Month: March 2017

28 Mar 2017

Meet our newest team member!

Crisp Marketing would like to welcome our newest team member: Sarah Miller – Graphic Designer

Originally from Madison, Mississippi but now coming to you straight from Memphis Tennessee… our newest addition to the Crisp Marketing team… Graphic Designer, Sarah Miller!

Sarah moved to the Memphis area in 2012, where she now lives with her husband and two sons.  To avoid hurting any feelings, she also felt the need to call out her other family members… her two dogs, Kaelee and Lexi.  With an impressive eye for design, Sarah graduated from Mississippi State University with a BA (emphasis) in Graphic Design.  In her years as a student at Mississippi State, she won several design awards; including a Platinum Marcom Award.  After putting together a successful year of freelance designing, Sarah stood out among all of our submitted Graphic Design resumes and quickly became the 4th designer of our strong marketing team.

When asked what she thought about being the “chosen one” to join our Crisp family, she could only manage to mutter one thing…

“I’m very excited to join such a talented team here at Crisp Marketing”.

Well said Sarah.  Well said.

Thank you for your interest Sarah, and welcome aboard!  Crisp Marketing is lucky to have you.

21 Mar 2017

St. Paddy’s Office Party

This past Monday (March 20th) was our St. Paddy’s Day Office Party!

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We had a small scavenger hunt, played a few games, and had a light lunch. For dessert, we had some whiskey cakes that were hand made by the Overstuffed Deli down on the first floor of our building. They were amazing!

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Our Graphic Designer, Andrew Gray, was the winner of our Scavenger Hunt and he won a mug full of goodies!

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And our newest team member Sarah Miller was the winner of our hidden clover game, and she won a bottle of Irish whiskey!

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And no office party is complete without party favors, cocktails, and goodies!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here at Crisp Marketing!

07 Mar 2017

The Blue Room – Meet Jason

Welcome back to the Blue Room with Crisp Marketing! This month’s spotlight will be on Jason Harmon, our Senior Marketing Coordinator here at the Memphis office.

Hi Jason! Let’s start off with how long you’ve been part of our team here at Crisp?

On my 5th year

Give us an idea of what you do regularly in your role.

Everything from ROI reporting to managing the design team

What would your coworkers tell me if I asked them to tell me about you? In other words, how are you known at work?

Funny, goofy, understanding, and dedicated?

What do you enjoy most about your current position?

I enjoy my work very much, and I appreciate the people that I work with.

Would you consider yourself right-brain or left-brain dominant and why?

I’m pretty evenly both.  Even took an online test that proved it. Ha.

What are your favorite places to go in Memphis?

Zoo, Grizzlies Games, Redbirds Games, Wolfchase Mall

Before working at Crisp, what is the most unusual or most interesting job you ever had?

My first job out of college.  Working for the world’s leader in aftermarket racing parts… COMP Performance Group. Went to a LOT of professional car races.

What month and day is your birthday?

August, 23

Where did you go to school?

Proud graduate of Arkansas State University

What is your favorite movie and book?

I have a favorite in each genre, not an overall.  Like… Forrest Gump, American History X, Seven, Major League, Undercover Brother, etc.

Who are three famous people (living or dead) that you admire or relate to?

My First is Ken Griffey Jr.  In my opinion, he’s one of the greatest baseball players of all time.  He inspired me to play and also was a perfect family man/role model.

My Second is probably Martin Luther King Jr. What he did and during that time is simply mind-blowing. Great man.

The person that I look up to the most of all, however, is my mom.  She passed in 2001 from a brain tumor, but she taught me all the good things that make up my strengths, and I carry all of it over to how I raise my daughter.

Tell us a little bit about your life outside of work. (hobbies, family life, side jobs, etc)

I have an amazing daughter that is my entire life.  Outside of that, I still coach youth baseball, and I watch a lot of sports.  Any time I can see a game… I do.

Tell us a story about something cool you have done – a vacation, accomplishment, something like that.

My most memorable vacation…  My most memorable vacation was taking my baby girl to Belize/Cozumel and doing some rafting through a cave system and also zip-lining through the jungle.

Describe your teenage self. What were you like as a teenager?

I was very social, played every sport that I could get into, and just loved to get out and hang out with all my friends.

What would your friends/family say about you if I asked them to tell me about you? How are you known outside of work? 

Caring Father, first and foremost.  After that, probably funny guy, loyal friend, outgoing, helpful, etc.

If you could spend a day hanging out with anyone from any time period, who would it be and why?

Mine would be my daughter.  I don’t get to see her as often as I want, so before any celebrities or anything else, my daughter would be first person I’d love to have a day with.

What are a couple of life or career lessons that you have learned so far?

Stay positive, focused, and keep trying.  Pointing blame takes longer than just taking charge and making it happen.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

Not sure I’d give my teenage self any advice.  Once I changed anything about my past, it’d probably affect the good things that came from my mistakes, and I’d personally like to hang on to those.

What is your life philosophy, motto or favorite quote?

Fight all the fears that keep you from living.  They will just someday turn into regrets.

 

01 Mar 2017

February Company Outing

The end of February brought warmer weather, budding trees, and our monthly company outing! This time we started with a small walk around Overton Square here in Memphis.

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The weather was absolutely perfect, complete with a killer sunset.

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Then we headed to Babalu for some cocktails and dinner. They have a fantastic margarita selection, the tacos are mouth-watering, and the table-side-served guacamole is life-changing. Normally they have I Love Lucy reruns playing through a projector onto the open wall, but on that night they were playing 3 Stooges instead. Personally, I prefer I Love Lucy, but it was still fun nonetheless!

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After dinner we headed next door the Sweet Noshings – a little candy shop that sells gourmet popcorn, homemade ice cream, chocolates, candies, fudge, and coffee. The smell alone is worth the trip, trust me.

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And thus concluded our February Company Outing! ‘Thank You’ shoutout to Babalu and Sweet Noshings for the amazing food, drinks, and goodies, and a big shoutout to our boss man for giving us the opportunity to have some fun and try new things!

 

Jake says, “I’m Overton the moon about our company outings!”

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