What we’ve learned making custom emoji keyboards

It’s been nine months since we built our first emo­ji key­board. What start­ed as a fun exper­i­ment for our­selves has turned into some­thing we’ve been able to help a lot of oth­er brands with as well. We espe­cial­ly like the key­boards we’ve built for Columbia’s Barnard Col­lege and the Social Fresh con­fer­ence:   B-moji: iOS/Android Fresh­mo­ji: iOS/Android What we’ve […]

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Pokémon GO + Snapchat

It’s been a month of Poké­mon mad­ness and Char­lotte is no excep­tion! About a week after Poké­mon GO launched, locals orga­nized an event at Romare Bear­den Park. What start­ed with a few hun­dred invites on Face­book quick­ly explod­ed to over 3k peo­ple RSVPing. Late­ly we’ve been help­ing some of our clients get start­ed pro­duc­ing con­tent for Snapchat, and […]

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Integrations we can’t live without

Last month I shared with you the tools that make us more pro­duc­tive and ulti­mate­ly save our san­i­ty (how we, as a soci­ety, once sur­vived on strict­ly MS Word is tru­ly a mys­tery to me, and a sto­ry for anoth­er time). Now, not only are there a zil­lion tools to choose from, there are even […]

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3 tools we can’t live without lately

When try­ing to think of some­thing to write about this month, I began to think of all the things I could poten­tial­ly com­plain or rant about.  I know, that sounds ter­ri­ble, but those two thoughts are usu­al­ly a good source of inspi­ra­tion for me.  I start­ed to real­ize that, while work has been fast-paced late­ly, […]

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Dabbing on the App Store with Purrmoji

Like the rest of Char­lotte we have caught Pan­thers fever. We want­ed to do some­thing to help cheer on our team and after our expe­ri­ence with Force Block we knew build­ing a tool for the mass­es was the best way to cel­e­brate this amaz­ing sea­son. We part­nered up with our friends at SOLID and local artist Rich Bar­ret to cre­ate […]

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Force Block: the Star Wars spoiler blocker

As the long-await­­ed pre­miere of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awak­ens approached last week, I was hit with a harsh real­i­ty: I’ve got to leave the inter­net. Shut down Face­book, avoid news sites, and shun most of my friends for the week, how else can I avoid spoil­ers? Like many oth­ers, I’m attempt­ing to avoid as many details about the […]

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So many tools, so little time

It seems like there is an online tool to man­age just about every one of my dai­ly respon­si­bil­i­ties.  There are tools that track time, help man­age teams, com­pile cus­tomer feed­back, pay employees…the list goes on and on.  All these tools have one com­mon goal between them: to make my work-life an effi­cient, orga­nized, well-oiled machine. […]

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Osmo: first impressions

This is DJI’s hand­held gim­bal, which they claim brings silky smooth pro­fes­sion­al cin­e­ma qual­i­ty sta­bi­liza­tion to the mass­es, not to men­tion a fun, adven­tur­ous lifestyle. I’ve spent a few weeks with the Osmo, and my ver­dict? Fun and adven­tur­ous: yes. Pro­fes­sion­al: not so much. The sell The day DJI announced the Osmo I watched the […]

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Looking around the corner at tech and media in 2016

Ear­li­er in Octo­ber, Michael Wolf and his firm Acti­vate pub­lished an insane­ly com­pre­hen­sive and insight­ful look at behav­ior and trends in tech and media, mak­ing some inter­est­ing pro­jec­tions for 2016. I’m embed­ding the whole pre­sen­ta­tion below, or you can down­load the PDF. Here are my top six take­aways: 1. We spend more time on tech & media than work or sleep. This shouldn’t be shock­ing […]

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