Fri Oct 10th 2014

passion share: Matt Walkley

Passion Share: Matt Walkley

Who is this again? He’s a senior UI/UX designer here at redpepper.

What is Matt’s passion? Music! Matt brought his guitar and performed a song that he wrote to propose to his now-wife. Yes, it was exactly as cute as it sounds.

Thu Oct 9th 2014

ATTTAACKR Highlights

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Did you see that new thing on the thing? Maybe, maybe not? Probably not though. Obviously there are way too many new things for any one person to keep up with so we created ATTTAACKR. It’s our bi-monthly meetup where we discuss the latest in creative uses of nerd stuff. Or, basically any creative use of anything. Below are a few of the things we talked about a lot from this week’s meeting.

Mon Oct 6th 2014

passion share: Erin Sephel

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Passion Share: Erin Sephel

Who is this again? Erin is a social media ace here at redpepper.

What is Erin’s passion? Baking!

Fri Oct 3rd 2014

Now Hiring: In-house Superhero

Superstar Executive Assistants. Overlooked Office managers. All-around Magicians. We Need You.

You’re always proactive—one-step ahead, even. You give and you give and always manage to keep your cool, can-do attitude. You can type and confirm orders on Amazon almost as quickly as you can solve problems and satisfy high demands with close deadlines. Your energy level is off-the-charts and if you’re not on-the-go, we may need to check your pulse. You occasionally sneak off to a phone booth and change into a spandex unitard and cape, then fly around the city saving babies, puppies and best friends. Well, we need you now. We need you here.

Thu Oct 2nd 2014

4 Ways to Stay on Top After Facebook’s Like-Gate Ban

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A pepper recently penned “4 Ways to Stay on Top After Facebook’s Like-Gate Ban” for Social Media Today in light of the recent changes in policy which go into effect on November 5th. Here are four strategies to stay on top and a little more about each of them:

Wed Oct 1st 2014

October Cover Photo

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October for me means postseason baseball. The regular season ended at the end of September and beginning of October marks the official start of the postseason. Ten teams compete for the pennant of their league and the two teams that make it all the way will be competing for the ultimate prize — the World Series championship ring.

Wed Sep 24th 2014

passion share: Ryan Dunlap

Passion Share: Ryan Dunlap

Sun Sep 21st 2014

Passion Share: Cat Garnett

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Passion Share: Cat Garnett

Who is this again? Cat is our Communications and Research Director!

What is Cat’s passion? Reading!

Tell us a little more! A picture is worth 1,000 words, right? Click the one above for the full infographic that Cat made (using a handy tool called Piktochart) about the benefits of reading.

Want to find more passion shares? Try here.

Have no idea what a passion share is? This will help

Fri Sep 19th 2014

Facebook Cover Photo — Septembeer

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The month of September has a lot in common with the classic film, The Notebook. It’s in September that Ryan “sports” Gosling meets up with his true love Rachel “camping” McAdams and together they make sweet “tailgating” love.

So since all that made sense, it should come as no surprise that tailgating was the inspiration behind my September cover photo.

Thu Sep 18th 2014

spring interns—we’re looking for you!

Looking for an amazing Spring Internship in Nashville OR Atlanta? How perfect - we’re looking for you too - full or part time. We’ve got openings for internships in Nashville: Graphic Design, Account Management, Marketing & Research, Studio Group, New Business, LAB, Video. Check out our internship website: http://redpepperinterns.com/ for more info on the internships we’re offering and how to send us your info.

Wed Sep 17th 2014

Five Ways To Take Advantage of the Extended Back-to-School Season

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A pepper recently penned “Five Ways To Take Advantage of the Extended Back-to-School Season” for MarketingProfs. It centers around how Gen Z has defined new parameters for the back-to-school season and the best ways to utilize the extra time to get on back-to-school lists. Here are the main tips:

  • Focus on the students: Pester power is key—⅓ of parents admit their children “are extremely influential” on household purchases.

  • Use the right media: The tween segment is present on a variety of channels, one of the most prominent being YouTube. Look carefully at your audience to shape your approach to both younger and older Gen Z members.

  • Get them talking—by using the right message: 64.45% of tweens learn about new tech and fashion trends directly from their friends. Take advantage of this and key-in to where Gen Z is most intrigued—by offering experiences and taking into account their visual nature. Bring it up another notch by making the advertising something parents can enjoy too.

  • Explore new shopping seasons: Get into parents’ heads at each stage of the back-to-school season—expensive items are often purchased early, with essentials like pencils and notebooks being purchased closer to the first day of school. In the first few weeks, items like clothing and accessories are purchased as students figure out what’s popular.

  • Set up for a year of success: There’s more than just back-to-school. Start a conversation with your brand that will keep you in a customer’s mind year-round.

Read the whole piece here, and find everything we’ve been writing here.  

 

Mon Sep 15th 2014

Processing avatars… 37.5% complete

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What was your inspiration for these avatars?

I am constantly inspired by the work of Justin Mezzell and Rogie. They are master illustrators and I hope to be that good some day.

How did you go about creating them?

I made mine right after we first started using Slack (if you’re wondering what Slack is, click here!) because I didn’t want to just use a photo of myself. I created them in my free time using Illustrator. After I made a couple other people’s, everyone wanted one. I’ve made about half the company so far.

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What is your favorite thing about Slack?

The #random channel. I own that channel. Pug Bombs and Karma Bombs all day.


Thanks for the interview but I gotta go finish up everyone’s avatars!

Mon Sep 15th 2014

Passion Share: Josh Miller

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Passion Share: Josh Miller

Who is this again? Josh is on our strategy team here at redpepper!

What is Josh’s passion? Running!

Tell us a little more! Josh was never a big fan of running, but he’s recently been pushing himself to do it more. He’s training for a half marathon and has found not only that he’s grown to love it, but that it’s aided in his focus, grit, determination, and vision both inside and outside of running.

Want to find more passion shares? Try here.

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Thu Sep 11th 2014

redpepper approved: Slack

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Today on redpepper approved: Slack

Sat Sep 6th 2014

Passion Share: Matt Reed

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Passion Share: Matt Reed

Who is this again? Matt is our Creative Technologist.  

What is Matt’s passion? Finding creative solutions and saving money with a bit of tinkering.