Maybe it’s a cup of coffee? Maybe it’s a pair of lucky skinny jeans? Maybe it’s a disembodied rubber Batman head that rests at the base of your iMac to remind you of childhood, or … of what might happen to you if you miss a deadline? The truth is, we all have a few things we consider essential when it comes to our creative happy place. And so we ask the question, what are your creative essentials? This round, we spoke with our very own Jr. Strategist, Kendra Siebert.
This summer, the team at Manifesto traded their desktops for mountain tops and ventured to Colorado to spend a week relaxing and refocusing the mission of our agency. As a split-location agency, we love any chance to spend time united as one and the offsite is a perfect example of our dedication to our model. As a team, we explored Denver, Boulder and Breckenridge, taking in the natural splendors all around us. Whether it was hiking, fat tire biking, exploring national parks or off-roading, we made the most of our adventures together set behind the mountain sky.
When you’re a brand, how to structure your nonprofit partnerships, and with whom, is one of the biggest questions that faces organizational leaders year after year. Do you align your partnerships with the core of your business? How do you find white space free of competition? And is it best to focus your efforts on one single partnership or spread your resources with a portfolio approach?
These are all questions explored by our very own Chief Storyteller Tim Dyer at Engage For Good 2019.
Living a well-balanced life is the constant juggling of personal and professional ambitions and passions.
Last week, Manifesto was proud to partner with Hazelfern Cellars to create another Table for Ten experience centered around exploring what it means to live a well-balanced life and how to be mindful of the purpose that drives the work we do and the lives we lead.
And while we can’t anticipate and plan for everything that comes our way, we can decide how we choose to approach adversity, uncertainty and trials.
Winning a total of nine Telly Awards across a range of categories including Gold for Craft/Cinematography and Silver in Writing/Storytelling, the piece was designed to showcase how future technology could dramatically transform the patient experience when facing the potential of breast cancer.
On the heels of the recent announcement of Accenture Interactive’s acquisition of Droga5, it begs the question: Why are consultancies so eager to snap up ad agencies?
When we were young, ‘imagine’ often manifested itself in dreams of fairy tales, made-up games or the pursuit of a far-fetched career as an astronaut or rockstar. Our imaginations were always the thing we had in common with one another and they knew no bounds.
Today, ‘imagine’ plays a different role in our lives. Often times, it falls to pragmatism and we succumb to the reality we already exist within. But think of all the amazing moments of self-reflection, innovation and potential breakthroughs when we give ourselves the freedom to imagine.
As our Manifesto proudly declares, “We Believe In the Tin Man’s Heart. Soulless brands are only meaningful when giving a fleshy, beating heart.”
Today, millions of heart shaped candies, cards, balloons and chocolate boxes are being doled out generously between starry-eyed lovers. In a day long-lauded for ceremonial gift giving, our hearts and minds are focused on LOVE... Brand Love. So it begs the question: Why should people love your brand if your brand doesn’t love the world?
In 1962, Joseph Barbera and William Hanna dreamed up what life might be like in 2062. Their vision, with flying cars, talking dogs, holograms and robot maids, became The Jetsons. As we enter 2019 we may not have flying cars, but the world of technology expands farther and wider than any of us could have imagined. In no sector is this more true than in healthcare, particularly with the visionaries at GE Healthcare making these once dreams, a reality.
“When you are an actor, you go to Hollywood. When you are a musician, you go to Nashville.” - Richie Sambora
Once a year we hand select a series of purpose-led brands and products to feature in our Guide to Intentional Gifting. It’s our honor to steward their stories and give you a peek into the entrepreneurial—and often deeply human—spirit that gives them rise. If you seek to give gifts that mean a little more, look no further.