Sunday, February 28, 2010

More Newspaper Clippings

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Variable Data Portal: Not What It Sounds Like

Tay Fewell, of local advertising agency CGR Creative, was excited to learn that his firm was working on a project involving variable data portals. That was, until he learned that the portals had absolutely nothing to do with inter-dimensional travel.

“There was like half a second where I thought that my 'boss'* Jason, who is really lame and wouldn’t even buy a Star Trek water cooler when I asked him to, had developed these things that I hadn’t even heard of (which is “unheard of”) that were going to open holes in the space-time continuum right in the office,” said Fewell, adding that he recalled right away how lame Jason is and wasn’t fooled for any longer than 1/3 of a second.

Fewell went on to say that despite his initial disappointments when he “simply forgot in [his] excitement that a Variable Data Portal is really a way for clients to create completely custom direct mail pieces for their customers using a database, it really is pretty cool anyway. At this point, his boss Jason popped his head in to the office and told Fewell to “shut up if [he didn’t] want to sound like an moron in the newspaper.” Fewell set his phaser to stun.

*Here Fewell used “air-quotes”

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Funny Newspaper Clippings

CGR ran across these funny newspaper clippings over the weekend.

Any takers? We are betting the cat gets picked up first!

Pony? Looks like a small horse? Really?

Lady jackhammers will be the least of your kids problems.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Give a Puck event tonight!

Recently, CGR has partnered with For Your Cure, a Charlotte based cancer charity, and our first event is taking place tonight at the Gin Mill.

Here are the details:

The Charlotte Checkers, 1065 The End, CGR Creative and The Gin Mill are sponsoring Give A Puck Night with For Your Cure! Come out to The Gin Mill and get served by the guest bartenders of the night, The Charlotte Checkers! $1.00 of each beer sold will go directly to For Your Cure! This event will be limited to those who are 21 and older.

FOR YOUR CURE is a charity that specializes in providing people suffering from cancer an outlet to occupy their mind and body through creative expression.

We are also hosting a drawing for a $25 bar tab tonight so you may even be drinking on us!

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    The Gin Mill
    1411 South Tryon Street

    Charlotte, NC


Sunday, February 14, 2010

CGR Creative Group Expands Team

New Media Specialist will assist with social media, new technology strategy, client relations, PR, and event planning.

February 14, 2010 - Charlotte, North Carolina - Jason Ramsey,
Partner/Creative Specialist of CGR Creative, is pleased to announce that Joe Burroughs has joined the firm as a New Media Specialist.

Mr. Burroughs brings with him over 20 years experience in print and web design, working both in small shops and full scale media companies. As the Program Director for the Graphic Design Department at Kings College, staying ahead of the curve is an everyday commitment. He holds a B.S. in Communications/Advertising from Appalachian State University and an MS in Print Media from the Rochester Institute of Technology. A native of Southern Pines, NC, Joe Burroughs now resides in Charlotte where he is enjoying a successful career.
“I am ecstatic that Joe has joined our team,”
said Ramsey. “He has been a constant resource for me over the years, and I am so pleased that he will be able to lend his expertise to our clients. Joe has been in the forefront of new media in Charlotte, and I look forward to creating new and exciting campaigns with him.”

About CGR Creative
CGR Creative is a full service marketing, design, advertising, and interactive marketing agency. CGR Creative prides itself on supporting their customers in a way that larger agencies can’t, often times committing all their resources to ensure the success of their client’s projects. CGR Creative’s fundamental belief is that the client’s success is their success. The agency, with an office in Charlotte, North Carolina, is fully bi-lingual, with a Latino marketing division that offers a variety of marketing channels that are specifically targeted to reach the Hispanic market.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This Is How You Keep Your Office In ORDER!

An interesting thing happened the other day in the office kitchen.  I was actually caught not recycling. :(  Now, before you freak out and think that Tay doesn't recycle...I have a good excuse! (at least a good one for that day... ok, maybe not a GOOD excuse) It was just one of those days I had a lot of stuff on my mind and saving the environment was not one of those thoughts, it had simply slipped my mind.  I'm sorry Mother Nature! FORGIVE ME! I'll do better!  Anyhow, I put a soda can in the trash instead of the big blue recycling bin that I had to pass on the way to the trash can. So, another person in the office gave me a good scolding.  After that I thought to myself, maaaaan, what if Terry "The Office Linebacker" Tate  had caught me not recycling.  He would've messed me up pretty badly.  To get a better understanding of what I'm saying watch the video below!  WARNING...watching it, just might make you a better employee...   "The pain train is comin'"  -tay