JESS3’s third version of the Geosocial Universe premiered in an exclusive on The Next Web, one of the world’s largest online tech publishers. The Geosocial Universe 3.0 illustrates the vastness of geosocial networking, highlighting the major social networks as planets orbitting the "sun" of nearly 6 billion global mobile devices — “depicting exactly where mobile stands in today’s ecosystem.” The Next Web noted how the Geosocial Universe 3.0 sheds light on growing mobile traffic, showing “just how big those numbers have become” in the ever-expanding geosocial-sphere.
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.
This episode of PBS' Off Book series talks to animators and motion graphics creators about the past and present of this magical medium. New York University Professor and filmmaker John Canemaker presents a very brief history of animation and Jesse Thomas, founder of the creative agency JESS3, talks about how motion graphics have thrived on the Internet. Julia Pott, a Brooklyn-based animator, describes her intensely personal creative process and how she brings her experiences to life through "awkward" animal protagonists.
To illustrate Perfect Market's findings after a study in the Summer of 2010 which found that real stories still matter, JESS3 designed an infographic illustrating which stories were the most talked.
JESS3 wins Gold for Small Agency of the Year: Southeast Region at the fourth annual Ad Age Small Agency Awards, 2012. JESS3 CEO and Founder, Jesse Thomas was present in Minneapolis to accept the prestigious award. Ad Age Editor, Abbey Klaassen commented on this year's entries, “— We continue to be impressed by the quality of entries, proving that size has no bearing on the ability to offer effective marketing ideas." She continued, “I can confidently say that our winners exemplify creativity, entrepreneurialism and ingenuity -- there's a lot to be learned from them, no matter what your size."
Following Super Tuesday, the Google Politics and Elections team partnered with JESS3 to visualize how each Republican candidate competed in the Super Tuesday states, in the categories of states won, Google Search interest, delegates won, and percentage of votes achieved. In six of the 10 states, the candidate who received the most search interest prior to Super Tuesday also won the state.
As a social media adviser and creative provider to NASA through other efforts including the NASA Buzzroom, JESS3 was an integral part of coordinating the partnership, strategy and media relations for the NASA x Foursquare partnership.
"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."