We've been on the road a lot as of late. Where do we go? Who do we meet? What do we do when we get there? Find out more in our ongoing series where we review each week, every week, as a team.
Google is focusing on the empowerment of voters by arming them with the news, information and knowledge required to become more meaningful participants in the country’s democratic process. There’s no question that the web is poised to deliver more political information, opinion and news than any other medium. Google and JESS3 foresee the Internet playing its biggest role yet in American elections.
The fourth in its series of informative motion graphic videos, JESS3 released today the State of Wikipedia, which walks the viewer through the creation, evolution and future of the indispensable online resource Wikipedia, all narrated by its co-founder Jimmy Wales.
Agency Post sits down with our fearless President, COO and Co-founder to discuss our company's approach to the creative process, her leadership philosophy and the ins-and-outs of building an agency from the ground up. In addition to talking about favorite projects, she also shouts-out JESS3's longtime veterans founder and CEO Jesse Thomas, VP of Production and Operations Becca Colbaugh, Comptroller Carol Zirkle, Director of Motion Mark Kulakoff and Senior Designer Eric Leach.
If you are the company you keep, then being mentioned along side Nike, GE and Chevy means you are doing something right. JESS3 could not be more proud to have helped contribute to this year's big win for Samsung at SXSW as the lead agency behind the design, development and curation of their #smartwall. We also loved that the Fast Company reporter Greg Fernestein clued in on Samsung and these brands as ones who have opted "for hands-on experiences and utility at SXSW" -- the new model of marketing that aims to empower, aid and co-create with consumers.
Called “The Essential Guide to Facebook Emoticons,” The Next Web premiered JESS3’s graphic outlining how to create emoticons in Facebook messages, comments and chats. Displaying everything from Chris Putnam to a penguin, the emoticons and their keyboard shortcuts give users a wide breadth of fun options. As noted by The Next Web, JESS3’s graphic reveals the tricks of the keyboard shortcut trade to solve an “age-old problem” — expressing one’s excitement, or penguin obsession, through Facebook of course.
Publishing mid-conference at TechCocktail's Startup Mixology, JESS3's lead reporter Chris Cassidy captured insights from former AOL CEO Steve Case, Genius Rocket President and our own Co-founder and President Leslie Bradshaw. Infographic capturing them all forthcoming!
Having functioned entirely under the “work-from-home” model until January of this year, we cannot speak more highly about what the physical space and proximity has done for our process, results, cohesion and inside jokes. This seems like an obvious statement to make, but as as a scrappy start-up that has been transforming into an established agency over the last two years, it is an important reflection point for us.