iMedia Connection named JESS3 to the iMedia 25 agency list, recognizing JESS3 as a key agency that has advanced interactive marketing through big ideas, brilliant creative, cutting-edge technology, and the passionate pursuit of excellence in the digital space. Citing our work with Samsung, ESPN, American Express, and recent partnership with the Google Politics and Elections team for the 2012 National Conventions, the article states, “JESS3 has a gift for turning numbers into stories and a passion for creating content strategies that resonate over the long haul.”
In an ongoing effort to thank our avid supporters on Twitter, JESS3 designs a weekly graphic that pulls in the shiny faces and unique avatars that have made our week especially awesome.
JESS3 has been nominated by Techweek and Data 2.0 as a Top 100 Innovator in the cloud data space. The list of innovators includes companies with the top cloud data products in their industry, that publish the most respected thought leadership editorial in this industry, and those developing potentially disruptive products and services. We are honored.
Leslie Bradshaw, JESS3's President and COO has been named one of 2011's Most Influential Women in Tech by Fast Company in the "Executives" category. Surrounded on the list by women she has long admired, it is a great honor for Leslie and all of JESS3 to receive this distinction.
ESPN and JESS3 have teamed up to release a fun "Schoolhouse Rock" inspired educational video about how Nielsen's TV ratings work. Using a mix of papercraft, computer animation, and handmade puppets, the video is a 5-minute walk through all you need to know about TV ratings, guided by would-be ESPN sportscasters Chip and Clay.
The Huffington Post’s Los Angeles vertical spotlighted “Coachella by the Likes,” JESS3’s infographic examining Coachella’s roster by number of “Likes” each band has on Facebook. We matched the number of Facebook fans per musical act with their graphic presence on the annual Coachella lineup poster. Making use of the Facebook-liking, data-driven generation, the resulting visualization triggered insightful discoveries about the festival’s lineup. The Huffington Post used our findings to surmise whether “Coachella's iconic poster [does] justice to the most popular acts when it comes to prominence and font size.”
As a part of our ongoing commitment to create content as a public service, we had the opportunity to partner with Blackboard to visualize the "Active Learner" in the context of the state of education experience. As Blackboard notes on their blog: "Digital natives become the majority in classrooms and lecture halls, we are at critical turning point in education. What’s that light around the corner? A world where everyone in education can access infinite teaching tools, information, and analytics from anywhere at any time. A world where all kinds of education activities, from discussions to lectures to collaboration, can be done virtually."
JESS3 earns notice for being one of five of DC’s hottest startups with the “Best Startup Swag.” InTheCapital gives a shout-out to JESS3 swag calling the t-shirts, “absurdly awesome and well designed to the point where you feel guilty for accepting it for free.” Along with the swag applaud, InTheCapital states JESS3 founder and CEO, Jesse Thomas as, “easily one of the coolest people you will ever meet in D.C. Tech.” Did it stop there? Not exactly. InTheCapital writer Carl Pierre went on to state, “if I saw any JESS3 t-shirts, posters, or pins -- being sold in a store, I would not hesitate to whip out my wallet and pay actual money for it.”