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SXSW 2015: Innovation Propaganda

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It’s been an amazing week here at SXSW, inspiration on every corner. I’ll leave you with some fun visuals from the presenter of one of my last sessions, Hugh McLeod, Creative Director of GapingVoid. One of Hugh’s talents is brining the entrepreneurial experience to life through art. He sees his mission at helping people understand… Read more >>

SXSW 2015: Making a Documentary of Your Daily Work

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Pixar has their own in-house documentary film and photography team. They spend their days moving through the Pixar organization taking video, conducting interviews and shooting photos. In meetings, at meals, through the hallways. This is a permanent, on staff team. The goal of this team is to have the content to put together an behind-the-scenes… Read more >>

SXSW 2015: The Rise of the GIF, the Strategy of BuzzFeed

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Before giving you a recap of two of the sessions I attended today, I wanted everyone to see the real SXSW experience: standing  in line. See anyone you know?   Behind the GIF: The Future of Online Visual Culture This was a panel discussion featuring the heads of giphy.com and imgur.com, two online curators of GIFs; short, silent… Read more >>

SXSW 2015: Drones, Crazy Helmets & Stilts

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SXSW can be overwhelming. With more than 20 different options every single hour, for every session you get into, you’re bummed about the other ones what you’re missing! But I digress, here a few of the sessions I attended today: Gaming the Hospital for High-Quality Patient Care This was a panel about how to get… Read more >>

Find A Better Way

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” One of Stone Ward’s guiding principles is to “find a better way.” The goal is not perfectionism, but rather improvement. And I think we’d… Read more >>

Resolving To Evolve Resolutions

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The New Year of 2015 is full of possibilities, opportunities and, most likely, some challenges. Planning for what lies ahead can be purposeful and productive…reading articles by experts about resolutions, reviewing magazines and checking Pinterest posts for “organizing” tips, tidying up home and office (And, for those of you who’ve seen the office stacks, you… Read more >>

You Are Invited

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Stone Ward turned 30 years old this year! We see this as a reason to celebrate and you are invited. On December 11, 2014 we are throwing our own anniversary party. We are looking for former employees, current and former clients and our community friends to join us for a fun evening of reuniting and… Read more >>

Crazy Colorways

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  If you’ve been to the gym lately (or anywhere, really) you will have noticed a trend in the past few years towards brighter and brighter colors in athletic shoes and apparel. Neon yellow, bright pink, even pairings of many colors previously thought “un-complimentary.” The movement isn’t necessarily about color, either, it’s about standing out… Read more >>

The Social Election

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Our political elections are increasingly moving online where candidates are connecting to voters through social media. We saw it in 2008, 2010, 2012 and overwhelmingly in 2014. The proportion of American voters who follow political figures on social media has nearly tripled since 2010 – up to 16 percent of registered voters from only 6… Read more >>

The Hippest of Dips

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How often do you get chip-faced? If you live in Arkansas, the answer probably sounds a little like this: “a lot….like a whole lot.” Did you know that cheese dip originated in Arkansas? This explains why it is somewhat of an obsession around here. It was invented at Mexico Chiquito in 1935 (thank the Lord)…. Read more >>

Get the Best Customer Service on Social Media

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There has been a dramatic shift in the way consumers are communicating customer service needs in the last three years. Traditionally, customer service has been conduct via phone and email. Now, consumers are using social media channels to shout their problems from the rooftops and demand quick solutions. These social channels have become very noisy… Read more >>