Merry JESSMas 2013
Can you spot Steve Jobs? Psy? How about Homer Simpson? An all-star cast showed up for the 2013 JESS3 Christmas card.
Notes Shasta Darlington of CNN: "They are an exclusive group of globe-trotting Internet investors, startup founders and tech junkies. Or you can just call them 'Geeks on a Plane.'" JESS3's Founder and CEO was one of said "geeks" who not only met with numerous entrepreneurs on the trip and throughout South America, but he also served as the trip's executive creative director where he lead the development of the trip's official comic book / "zine" and collateral. Look closely and you can see his signature JESS3 tee in CNN's shots of the trip!
The newest in the partnership with C-SPAN and foursquare, JESS3 is proud to have helped coordinate the network's efforts to bring education and politics to the masses through the geosocial platform in the form of a dedicated foursquare C-SPAN badge. Designed by JESS3, this badge can be obtained by checking in to five pre-determined politically significant locations, mostly around the Washington, D.C. area.
Entering her seventh year with JESS3 this fall, Leslie Bradshaw has been recognized by Mashable as one of the top 44 female founders to know. Bradshaw's tireless dedication to her team, company and the field of data visualization has earned her the top billing along side such notable entrepreneurs as Kass Lazerow, Buddy Media; Julia Hartz, Eventbrite; Gina Bianchini, MightyBell; Brooke Moreland, Fashism; Rashmi Sinha, SlideShare; Jenn Hyman and Jenny Fleiss, Rent the Runway; Rachel Sklar, Change The Ratio and TheLi.st; and Victoria Ransom, Wildfire.
The latest partnership between JESS3 and Brian Solis, the Social Media Brandsphere breaks down the five different ways brands can engage with their customers through social media channels and how each different technique produces a wide range of possibilities for interaction and storytelling between people and brands.
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.
To help Gowalla users find the NASA Moon Rocks across the U.S., JESS3's design team created a customized illustration of each location they can be found at the create a true cohesive treasure map.
Jesse Thomas and Leslie Bradshaw are honorees of Washington Life's annual "The Young and The Guest List." They are among 250 40-and-under movers and shakers in the nation's capital, named for their leadership in pushing the city forward with innovative ideas in technology.
Geosocial is huge trend that continues to entertain us all. As we all know, things change incredibly quickly in the world of the internet, so we decided to update our infographic The Geosocial Universe a few months short of the one year anniversary of its first iteration. Once again, we look to answer the question: Who is the biggest player in the location-based landscape?