If you have been here in the past 8 months you have no doubt met Oreo. She greets everyone here with a wag and a smile; something she has learned from Ruby her older sister from day one. Ruby runs HR. Oreo is the receptionist and is learning the tricks of the trade when it comes to helping folks concept and deal with the day-to-day dealings of deadlines and drama. I just saw that there was a study indicating that
Did you catch Matt yesterday on the Washington Business Report with Rebecca Cooper? Matt gives his take on this year’s ads for the Big Game. Unfortunately, one of the best moments of the spot was edited out. You’ll have to tweet us for details.
For the past 2 years, SmithGifford has “adopted” a family in need for Christmas. Given the events of the past few days, it seems even more important to give to those who need it the most. After our staff meeting this morning, we wrapped all the presents and will deliver them later today. It makes you feel a little, no make that a LOT better to extend the hand of love and make someone’s day a little brighter.
It’s a sad day at SmithGifford. One of our most creative team members, Mr. Pickles, our Director of Sharp Thinking passed away quietly in his sleep earlier this week. Known for his prodigious ability to fill up a litter box, his love of worms and grasshoppers, Mr. Pickles was a member of our staff for over 2 years. He will be remembered for his sharp wit and biting tongue.
Mr. Pickles is survived by 2,655 hedgehog brothers and sisters. Details
If you’ve been paying attention to our blog and to our Facebook and Twitter feeds, you’ll know that yesterday we opened the doors of SmithGifford and challenged people to awe us…. We are looking for talented people with the right creative stuff and just enough quirkiness and irreverence to fit into our off-beat culture.
You didn’t disappoint us. By the end of the day, more than 50 of you showed up. Many of you wore orange. A couple of
Like the classic game, Rush Hour… you may have played as a kid, the parking situation here at SmithGifford is complicated. With more employee’s than parking spots, we first ignored the lines, now we’ve resorted to parking each other in. As you can imagine once one person needs to leave, a couple of people have to move their cars. It’s kinda entertaining watching the big cars and little cars try to maneuver around each other. See it the way we
What a difference a generation makes. Back in 1982 kids were:
More likely to smoke cigarettes and smoke pot
Less likely to practice safe sex
More likely to have a driver’s license
If you’re a parent, do your kids have it better today than in 1982? Share your views?
SmithGifford is in it to win it–the Lottery, that is. We’ve got 10 SmithGifs out of the 19 employees in the ticket pool. Bruce did the math over lunch. When we win big, each of us walks away with $29,300,000. With that money, we’ll buy new laptops so that we can work from home. Our new homes on private islands.…
Okay, so we’ve finally recovered from ADDYs and St. PADDYs Day last week and wanted to say Congratulations and Thank you to our clients, who helped us win BIG again this year.
ADDYs remain the American Advertising Federation’s big awards show of the year. Gold winners get a chance to advance to regionals (and our regional District is big and competitive since it includes DC, Baltimore and NYC) and then a chance for fame and glory at the national ADDYs