All the buzz: February 2016

Mardi Gras quickly came and went, and the JJPR team has not slowed down. In fact, we are busier than ever! But, we still find time to chat over coffee, lunch or a happy hour Sonic drink. Here is what we have been buzzing about this month.

1. LENT

While not all of us are Catholic or Episcopal, we each try to better ourselves during this time of reflection, repentance and growth. Instead of giving up things like chocolate and fast food, we dug a little deeper and tried to focus on what might be getting in our way of growing as individuals and as a team.

As an office, we are trying to focus on speaking positively as well as removing stress and anxiety – sounds easy enough. However, when dealing with type A personalities and perfectionists, it can be a bit difficult. We have had some trying times already this Lenten season, and it seems that God might really be testing us! However, we enjoy this time of growth and see it as a challenge to continually try to be the best we can be. Only 31 more days…

 

2. BABIES

Collectively, there are five children between the girls at JJPR. Make that six. Kelsey is expecting her first baby – a sweet little boy – in August.

Jennifer and I know a thing or two about little boys (we each have two boys) and have been more than happy to share words of wisdom. In fact, we think this sums up those first few years of motherhood perfectly. We are beyond thrilled for Kelsey and Andrew and know that they will make wonderful parents. We keep telling them to get ready for the ride of their lives!

 

3. MARCH 1

This is an election year? Kidding. Super Tuesday is right around the corner and there are some important items on the ballot. Of course, the presidential primaries. But, we have seen and heard enough about that to last us until the next presidential election. Let’s focus right here in our own backyard: On March 1st, Baldwin County residents will have the opportunity to RENEW property taxes that support Baldwin County Schools.

Voting FOR the 1-mill and 4-mill renewals will keep schools at the current funding level. Voting against will decrease the current funding level and result in severe cuts. These taxes are NOT new and date back to 1927 and 1950 respectively. Our schools and our community need this. Vote FOR 4 mills! and ‪#‎BelieveInBaldwin.

 

4. AWARDS

We have the best clients because they give us the opportunity to do really good work for projects we believe in. When that hard work gets noticed, well that is just the icing on the chocolate dobash cake. The JJPR team was recently awarded three awards at last week’s Mobile Bay American Advertising Federation’s Awards: Gold awards for Specialized Therapy Services Brand Identity and The Camellia Company Brand Identity, and a Judges Choice award for The Camellia Company. Great clients equal great work. See more of our award-winning work here.

 

 

5. NEW WORK

We love a good partnership and that is exactly how we feel about the recent work we had the pleasure of creating for Port City Rentals, our go-to event rental vendor. Port City Rentals is Mobile’s largest and oldest full-service tent and event rental company. Having worked with Port City on numerous events, we were honored when they contacted us for their own rebranding project. Offering a wide array of event necessities, Port City was looking for something to convey that they are more than just tents. We were tasked with including the tent in the new logo, but giving it less prominence than their existing brand identity. We focused on their well-known company name and utilized the negative space within the letters to create a nod to the tent. Be on the lookout for the new logo on the trucks of this Mobile icon.

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