If you’ve ever walked into a conference room to find yourself surrounded by inflatable dinosaurs…
If you’ve ever opened the kitchen fridge and found a Zombie Baby staring back at you…
If you’ve ever watched a banana catch a ride from Evil Knievel…
You must be an employee at Nebo.
Halloween is a holiday that we take seriously around the office. It’s our unholy Christmahanukwanzaakah, and we look forward to it all year round. We host a pumpkin carving contest, a bake-off and, of course, go all-out on getting dressed up (and judging the few people who don’t).
It’s November 6th, 1983, in Hawkins, Indiana.
Some lab dude is getting inexplicably eaten by a faceless monster. Lights are blinking. Sounds are happening. Aaaaaaand...cue the intro music and floaty red letters.
Welcome to arguably the best 80s show made post Y2K.
Perhaps you’re like me, and have watched it too many times. Or perhaps you’re crazy and have never seen it. Or heard of Netflix.
If you’re the latter, consider this a PSA.
If you ever daydreamed of being a Goonie and playing piano bones to open mysterious passages, “Stranger Things” is for you.
If you ever watched Poltergeist and wondered what happened to Carol Anne after she got sucked in the closet, “Stranger Things” is for you.
And if you ever wagged your finger at “youngsters” preaching about the good old days of bicycles and walkie-talkies, then “Stranger Things” is most definitely for you, my friend.
It’s no secret that Nebo loves animals. From the Change Your Chicken Challenge, to working with PAWS Atlanta, to launching the Rescue Pledge, we strive to make the world a better place — not just for humans, but for our animal friends, too.
On any given day, you can find up to three dogs running around the office, sitting on laps, eating trash or causing general mayhem. And it’s been that way since the beginning. From day one, when Brian’s beloved Terminator roamed the halls of Nebo, to our newest pup Pipa, we’ve always been a dog-loving agency.
The chew toys are copious, the dog beds outnumber the couches and there’s a whole dog calendar just for puppy reservations. In case that’s not enough, the #Aww Slack channel pings all day with puppy pics (and sometimes cats).
I think it’s safe to say the dogs are something that makes Nebo special, and we wanted to introduce the world to our favorite four-legged friends. Hopefully they’ll make you as happy as they make us.
Let me ask you something: Do you take your cell phone everywhere, even to the bathroom? Have you ever run into someone while walking down the street because you were staring at your phone? Do you check your phone several times an hour? Do you spend five hours a day or more tethered to your cell phone? Are you part of the 60% of adults who keep their cellphones next to them when they sleep?
Yes? Well congratulations! You’re part of the 90% of Americans who carry their phone with them constantly, even to bed. But this (supposedly) won’t be the case for much longer. At the current pace of technology, some people believe we’ll move past our reliance on mobile screens within 3-5 years.
Sometimes client-agency relationships are great – you’re on the same page with the goals you strive to achieve; you trust one another; you form genuine relationships with those mysterious people on the other side of the conference line.
But other times it’s not so rosy. Your client may question everything you deliver and you find yourself having more combative conversations than collaborative ones.
Whose fault is this? Probably both of you. But as a project manager, it’s your job to make it better.