Five by five.

The powers that be at Grey Midwest thought it would be fun for everyone on the GMW creative team to share a 5×5 presentation about what they’ve been doing at home during the pandemic quarantine when they aren’t working. A 5×5 is five slides in five minutes. Each slide is supposed to be about a different topic.

Five slides felt kinda restrictive so I made this little iMovie instead…

This was my first experience with iMovie. And I think it turned out pretty okay. πŸ˜€πŸŽ₯❀️

Conference Call Bingo.

Someone in the Grey New York office put together this conference call bingo sheet…

It’s funny because it’s true. πŸ˜€πŸ’»β€οΈ

It was a good morning.

This morning Coffee Emporium had a barista visiting Grey Midwest

She was making espresso an drip coffees and hot chocolates for everyone…

Coffee Emporium’s hot chocolate was really delicious…

So this morning I ended up having two hot chocolates. It was my lucky day! Both of them were really good. And it was also really foggy this morning downtown…

It was a pretty good morning in downtown Cincinnati. πŸ˜€β˜•οΈπŸŒ«οΈβ€οΈ

Happy Superb Owl Sunday.

HAPPY SUPERB OWL SUNDAY! We don’t have a goat in the fight this year. But we do have something to watch for during this year’s Big Game. The agency I work for has a long history of creating memorable commercials for the Superb Owl. But usually, they are produced by Grey’s office in New York City.

But this year, our Grey Midwest office produced the first Superb Owl commercial to ever come from an ad agency in Cincinnati. It’s been a huge secret from months, but now the big news can finally be shared. And where I didn’t get to work on the Superb Owl ad directly, I think it’s pretty cool to be able to say that I work at an agency that created an ad for the world’s largest stage.

What the team at Grey Midwest made was a first of its kind interactive choose-your-own-adventure commercial where America will choose the final cut.

VisitΒ WhenWeComeTogether.com to begin the adventure.

Make sure you create your favorite version of the commercial and keep an eye out for the final version during the fourth quarter of The Big Game this evening!

Pretty dang cool. πŸ˜€πŸ¦‰πŸˆπŸ†πŸ“Ίβ€οΈ

And check out some of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time.

It’s the best feeling.

I survived another pretty hectic week at work. It’s funny to me. My old job was a total cakewalk. It wasn’t very challenging. The people I worked with weren’t very appreciative of any amount of effort. And as a result, I never really felt like part of the team. It wasn’t great by any stretch of the imagination and I stayed there way too long.

My job now is definitely challenging. The deadlines are pretty intense. I have to work on projects in the evenings and sometimes over the weekends. But the efforts I make are noticed and very much appreciated. And I feel like an integral, valued part of the team.
I divide my time between two teams that service multiple clients. Big clients. I get to participate in client meetings and the clients appreciate the efforts as well.

Sometimes deadlines for the two teams overlap and it creates a bottleneck like it did this week. I had two big projects both with deadlines on Friday. It was a pretty stressful week, compounded by the fact that I took my birthday off. I had a bunch of stuff to get done and the asks kept evolving. But I got everything all done and done well. And when everything was finally done, it was the best feeling in the world.

I really like being busy at work. And I really like feeling part of the team. It’s rewarding.
I really like my job. I really like the work, I really like where I work,

And I love this view

The only bad part after a long week is I don’t feel like doing much of anything afterward.πŸ˜€πŸ™οΈβ€οΈ

Don’t mind if I do!

There was January birthday cake at Grey Midwest this afternoon…

I was born in January, some of that is my cake. Thank you very much. Cake always tastes better when it’s birthday cake.

And here’s the view as I was heading out of the building…

I just love that view. πŸ˜€πŸŽ‚β€οΈ

A foggy morning in Northside.

It was another foggy morning in Northside. πŸ˜€πŸŒβ€οΈ

And it was really foggy downtown too…

Downtown details.

I just love this view from the ninth floor of 302 West Third Street…

And I also love looking up at Carew Tower as I’m walking down Fourth Street on my way to catch the Metro 17 bus home…

Good evening from downtown Cincinnati. πŸ˜€πŸŒ‡β€οΈ

Oh, and the little #CincyStreetBot in the crosswalk at Walnut and Seventh Streets doesn’t look like it’s holding up so well…

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Good morning & good evening.

Good morning from Northside. And good morning from my downtown office window at Grey Midwest looking out at the Ohio River and Roebling Suspension Bridge…

And good evening from our backyard in Northside…

Good morning and good evening from Cincinnati. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„β€οΈ

A grey day to be back at Grey.

It was a very grey and rainy day to be back downtown at Grey

But it was a wonderful really long thirteen-day holiday break. πŸ˜€πŸ—“οΈπŸŒ§οΈβ€οΈ

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