JESS3 has been named one of the top 500 "Fastest Growing Private Companies" by Inc. Magazine for their strong year-over-year growth and proven track record. The company celebrates the 10th anniversary of founder Jesse Thomas' launching JESS3.com this year, as well as co-founder Leslie Bradshaw's 6th anniversary in September.
"How much of a boost does a business get from a president’s visit? After the folks at the Washington sandwich shop Taylor Gourmet got a visit from President Obama on May 16, they decided to crunch the numbers and find out. President Obama spent exactly 15 minutes at Taylor Gourmet. That visit was enough to boost the stores’ sandwich sales by 15 percent. Orders for the Spruce Street (Obama’s hoagie of choice) jumped from 21 each day to 53 after the President’s visit. More in a very comprehensive infographic drawn up by design firm JESS3, after the jump."
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.
Nobody captured the power of influence better than Marshall McLuhan who said, “The message is the medium.” But what happens to influence when media institutions fall? This infographic from JESS3 and Eloqua examines how influence has shifted to the individual — how in today’s world, the message has become messenger.
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!
JESS3 has the pleasure to announce it is expanding its leadership team with three new hires. We are welcoming Lauren Cook aboard as VP of Client Strategy, Brad Cohen as Director of Strategy, and Bonnie Aumann as Technical Director. We are excited to continue to grow and reinforce our commitment to innovation, productization and diversified offerings.
The Mind of a Freelancer Infographic sees frontpage coverage from our friends over at Mashable. The infographic both celebrates and informs others about the freelance lifestyle, detailing the numerous benefits of being your own boss, but also illustrating some of the pitfalls. As Allegra Tepper writes in the Mashable article, "The study however concluded that overall, freelancers seem pretty happy with the career move." Another notable mention in the article as a reflection of the Mind of a Freelancer infographic was the longer a person freelances, the happier they are with the decision.
JESS3's AdAge feature highlights their Small Agency of the Year, Southeast, Gold award. The feature also adds insight to JESS3 and its founders. AdAge's Cotton Delo writes, "Standing out as a creative agency is difficult, but JESS3 was incorporated in 2008 with a specialty: data visualizations to make marketers' streams of analytics, purchase and social-exhaust data beautiful and digestible." JESS3 President, Co-founder and COO Leslie Bradshaw commented on the secret to JESS3's success, "A lot of our strategies and the way we run our company are digitally native."