Posts Tagged "emmis interactive"

Star Trek in the Office

Let me set up some backstory. Once a year, Deb and the Marketing/Sales teams gather all our IAMs together (Interactive Account Managers) to meet one another, and to discuss success stories and to share strategies. In the past, we’ve flown clients in and even threw a party in the office, complete with catering and everything. This year the annual meeting…

Read More...

Friday Challenge: Put the Lotion in the (May) Basket

I’m not quite sure how or when it first began, but Fridays in the office mean one thing around 3 or 4PM: the weekly Friday Challenge. These pics/videos were taken a few days ago, last Friday. Hosted by Chris, each week’s challenge tends to involve some random feat of coordination or skill. Today is the first day I took out…

Read More...

Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament: Final Battle, AJ vs. Eddie

Shortly before 11AM today, this graphic went out to everyone at work. Today, after a lengthy and long-drawn-out process… we determined the winner for the First Ever Double Elimination Rock Paper Scissors Tournament. Many months ago, the process got started… then it dropped off. And very recently, we had a resurgence that saw everyone finishing out their battles to bring…

Read More...

Good Bye Bryan, Good Luck Peabe

With great sadness, this is something I’ve known for a while now… and something that many of us knew at work: Bryan is saying goodbye to Emmis Interactive, and heading out to the West Coast. He’s going out there with Jamie, and will be pursuing his artistic career full-time. While it pains me to see him go, there’s this rightness…

Read More...

Rock Paper Scissors Tournament: Trophy Unveiled

Ben, in his pursuit to become, like, the BEST_TROPHY_FINDER_EVER… has outdone himself. He’s starting up a Rock Paper Scissors tourney at the office, with a $2 entry fee. Winner gets $20, bragging rights, and… you guessed it: a nice, fancy trophy. We’ve had a good history of trophies at the company (The Lord and Master Stein™, The Pingmaster Trophy). And…

Read More...

Emmis Interactive, Inc. – New Site Launch, New Company

It’s official! While we’ve been a part of Emmis Communications these past few years… today marks a pretty significant milestone for my company. As of this morning, Emmis Interactive is its own company. We’ve even got our own Press Release and everything. Woohoo! A ton of folks were involved with our new site redesign and launch: Jane and Chris were…

Read More...

We’re Hiring: HTML/CSS and Graphic Designers Wanted

The company I work for is Emmis Interactive. What started as a temporary freelance job working on a leftover flower-power iMac has, nearly six years later, turned into a full-on career. It’s been quite the ride. There was a time when, back in the day, there were only dial-up connection speeds at the work place. The cable modem at Justin’s…

Read More...

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Four Years Later

A long, long time ago (way back in 2004), we used to have this particularly boring task at the workplace. It was a menial task, an update that had no admins and required “manual” labor, as it were. In order to determine who got the crap job… we settled on a Rock, Paper, Scissors contest. As there were three of…

Read More...

Emmis Interactive Holiday Party: Wild Hare, Wrigleyville

Since our department moved out into its own office, our holiday celebrations have also separated themselves some from the stations. In the past, us Interactive folks would celebrate along with the stations; but we’d also have our own gatherings and dinners. It’s wild to think about, but about 5 years ago now… I sat down at a table with all…

Read More...

Everyone, meet Nattaporn

Just starting this week, Nattaporn joined our group as our newest deeveloper. I guess, right now, it’s time for me to re-count all the “first photos” of everyone. Sandra joined our group a while back, but she didn’t want her photo on here… so I don’t have her. But I do have nearly everyone else’s. Let’s see… Allison’s first day….

Read More...

Everybody… meet Allison!

Joining us in Chicago, Allison hails from Austin – where she’s been working as one of our webmasters, tending to several stations down there. It was cool to officially meet her for the first time, when we were in Mexico. She arrived in town a day or so ago, and has found a place in Wicker Park (right near the…

Read More...