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.
MarketerMonday Chat, or #MMchat, is a weekly discussion led by Jeff Ashcroft. JESS3 Director of Strategy, Brad Cohen, was the special guest for this week's chat. Jeff and Brad discussed the power behind infographics and their growing popularity, and also delved into the many ways JESS3 attacks data and creates the final product.
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.”
JESS3 has joined the roster of the Society of Digital Agencies. SoDA membership is invitation-only, comprised of 60 top digital agencies and elite production companies – with offices in 24 countries. “We are thrilled to welcome JESS3 to the prestigious ranks of SoDA membership,” said Chris Buettner, Director of Operations. SoDA members in Russia, Brazil, and North America commended JESS3 in the full member vote. JESS3 Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer Leslie Bradshaw spoke about the honor, “To think that we are now a part of SoDA – and among agencies like Made by Many, Resn, and Phenomblue - is a dream come true.”
The team behind Microsoft’s Office 365 online software suite wanted to tell the story of the growth of small business through the increasing use of cloud computing. As a result, Microsoft partnered with JESS3’s expert data visualization team to create a vibrant, shareable graphic. The Small Businesses & the Cloud infographic outlines the top cloud-friendly cities in the US, the number of small businesses in the US and their growing use of the cloud.
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.
JESS3 designed and developed a site within Teamcoco.com which enables the public to vote for Conan O'Brien's first guest, from the Pope to Justin Bieber, through Twitter.
JESS3's President and COO Leslie Bradshaw shares a page from our "cookbook" to achieve greatness, a mantra that keeps us focused on bigger, faster, stronger: "You are only as good as your last (project, meeting, shot, deal, call, etc.)"