Social Media Day
Although most would consider every day as, “Social Media Day” there is only one day a year that celebrates it globally.
Started in 2010 by social website Mashable, “Social Media Day” was initiated to acknowledge how social websites have grown and influenced our everyday lives. Whether it’s checking the latest scores or looking for design inspiration, social media websites and apps have opened us up to the world and left it at our fingertips.
As accessibility rises, social media enables information to be spread instantly. Whether you see this as a good thing or a bad thing, it shapes our behavior and continues to influence how we interact both online and in society. Often blending both…need I say more than, #selfie.
For now, we’re celebrating #SMDay by sharing our favourite social media accounts:
Happy #hashtagging :)
Hi, I'm Flo
I’ve always hated my name. As a kid, the only people named Florence were my friends’ grandmas. My name was never on those personalized keychains. Or pencils. Or Coke bottles. After getting married and changing my last name, I went from a twenty-three year old to a seventy-five year old baba overnight – I mean, I’m sure there’s a baba in Ukraine named Florence Ozirney, right?
And don’t even get me started on what people think my name is over the phone. “Lauren?”, “Lawrence?”, “Jose?” (yes, I was seriously asked that once). I’ve tried everything – saying it slowly, repeating, referencing the city in Italy…..with no luck. And when I try to spell it, it somehow still ends up as “Florance”. I cringe when I go to Starbucks for that very reason.
After years of frustration, I decided to quit fighting it. So now if you meet me, I’ll just introduce myself as Flo. I don’t even try saying Florence anymore. And surprisingly (or maybe not), everyone gets it – the first time.
Now, the only question I’m asked is: “Is that with a ‘w’?”.
What's Your Type?
Working effectively as a team is important for any workplace, but especially for an ad agency. We rely on each other for guidance, morale, collaboration and even friendship. Teamwork creates a positive environment for everyone, and plays an important role in the success of a project.
To improve communication, you have to take the time to get to know your team. By taking a personality test and sharing the results with your coworkers, you can find out how you best interact with different personality types. The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is the most widely used tool for determining personality types in the world, and the results are surprisingly accurate.
Ask everyone in your office to quickly take this survey and share the results with each other. Are the majority of you introverts, or extroverts? Who's focused on the big picture, and who's more concerned with minute details? Knowing how to handle different temperaments can save a lot of time, create understanding, and avoid potential stress. Plus, the test is kind of fun to take. ;)
You have to answer 70 questions, and it takes roughly ten minutes to complete. Your answers will place you in one of four temperaments: artisan, guardian, idealist or rational. These each have four subcategories, which will determine your personality type.
I was a healer (INFP), in the idealist temperament.
Here’s what I learned:
"INFPs are sensitive, caring, and compassionate, and are deeply concerned with the personal growth of themselves and others. Individualistic and nonjudgmental, INFPs believe that each person must find their own path. They enjoy spending time exploring their own ideas and values, and are gently encouraging to others to do the same. INFPs are creative and often artistic; they enjoy finding new outlets for self-expression."
- adaptable, welcome new ideas and new information
- patient with complicated situations, but impatient with routine details
- keenly aware of people and their feelings, and relate well with most others
- because of their deep-seated reserve, however, they can work quite happily alone
- follow their heart not their head, which means they can make errors of fact, but seldom of feeling
- they have a gift for interpreting stories, as well as for creating them, and thus often write in lyric, poetic fashion
- [The healer] might go for long periods without noticing a stain on the carpet, but carefully and meticulously brush a speck of dust off of their project booklet. (YES.)
- Their aptitude for foreign languages is unmatched. (I love learning languages. Weird.)
Famous INFPs: Kurt Cobain, Princess Diana, and Audrey Hepburn.
After you find out your personality type, I recommend reading more about your profile online. There's a lot of websites out there that provide even more interesting information.
So what personality type are you? Let me know if it was accurate, or not!
Photo via: thesixteentypes.tumblr.com
Fusion Spring Mixtape '15
Everyone needs a solid seasonal soundtrack. I've put together a playlist of some favorite songs to go along with the spring vibes in the air! Check it out on Spotify:
Bodyache - Purity Ring
Fineshrine - Purity Ring
Black Out Days - Phantogram
Fall in Love - Phantogram
By Your Side - Daniel Johns
Dissolve - Daniel Johns
Chained - Daniel Johns
Coffee - Miguel
Do You - Miguel
Hurting - Friendly Fires
Live Those Days Tonight - Friendly Fires
Blue Cassette - Friendly Fires
27 - Young Fathers
Rain or Shine - Young Fathers
Nest - Young Fathers
Alright - Kendrick Lamar
Brand New Car - Action Bronson
Baby Blue - Action Bronson
Easy Rider - Action Bronson
P.S. Who's pumped to see Purity Ring next week?!