“Magic: the Gathering” is a very popular game, boasted as the most played trading card game in the world. You might be thinking to yourself: “Hey, isn’t this supposed to be about developmental practices?” I’m glad you asked, voice in my head. “Magic: the Gathering” is a trading card game in which players will purchase packs of cards, build decks, and play them against one another. Each player starts with 20 life, and the goal of the game is to bring the opponent down to 0 life.
Ahh March… flowers blooming, grass greening, air warming, people pretending to know about college basketball (Cody), people losing money on college basketball (Cody).
Basketball is indeed on the forefront of everyone’s minds right now due to March Madness (I’m a Loyola Chicago alum and we’re in the Final Four – GO RAMBLERS!!!), so it seemed to us that the only appropriate thing to write about is how basketball is similar to our lives here at liquidfish. You may not think there are many parallels to the high energy, fast-paced, highly skilled sport and web design/digital marketing, but you’d be wrong.
Local restauranteur and chef Andrew Black presented the liquidfish team with the unique challenge of branding a triplicate of restaurants in the heart of Deep Deuce, an up-and-coming district in downtown Oklahoma City. While two of the three restaurants already had names, the real challenge came in creating a name for the third space to match his culinary vision and also capture elements of the area's history and location.
The 2018 ADDYs were a success! liquidfish was proud to attend this event, as we are every year, and love seeing that creativity is thriving in our state. True to our company's culture, we enjoy the opportunity to spend an evening together as a team and socialize with others in our field.
We recently encountered an issue with Google AdWords being rejected on an existing site. After A LOT of digging and troubleshooting, we found that speed was the issue. The site was loading at an average of 12.5 seconds, with Uptrends, and Google PageSpeed Insights ranked it at an abysmal 20/42 mobile/desktop optimization rating. We knew what we had to do, but in the process, I thought it would be awesome to get some statistics along the way.
Culture is a huge part of liquidfish, because it’s what makes us who we are and unique in our industry! We’re weird and quirky and wouldn’t have it any other way. Culture is part of our everyday work, and we try to build on our sense of community and camaraderie through various teambuilding activities throughout the year.
You may be familiar with our work, but few know much about our inner-workings and culture. Well, if you've ever wondered what makes us tick or what elements make up this great thing called liquidfish, here's some insight from our President, Cody Blake.
It’s always fun to look back on our year and reflect on all that happened. We’re able to see how we grew, what we learned, and how we can set goals for next year. I wanted to pull some statistics that help sum up 2017 for liquidfish and that will help spur us to be bigger and better in 2018!
As a mom, I try to teach my kids to be grateful all year. Each day we chat about something they’re thankful for and their responses often take me by surprise. I’ve heard things like, “my toes!”, “my comfortable pillow”, and my favorite: “that we live on Earth because if we lived on Jupiter we’d die”.
Since I’m the only mom at liquidfish, I wanted to ask our team the same question. It’s clear from their responses that 2017 has been a great year!