Introducing ADG’s Podcast Series: What We’re Listening To

Podcasts are on the up and up, with more than 67 million Americans tuning in monthly and an astounding 42 million weekly. And, as you’ll hear time and time again throughout this series, if you’re not one of them…you’re missing out.

But with so many options out there, it can be overwhelming for a novice podcaster. So, we decided to poll our most veteran, passionate, and (at times) obsessed podcast-lovers over a series of blogposts to create a master list of the absolute must-listen shows. After all, we’re all about professional and personal growth here at ADG – not to mention anything as quirky, fun, and over-the-top awesome as some of the podcasts you’ll hear about in this series.

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It’s Back! Columbia Gateway Talent Fair & Food Truck Roundup Returns for 3rd Year on Sept. 13

Update your resume, grab a friend, and swing on over to ADG Creative for our 3rd Annual Gateway Talent Fair & Food Truck Roundup!

You heard that right: ADG’s annual block-party-turned-career-fair is back for a third year. So whether you missed it in the past or you had so much fun you want to come back for more, this is your chance. 

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Summer Reading with ADG

Here at ADG, we’re all a little nerdy in our own way. If you wandered the halls, you’d probably overhear our developers talk about the latest and greatest tech trends, our designers geeking out over Adobe Creative Cloud updates, and our strategists and PMs dishing out advice on the best project management tool to use. So as the temperature rises and vacation plans are on the horizon, we decided to use our collective nerdiness for good and compile some of our best book recommendations to share with you. Check it out:

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ADG’s Littlest Creatives Do BYKTWD 2017

Thursday, April 27 was National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day – but here at ADG, it’s better known as BYKTWD (Bring Your Kids to Work Day). It wasn’t your typical “shadow your parent for the day” event; we went all out, from video production to scavenger hunts to button-making and everything in between. Even our office transformed into a BYKTWD-dedicated space, with signage and stickers plastered on windows, walls, and desks. On this day, it was all about the kids.

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Honoring Our In-House Talent: An Interview With Ad Scene Rockstar and ADG Art Director, Kathe Flynn

ADG Art Director Kathe Flynn is kind of a big deal. But she’s too humble to admit it. Not only does Kathe produce next-level work for ADG and our clients, but she’s also a master cupcake creator and Supermom. When she’s not providing guidance and direction on creative projects at ADG, Kathe can be found contributing to the local design community as Board Member and Social Programming Chair for the American Advertising Federation Baltimore, and Board Member and Volunteer for the Production Club of Baltimore. In fact, she’s such a rockstar in the local advertising community, that she was recognized at the 2017 ADDY Awards with a pretty awesome award. Well…we’ll let you hear it from her:

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ADG’s Spin on National Be Heard Day

Every year on March 7, we come together to celebrate National Be Heard Day, a day that originally came about to honor small businesses and encourage them to “Be Heard” through the noise of big business. But since “Be Heard” is ADG’s tagline and it’s woven into everything we do, we put our own spin on this “holiday.” Here’s what a few of our Creatives had to say when asked what “being heard” means to them.

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ADG’s Top 5 Brain Juice Blogs of 2016

As we enter into the final weeks of 2016, it’s customary to look back and reflect on the last 365 days of what turned out to be an incredible year. For us, Brain Juice is a place where we can highlight the goings on of ADG, Columbia Gateway Drive, and the creative community as a whole. We’re proud of what we do, and we’re so grateful that you continue to read, comment on, and share our little sliver of the Internet. So on that note, here are our top five most read, shared, liked, and commented on posts of 2016.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About ADG’s Gumbo & Mistletoe Celebration

Every year, ADG throws down for a New Orleans-style, creative cauldron of spicy meets sweet we call Gumbo & Mistletoe. It’s a way for us to thank our family, friends, and clients, while benefitting the children of New Orleans’ 9th Ward to boot. We’ve been celebrating these relationships for almost 20 years (we think – no one can quite remember when the legendary first Gumbo happened. Yeah…it was that good) and don’t plan on slowing down any time soon. Even if you look forward to the tower of cupcakes and mountains of food every year, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Gumbo & Mistletoe.

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Making Connections on the Gateway and Beyond: BTS at the Gateway Talent Fair and Food Truck Roundup

One word comes to mind when thinking of last week’s Gateway Talent Fair 2.0 and Food Truck Roundup: Success.

Actually, maybe two: Huge success.

This year’s Gateway Talent and Food Truck event featured 26 companies from the Intelligence Community and beyond, three local food trucks, and live music. The turnout was great, the weather held out, and no one left hungry.

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Three Unexpected Trends in Social Media Marketing

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The world of social media marketing is an unpredictable place. Who would have guessed that Snapchat would take the world by storm, becoming the next big market for businesses to break into? Who could have predicted the new Facebook algorithm that has turned so many marketers on their heads?

In the name of the unpredictable, here are three myth-busting facts that could change the game for social media marketers.

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ADG Creative is a strategic communications firm specializing in branding, interactive, learning and gaming, and software development. We combine process, experience and extraordinary creative talent to tell our customers' stories in unique, memorable and usually unexpected ways, leveraging both conventional and new media platforms.