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.

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 … Continue reading

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.

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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.

Three Unexpected Trends in Social Media Marketing

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.

Emergency Response in a Connected Age

What’s the first thing you would do in an emergency? For most people, they’d grab a phone. They’d call 911, text a loved one, or log in to social media to alert others of the situation and their condition. This automatic response—to reach for a mobile device in the face of a crisis—wasn’t even on the horizon a few decades ago. Now, we’re more connected than ever.

Mindfulness vs. VR: Can There be Only One?

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve witnessed first-hand the infatuation the world has had with virtual reality headset Oculus Rift since it was officially released in March. The first round of pre-orders sold out immediately and now the estimated ship date if you order one today is August. That’s three months from now. Amidst all the speculation and critiques, I wanted to get to the heart of what Oculus Rift – and virtual reality as a whole – is really all about by running it through media theory legend … Continue reading

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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.