Epicurus (307 B.C.) believed that pleasure is the greatest good, but the way to attain such pleasure is to live modestly and to gain knowledge of the workings of the world and the limits of one’s desires. This led one to attain a state of tranquility and freedom from fear. That is Epicureanism. Hedonism is
We were curious about how retirees’ lifestyles have changed in the past few years. So we asked 100 “active retirees” how they are spending their time and money in retirement? The conception of retirement as a time of leisure might be a little dated…
In three days, I will be moving for the fourteenth time in my twenty-five years of existence. I’m by no means a expert in the art of moving, and I’m aware that homeowners with families probably have a totally different experience of the process than I do as a perpetual renter and recent college grad.
Tell us a memorable story of yourself when you were a kid. It can be funny, surprising, warm and fuzzy, whatever. Just make it a good one. When I was seven, my friend’s parents were dropping me off after a sleepover. I got out of their van and had forgotten my duffel bag. They called
During Easter this weekend I participated in an Easter egg hunt (yes, I’m a grown adult) and it got me thinking about Easter eggs…not the kind you find on Easter, but the kind you find on the Internet. According to Wikipedia, the term “Easter egg” came from Atari. In 1979, game designer Warren Robinett hid
The best four years of your life are about to end, and Mom and Dad want you to find a job…quickly. The good news is the economy is the strongest it’s been in years. The bad news is you’re still facing competition from recent grads of years past, who are underemployed and hungry to reach
We live in the great country of the US of A, where anyone can start a business and bring the masses a surplus of goods and services they never knew they needed before. It’s a beautiful thing, really. And in this great nation of America, we typically speak the English language—admittedly one of the most
Every industry has them. Those things that seep into meeting conversations like termites in your home. There’s really no avoiding them and scientists still haven’t found a cure. They’re those too-many-syllable, ultra-ambiguous, professorial-sounding BUZZWORDS! Be honest—you’ve used buzzwords before. At some point when you attempted to articulate a difficult concept or idea you resorted to
I tend to be exposed to a good deal of relatively unimportant or insignificant content online. I’m as guilty as the next person in posting content 99.9999% of the universe could care less about. A muddy dog, pictures of wood shavings, a delicious meal. You get the point. Social media platforms are the giant spoons
Cincinnati Insurance’s TV campaign got some great coverage in the Business Courier yesterday! The article announced the launch of Cincinnati Insurance’s first TV spot in company history. The spot is part of the “Actions Speak Louder in Person” campaign, which focuses on the strong relationship Cincinnati Insurance agents cultivate with their policy holders and will
I got my car washed this weekend. Geez, Angie, couldn’t you think of anything better to write about on this so-called “curious” blog? Everyone in Cincinnati got a car wash this weekend. Yeah, yeah, but stick with me here for a few minutes. You see, I got my car washed at the legendary Rainbow Car
Old Man From the North whence he comes to slap your face, not caring who you are. Causing crimson cheeks with a stinging force, you cannot raise a hand. Just turn your back and let him by, his whisper shakes the trees. Nature not man can kill this foe, he rules today. Time An instant
1) Tell us about your first entrepreneurial endeavor with Mayor Cranley, J&J Golf. Build it and they will come! J&J (John and Jeff) Golf. In grade school (I can’t remember our exact age—maybe 10) John and I built a little 9-hole golf course in the field/John’s yard behind our homes in the heart of it
Hey everybody! Are you living life? Great! Are you doing it because some company told you to? Because there are a lot of them doing it. A whole lot. Here are just a few taglines inviting you to continue to exist: Live Life Unfiltered Live Life Active Live Life to the Plus Live Life Drive
In this latest Curiosity 100 release, we asked 100 single moms to tell us about their spending habits, including saving, splurging, DIYing and what areas their kids influence.
I cannot start my day without my package of 20 Staedtler triplus fineliner markers. (Which, by the way, I have graduated to from my original set of Sharpie markers, when a designer clued me in to the superior quality of these pens versus my lowly selection. But I digress…) Anyway, why are the markers so
The most recent issue of Adweek (http://www.adweek.com/news/television/meet-12-biggest-kids-stars-youtube-156180, March 10-16, 2014) provides a very nice “slice of life” with regard to what we call Channel 2. What is Channel 2? Well, it is the name we (Curiosity) have given to the new broadcast channel environment that is second nature to kids, tweens and teens. It is
1) Tell us a memorable story of yourself when you were a kid. It can be funny, surprising, warm and fuzzy, whatever. Just make it a good one. Back in the day, I thought I was pretty cool. I played on a softball team when I was younger where the coaches still pitched. When you
Curiosity’s new TV spot for Cincinnati Bell started airing this past week. Titled “This Is Where We Live,” the spot gives viewers a glimpse into just a few of the different ways Cincinnati Bell gives back to the community. To achieve the desired authentic feel for this spot, we enlisted the help of real Cincinnati
1) You’re getting married in September. Where are you going for your honeymoon? Why did you choose this destination? We are section-hiking the John Muir Trail. The full trail stretches 221 miles across California; but we only have enough time to cover about 80-90 miles of that (it is also part of the Pacific Crest
If you’ve been anywhere near the production of a website in the past decade you have probably heard the term wireframe thrown around. If you haven’t, wireframes are one of the first iterations of a webpage, and a great initial step in showing clients basic layout and content areas of said page. A prototype concept,
People think I’m a cynical person. They tell me I always look at the negative aspects of life and dwell on the inadequacies of the situation, the people around me, and myself. I don’t see it that way, but if enough people tell you something you have no choice but to wonder. I believe I
Sitting here today and looking back on what the Beatles accomplished in just six short years, it seems as though there would have been no possible way for them to fail. They had all the perfect elements that every successful team needs: brilliant people (especially the songwriting skills of John, Paul and George), amazing talent,
I recently read a small, free, downloadable copy of A New Brand of Marketing by Scott Brinker. This publication is offered here from chiefmartec.com and talks about trends connecting marketing to technology, and the impact it has had on our industry. More importantly, it speaks to a fundamental shift in the way agencies must position
1) What is your favorite meal to cook for someone else? Well I have been compared to Tom Colicchio (Top Chef, see header image) by my peers a few times; and my favorite meal to cook would have to be either grilled salmon glazed over with BBQ sauce and brown sugar, or pork chops with
When we heard the Boy Scouts of America was recognizing CIC for their service in the Cincinnati community, we thought it would be a great idea to call it out in a big way. So we placed a full page ad in the Business Courier. This is how it turned out!
1) Tell us about your curious/wildly indecisive academic path. How did you go from a general art degree to art education to special education to graphic design and finally land on programming? I went to Southern State Community College in 2005 and got an Associates in Arts with the intent of going to Northern Kentucky
1) Tell us why you chose your major in college. When I was a senior in high school my English teacher had a friend who worked at Nike give a presentation about her job. She basically got to plan all of Nike’s corporate events. She went to the Olympics, travelled to really cool places all
We were curious, so we asked 100 people to talk about their perception of products that take specific steps to be more sensitive to the impact they have on the environment. We also asked how increased costs due to environmental commitments affected their purchase decisions.
We were curious as to who plays the role of decision maker in famillies today. In order to quench our curiosity, we naturally decided to ask 100 family members a few questions about their decision making patterns.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2013 http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20140212/BIZ/302120135/Gorilla-Glue-hires-Curiosity Gorilla Glue and O’Keeffe’s Company Taps Curiosity Advertising for Digital and Social Creative Initial Projects Include New Website Creative, Programming and Digital Campaign Integration CINCINNATI, OH—Gorilla Glue and O’Keeffe’s has hired Curiosity Advertising as its digital agency of record to execute its website redesign, digital/social strategy and content
Oh hello, I didn’t notice you there. I was just shaving my back hair getting ready for the big day. No, not Presidents Day…the sexier holiday that goes by the street name of V-Day. Are you looking to impress a special someone of something (see Her) this Valentine’s Day with your knowledge of advertising? Well,
1) Tell us about the reason you chose your major in college. When I was a senior in high school, my English teacher asked a friend who worked at Nike t1) Where were you born? How did you come to live in the States and how come you go to Israel so much? Weeeelll, I
I was recently going through some old files in a box in the back of my basement. There was manila file folder simply titled “poems.” Inside the folder were pages of poems and other narratives that I had written sometime between the ages of 15 and 25. I am now 30 years older, and it
1) For someone who has built a career on their expertise in technology, it’s surprising that you have such an extensive knowledge of old movies. What is it about old movies that spark your interest and compare that to your interest in technology? The more I think about it, the more I realize they are
For my first Curiosity Day (a day spent doing something you’ve never done before), I decided to go ‘geocaching.’ It’s essentially treasure hunting for adults, and I was instantly hooked! I got my camera equipment ready and set out to find as many treasures as I could before it got too dark. I filmed the
As a weekend furniture craftsman, I can only produce a handful of finished furniture projects a year. As a result, I’m limited in what I can actually showcase as new posts for my site. So instead, I rely on the content associated with a broader range of my woodworking experiences. With a bit of planning,
When Krampus first called Curiosity, he was just your average European holiday goat monster that beat the daylights out of naughty children for a living. He needed a new image, a new message, clothes, dental work, rebirthing therapy—look, he needed a lot, OK? In the end, a few of us agreed to help him out
Have a look at our weekly roundup, delivered some time before the office field trip. Slightly abbreviated. Enjoy your weekend. Love, The Interns NORTH KOREA: Vice has created a three part documentary about their fascinating trip to North Korea. http://www.vice.com/PHOTOGRAPHY: The art of Horror by Joshua Hoffine.http://rhinews.wordpress.com/TWITTER: Fiat’s interesting Twitter stunt – too fast to
So the interns have been put in charge of creating a “weekly roundup.” This is content that’s funny, interesting or relevant. Look forward to it every Friday around 4pm. Enjoy your weekend. Love, The Interns ART:Murals, signs and other specialized projects. http://www.higherlevelart.com/SOCIAL MEDIA: Pepsi integrating sampling with social media and data collection. http://youtu.be/O4YrQpupEO8ANIMATION:Five Great Buildings