Siblings (from left) Alan, Sylvia and Ariel Trillo pose for a portrait at their home. The Trillo home is one of a few in their subdivision that is still standing though everything inside is damaged. Sylvia was amazed at the outpouring of help the community received from strangers.
Click on the link to see more photos from Moore, Okla., and read Alan Greenblatt’s report from the Heather Wood neighborhood there.
Photo: Katie Hayes Luke for NPR
I was just offered an internship in Anaheim, California to shadow the marketing, finance, and design departments at PacSun HQ this summer. WHAT IS LIFE. MOTHER OF GOD.
So thankful for this opportunity and for the people who helped me get here!
As meat consumption around the world increases, so do the concerns over the sustainability and efficiency of meat production. Raising livestock is extremely inefficient - think 15 grams of vegetable protein in order to raise 100 grams of meat on average - and uses up valuable agricultural land and water resources while contributing to climate change.
Dutch scientist Mark Post has been working on a new way to grow meat - in a laboratory. He has successfully grown the world’s first “test tube burger” from billions of cow stem cells. While time-consuming and expensive, Post believes the production could eventually be expedited, allowing artificial meat products to become more common.
The test tube burger will be revealed and tasted in the upcoming weeks in London. Could this be the sustainable meat of the future?
If you missed the Xbox One Reveal yesterday. This video is a great highlight.
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In the Windy City with Texas Ad Group
Chicago is everything I expected and more—ripe with history, beautiful architecture & art, and delicious food!!
Yesterday, we visited DraftFCB and Google. Both were interesting work environments for entirely different reasons. DraftFCB works with Valspar, KFC, and K-Mart among other big names. They blend the lines between strategic planning, digital, and experiential branding—-pulling them all together to “deliver the 6.5 seconds that matter” on a global scale. I ALSO FOUND OUT THAT THEIR CHICAGO OFFICE DID A CAMPAIGN FOR MASS EFFECT 2. FAN-GIRL MOMENT. Anyways, here is some of their most recent work for K-Mart:
Charming, right? Their agency culture seems like one that would be a perfect fit. Casual and fun, but conducive to creative thinking—meticulously supplemented by numbers, analytics, and client input. We got to speak to an account person, a member of the analytics team, as well as a fellow in production (my favorite part—he spoke about the process between creatives pitching an idea and actually filming it with animators, colorists, etc.). They showed us the “white room” where the creatives gathered to foster ideas. It was very bare bones (wish I had taken a picture)….awesome to see all the work put up on the walls. The girl who gave us a tour was a UT grad who went through the media sequence if I recall correctly. It awesome to see how well longhorns are doing and to fully realize how much they want to help you put your foot in the door as well.
We left Draft and walked to the Google office. Okay, first off—the place is awesome. It looks somewhat anticlimactic from the street, but you walk in and BAM: bright colors, open space, and the CAFETERIA. Our guide Liz was awesome; she let us grub while giving her presentation. I don’t remember being this engaged during a presentation in a very long time. Even though I was stuffing my face with chicken and rice. From start to finish, I feel like everyone at the table was paying rapt attention. It was awesome getting to here her speak about combining the world of search engines/YouTube/Google+ and advertising. We were shown some awesome videos, such as the zeitgest from 2012 (WHICH MADE ME LOVE HUMANITY; WE’VE SERIOUSLY COME A LONG WAY YOU GUYS) and some really interesting stuff for Project Re:Brief. Project Re:Brief is a project that Google undertook; it’s main objective was to take iconic advertisements from the past and recreate them for this day and age in a way that could speak to consumers on a whole new level. Check ‘em out:
We had a Texas grad, Ricky, show us around the office. They have a tech center for employees to bring their malfunctioning phones/tablets/laptops, a massage chair, random yoga balls, a micro-kitchen on every floor, and the fanciest ice machines known to man (I may or may not have been able to figure one out). The tour deepened my knowledge of what Google does, not only as a search engine but also on an enterprise-level (which is what the Austin office mainly does). They shed some insights on where things are heading now and also offered us invaluable advice on advertising in our ever-changing world—where traditional media consumption is being turned on its head. Liz also offered us guidance on how to navigate not only interviews with Google, but with other companies as well.
All in all, it ended up being a beautiful day. We ended our day with a boat tour on the river! Our tour guide looked like Ed Sheeran and had Jerry Seinfeld’s sense of humor. Chicago is a city rich with history and beautiful sights. We saw the Trump Tower, the Navy Pier, and a ton of other beautiful buildings while enjoying some yummy margaritas. Afterwards, the girls and I hit up Billy Goat Tavern. Great burgers but a bit overpriced. My phone is currently shattered to high hell, but I’m hitting up the AT&T store today and will hopefully get to upload some pictures of my trip. Today, we are visiting Starcom, Turner Broadcasting, LEO FREAKIN’ BURNETT…as well as having our networking event with some Texas Exes that are now working in Chicago! I’ll hopefully have some time to blog about it tonight!
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and first flight I’ve missed.
I really need to re-evaluate. I can’t continue to live like this LOL
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