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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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