High-Five, Tyler Klaassen!
VI's strategy team just got an upgrade. Tyler Klassen has been promoted to Marketing Strategist. Tyler officially takes the reigns on Shape Your Future, a program of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, to promote health and wellness. Tyler brings insight, intentionality, purpose, and passion to every project he touches. Plus, he's just a great dude. Congrats on this achievement, Tyler!
Alex Taylor is a Shot Caller.
VI has a new Director of Digital Strategy. Alex Taylor is a marketing guru with mind-bending savvy in the digital realm. Social media, Google Ads, chatbots, web thingies... frankly, it'll make your head spin. Alex radiates positive energy and elevates the game of the whole agency. Her spark and ingenuity are matched only by her know-how, and we couldn't be prouder of this accomplishment. Way to go, Alex!
Last year, most of us would never have guessed that working remotely would last beyond a few weeks… two months, tops, right? Zoom might have been thought of as a temporary bandage the day you received your first remote meeting invite. Fast-forward just one year later and your opinions have likely changed. WFH has stood the test of time, and with it comes with many challenges, including important communication hiccups that, unfortunately, are often overlooked. Remote communication will likely play a permanent role in your "new normal" workday. Because of this, it’s extremely important to make sure you are mindful and knowledgable when it comes to inter-virtual-office communication.
"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish." - Michelle Obama.
We're grateful for and proud of each member of our team, but today we want to brag a little extra on our very own, Deleanie Moriello. A Marketing Strategist at VI, Deleanie has been nominated and chosen as a member of the 2020 NextGen Under 30 class. This honor recognizes your professionals who demonstrate talent, drive, and service to their communities across the state, and (hopefully!) encourages each honoree to reach their lifetime career goals right here in Oklahoma.
When our reality is shaken by local, national, or even worldwide events, what is a brand’s social responsibility? You might be thinking, is it best to join the conversation, or is it best to stay silent. The answer? As it so often is, “it depends” – but I promise you can do something – especially through #GivingTuesday.
I want to start off by saying that I am no doctor of psychology or psychiatry. I have never done an extensive study on the effects of positivity or positive reinforcement.
We all need to work from home sometimes — thanks to the cable guy, a sick child or a global emergency. And while it’s tempting to stay in the same sweatpants for a week, it’s not optimal for productivity (or your mental health). As an introverted bookworm/cat lady/ex-freelancer, I feel uniquely qualified to share some advice. Here’s what I’ve learned over years and years of hanging out at home.
You might know her as Sam. Or maybe you know her as her less familiar, totally not-made-up stage name, DJ “Turntables” Turner. Whatever name you know her by, everyone who meets Samantha Turner walks away knowing two things: She and music are one in the same song, and it doesn’t fit any known genre.