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COLABORATORY Round Up: Day 7 And An Open Invitation To Beer And Blog

Almost nothing was happening by way of “serious” COLABORATORY writing this Sunday.

This, until Allison McKeever, one of the most prolific intern bloggers (disclosure: she is also one of our writers) decided to post pictures from ASCENTIUM, a review of Lattice’s first Friday work session and a research trip to the Sameunderneath store in Mississippi.

But let’s not forget that COLABORATORY had a bustling weekend scene.

Like Megan Nuttall’s “brief guide to Hillsboro” and Kim Karalekas’ dissertation on “Deb-isms.”

My hope is that you, dear readers, will subscribe to their excellent blogs and maybe buy them a beer at the next Beer and Blog.

On this note, I would like to extend an invitation for all COLAB folks to attend the said event and come chat with one of the most vibrant tech communities in the US.

Friday, 4 to 6 pm, at the Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub (conveniently located a block away from Grand Central bowling lanes.)

But let’s make it interesting.

I will buy the first 2 COLABORATORY interns who show up at the venue any beverage of your choosing. You don’t even have to be 21 to show up. Of course, you may have to be prepared for the second, third or even fourth pints (that you will unfortunately have to pay yourself), because conversation with the most brilliant minds in Portland can be addicting.

I’ll see you all this Friday. Good night.

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Thoughts on improvement for COLAB
Allison McKeever:

Also, with eliminating the competitive aspect the intern’s have a chance to really get close to everyone rather than just their teammates. I think, without the competition, the overall quality of the final pieces could turn out to be more polished too.

Kiwi meeting at Henry V
Kim Karalekas:

Kiwi had our first official meeting today from 8:30 – 5:30 […]

Henry V – Friday Group COLABoration
Christine Vo:

There’s way too much to be typing 🙂

Here’s hoping that the team members will write longer posts next week! I would personally love to see their stories.

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Coffee Talk with CMD writers
Megan Nuttall:

  1. The two best things about advertising = no math and no nylons.

Christine Vo:

  1. “Always make it sound like you’re getting paid for all your hours… even meetings”
  2. “The beauty is… I don’t care”
  3. “No job securities… all egos… go freelance”
  4. “As usual, we wing it with a loose agenda”

COLABORATORY: Portland’s New Marketing Internship
Mason West:

In the 2.5 days since the program kicked off on Monday, July 7, I have been completely blown away by the ability and enthusiasm of the interns. The program was made to be customizable and every body has just run with it. Let me illustrate with an anecdote from Orientation Day:

Some Insights From My Second Day
Allison McKeever:

There have been many instances today that have shown me that the things taught in school are actually applicable to the real world and there are some things that can be thrown out the window.


eROI, day 2
Kim Karalekas:

It’s the biggest left brain/right brain/collaboration/brainstorming/integration/opposite-ends-of-the spectrum, however needs to come together and align perfectly in order to run successfully type of agency.

Good night day.

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Starting today, I thought I’d link to posts from COLABORATORY members (apparently, they blogged vehemently) for your enjoyment:

Colab. Day 2!
Kim Karalekas:

All in all, a good first day. Again, the majority of the tasks this agency does is entirely new to me, it’s a lot like learning a new language, but with that, it’s great to be familiar with all sides of the advertising/branding world.

Day 1 at Ascentium
Allison McKeever:

After talking with Mason West, copywriter, for a bit just touching base and going over what my next two weeks will look like I was ushered into a brainstorm session.
By this time I was stoked! I actually got to sit in on a brainstorm session with people who cared about my opinions and suggestions! This was the real deal!!

Day One: Meet My Stapler
Megan Nuttall:

On my first day interning at CMD, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I not only have my own cubicle but I also have my own stapler. Milton would be green with envy.

My first day at The|New|Group
Christine Vo:

I have tons of videos for you guys from today so keep reading and you’ll find them.

Good night.