Sunday, December 16, 2012

We took some time a few Fridays ago to dress up our office with some holiday style.  We trimmed our Christmas trees, made crafts and hung snowflakes.  It was nice to take a break at the end of the week to get in the holiday spirit with our CCI Studios team.  I think we all had a great time and had an opportunity to get creative in ways we normally don't.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

We love using social media to interact with our clients, friends and associates.  Below are some tips that we have found useful as we grow our online network.  

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

As a team at CCI Studios we celebrate personal and professional successes together and we support each other through challenging times.  We often find ourselves doing these things over food which is one reason I feel the people I have the pleasure of working with, are like family.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I am a self proclaimed fashionista and I give thought to the clothes I buy and wear each day.  I enjoy getting dressed in the morning based on my mood, the weather or what types of activities I will be doing that day.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Brand" is a word often used at CCI Studios.  We discuss the importance of our clients having imaging, messaging and implementation that is creative, engaging and most of all consistent.

Lately I have been giving a lot of thought to my personal brand and how people perceive me.  This thought process is the result of a few situations where the recognition of my personal brand was put at risk.

Friday, April 20, 2012

It is funny how time flies when you’re having fun, as Kevin talked about in a recent blog post “Time flies when you’re having fun! (and getting old?)”. Today is my last day of my 4 month internship at CCI Studios. I am shocked at how quickly these 4 months have flown by. I was very fortunate to find a co-op that was directly related to my program and also given the chance to work with an amazing team of individuals (and I am not just saying that because they will be reading this blog!).

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"I do believe in time travel. Time travel to the future. Time flows like a river and it seems as if each of us is carried relentlessly along by time's current. But time is like a river in another way. It flows at different speeds in different places and that is the key to travelling into the future. This idea was first proposed by Albert Einstein over 100 years ago."

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

If you’ve ever been alive (which you probably have if you are reading this post), you've probably heard the above quote at some point throughout your lifetime. Does time actually go by quicker when we’re doing things we love to do? From my perspective, it’s not that time is actually “flying by” at a quicker rate, but that we are less aware of each specific moment that passes. We are more focused on the event/action that we love and less focused on the time it takes for that event/action to take place. In addition to time passing by quick when we’re having fun, it is also a common belief that time goes by quicker the older we get. The rate at which we perceive our lives passing us by is a topic that has peaked my interest this week. Why does life seem to pass by more rapidly when we’re having fun! and getting older?

I decided to do some research to find out when the phrase became popularized. Shakespeare used a similar phrase, “the swiftest hours, as they flew,” as did Alexander Pope, who said, “Swift fly the years.” It was no surprise to me to find out that the idea of time “flying” is an age-old idea. The question that needs to be asked is: are we actually having more fun when we perceive time to be passing by more quickly? If we consider all things, the theory breaks down when we realize that if time is “flying by” we are actually headed to our graves at a quicker pace – which doesn’t seem all that fun!

When it comes to “time flying when you’re having fun”, I think it is true that we are less aware of each specific moment that passes and more focused on enjoying the event. Our minds wander less when we do the things we love, because our main focus is on enjoying the event/action that we love. There is no time to daydream about what else we could be doing with our time when we’re having fun.

Regarding time “flying” as we get older, I think that the explanation is related to our frame of reference for time. When a one-year-old baby turns two, their reference for time is only the previous year, which means that they are 50% older than they were previously. When that same child turns three, their frame of reference is two years and they are getting one year older which is 33% older, when they turn four, it’s 25% and so on. At this rate, when that same baby turns 60 years old, their frame of reference is the previous 59 years and they are only 0.016% older in comparison to the previous years of their life. This frame of reference combined with a perspective that is always looking back rather than forward in the later years of our lives, offer a good explanation as to why it seems that time is going by more quickly as we get older. All that we can do is make sure we enjoy every moment and do whatever we can to remember the good times as we grow older.


Friday, March 16, 2012

I would like to start off by saying that I hope everyone who reads this blog plans on going to Get the Ball Rolling 2012! If you are not aware of what Get the Ball Rolling is, well then I am glad to tell you. Get the Ball Rolling is a local Sarnia event that helps to raise awareness to young men in our community about testicular cancer through music, food and fun. Each year we do something different and this year is going to be the best year yet!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

You may have noticed some contribution to our social media networks from the CCI Interns recently. They have been adding a really truthful energetic perspective to our online profile and I hope your enjoying getting to know them as much as I am.

Friday, March 2, 2012

I started my internship, here at CCI Studios, only three days ago and I am starting to get the feel of the office. I have never been placed so close to other teammates that are all talking on the phone at the same time. In addition to the chaos, the BEST radio station runs 24/7 in the background. At the moment, Kevin and Heather are speaking to clients with Kelly Clarkson – Mr. know it all “You don’t know a thing about me!!” in the background. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oh no... I have been asked to write another blog and have no idea what to write about this time! I think my second blog should be all about “Good Times” at CCI Studios - defined from an intern’s perspective. Although I have only been here a short amount of time I would like to share some “Good Times” that I have had at CCI Studios so far:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A few months ago a letter from the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce came to our office addressed to me. My boss handed it to me with a big smile on his face and stood over me in anticipation as I opened it.

Friday, February 3, 2012

My name is 'Intern Megg with 2 g’s'. I have been working as a marketing intern at CCI Studios for exactly a month now. I am currently attending Lambton College and in my final semester of the 3 year Business Administration - Marketing program (enough of the boring but necessary details). What I would like to confess in this blog is that sometimes it is very ironic how you end up with a job or in my case an internship.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Before Christmas CCI Studios hosted an open house to spread good times and wish our friends, family and clients a Merry Christmas.