Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in creative advertising agencies?
Our digital marketing agency works hard and plays hard. We grow as a family and learn to be disciplined through rather effective means, that is, by doing random funny stuff.
For starters, one way to remember things is to tie a ribbon around your finger. Well, we took it a step further with a red ribbon in Melvin’s hair.
Latecomers for yesterday’s meeting had to do something sexy and funny.
Late Carbonites had to do the shuffle.
The Carbonite Shuffle
It was everyone’s FIRST time. But we picked it up within the hour. Man, can we gyrate our hips during Salsa class for our Carbon outing!
2 Carbonites’ Directors turned a year older in September: Lily & Chew. That was 2 days of cake (digestion) for the whole office! *Burp*
Here’s a ‘Bonus Update’ for ya – since its FRIDAY over here at Carbon.
Well… actually we just celebrated our dear Chase’ birthday (pictures and videos up later), so we’ve got a bunch of cupcakes around. So just thought it be interesting to do a silly feature on cupcake eating. So here’s enjoying these little ‘mouth-size’ (that’s a hint!) treats the Carbon way. Enjoy! =)
As with any usual Friday morning in Carbon, we get many-a-usual phone calls. Until this less-than-usual call came in…
Here’s my contribution to the nominees for “Phone Call of the Year” (if there was such a category)
This is the conversation, not in verbatim, but still as accurately as possible with any identification to persons / bodies involved changed for their protection / privacy (because we love people – just that this call kind of amused us a fair bit).
Carbonite: “Hello! Carbon Interactive – how may I help you?”
Caller: “Hi, I am calling from XXX (a certain institution), we are building an eco-friendly car…you know the CnG kind?”
Carbonite: “Uh-huh, yup…”
Caller: “Yes…we want to make the car body out of carbon fibre…”
Caller: “So uh…can your company supply us?”
Carbonite: [Pause] “Uh, I’m sorry but i think you’ve got the wrong number, we don’t supply carbon material”
Caller: “But i got your number from the website”
Carbonite: “Sorry, but which website did you get it from?”
Caller: “Street Directory…”
Carbonite: “Ok…but I’m sorry, we can’t help you…”
Caller: “You mean you are not a carbon product supplier?”
Carbonite: “No we’re not…”
Caller: “Oh ok…maybe i try again… thanks”
Carbonite:“No problem, bye”
So yes…a word to from us: We are Carbon Interactive – we do interactive designs and create wonderous digital solutions. We love our clients, and our clients love us too. The thing that we don’t do as a company… is supply carbon.
But thank you to whoever you were – you’ve made our day so much more interesting in just a span of 2 minutes. Much love from the Carbon crew to you!
Nope, its not the latest sensation in weight lost technologies – but it is the latest craze from the Carbonites’ series of Latecomers’ Variety Show. The launch of this video therefore signals the search for a new dance for our beloved ‘late-bloomers’. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this one as much as we’ve enjoyed embarrassing ourselves making it.
Smell ya’all soon enough!
Here’s taking a quick break from work. In our love for all things creative, we have apparently created a fashion line wearable by both man and man’s best friend. Here’s a preview of this year’s Summer Collection:
Introducing the long-await Carbon Designer Line: SIDEKICK – where you make the clothes, not the other way round.
Our designs are made from recycled material – previously non-biodegradable materials turned into wearable fashion statements. What’s more, since they cannot be degraded so easily, you have no reason to keep buying new items – saving you loads of cash, and saving the earth too!
Finally been able to get a post out! We’ve been busy over here at Carbon, lotsa stuff to be done. Despite all the outward ‘busy-ness’, we still take time to do somethings we like… for example music making! Enjoy!
It’s moi maiden post! Took me more than a year to finally blog on an entry. One of my resolutions in 2009 is to do something which i didn’t do in 2008, hence i decided to write something here and hopefully it aint gonna be the last. =)
My first entry is served with a simple photo collage. So… enjoy! and stay awake! =)
How’s the reader doing today. Hope you’re loving the year thus far.
The team at Carbon (to be precise- some souls in there) have discovered an ‘alternative’ way to play – when one is without Wii (for the time being i.e).
We turned the conference room table into a Ping Pong Table this afternoon – with 2009 Calendar, some rectangular-shaped items posing as the net in b/w us. With Asians holding to a ping pong bat, one instantly looks like a pro (whether the fella has actual playing skills or not).
I don’t have a pic to showcase here. But will do so when we get the scene captured again. For am sure, we will be hanging around that room for more smashin’ games on the ‘Ping Pong’ table soon.
Hmm.. what are some other creative ways you can do with the existing furnitures in your office and turn it into play-land? We hope to discover more in the coming days…
Finally a proper update is here! Apologies to our loyal readers, our hands have been moving non-stop for a while over here at Carbon, so here’s the first of a good many updates to come your way!
On the 15 Oct, we ‘celebrated’ Clothes Peg Day(much excitement)! The main mode of the festivities requires that we all adorn ourselves with the customary “Clothes Peg of Thankfulness” – everyone is granted their very own “Clothes Peg of Thankfulness”, which is attached onto some part of us for the entire day to remind us to be thankful for a great many things (such as sweets, candies and all the other euphoria-inducing materials).
So here are the snaps from that day! Enjoy!
It’s been tooooo long since any Carbonite came in and blogged…
So here I am, in the midst of a ‘rest-break’…. I shall shout out a couple of words… hehehe.
Alright..back to work now.
This week we sought a new way of ‘helping’ team members with ‘punctuality challenges’ – so we decided that dancing would help get them stepping ‘in time’. Para Para may have hit Carbon a little late, but boy did was it a hit! So anyways, here’s what actually went down. Enjoy! =)
Never a dull moment here at Carbon Interactive!
On a more personal note, in response to the previous entry by our previous copywriter / web designer / project manager – i.e. the ever-talented Karene – i actually get what you mean when you said ‘leaving Carbon is one of those things you wish you never had to do’. Even only after a short stay here, i totally feel the same way! so i must say that i am extremely thankful to be a part of this team. *Get me a tissue! My face is leaking!*
[More coming up soon! - As promised, Carbon at the Marketing Magazine's Agency of the Year 2008 Awards - keep watching this space!]