Wow, it's been over a year since a blog has been posted on this World Famous Creative Strategy blog! So much as happened. Catch Your Limit is doing great and Tom and I are now spending the majority of our time in Richmond, VA in our cool new office space. Because we're here we can't be @ FSU, so we gave up our teaching gig. Perhaps we'll check into VCU or UVA opportunities here in the near future.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Posted by Melissa Laughon at 5:06 PM
Thursday, August 26, 2010
While you all were away this summer ( some of you have graduated long before this ), Luke Sullivan, author of our favorite book and your textbook Hey Whipple Squeeze This, wrote a blog about washing a pig. He featured some of our photos from our experiences washing a pig! If you didn't see it, check this out http://blog.ideacity.com/creativity-is-like-washing-a-pig-gsdm#
Have a great semester!!
Posted by Scott at 3:48 PM
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Posted by Inspired by ____ at 10:44 PM
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Congrats on being done! I just wanted to share this website I stumbled upon today. It's 30 hilarious print ads...I got a good laugh and think you would too! Check it out to take a break from finals :)
Posted by Lauren Fenner at 12:11 AM
Friday, April 23, 2010
Hi CSI! I hope that you all have taken a few deep breaths, gotten some rest and celebrated after doing an awesome job this semester. We are all so proud of you! I wanted you to know that Lynnette blogged about you - you inspired her ... take a look:
Posted by Melissa Laughon at 3:38 PM
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
"Where did you buy that shirt?"
This most likely means: "That top isn't flattering — I wish you'd wear something else." "She's softening a negative point with vague phrasing," explains Tannen. But there's something deeper she probably won't own up to: When she homes in on your looks, your mom is also thinking about herself. "She assumes your appearance is a reflection on her," says Tannen, "so she wants to help you become someone she's happy with." Tell her you know she has great advice, but you have to express your own style.
"Are you really that hungry?"
Four words: Put down the doughnut. Okay, this one's pretty obvious. "Unless she harps on your diet, this comment slipped out before she could censor it," explains Tannen. Her maternal instincts kicked in, and she's watching out for you. Let her know that while you know she has your well-being in mind, these statements make you uncomfortable.
"It's nothing. I don't want to bother you."
Your mom craves attention…but doesn't want to ask for it. She's used to being the caretaker, so swapping places can be awkward for her, Tannen explains. To strengthen your bond, focus on her now, and follow up later. "This will show her that she can trust you to pick up on all of her hints," says Tannen.
"Marsha's daughter got into grad school."
"Your mom hopes when you hear of your peers' progress, you'll be inspired," observes Tannen. But she's also in a compare-athon. "She likes to brag too," says Tannen. So give her updates. If her friend's daughter got into grad school, mention your recent kudos at work.
"He's fun, but do you ever see him settling down?"
Your mom thinks your bartender boyfriend is nice but not husband material. "This is awkward," says Tannen. "You're both adults." But still, she can't exactly talk to you like a friend and say "Dump him." Also, "your mom is of a different generation," says Tannen. She assumes that you're hoping he's marriage-worthy. Reassure her that you're having a good time but aren't going to elope with him to Vegas.
Posted by Gala at 12:12 PM
So it's 4:25 am and I am still working on this project. It's been a very difficult road, but I have faith that our team will pull through tomorrow. I wish everyone the best of luck and I know you will all have amazing campaigns!
By the way, due to the conflicting schedule of the Creative party, you will not be able to see ad team present. However, if you're interested you may want to consider going Thursday morning or afternoon during one of Solomon's classes (9:30 am or 12:30 pm). He's already done teaching, so you may be able to just sit and watch. If you're interested in Arrowhead, it would be a great thing for you to see our wonderful presenters!
Good luck to all and have a great summer!
Posted by Inspired by ____ at 4:25 AM
Yet another midnight thirty at the stadium. Tomorrow is the day. I'm excited, nervous, happy, freaked out, sick to my stomach, and anxious. We have spent HOURS in this stadium, spoken to the police twice, and gotten screamed at by some bitter hospitality lady. Though this project has completely consumed my last month in Tallahassee, I have enjoyed every grueling minute. My group has worked as a well oiled machine, each person excelling at their function perfectly. Despite the plethora of personalities (most clashing) we have, we have worked well together, getting everything that needed to be done, done, and still having time for random leather fringed jacket photo shoots. No matter what grade we get, or if we win, we all know that we went above and beyond and created a kick ass campaign. Thank you to all my group members for making CRE8 as amazing as it is.
Posted by Siobhan at 12:27 AM
Right now it is 12:26 on Wed morning...our presentations are in just a few hours and I know everyone has been practicing their little tushes off!! How do I know, because for the past few evenings we have all run into each other on the second floor of UCB--and we all have our own funny stories to share.
Tonight, around 11:15, my group was practicing in the presentation room when we heard a knock on the door. We opened it up and two police men were standing outside. She explained to us that every time we opened and closed a door a silent alarm wen toff alerting the police that their were intruders in the building. We tore down the paper which blocked the glass window, giving a glimpse into our room and begged (but not really) trying to convince these officers that we were simply students trying to get a good grade in our creative strategy class. They asked us what time we were leaving, and we told them another group would be coming in at midnight. The police offer began to laugh. She was on our side after all. She totally understood what was going on but asked us to please leave by 1 am. We apologized for the inconvenience and she made a silly face and told us she totally understood.
I know others of you have had funny encounters while practicing your presentations. (Post your story if it's good enough for the blog!)