As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time for the obligatory “best of” wrap-up. So, without further ado, I bring you the top blog posts on Brain Juice for 2015—as ranked by views.
However, as I write this, I realize that perhaps we should highlight the bottom five to bring posts to your attention that you may have missed. Nonetheless here are five posts, and they just might be the best-of-the-best.
Prior to our annual Gumbo & Mistletoe party, we announced a #Gumbo4Good challenge. Readers were asked to put an ampersand (&) between two things that were better together and snap a photo, then share it with ADG via social media. Be it silly, serious or sentimental—we wanted to see what combinations you felt were best together.
Check out all the entries on Instagram. And, if you’re so inclined, feel free to add yours.
This September, ADG hosted the first-ever Columbia Gateway Drive Talent Fair & Food Truck Roundup in our office parking lot. Complete with live music and lunch options from local food trucks, this event was the talk of the Gateway this fall. Colonel Gateway himself even made an appearance.
Our own Meghan Hunt dove into the appeal of Warby Parker—an online glasses retailer and doer of good—by answering the question of what drives their success in this competitive marketplace.
Ignite speaking venues are igniting (sorry, couldn’t resist) around the world. They’re fast-paced, eclectic events aimed at bringing people together to share ideas and inspire new thinking. Consisting of presentations with 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds (rounding out to a 5-minute presentation), Ignite’s motto is, “Enlighten us. But make it quick”.
Howard County has a regular Ignite event, and two ADG Creatives spoke at the very first one held in April. Check out the photos from Howard County Ignite #1, as well as the previous presentations; plus, watch ADG’s own Todd Fidelman give his presentation below, and don’t forget to come to the next Ignite Howard County.
In case you were under a rock, or in solitary confinement, leading up to October 21, 2015—the day Doc Brown, Marty McFly and Jennifer Parker traveled to the future in their DeLorean time machine in Back to the Future II—it was all the talk leading up to it, discussing how our world has changed, which predictions in the movie came true and those that missed the mark.
As we now know, the Chicago Cubs did not finally win the World Series, although they came remarkably close.
Check out our rundown of the predictions versus realities in the post, and don’t forget to fax this to your great uncle in Ohio so he can see it, too.