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Friday Fotos | Eat Cookies, America Edition

Sending out aaaalllllll the good vibes on this hallowed Jam Day! 🍁 The man, the myth, the legend : @gregcordell. America needs a couple or three cookies today. 🇺🇸🍪 The dynamic duo taking it all in at @semashow. // 📸:@rooftoptales Cheers to DST courtesy our#BOFLA principal Ben, who was in our GVL office this week. …

One more story about the Cub’s win.

My big brother sent an email to me last week after the Cubs won. It made my heart smile and it also reminded me that those of us who take time with kids, our own or others make memories that last for a very, very long time. Make them magical. Also, that power of story …

Friday Fotos | Scary Snacks Edition

When it comes to community ROI at Brains, engagements are our greatest indicator of success. Impressions and reach are good and well, but an engaged community has real, vibrant conversation, strong connections, and the potential to change the world. How do you measure ROI? Just add a PSL and you’re set for the weekend. 🍂💁☕️🎃 …

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 …

Friday Fotos | Desk Digs Edition

G is repping Brains at @weareota and their stage backdrop is 🔥🔥🔥 #brainsontheroad What’s on your plate today? If you tag @wearebof in a shot of your desk digs, we’ll reach out and send you somethin’ special. Try us! 🐎  Whoooooooooah Seanny. / 🎨: @maddsean In keeping with our banana theme, we’re launching a love bomb to our Fearless …

Meet Marissa

It’s that time of year. Leaves are changing. Temps are dropping. New faces are popping up around The Firesphere. That’s right. There’s a new apprentice in the house…and her name is Marissa.   I’m Marissa, an Orlando native recently transplanted to Travelers Rest, South Carolina. I attended Clemson University, during which I lived in Italy for six …

Friday Fotos | Bananadog Edition

  “Life is full of banana skins. You slip, you carry on.” – @maddsean‘s bananadog / Daphne Guinness When it’s #nationaltacoday, every hour is happy hour. @cantina76 Tuna by Trout.  🎨: @debbietroutb Living in the Triangle and looking for a little lunchtime inspiration? @genochurch will be talking all things WOM at the @Triangle.AMA next Thursday, October …

Dang Them’s Some Fancy Words

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. Because I have realistic expectations, I know you probably didn’t look up all those …

Friday Fotos | All The Feels Edition

“I’m big believer in this simple fact: Self-awareness is half the battle. I know what bugs me at work, but I wondered…what make my teammate’s skin crawl or eyes roll? What might I be doing that bugs others? So Amy, Brandy and I did a little survey asking people to let us know what bugs …

What bugs you at work?

I’m big believer in this simple fact: Self-awareness is half the battle. I know what bugs me at work, but I wondered…what makes my teammates’ skin crawl or eyes roll? What might I be doing that bugs others? So Amy, Brandy and I did a little survey asking people to let us know what bugs …

Friday Fotos | The Power of Gathering Edition

We love each other. Had fun huddling around our @letterfolkco board for a client shoot earlier this week. ☠️🔥❤️  A little humpday motivation from our team to yours. Rise and shine, people! // 🎨: @debbietrout When it comes time to transition a client, we get a little reflective. @moe__rice talks launching, maintaining, and passing the baton on a dearly loved community. Check …

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 …

Letting Go – Part II

When I came Brains On Fire, I had heard about this thing called “community,” but I had never really experienced it in action. Certainly not in a Brains On Fire-y way. (We like to do things a little different around here.) The last year as a Community Manager at BOF has enriched me in so …

Friday Fotos | Get in Our Car Edition

What’s all this about UGC? Monday on the blog, Community Manager @laura_garvin shared how we incorporate UGC into content strategy for our clients. Check it out right here. “Hey. YOU! Get into my car.” – the highly esteemed Billy Ocean // 📷: @rooftoptales for a really cool #client 😎.  We’re doing a blog post on every professional’s favorite subject: MEETINGS. So we …

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 …

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 …

Friday Fotos | Más café Edition

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

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 …

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 …

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 …