Blog Posts - Author: Carlene Calkins
A place where we discuss the communication industry and give our insights on advertising, website development, graphic design and strategic planning.
Dogs in the Workplace: Why It’s a Good Idea
When walking into Texas Creative and realizing someone has brought their dog to work, it sets the tone for the entire day. Sweet dogs just make your heart melt, especially at the workplace. It’s amazing what they can do with just their presence. Dogs can give so much to an individual and in return ask for very little. Makes You Smile The commute that day may have been unpleasant, but then you walk in and see those big eyes and floppy ears and you realize that you’re smiling. Let’s not fo
GLOBAL ISSUES. LOCAL IMPACTS.
When we first read about the Coronavirus epidemic, I’m sure we didn’t think much more about it. The distance between us and the origin of the virus was great, and nothing could happen to any of us because we are in the United States. This couldn’t have been further from the truth and there are many ways this affects our country directly as well as indirectly. CHECK THE LABEL Now this one is big and it’s very much direct. Where does a large majority of our current purchases originate from
Why Become A Chameleon at Work? 10 Tips How it Can Benefit You
Being a chameleon in the workplace can be quite beneficial for you and your employer. For starters, really get to know your place of business and what makes it work. I’ve had six positions in the past 10 plus years within Texas Creative and have learned a lot in that time. Secondly, give of yourself. Put your best foot forward and in return you will be rewarded. A good work ethic speaks volumes and gets noticed. I’m pleased that my employer saw this in me and presented me with new opportunit
Seeking Employment as a Military Spouse
From my late teens to my late thirties I was a military wife. Like so many other young, naïve girls, I thought it would be an adventure with my new husband to see the world. I soon learned that my adventure meant that I was always the new kid on the block and had to repeatedly start over each and every time we relocated. The easiest part of moving was finding a new living space and getting settled in. Once that was accomplished, it was time to get a job. GPS didn’t exist so the first th
The First Five Minutes
One would think that the first five minutes of a successful client-agency relationship are between the Account Executive and the client or perhaps with the COO and the client. Wrong. The moments building up to this belong to the “Director of First Impressions.” The Director of First Impressions is the face one sees as they walk into the building each and every time. They’re the delegate, the people person, the cheerleader representing the team, and their actions should be a refle