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The Carrot Blog

Observations of a Mind Reader

by John

“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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9/15/14welcome

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Chill Dudes, Champagne and Condoms

by Gabrielle

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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9/15/14clicks

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Tasers, Tomorrowland and TV Engagement

by Gabrielle

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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9/05/14clicks

Topics Trending in Tandem: A Social Timeline of Ferguson Topics

by Emily

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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9/04/14industry

On Working From Behind the Scenes

by Nina

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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8/28/14welcome

Is This Real Life?!

by Matt

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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8/26/14welcome

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone and Into My Dream Job

by Marissa

"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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8/15/14welcome

Born Again Carrot

by Kim

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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8/11/14welcome

Stories are Everything

by Rabi

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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8/04/14welcome

3 Things I Learned from Being a College Dropout

by Noah

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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7/14/14welcome

Simply Me

by Henry

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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7/11/14welcome

If You're Happy And You Know It

by Lauren

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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7/10/14welcome

Keeping Up With The Carters

by Amanda

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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7/09/14industry

The Buy-In

by Alexa

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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7/07/14welcome

A Carrot Story

by Yunzhe

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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7/01/14welcome

Save The Elephants

by Kathryn

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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Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Charms, Cannes and Kanye

by Gabs

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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6/20/14clicks

The DL on WWDC14

by Lloyd

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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6/06/14industry

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Coffee, Crayons and Kimye

by Gabrielle

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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6/06/14clicks

Making the Dream Work

by Evan

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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6/05/14welcome

It’s Hard To Find a Home

by Gitamba

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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6/03/14welcome

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Coke, (World Cup) Calendars and Cheetos

by Gabrielle

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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5/30/14clicks

Never Give Up, Never Surrender

by Madison

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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5/29/14welcome

dd:IMPACT! The Design Edition

by Lloyd

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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5/27/14industry

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Sailor Mooning, Twerking and Twitching

by Gabrielle

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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5/23/14clicks

Creative Confidence Will Change the Way You Think About Design

by Marion Brewer, Illustrations by Emily Okey

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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5/21/14industry

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Color, Chipotle and (Bouncy) Castles

by Gabrielle

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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5/16/14clicks

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in McChurros, Mannequins and Mothers

by Gabrielle

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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5/09/14clicks

The Language of Finding a Dream Job

by Miki

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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4/30/14welcome

Seeking a Challenge

by Sean

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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4/29/14welcome

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Mystery Flavors, foMo, and Mobile (ads)

by Gabrielle

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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4/25/14clicks

A Flight of Fancy

by Meghan

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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4/21/14welcome

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Selfies, Space Jam and Shazam

by Gabrielle

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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4/18/14clicks

Sipping the Kool-Aid

by Caleb

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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4/17/14welcome

Where’s Waldo?

by Daneka

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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4/16/14welcome

Static or Bust

by jeff

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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4/14/14industry

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Cats, Corkboards, and a Contest (with an amazing prize)

by Gabrielle

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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4/11/14clicks

Shorty Awards

by Gabrielle

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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Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Pokemap, (Guilty) Pleasures and Peeps

by Gabrielle

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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4/04/14clicks

Accidentally Wonderful

by Brandon

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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4/01/14welcome

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Bodega (Cats), Brackets and Burgers

by Gabrielle

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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3/21/14clicks

That Time I Was Adopted By My Work Family...

by Emily

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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3/18/14welcome

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Scrabble, Strangers (Kissing) and Shel Silverstein

by gabrielle

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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3/14/14clicks

Sometimes Hustling Looks a Lot Like Waiting

by Lloyd

"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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3/12/14welcome

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in SXSW, Selfies and (Tinder) Swipes

by gabrielle

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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3/07/14clicks

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Waffles, Milk and McDonald's

by Gabrielle

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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2/28/14clicks

High School Daydreams

by Graeme

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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2/27/14welcome

Hacking Twitter

by Tim

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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2/24/14industry

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Porn, Pranks and Payments

by Gabrielle

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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2/21/14clicks

Bringing the Continuous Client into the Living Room

by Gary

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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2/18/14industry

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Soshi, Stock Photos and Shia

by Gabrielle

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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2/14/14clicks

Kudos to House of Cards' Social Media Team

by Lenny

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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2/12/14industry

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Sports, Sass and Scentvertising

by Gabrielle

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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2/07/14clicks

Never Settle, and Be Picky

by Harris

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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2/03/14welcome

The More You Know

by Kathryn

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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1/24/14industry

Welcome to the Era of Chaos

by Mitch

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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1/23/14industry

Super-Charged

by Henry

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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1/22/14welcome

Always Looking

by Andrew

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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1/20/14welcome

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Emojis, Edges and Easier Parking Tickets

by Gabrielle

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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1/17/14clicks

My undeniably cheesy 'Welcome' post

by Sarah

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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1/13/14welcome

Carrot Clicks: Our week in taxes, time traveling and tiny parking spots...

by Gabrielle

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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1/10/14clicks

VICE Acquires Full-Service Digital Agency Carrot Creative

by Carrot

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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Downloads: Dash

by Gary

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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11/22/13downloads

Persistent Little F*ck

by Kurt

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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10/21/13welcome

Just Say YES

by Amanda

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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9/17/13industry

Your UGC Content Sucks

by RG

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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9/17/13industry

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in F Train (Sharks), Furbies and Watermelon

by Gabrielle

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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8/16/13clicks

Falling Flat

by Jeff

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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8/14/13industry

Summer of Icons

by Ben S

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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8/09/13welcome

Native Advertising

by Tim

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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8/02/13industry

Downloads: Grid

by Rikin

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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7/18/13downloads

Downloads: Field Trip

by Marion

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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7/13/13downloads

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Magna Carta, Maps and Malms

by Gabrielle

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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7/12/13clicks

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Burritos, Bruce and Basketball

by Gabrielle

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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7/03/13clicks

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in MASH, Yeezus and Cats

by Gabrielle

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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6/21/13clicks

Carrot.is: Speed

by Jeff

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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Carrot.is: Roots

by Jeff

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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Redshirt Freshman on Deck

by Ben S

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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6/12/13welcome

dd:Impact + The Book of Yeezus

by Amanda

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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5/30/13industry

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Graffiti, Google Voice and Gatsby

by Gabrielle

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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5/24/13clicks

Tumblr + Yahoo

by Amanda

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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5/20/13industry

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Snoopy, Streaming & Social Roulette

by Gabrielle

(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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5/17/13clicks

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Cronuts, Competitions and Twinsies

by Gabrielle

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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5/10/13clicks

Carrot Clicks: Our week in Snap Chats, Days and Bullshit

by Gabrielle

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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5/03/13clicks

Carrot.is: API

by Tony

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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Carrot Clicks: Our Week in #winning, hip hop and steganography

by Gabrielle

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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4/12/13clicks

OMG R U QUITTING FB

by Marion

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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4/12/13industry

Carrot Clicks: Our Week in Dinos, Pranks & Arrested Development

by Gabrielle

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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4/05/13clicks

Carrot Clicks: Our week in secret doors, sequins and 1993...

by Gabrielle

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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3/29/13clicks

So You're On The Internet, Huh?

by Alexis

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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3/08/13industry

Where Football is Born

by Juliette

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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Take More Risks

by Lenny

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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1/29/13welcome

Wireframes Up For Disucssion

by Emily

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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10/25/12industry

Surprise

by Bruno

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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10/05/12welcome

Welcome Gary

by Gary

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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9/12/12welcome

Breaking Good

by Kaitlin V.

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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9/05/12welcome

Emily Joins Carrot

by Emily

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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9/04/12welcome

Destiny

by Everald

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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8/09/12welcome

Worth The Wait

by Amanda

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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8/08/12welcome

Hot Diggity Dog

by Bonnie

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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Meant To Be

by Brittany

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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7/06/12welcome

Digital DUMBO Lands in London

by Kathryn

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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The Intern Gets on the Internet

by Josh W.

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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6/29/12welcome

Chipotle takes the Grand Prix at Cannes Lion's festival for Branded Content

by Juliette

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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6/22/12industry

dd:Impact: The New Kid on the Block

by Amy

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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6/19/12industry

Wide Awake...and on Facebook

by Alexis

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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5/22/12industry

An Englishman (Not) In New York

by Tom B.

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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5/17/12welcome

The Power of Programming

by Jeff

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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Next Chapter

by Amy

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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5/02/12welcome

7,810 Miles

by Matt E.

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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4/17/12welcome

Episode IV: A New Home

by Matt

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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4/12/12welcome

Carrying the Carrot Flag

by Scott

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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4/12/12welcome

Welcome Marion

by Marion

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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3/26/12welcome

A Pinterest-ing Experience

by Bonnie

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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2/20/12industry

One Year At Carrot

by Daniela

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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1/10/12welcome

Carrot For a Change

by Bonnie

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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10/17/11welcome

Much Ado About Carrot

by Juliette

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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8/01/11welcome

The Annual R.I.T. "Fishing Trip"

by Chris

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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Quick Prototyping of Ideas

by Kyle

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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In Which the New Intern Writes a Blog Post

by Carrot Creative

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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4/07/11welcome

4 Good Reasons to Call Carrot "Home"

by Nick

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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4/04/11welcome

Baby Carrot Takes on SXSWi

by Rianna

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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MTV Music Meter On the Go!

by Analee

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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Carrot Gets a Little More Carroty

by Billy

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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1/18/11welcome

Syracuse Learns to Break the Rules, Carrot's Ego is Boosted

by Mike

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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1/17/11industry

An Inspired Surprise from Our Biggest Fans Yet

by Mike

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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Just Another Thing Mike Germano and MC Hammer Have in Common

by Jen

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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Do You Have an App for That?

by Mike

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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1/11/11industry

In Search of Bright, New Carrots to Join the Family

by Robert G.

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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Honoring our Teachers: Classroom Superheroes

by Bridget

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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Painting Miami Ad School Orange

by Jen

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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Facebook Events + Personalized Voicemails + Budweiser = Our Latest App

by Adam K.

"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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Unlocking The Grid

by Chris

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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Carrot's (Hypothetical) Secret Santa

by Jen

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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Where the Thinkers, Doers, and Creatives Come to Play

by Jen

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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12/16/10industry

Ford Listens

by Rianna Mallard

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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Chili's Puts Carrot Creative On The Menu

by Tony

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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The Bearded Rookie; Welcome Adam Katzenback

by Mike

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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9/27/10welcome

Meet Tom Milewski, Carrot's New Development Ninja

by Kyle

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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9/16/10welcome

5 Trends in Employee Communications

by Katy

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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9/09/10industry

The Blog Post Comment Girl

by Rianna

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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9/08/10welcome

Ever Want to Be a Carrot?

by Kyle

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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The Value of Losing; Carrot vs. Vayner Basketball Game

by Robert G.

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 Are So Hot Right Now

by Colin

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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8/05/10industry

Comic Con 2010 Recap – Her Universe and Beyond

by Mike P.

...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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7/29/10industry

A San Francisco Tech Treat – Voices That Matter Conference Roundup

by Steve

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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7/06/10industry

Targeting Female Sci-Fi Fans, Carrot Launches "Her Universe"

by Katy

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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Who doesn't like free stuff?

by Kaitlin Villanova

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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7/01/09industry

They say the neon lights are bright On Broadway

by Kristin

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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6/29/09industry

Twitter Trade Talking: Social Media and The NBA

by Jeff B.

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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Fan Me on Email

by Kristin

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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6/24/09industry

A Carrot Clog

by Kristin

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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6/22/09industry

I Hope They Serve Beer for Awesome Work

by Mike

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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BLOGS WITH BALLS and The Future of Sports Blogging

by Jeff B.

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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A new addition to the Carrot Crew: Kaitlin Villanova

by Kaitlin Villanova

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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6/17/09welcome

Good Reads from Carrot Creative – Week of June 8, 2009

by Carrot

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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