That time of year has come again friends. A time of joy and delicious treats. No, I'm not talking about Christmas, Thanksgiving, or even Halloween. I'm talking about Girl Scout Cookie season. The Girl Scouts have been a wonderful for client to have at PLAY and we love working with such a great organization. And now that it's the season for selling their delicious cookies, it's clear they love working with us too! We are so appreciative for such a fun and generous client! And now you can order your favorite Girl Scout Cookies online through their digital cookie program to support education and growth for local girls while enjoying the tastiest cookies around!
Anyone in Lincoln knows that the past few days have been cold and bleak, with loads of snow and ice. At PLAY Creative, we had enough of this dreary winter weather, so Becca and Matt threw together a Soup Day! As you can see, the Soup Day was a big success! We had a delightful array of soups, from matzo ball to chili to vegetable stew. On top of that, we had potato salad, cinnamon rolls, cheese bread, and snacks of all sorts for us to enjoy! The weather outside tried its best to get our moods down, but warm food and good company showed Old Man Winter who's boss!
Today is a big day for us at PLAY, we've got two presentations to make and we're pumped up about it! We wanted to show you all a bit what our process is like behind the scenes. Here we have our two proposals ready to go, accompanied by two potential mail campaign choices each. Our team worked hard to put these together and we're eager to get started on these great campaigns!
Q: How would you describe what you do here? A: At PLAY, I promote our offerings to the community by developing relationships and keeping others informed of what we can provide to meet their needs Q: What do you like to do when you're not at work? A: I am passionately curious about everything, so it really all depends on the day. usually, I'm trying something new, be it a craft, seeing a play, trying to do yoga, enjoying new foods and/or beer with my amazing husband, or just hanging out and laughing with my family-in-law. I'm also in school full-time so, on occasion, I do homework Q: What’s your favorite thing about working at PLAY? A: Definitely the people. Everyone here is uniquely their own and not afraid to show it. Everyone has an element of creativity to bring to the table and it shows in the results! Q: What is your favorite book? A: I'm a fan of fantasy novels, my favorite of which being the Black Jewel Trilogy by Anne Bishop. I've read that series no less than 6 times.
Way back in the distant year of 2006, two men decided they were tired of having their creative ideas limited by other people's rules, so they founded their own design studio. Those two men were Aaron Petersen and Adam Lohman and that agency was PLAY Creative. Picture above: Aaron Petersen (left) and Adam Lohman (right) from a press release published in 2007. Today, PLAY marks the start of our eighth year of business, and we want to thank our community, our staff, and most importantly our clients for all the support you've given us over the last few years. We're looking forward to another wonderful year with even more amazing work to come!
Break out the eggnog and snuggle up next to the fire, the holidays are upon us. Here at PLAY, we hope you have a magnificent holiday, no matter which holiday you may celebrate. Now is a time to be with your friends and family, eating an amount of food that we can all agree is a little worrying, and staying inside to escape the weather. From all of us here at PLAY, we hope you have happy holidays!
At PLAY, we are proud of our open workspace. It helps us feel more connected as a staff and lets ideas flow easily between us to grow and improve. One of those ideas recently was Pie Day. While we were working, the topic of best kind of pie came up in the discussion. Almost everyone had their personal favorites, we decided to have a pie day, where everyone would bring in their favorite kind of pie and we would all eat all the kinds of pie and decide once and for all the best kind of pie. Now, traditionally Pie Day, or rather Pi Day, is on March fourteenth, because 3/14 is like 3.14. But with the help of some iffy math, we figured out that December 10th is 3.14 months before 3/14, so we declared that our Pie Day. The day came and we had quite the bounty. We had key lime pie, blueberry pie, pecan pie, and strawberry rhubarb pie, plus whipped cream and two kinds of ice cream! By the end of it, all the votes had been cast and the winner was decided: Us. Admittedly, it didn't settle the argument but we were too happy to [...]
At PLAY, we spend our days promoting other businesses to help them gain customers and awareness in the mind of the public. But today we'd like to take a break from that (we want to assure all of our clients that this will be a short break) to do a little self-promotion. Earlier this year, we created a website for the Rael Development Corp that they will soon launch to help them better display the features of their buildings to potential residents. We were so proud of our work, we submitted it to the Nebraska American Institute of Graphic Arts, or AIGA, competition for design. Our website went against submissions from all across Nebraska and came back with a bronze! Our employees and their combined effort are our greatest asset and highest point of pride, and that's saying something considering all the great work we do!
We're deep into the holiday season so we thought we'd give you a look at the inner workings of PLAY as the holidays approach. Here at PLAY, we know that good food and good company is the best way to celebrate! For our PLAYsgiving celebration, everyone at the office made food for all of us to enjoy! Everything you see in the picture above was made by a PLAYer! We had a veritable buffet of homemade food, like smoked pork shoulder, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, rolls, corn, cranberry sauce, and even an ice cream cake! And to make all this wonderful food even better, we sat down together as an agency as we ate. Nothing brings people together like a big meal of delicious food and with a banquet like this, PLAY is close as can be!
At PLAY Creative, we take pride in our work and have fun with it too. So when we were setting up to shoot a video spot for our client Credit Union of America, we thought we would set up an extra camera that would film the team instead of the actors. Our behind-the-scenes camera was set up to record the effort and creativity that goes into setting up and shooting our commercials so you get a real understanding of everything our team can do. Then we sped it up a bit to make sure you didn't have to devote your lunch hour to watching our team get the set going for a commercial shoot. We love sharing our process with you so check out the backstage video and then the commercials that came from all that effort! CUA • Commercial Setup Time-lapse from PLAY Creative on Vimeo.