by all of the exciting things happening this week at Brains On Fire!     Take a gander at the interns’ selfie abilities     These two are learning the ups and …

Rethinking the two week notice.

I get super attached to people No.  Not in a creepy crazy way. That includes people who join the Brains on Fire tribe. Honestly it always hurts a little bit to find out that people you trust, people who work along side of you day by day don’t share their desires to move on to …

What does confidence look like to you?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you and I were just wandering down this sandy path having a nice little conversation. Sometimes I think of these little posts like short morning walks. Photo by Libby Williams.  One of the traits we’re all drawn to is confidence. We love people (and brands for that matter) that make …

Internview: Meet Kendyle

What brought you to Brains on Fire? For my major at Clemson (Graphic Communications) we are required to have two internships before we can graduate. Every semester the department hosts an event called “Intern Employer Day” where companies in the field set up a booth for interviews. Personally, I do not like Intern Employer Day because most, …

Friday Fotos | Selfie Stick Edition

View from the top at our BOFLA office   Monthly mentor meeting at Methodical Coffee. (With a side of Circa Doughnut!)   Moe was pretty excited about our new selfie stick.   My mom went that way…without me. (Insert dog pout here)   I found her again!! THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER. -Dog   …

Friday Fotos | New Desk Edition

Looking at things from a different perspective…    Our new digs are groovy.   Lunching in La La Land   Mas tequila, por favor.   Magical marker.   Settling in.