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I've wanted to make a calendar for years because it's a quintessential form of tracking time but there are infinite possibilities when it comes to the design.

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We’re all born into one point-of-view or another, and we’re not necessarily trained to proactively step into the shoes of others.

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It was a spring Saturday morning, and I woke up and said, "I need to buy a van today"

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Making furniture is an extremely time-sensitive process and just one mistake can set you back hours.

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At first I didn't tell anyone about my Instagram because I was embarrassed. It's still fairly embarrassing, but now I can't stop.

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The family bands dynamic is interesting. There was more struggle in the beginning, as we were younger and didn't quite understand why we were in a family band...

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In the Netherlands we have a saying thats something along the lines of "I love Summer, it's the best day of the year."

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The process to become a flight attendant is long and fraught with challenges. Training is incredibly difficult. It was like being on a reality show in terms of drama and cut-throat antics between the applicants.

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Wayne Brady forced me to tap dance on national television and it was just as mortifying as it sounds. Plus, I didn’t win...

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Triathlon is a sporting activity where competitors must swim, bike and run a designated distance in that order...

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Carrot Creative is filled with colorful characters. Cultured Carrots is a series that shares the outside passions that inspire the very best work for our clients. This week, Junior Designer Danny...

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Carrot Creative is filled with colorful characters. Cultured Carrots is a series that shares the outside passions that inspire the very best work for our clients. This week, we travel to Colombia with...

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Carrot Creative is filled with colorful characters. Cultured Carrots is a series that shares the outside passions that inspire the very best work for our clients. This week, Senior Developer Ryan...

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Carrot Creative is filled with colorful characters. Cultured Carrots is a series that shares the outside passions that inspire the very best work for our clients. This week, People and Culture...

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Carrot Creative is filled with colorful characters. Cultured Carrots is a series that shares the outside passions that inspire the very best work for our clients. This week, Analytics Manager Ben...

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Carrot Creative is filled with colorful characters. Cultured Carrots is a series that shares the outside passions that inspire the very best work for our clients. This week, Engagement Manager Tom...

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Carrot Creative is filled with colorful characters. Cultured Carrots is a series that shares the outside passions that inspire the very best work for our clients. This week, Account Executive Taren...

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Carrot Creative is filled with colorful characters. Cultured Carrots is a series that shares the outside passions that inspire the very best work for our clients. This week, we sit down with Ben Gage...

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Asif Khan, the Head of Strategy at Carrot, placed a fishing line for “unicorn talent” into the world last year. Prancing and plodding along my career path as a frustrated unicron, I noticed this...

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Carrot Creative is filled with colorful characters. Cultured Carrots is a series that shares the outside passions that inspire the very best work for our clients. This week, we venture to the west...

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Welcome to the first edition of Cultured Carrots. In this new series, we'll connect with amazing people from across the company to discuss some of the things they’re passionate about. The Carrot...

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I was that student - that person who told anyone who would listen to me that I was going to be in HR after graduation. After taking a couple of Human Resources classes I felt this was my destiny...

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So, what do you do? Me: I’m a copywriter. Oh cool, you write novels and poems and stuff, right? Me: Not exactly. You copyright books then? Me: No, I’m actually an advertising copywriter. Oh…like Peggy...

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Once upon a time I had a revelation underneath the desk of my previous employer. As I was wondering why my PC wouldn’t turn on and of-course pondering life, I realized that I wasn’t happy where I was...

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On March 18, 2016 I slept outside on the New York City Street in solidarity to raise money for the homeless youth of Covenant House… for a second time. Since 1972, Covenant House has been available...

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There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t sit and appreciate the journey that I’ve been on - and continue to go through. It all started in Louisa County - a small town, located in the heart of...

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After 2 ½ years of freelancing, being strangled by Gene Simmons, building a house with Vanilla Ice, looking into Martin Scorsese’s eyes and getting a death stare I decided that I was ready for a...

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“THIS IS HER!” Emily announced to every single person on my first, second, and third day at Carrot. Alas, a second member to the one-woman media team. I couldn’t have been more excited about the...

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The first time I left New York after an internship four years ago, I was jazzed…to be leaving. As I stepped off the plane back into crisp Oregon air, I thought I’d never leave my home state for a city...

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It doesn’t take a lot of time to learn at Carrot. It takes an open mind and ears to listen to those around you. In my 1 year and 11 months of transitioning from a mute intern to an ambitious analyst...

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“Ever thought about working in New York?” “Nope” I replied to Ben, on Facebook from my office in Canberra, Australia. I was never a strong designer. I was a math and programming jock, with no...

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Getting to know Carrot started with a text from a former co-worker letting me know about an opening: “I really, really like working here” he said. It continued with one of my first conversations with...

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People often don’t take video games or gamers seriously. Despite it being one of the largest entertainment industries of our time, there are still many who think of video games as a time sink, an...

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Two Truths and a Lie I’ve always wanted to work for Carrot. I proposed to my wife on the front page of Buzzfeed. I’m related to Vladimir Putin. And now for the spoilers…. I have ALWAYS wanted to...

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Hustle. Team. Adventure. These three pillars have guided Carrot the last decade, and that third item is the driver behind some very big news: We’re heading West. Carrot has harnessed magic (hard work...

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Judy Fraser is one of the strongest willed, firm yet loving women I know. She’s successfully raised four children, mostly on her own while advancing her career. Judy is a role model, an amazing woman...

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As a man of color working in marketing, my ears always perk up when someone mentions diversity. Often when I hear the concept of diversity discussed in meetings, it is almost always discussed in...

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This week, Amazon announced that they were banning sales of Apple TV and Chromecast hardware from its online store due to competition with their own Amazon Fire hardware. While this move may seem...

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The bi-annual sartorial circus that is New York Fashion Week winds down this week, and - like I’ve done since age 13 or so - I’ve been immersing myself in the non-stop style coverage. I’m down to riff...

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We are incredibly excited and honored to announce that Carrot has been named by Crain's New York as one of the Best Places to Work for the second year in a row. 2015 has been a landmark year for...

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Chris and I founded Carrot with a simple idea: help brands navigate new technologies and platforms to connect with consumers. We did it by pushing the envelope and doing innovative firsts; all while...

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Drones, check. Virtual reality, yup. Wearables, done. 3D-printed glass... what! Yes, you read that right. 3D-printed glass is now a real thing, thanks to MIT's Mediated Matter. Add that to your...

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Most people believe that we make decisions quite rationally, simply using facts to arrive at an answer. While that may be true in some cases, we can agree that emotions are heavily involved in the...

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We are the interns. We eat peanut butter, pizza, stale bagels and all other forms of free food. People may not know us by name but swear they totally know our face. We make awkward conversation and...

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At Carrot, we’re lucky enough to work with not only notable brands and organizations, but ones that make a considerable impact in the world we live in as well. Malala Fund is exactly one of those...

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Remember print media? It's not doing so well, at least not by traditional measures. Of time spent with all types of media, people only spend 5% with print. Digital, mobile and social are all...

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We are incredibly proud to announce that we have won a Webby this year - an award that stands for "Excellence in Internet" - for our work with The Nature Conservancy on the #SaveElephants...

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You might have gotten the chance to check out the latest Jurassic Park trailer, but did you hear about the 19 fully intact dino eggs found in China? Yup, the Kylie Jenner, aka cultural-appropriation...

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Kong is the latest tool for people looking to express themselves online in fun new ways. Available for Android and iOS, the app lets people capture and share selfies as animated GIFs. It's the...

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If you were literally in a hole, underground, without human contact last week then you probably missed the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS trailer. Otherwise, you probably lost your beans over this LEGO...

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Last week we saw what happens when you bring Jon Snow to a dinner party. I think they forgot to invite some of their furry friends though. We should’ve had a dinner party to celebrate New Beer’s Eve...

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If you ask me, the best part of last week was hands down this gem in celebration of National Corn Dog day. Albeit a little late, but when glory is delivered timing does not matter. Lots of people are...

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Carrot truly is an out-of-this world place to work, and the employees here on the mothership have a variety of interests, which span from grilling the perfect burger, to organizing hand-modeling...

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It's been a few weeks since Meerkat, Silicon Valley's latest startup darling, hit the scene. And it's still red hot. So much so, that Greylock Partners, a well established venture capital...

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When I was little, I was a very picky eater: sugar, meat, cheese, bread/pasta & potatoes. My mother once took me to the Rabbi (they were tight) to get him to convince me to eat veggies. Jews don’t...

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Last week proved that there really is nothing more important in life than being really really really good looking when Zoolander closed out Valentino’s Paris Fashion Week show. We received a taste of...

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It’s really really really Friday everyone! Things you probably missed this week: Pancake Day. But it’s okay because The Game celebrated enough for all of us, seriously--the guy donated 5K to IHOP...

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“I’m getting out of advertising,” I said in early 2014. After almost five years in the game, I was tapping out. I had been with small boutique agencies, large PR firms, and full-service shops that...

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In case you were out spelunking last night, stop everything you’re doing immediately. Now, reach deep within your soul and determine the color of #TheDress. It’s blue and black. It’s gold and white...

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Are you still feeling the effects of that triple-whammy President’s Day weekend? Us too. Amidst the hype, Kanye launched the Yeezy Boost and his clothing line with Adidas while all of his BFFs were...

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“We’re so super stoked!” When I received this email, accompanied by a gif of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air doing the running man, was when I knew I found my place in the universe. But let’s rewind a...

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“Um, well….I quit my job already. What should I do?” This is what was going through my mind October 9th, when I received news that would eventually change the course of my life (dramatic, but true...

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As I write this welcome blog sitting on Santa’s lap, I am realizing that Christmas is over. This isn’t Santa. It’s a guy with a beard. I’m in Brooklyn. Everyone has a beard. Let me tell you the story...

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Exposition: Back in good ol’ Chicago, my bestie4lyfe, Lauren, told me there was an opening at Carrot for an Art Director (the first art director position at Carrot, EVER.). I had already heard magical...

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Moving back to New York City was probably one of the best decisions I've made this year. Before Carrot, I was a Fellow for AOL's automotive brand Autoblog. My experience at AOL was a great...

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After a few months of freelance work during a period of unemployment, I came across Carrot by happenstance. I was involved in my usual daily routine of sending out resumes and applications when I came...

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It was only my second day at Carrot, and the entire office of 100+ people was already loudly chanting my name in unison. “ASIF! ASIF! ASIF!” Seriously, a guy could really get used to that. I’m pretty...

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Carrot was different. No urine test. No standard cover letter and resume submission. No, when I arrived at the Carrot site to apply, I was asked to explain what super-power I would have if I could...

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As soon as I hopped off my plane from Austin, I cabbed straight to the Carrot office to grab the keys of the apartment they were putting me in while I found a place to live. This was the afternoon...

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Flashback to 1996: a mini Perry, age 12, seriously short, seriously full of attitude (sorry mom). In response to "What do you want to be when you grow up," I wrote "Lawyer." Really...

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way. That's something my parents have told me since I was very young and it's something I take with me wherever I go. Thanks mom and dad. Finally being here...

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We're honored to announce that Carrot has been named by Crain's New York as one of 2014's Best Places to Work. We always tell brands that their why is greater than their what. We got...

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McDonald’s is celebrating 40 years of menu-item memories. Everyone's celebrating the classics; which is why Miller Light is bringing back its old label, Surge is back, PanAm wants to take you...

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From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: greetings ‘greetings peter. never thanked you for your holiday card. we have a need for account directors, wanna come in and talk?’ I...

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Today is a red-letter day for Apple fans; not only are we finally getting our hands on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but VICE News for iOS is now available in the App Store! The new app for VICE News...

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In case you were exploring caves last week, you should know that Apple announced a new watch. So, of course, brands piggybacked. They’re also introducing a bigger phone, which Samsung takes full...

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“You’re going to need to be able to read his mind.” Such was the most important requirement told to me during my interview that I needed for the job I was seeking. Since I am writing this welcome...

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Happy Back to School Week. Check out these Mom confessions and the Gap Kids’ photo campaign… [and these taser faces (unrelated)]. Tablets have the highest click through rates across devices. A...

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Social media is now the fastest way to share information on a local and global level. From a quick access source for the latest news, to a public forum for large scale discussions around human rights...

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A funny thing about HR is that it kind of gets a bad rap. Like recruiting– anyone who has had a bad experience will forever remain a hater. The truth is, as someone with a recruiting background, I was...

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The first time I stepped foot into Carrot headquarters was the last time I ever wore a suit jacket. It was May of my senior year. With graduation season on its way, I had finally begun to accept the...

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"You've only been out of college for a year and you've already had two jobs --can you explain?" That is a question that I have become all too familiar with during my most recent job...

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So this is a little weird... because I know I've definitely been here before. I first met most of Carrot a year ago, when I interned for the summer. I started as a Strategy and Analytics intern...

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I never planned on working in advertising. I was a photojournalist, honing my skills at my college's daily and passing through a couple of professional community newspapers. I loved meeting new...

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Social situations can often be awkward. When you're a college dropout, in the age of social networks where most everyone has completed (at least) four years college, first encounters are...

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Since my freshman year in high school, I've been interested in computers. I learned basic networking from Cisco gear, jumped into hacking for a bit (went to Las Vegas for Defcon 21), had a scare...

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If you were to read my preschool "All about Lauren" book, you'd learn that my hopes and dreams consisted of working at a grocery store as a bagger --and I'm happy (sad?) to say those...

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As a strategist, it's imperative to be a part of and understand culture... it's likely my favorite part about being a strategist. I'm obsessed with understanding who people are, how they...

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Alexa joins us as a design intern from the Rochester Institute of Technology. I've always dreamed that my track as a design student would lead me to life in a big city. The question has been...

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Yunzhe joins us as a strategy intern from the University of Virginia. "What's your major?" "Psychology." After my answer, the interviewer's voice would always trail off...

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At Carrot, we're pretty lucky to work with brands we know well and love... to the point that we're almost spoiled. Passion is a strong catalyst for producing innovative and smart work, and it...

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Apple is creating a marketing army --perhaps it has something to do with Adobe's move into hardware or Amazon's new Fire phone, with e-commerce functionality: Firefly. (Also: Kinect features...

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It's National Donut Day, celebrate with caution. (Semi-related breakfast news: There's a new kind of 'coffee high.') Check out these Disney movie memes, out of context. And while we...

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Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) Keynote on June 2nd unveiled a number of software changes to OS X and iOS, creating a more integrated experience across Apple devices. The overhauled...

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I was at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and had just finished inspecting a pair of Nike Air Max trainers from 1992... Actually, lets go back a bit... I grew up about 30 minutes south of...

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A lot of what drives what I do involves skating to where I think the puck is going to be. I left Connecticut as a college student to head out West, towards California. Living in San Francisco provided...

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Some useful things are happening in the world: Virgin America made boarding passes that actually fit in your pocket. Facebook made a "menu" feature for restaurant brand Pages. And Coke is...

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Carrot Creative is the first place that ever intimidated me. It's also the only place that I've ever been rejected by. When I first stumbled upon Carrot, two and a half years ago, my first...

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Design is everywhere. It's not just in the usual places anymore---desks, web browsers, bookshelves. It influences how we shop in a store, spend our nights out on the town, or plan our financial...

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It's Friday. Chillax and click a little... (Unless I just scared you to death with that photo, but more on that later.) Facebook has a new feature that uses a mobile phone's microphone to...

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There is a lot of pressure to be creative. Pinterest DIY boards, Etsy, the creative class, creative industries, creative ninjas - we're more obsessed with creativity than ever. However, IDEO...

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Let's start by getting the Google Glass news out of the way: Now, everyone can buy it. And, when you do, you can choose your Starwood hotel via your own eyeball tour. Or, skip the hotel entirely...

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This is two weeks worth of Clicks - despite the fact that we've been living with lag... get ready to learn something. For those of you -- like me -- that started G.O.T this season (I know, I know...

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Miki joins Carrot as a digital production designer; she was previously a graphic designer at Thomson Reuters. Who knew my career would change from a Radio Personality/TV Reporter in Japan to a...

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Sean is Carrot's first remote developer, and the youngest person at Carrot; ever. He's currently in Wisconsin and will begin relocating to NYC this summer. I discovered Carrot by accident...

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Weed has been rebranded for the masses. Hungry? Build your own (delivery) pizza. Just don't eat too many gummy vitamins (you know you've been tempted...). Or, if you want to completely lose...

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The first job I ever really wanted was to be that person in the airport who takes your ticket to board the plane. You see, I've always had issues with my ears, and so flying was painful; and...

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In the future, this is what an American will look like (and here's how they die). While we're on the subject of being attractive... Holy Cute: sleeping otter and bathing bunny. And...

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I just started here at Carrot, but my experience with the company began long ago... ...over five years ago, to be exact, when I was studying graphic design at Indiana University. On one of those...

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Daneka joins our QA department from OpenSky where she was a QA Analyst. I like to say that software testing is a lot like playing a game of 'Where's Waldo.' The difference however, is...

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A few weeks ago, a Carrot dev team consisting of Kyle, Tom, Josh, and myself participated in a hackathon called Static Showdown. We were particularly drawn to this hackathon since we are particularly...

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This week, I discovered hoverc.at. Speaking of cats, Buzzfeed and Facebook are hosting their own White House Correspondents Dinner. Remember Facebook emails (that nobody used)? Well, they also have...

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We’re the BEST SOCIAL MEDIA AGENCY, again. The Shorty Awards has recognized Carrot, for the second time in a row, as a leader in the digital space. Read our Shorty Award entry for 2014, or check out...

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We endured April Fool's this week. I'm just going to pretend everything was real and continue typing... For those of you that iron everything, iron your undies. Then ride the second avenue...

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When we were blissfully ignorant children, our parents wisely told us, "You can be anything you want to be." And they meant it. Although inspirational, that statement is extremely...

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March Madness has started, which means #brackets. Introducing Bodega Cats and Doge Madness. Also, Doge grammar. Obama is also using brackets, and GIFs, to promote healthcare. Playstation is debuting...

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I'd never known what it was to be part of a work family, until I joined Carrot. Carrot is a company with merit, status and awesome personality. I didn't really know this when Alexis, Director...

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This week, the Obama administration finally figured out how to get "young people" to sign up for healthcare, which they will need when their "whaling" goes terribly wrong. Both of...

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"It's important not to quit prematurely. The people who get what they're after are very often the ones who just stick around long enough... You can't count on success; you can only...

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Watch this ad; by Monday you'll all own a dog. (And then you can participate in animal v. furniture.) SXSWi has begun. Follow along with the conversation (all original thoughts...) or just use my...

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Meet NYC's most desired OKCupid prospects. The only thing more popular will be Taco Bell's new Waffle Taco. Holy House of Carbs, amiriiiight? The newly acquired WhatsApp announced that it...

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Graeme joins us as a designer. Prior to Carrot, he was the illustrator at turntable.fm. It's funny to think that I used to draw my favorite logos and cartoon characters in the back of my...

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It's no secret that Twitter is known as the "real-time marketing" platform. As an individual, I find myself checking my Twitter feed whenever I want to see the latest conversations...

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You probably don't know anything in this week's Clicks because House of Cards debuted last Friday. Here's how Netflix handled that. If you live under a rock and celebrated Valentine's...

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As digital services invade our living spaces, their lack of device-awareness and consumer intent understanding is preventing delivery of truly immersive multi-screen experiences. It was only a matter...

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Olympics. We're all supposed to be obsessed with talking about it, but we aren't. Instead we've Shoshana'd the games, set them to 90's music and remixed them as movie scenes. The...

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The social media team behind Netflix's House of Cards Season 2 preview campaign gets it. They treat each platform differently to satiate the needs of each platform's audience using: shareable...

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The Super Bowl happened last weekend (#SPORTS!). Someone got 1.5 million from esurance, helping us all forget how uneventful (yet loaded with hashtags) the Super Bowl commercials were this year...

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Harris joins us as our newest analyst. Hailing from North Carolina, he was previously an insights analyst at McKinney. How did I end up at Carrot? I followed this mantra: 'Never settle, and be...

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You know those classes in school where you'd just memorize the material for the sake of the test and then forget it the next day? Well recently, I've found myself having a renewed interest...

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As a society and culture, we are currently in the 'era of chaos.' This is effecting people, businesses, relationships, economies … each and every day. For brands and marketers, the goal is the...

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Henry joins us as a development intern. Prior to Carrot, he was the Country Director/ China and Recruitment Manager in Asia at Rustic Pathways. I started learning to code because the internet is the...

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Andrew joins us as a ux designer. Prior to Carrot, he was designer/developer for Atlantic Records. I'm perpetually on the outside looking in; so imagine my horror when asked repeatedly to share my...

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Here’s what life would be like if Google was just a dude; if emojis existed IRL; if marketing was largely exFEARiential; and if you could pay for things in talent (oh wait, this one IS real). Google...

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Sarah joins us as an account supervisor from Canvas where she was the director of strategy. "Oh, where did YOU come from?" Now, imagine that in a really nice, no, really I'm genuinely...

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The internet experienced more than an influx of New Year's resolutions this week… In case you were too busy scheduling zumba classes and planning your vegan diet, here's what you missed: In...

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Carrot is now part of the VICE Media network. We're joining the global media company that creates the BEST award-winning, original content. VICE currently distributes content through a global...

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Welcome to Carrot is Downloading – a blog series devoted to highlighting applications and services that the extended Carrot family is building, using or being delighted by. This week, we'd like to...

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Persistent Little F*ck... those are the words that Mike chose to describe me when, after over two years of being on the outside looking in, I was being invited to become a part of the Carrot family. I...

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Why user generated content is (mostly) bad and how we can make it better How much longer do consumers have to put up with brands begging them to submit a photo, video, drawing, poem for a chance to...

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Life lessons from advertising No is the easy way out. No is the end. It means I don't have to think about it anymore. I don't have to put any more energy to it, and I can forget about it. I...

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Every second on the internet, way too much happens. And we took a break from Clicks for a bit (sorry), so there's a lot to catch up on. Try and keep up... Shark Week happened; brands showed up and...

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As I'm sure everyone even slightly involved in the tech world is aware, Apple dropped some serious new releases yesterday at WWDC'13, including a new Mac Pro, a new Macbook Air, a new version...

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When I started my internship as a UX Intern this summer, I immediately knew that it'd be one to remember. As the end approached, I began to think of a way to save all the memories. I could make a...

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The way people consume content has fundamentally changed. Due to its always on, streaming feed, social media has forced brands to become publishers. The problem is, the influx in content has taken its...

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Welcome to Carrot is Downloading –- a blog series devoted to highlighting applications and services that the extended Carrot family is building, using or being delighted by. This week, we'd like...

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Welcome to Carrot is Downloading – a blog series devoted to highlighting applications and services that the extended Carrot family is building, using or being delighted by. This week, we'd like to...

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This week, Jay-Z finally let us iPhone users hear his much anticipated "Magna Carta Holy Grail." I'm no music critic, but I think this 6 hour performance and his Twitter convos are more...

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Just because you're about to sing along drunkenly to country tunes while sippin' on some good ol' Budweisers under a firework-lit sky celebrating 'Murrica doesn't mean you can...

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Congrats. You did it; you made it through the week. Reward yourself with a drink while you read this, because smarter people drink more. Let's take a walk down memory lane: Remember MASH? Here...

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Page load speed is pretty high on our priorities list over here at carrot, and so is responsive design, as you could see by our last post. But the two don't always live in perfect harmony. While...

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It's no secret that the redesign of carrot.is is built on top of roots, a framework that I've been working on both at carrot and on my own time for nearly a year at this point. In this post, I...

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When I was asked to write a welcome post for the Carrot blog, I thought that I would detail my journey from a dead-end University where I dreamt of a future at Pixar, to an unbelievable life change...

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend dd:IMPACT, Digital Dumbo's half-day bi-annual conference showcasing digital innovation that fundamentally disrupts, evolves and advances business...

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If you're reading this on your smartphone, be warned... you're being made less-productive. Here's something awesome to start us off: water graffiti. When you're coming up with...

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Sundays are typically for rest. While I was busy hiding from the rain, chowing down on BBQ, and nursing a beer, I learned that Yahoo had reached an agreement to purchase Tumblr. My first thought was...

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(Feel free to read this week's issue of Clicks from the food truck nearest you - since they are now wi-fi hotspots.) This is a sad, sad week... I regret to inform you that the world's largest...

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Welcome to Carrot Clicks, where we word-vomit everything we've clicked on the interwebs this week, especially for you. Enjoy, and thanks for getting early onset carpal tunnel on our behalf. This...

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Remember that guy from the Verge that left the internet for a year hoping to become a better human? Well, he's back and he missed the internet (and all its bullshit). Moral of the story: you...

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Imagine a series of gridded laser lights projected ahead of you, flying past your head with a series of beeps and zaps. A voice pounds in your ear, coarse and determined: "The year is 201...

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In case you haven't seen our 3.5 million posts, we won TWO Shorty Awards this week: Best Social Media Agency and Best Use of Animated GIF. We're not bragging, we're just really honored...

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Earlier this week, BuzzFeed posted an article with the dramatic headline "Teens Abandoning Social Networks, Study Says." The digital marketing equivalent to shouting "FIRE!" in a...

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Happy Jurassic Park 3D Day! (We're celebrating with pinball and popcorn.) This week, the first pitch was thrown by NY's most important teams: the Carrot Pirates and the Yankees (#nobias...

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Happy Game of Thrones weekend!!! (Which family are you a part of?) We're pretty stoked after a great week: We joined Vine and showed off our cuteness, one our own won Google Glass after entering...

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How do I know I've fallen victim to the social media plague? It may or may not have something to do with checking Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook before going to sleep. And before getting out of bed...

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It's 4:00am on a blistering, cold morning in Ada,Ohio - January 21st, 2013. The Carrot content team is up and at 'em alongside of 130 Wilson Football Factory workers. Today is Super Bowl game...

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Lenny joins us as a community manager from the New York Daily News and The Boston Globe where he served as an online sports editor. Once upon a time there was a college newspaper adviser who was fired...

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Trying to describe my job title "UX Design" to friends & family members often ends in blank stares, numerous questions and ultimately total confusion. I've somewhat given up all hope...

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Bruno joins the team as our newest Producer. Welcome him to the family with a friendly tweet: @brunog "A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is – full...

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Gary joins Carrot as the Director of Ad-Ventures from KCP Capital. I've had the opportunity to visit Carrot as a friend of the family over the years and always found it to be a special place to...

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As a Quality Assurance Analyst, it's my job to try and break things. I'd like to say that I got the job at Carrot because my awful drawing skills broke their website. Here's how it all...

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Emily joins us from RIT as a JR. UX Designer. "Are you serious?!" is probably not the correct word choice to instill confidence into the person who just offered you a job but it was all I...

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Everald joins the family as our newest Analyst! Please welcome him to Carrot with a friendly tweet: @EezyV It was 7AM and I was on a ferry from NJ to NYC for my interview with Carrot. I had no idea...

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Amanda joins Carrot as our newest Strategist. Send her a friendly tweet to say hello: @AmandaKRue It was exactly 1,257 days from when I first tweeted Mike Germano to when I started my first day at...

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Last Wednesday, we all celebrated America's independence, and a few Carrots kicked off the day by cheering on world record hot dog eater, Takeru Kobayashi, at the Crif Dog Classic. Carrot was...

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Have you ever experienced that pivotal moment when you realize you have no idea what you were meant to do with your life? It's commonly known as the post-college freak-out. Well, that's where...

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This past month I got the opportunity to attend London's first Digital DUMBO. Though it wasn't my first visit to the city, I would hardly say I'm very familiar with it and its culture. So...

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Josh joins Carrot as our Design Intern. Please welcome him to the family with a friendly tweet: @joshuawetstone Every year, RIT holds a massive career fair geared towards digital agencies known as...

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2012 marks the first-ever Cannes Lion's Branded Content category, recognizing some of this year's best marketing and advertising commercials, web videos, and short films. This year's Grand...

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On May 31st, Digital Dumbo held their first official conference, dd:IMPACT, in the heart of DUMBO. The event took a broad view of the current state of affairs in the digital world from food and...

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This week, Katy Perry premiered her latest music video for the song "Wide Awake" and it's a veritable homage to Facebook. The music video is in the style of popular YouTube-esque lyric...

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Tom joins our Dubai team as a Strategist and resident Brit. Welcome him to the family with a friendly tweet: @tomhbird Just two days before my first day at the Middle Eastern outpost of Carrot...

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Our brilliant brains I studied neuroscience in school because I was curious about how people work, and I still am. I learned about a lot of really amazing things our brains can do. For example, we are...

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Amy joins as a Strategist. Welcome her to the family with a friendly tweet: @amybenz I arrived in New York on a Sunday and started work with Carrot on a Monday. A bit over-ambitious in terms of jet...

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Matt joins us as Social Activation Manager in our Dubai office. Welcome him to the family with a friendly tweet: @meontap So the conversation went something like this: Me (to my dad): I have an...

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_Scott joins us as a Production Manager in our Dubai office. Welcome him to the family with a friendly tweet: @swells__ A little over two years ago, I flew to Austin, TX for my first trip to SXSW...

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Matt joins us as an account executive with a media planning background from MediaCom. Things really do have a way of working out - especially when you'd least expect it to. I'd say it all...

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Marion joins us as a producer from BuddyMedia. In days of yore, you'd join a company after college and work there through retirement. At this point in my life, I think I've worked for as many...

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What do you get when you combine Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and a bunch of other social media platforms? Pinterest! This virtual pinboard is kicking ass and many are asking, "Why didn't I...

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Daniela celebrates her first Carrotversary. As a Producer, I have this thing where I'm really focused on deadlines and what everyone needs to contribute by a certain time in order to get things...

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Bonnie joins us as a designer from ARGUS in Boston. We all get comfortable with our lives, our jobs, our friends. We know what we like, and we know what we don't. We get to a point where we feel...

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Juliette joins the team from Big Fuel as a Producer The first time I was in a room with Mike Germano, and heard him speak passionately about the company he had built, I couldn't think of anything...

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Each year we host interns from the Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.), with several segueing to full-time staff. Last Thursday, Carrot Creative made the annual trek up to Rochester, NY to...

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Part of Carrot Creative's business advantage is our ability to move quickly through the online process, from idea all the way to product. Whether client work or side project, prototyping is a...

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Sam Shepherd is an Art Director student at Miami Ad School interning for Carrot Creative this quarter. Follow him on Twitter at @samtheshep. I should not be allowed to do this. Interns are pixel...

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There are 4 things that I look for in the companies I choose to work with: passion, creativity, drive, and balance. And Carrot's got 'em all in spades. From my first interview to my first...

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I recently had the opportunity to attend the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, TX. I went as both a Carrot representative and a fresh-faced 20-something attending her first...

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The MTV Music Meter's been getting some great press lately (like this awesome video from CNN), and Carrot's proud to have worked on it. The MTV Music Meter allows users to discover new music...

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I'm a body language expert. So when I asked if Carrot had a ginger quota they were trying to fill by hiring me, I stared them down in search of the truth. NO WAY was I going to sell out and let...

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Back in September, I was invited to speak to a former Carrot's class at Syracuse University. We all know I never miss an opportunity to speak about Carrot, inspire young, impressionable minds, and...

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Back in September, I was invited to speak to a former Carrot's class at Syracuse University. We all know I never miss an opportunity to speak about Carrot Creative, inspire young, impressionable...

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I've been a huge fan of the Shorty Awards since its inception and that's why I'm extra excited to make this announcement: Our very own Mike Germano is now a member of the Real-Time Academy...

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Last week, I was in Las Vegas for CES, the major, mind-blowing trade show centered around consumer electronics. Besides going for the barrage of product previews and launches, I was asked to speak on...

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If you've been following us closely, you may have noticed that we've been announcing job openings left and right. With new clients, a new office in the works, and a big new year ahead of us...

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Everyone has a favorite superhero they relate to. Some idolize the agility of Spiderman, while others prefer the quiet wisdom of Yoda. Yet the ones that we can relate to the most are the ones that are...

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The winter quarter at Miami Ad School has begun, and we're thrilled to announce that not one... not two... but THREE of us Carrots have joined the teaching staff in the school's Brooklyn...

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"Alright, guys, listen up. Now, Adam... pay attention!" I cannot begin to tell you how many times I've heard that statement over the past 3 months, but I can tell you why. Anomaly...

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Almost three decades after Tron first dazzled audiences with its innovative visuals, Disney released Tron: Legacy, its long awaited sequel. A couple of months ago, Disney Publishing came to us and...

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Tomorrow marks Carrot Creative's fourth annual White Elephant tradition, but for shits and giggles, I randomly assigned Secret Santas to the Crew and asked them what they'd hypothetically give...

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Last night wasn't my first time at Digital DUMBO. Even though I moved to L.A. for three years, my monthly trips to New York always coincided with the event. I lived 3,000 miles away and I'd...

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Back in July Carrot Creative launched a tab for the Ford Explorer Facebook page. A few months later, AdAge named Ford " Marketer of the Year" – that was awesome. So when Team Detroit called...

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What's on Chili's menu? Not just Baby Back Ribs, but a few slices of @ carrotcreative (with BBQ sauce)! On Monday Chili's released a new 2 for $20 sweepstakes on Facebook called Spin 2 Win...

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We've effectively crossed off three things from the Carrot's needs list, all with the hiring of one very bright man. First, we've fulfilled our beard quota. It's not that we Carrot men...

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Good developers are hard to come by... especially right now. As brands, agencies and companies embrace the power of technology, more and more people are hiring in-house talent, putting developers in...

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The management of employee communication lies in a strange limbo between HR and PR; both struggling for clear, concise messaging but each with it's own set of tactics. Waves of hiring and...

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Carrot Creative is a growing company. That means that everyone here has enough work to do without worrying about scheduling meetings, ordering the company Thanksgiving dinner and playing fetch with...

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We're sending out a call for developers. And this isn't some mamby-pamby "after a month of fooling around we'll maybe get back to you" kind of call...this is a "we are...

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It's no secret that Carrot Creative is on a hot streak right now. Coming off the success of the Ford Explorer Facebook launch, the Pepsi Refresh " Good For the Gulf" campaign and our...

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QR Codes and Barcode attachments are quickly becoming de rigueur for social campaigns. Let's take a critical eye to these fancy-shmancy things and figure out where their value lies. Here is my run...

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...Another world I had the privilege of representing Carrot Creative at Comic Con 2010 at the launch of Her Universe (you can read more about Her Universe in this previous writeup). This year's...

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The City of San Francisco is basically known for 3 things: Full House, Barry Bonds, and Rice-a-Roni dishes. Well, I can now add another thing to that list – thought-provoking conferences on technology...

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Recognizing the ever-increasing number of female science-fiction fans, actress Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano in the hit animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, has created Her Universe...

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At Carrot Creative, we choose to work with brands we truly believe in, creating the absolute best digital representation of our clients products and of ourselves. Brands need to understand how...

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I think it's safe to say the sports world is changing. Scratch that, IT IS safe to say. Just take a look at what's happened in the NBA the past couple of weeks: Whether it was Kevin Love...

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One of the greatest parts about seeing a Broadway show is the immediate connection that you feel to the cast. Look at how many young fans wait eagerly outside the stage door of their favorite show...

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I received an email from Johnnie Walker (I'm a member of "The Striding Man Society" that offers some really great events for tastings of the brand-if you get the chance, go!) I get...

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The Carrot team has been experimenting with ways to share news. For us to do our job and do it well, we pride ourselves on being on top of the latest trends and happenings in the news of social media...

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We have a new client to announce here at Carrot Creative. A client that is as passionate about what he does with his own work as we are with ours. A client that knows how to push boundaries and test...

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to represent Carrot Creative at the BLOGS WITH BALLS 1.0, the first ever sports blogger and new media gathering in NYC. Hosted by the guys at HHR Media Group and...

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Hello Carrot Creative blog readers my name is Kaitlin Villanova and I am the newest member of the Carrot Creative team here in Dumbo Brooklyn. What attracted me to Carrot was the creative environment...

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Each week the Carrot crew comes across a few articles that are worth more than just retweeting. Internally, we find, share, and discuss them. We strategize around the latest news and develop the best...

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