#ThrowbackThursday - Big Break edition

Posted by Mitchell Communications Group on March 14, 2019

Each year, Mitchell hosts a week-long immersion into the Mitchell agency experience. We call it BIG BREAK: DISCOVERING DIVERSE TALENT.

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Topics: Leadership, training, Big Break

Adobe MAX: Create Value by Breaking Things

Posted by Nathan Burns on November 13, 2018

This is part of a series featuring highlights from the 2018 Adobe MAX Conference. Mitchell Art Director, Nathan Burns attended multiple sessions.

An open mindset is crucial to getting the most out of a conference like Adobe MAX. But as a designer, I know I can easily get caught up in details. Fortunately, at agency day Adobe brought in two speakers to talk about creativity in the digital age. Together, they offered exactly the perspective shift I needed to launch my conference experience.

Tom Goodwin kicked off the session with a call to rethink our approach to digital marketing. Much of today’s content consists of repurposed formats and deliverables invented in the 1950s. Social video is simply adapted TV advertising. Web ads are just print ads delivered digitally in a different size...

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Topics: Creative, training, emerging technology

If You Want to See Change – Start Being Intentional

Posted by Sheerah Davis on November 5, 2018

My office has a whiteboard and at the top are the words… Be Intentional. That phrase has been at the top of my whiteboard all year. Why? Because I wanted to see a constant reminder that to achieve my goals for the year, I knew I would have to be intentional, or I may never succeed in meeting them.

Being intentional has become my team’s mantra for the year as well. In the past, we usually build out a strategic plan for the upcoming year and set out to execute that plan throughout the next year. Although we share our strategy with the business, it usually tends to be at a high level, and then we strive for execution without really letting others in the agency know ‘the why’ that is driving our actions. Not that it’s a big secret, but we just don’t take the time to share the details, many times assuming others don’t want to know the “why,” but only the results.

Last fall, while making our plans for the upcoming year, we realized there were several lofty goals we wanted to set for ourselves to achieve. We also knew those goals could not be accomplished by relying solely on our team, but the entire agency would have to join us. As we considered our efforts to support the agency and its goals, we quickly realized that the only way we would be successful was by being ‘intentional.’ We would have to start by sharing with the agency, what we were going to do and why - and that has made all the difference in the world.

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Topics: Leadership, People, Authenticity, inspiration, training, change management

Adobe MAX: A.I. and Machine Learning

Posted by Nathan Burns on November 1, 2018

This is part of a series featuring highlights from the 2018 Adobe MAX Conference. Mitchell Art Director, Nathan Burns attended multiple sessions.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Creative, trends, professional development, inspiration, training, emerging technology