Blog

/ What we’re curious about.
Elizabeth Leugers

Camp Curiosity

Dispatches From Camp Curiosity:   This past Sunday we Curiositeers enjoyed our annual company picnic. Styled as a sleep-away summer camp, the party boasted camp-themed games, crafts, food, and some fortified bug-juice among other libations. A good time was had by all, both in the sun and in the shade. But unlike camp, and lucky for us,

Read More →

Curiosity

8 Things to Know About Elizabeth

1) What is something you get unreasonably excited about? Pugs. It doesn’t matter what mood I’m in; they always make me happy. If my doctor ever has to deliver news that I have a terminal illness, they should tell me and then immediately bring in a pug. I’ll be distracted long enough for the doctor

Read More →

Elizabeth Leugers

7 Things to Know About Yvonne

1. What is your favorite movie genre to see in a theater, specifically? Romantic, chick-flick types of movies. There’s something about being in a theater, hopelessly romantic with a wad of tissues and some Red Vines. Then, the lights come on and it’s back to reality.   2. If one word were to appear on

Read More →

Elizabeth Leugers

9 Things to Know About Allie

We’re happy to have Allie in our account department this summer! 1) Tell us a memorable story of yourself when you were a kid. When I was in elementary school, I took a trip to Disney World with my extended family. While we were waiting to ride Thunder Mountain Railroad, my cousins and I started

Read More →

Elizabeth Leugers

Curiosity Creative Director Guest Author for MNI

Our very own Creative Director Ried Cartwright was invited to write a guest blog post (below) for MNI, a group that allows agencies to place national, regional and local advertising to very targeted audiences. The post makes a compelling argument for the potential of digital media and points out that creatives often dismiss that opportunity. Plus he throws in some

Read More →

Curiosity

Introducing Curiosity’s 2016 Staff Portrait!

Each year, we take a team picture to document our curious culture and how our agency has grown and changed. We always have a different theme: we’ve been astronauts, characters from Mad Men, world travelers and passion-seekers. This year’s theme is a little quirkier than the rest, but bear with us, there’s a good story behind it! When we

Read More →

Curiosity

On the World’s Stage: Getting in the Heads of the Athletes in the Summer Games

“Give me one word that describes how the Summer Games make you feel.” I posed that question to the team here at Curiosity Advertising and the results were strikingly optimistic. The word that stood out the most? Inspired. But what I’m really curious about is how the athletes feel. What is it like to be

Read More →

Curiosity

Curiosity’s Summer Interns Get Creative on Instagram

The summer is wrapping up, and so is our intern program. For their last group project, we thought it would be fun to capture their perspective of the Curiosity experience! We were curious about what they’d do when they unleashed their creativity with no boundaries. We were the client and they were the team in

Read More →

Curiosity

A Southern Girl Takes on Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio. A lively city filled with adventure, tasty food, rich history and architecture: just the first few things you’ll notice when first exploring this Queen City. Eight weeks ago, I moved here from a small town in southwest Virginia to join Curiosity Advertising as a summer intern and to get a taste of the

Read More →

Curiosity

Feeling Overwhelmed? Take a Walk.

As the summer’s wrapping up like a Chipotle burrito, so are many summer long projects at Curiosity Advertising. From our traffic department to the production team, the agency is all hands on deck. It’s an exciting time, seeing everyone collaborate to deliver the best possible work for our clients. However, with the tight deadlines and

Read More →

Curiosity

Elevator Chats: The Simple Way to Connect

BREAKING! Millennial looks up from phone, appreciates value of human interaction. Networking has been around since the beginning of time. Cavemen interacted with each other through intricately painted symbols and illustrations that archaeologists believe to have been one of the first forms of written communication. You could say it was their version of social media,

Read More →

Amy Hood

8 Resources for the Advertising-Obsessed

If you’re reading this, I can only assume that you’re the type of person who is more interested in the ads than the Super Bowl. This post is for you if watching the full ads on YouTube before your video is not satisfying your thirst to get more advertising in your life. Below is a

Read More →

Amy Hood

If You Can Be Anything, Be Curious

I may not be an expert in advertising, research, or knowing what I’m doing with my life, but I am exceptional at being curious. You may be thinking, “How cliché of you to write a blog on curiosity at an agency called Curiosity Advertising.” Well, my friend, I will ignore your snide remark and continue

Read More →

Curiosity

The Results Are In: Internships Can Be Life-Changing!

Why are internships important? What do they even do for people? If you have ever asked those questions, you are not alone. This is my first internship, besides a few job shadows here and there, and it has been a big step for me. I am a small-town girl from southern Virginia, who traveled seven

Read More →

Elizabeth Leugers

9 Things You Didn’t Know about Alex Dellis-Harcha

We love having Alex Dellis-Harcha as a Creative Director at Curiosity. She’s extremely talented and a whole bunch of fun to work with. But, what do we really know about Alex? We sat her down between masterpieces for a few minutes to chat.   1) Why did you leave Peru to live in the US? Tell

Read More →

Curiosity

Three Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship

When I was younger my dad, a small-business owner, would wake up for work every day at 5:00. I would never see him in the morning. I would only see him get home late in the evening to kick off his work shoes, strap his gym shoes on and work on upkeep for the house,

Read More →

Curiosity

3 Things to Know When You’re Starting an Internship

THIS JUST IN: Intern Lasts Whole Week Without Breaking Keurig   It’s been one…(I’m really sorry if that caused the Barenaked Ladies tune to burst through your subconscious)…month since I began my first day here at Curiosity as a doe-eyed intern. But now you’re looking at a hardcore, real-world copywriter. Well, maybe not just yet,

Read More →

Curiosity

Week One of an Agency Internship

They Let an Intern Do This?   It’s my seventh day at Curiosity Advertising for my agency internship, and they’re already letting me, an intern, speak on behalf of the agency publicly on the Internet. And you know what they say; everything you hear on the Internet is true. Soon, I will no longer be

Read More →

Elizabeth Leugers

A Sneak Peak at Curiosity’s Photo Shoot!

  Here are a few shots from Curiosity’s annual agency photo shoot! Every year, we put together a themed portrait of the entire Curiosity team. In the past, we’ve put together a rocket launch, a Mad Men-themed after-party, a world traveler expo, a curious alter-ego compilation and more. Can you guess what this year’s theme will be? Stay tuned for

Read More →

Elizabeth Leugers

Great Night for Curiosity’s Open House!

Last night (April 14), we celebrated our new space with 200 clients and other agency friends. The party featured three Cincinnati artists “painting” chalk walls throughout the night, which allowed guests and staff to see examples how the creative process unfolds in person. We asked each artist to create a design illustrating what curiosity meant to them personally. With distinct styles and backgrounds, they were

Read More →

Elizabeth Leugers

Spotlight: Laura Mason, Director of Strategy & Insights

Explain your childhood obsession with Evil Knievel.  At age 9 or 10 I, was fascinated with stuntman/daredevil Evil Knievel and wanted to be like him! I religiously watched his antics on ABCs Wide World of Sports and collected any article I could get my hands on about him (creating a mini-shrine to him in our

Read More →

Curiosity

Harnessing Creativity When You Really Don’t Want To

If you’re anything like me, then you’re creative! And probably good looking! But this gift of creativity probably means that you have trouble motivating yourself. Some days the most creative thing you do is think of ways to look busy, am I right? You’re probably asking yourself, “Why should I take advice from you? You’re

Read More →

Curiosity

What I’ve learned about Diaper Rash Cream

Post by: Maggie Groff, Curiosity Insights intern Thanks to my internship in Curiosity’s Insights department, I now know way more about diaper rash cream than any average college student should. I also have a pretty decent understanding of fermented legumes, mobile banking preferences, and the safety concerns of people traveling to amusement parks. As a

Read More →

Curiosity

Canva: Making design easier done than said.

Post by: Lydia Tissandier, Curiosity Advertising Design Intern Modern American designer Charles Eames once said, “Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.” In other words, it isn’t until we discover a need that we realize it ever existed in the first place. It has always been a struggle for design to be recognized

Read More →

Curiosity

Corporate vs. Creative: Finding Your Fit

Here’s the deal—I am a confused 20-year-old college student. I don’t know what I want to do in life. I can identify parts of working that I like, but I have seemingly no idea of what I really love. Something that has really helped give me some direction, though, has been interning in two contrasting

Read More →

Curiosity

TruMoo Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

It’s hard to fail at cake. When you add TruMoo Chocolate Milk, peanut butter and…more butter, it’s practically impossible. With a perfect frosting-to-cake ratio (50:50) plus extra toppings, this cake is not for the light dessert-er. You’re about to immerse yourself and those around you in an intense sugar experience. And as you venture forth

Read More →

Curiosity

Internship: A Curious Experience

I always thought an internship was an opportunity to maybe learn something valuable while running between the copier and the coffee machine. When I stepped through the front door of Curiosity marked with a sign that read “open mind, enter here,” I realized interning here would be different. That sign was just the start, and

Read More →

Curiosity

Boxed Brownie Surprise

Creole chef legend Paul Prudhomme once said, “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food,” and I could not agree more, especially when it comes to dessert. If you don’t like chocolatey, melt-in-your-mouth brownies, then these treats may not be for you. However, if you do enjoy a hearty, fun dessert, stay tuned.

Read More →

Curiosity

Creativity From a Non-Creative

My name is Ben Schloss—I am a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati studying marketing and finance and am now interning as an assistant account executive for the summer. Account executives focus more on the business side of the advertising world and ensure that all people involved are up to date and on the same

Read More →

Curiosity

What does a Media Intern do at Curiosity?

Dear curious readers, My name is Oliver Mauk—I’m heading into my junior year at DePauw University, where I study communication and media. This summer at Curiosity, I’ve been interning with the media team wearing many different hats, but lately my focus has been developing clients’ online presence. To offer some insight into what I’ve been

Read More →

Curiosity

PROFESSORS VS. PROFESSIONALS

At the University of Kentucky, I had a number of professors who worked as creative directors or copywriters at big-name agencies—some of whom have been out of the business for 20 to 30 years. In contrast, experiencing life at an actual agency, rather than hearing about it secondhand in class, has shown me the true

Read More →

Curiosity

I Learned Everything About Advertising From “What Women Want”

Mel Gibson starring opposite Helen Hunt in a romantic comedy based in an advertising agency. That was it. That was my introduction to the advertising world at the age of 10. The thought that I could get paid to come up with the creative advertisements I saw all around me dazzled me. I was hooked.

Read More →

Curiosity

Basement Poetry Round Three

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

Read More →

Curiosity

Basement Poetry Round Two

This is the second edition of Poems from Yesterday. Here are two more poems from the “folder found in the basement” containing a number of poems written more than 30 years ago, when I was between 15 and 25 years old. This week’s poems are accompanied by a photo taken while my wife Paula and

Read More →

Curiosity

Biltmore Estate Wine Design Competition

My mom deserves all the credit on this one! She discovered the contest and begged me to enter it. Thinking it would be a waste of time due to past labels all being fine art style, I quickly dismissed the idea. However, after a week of her encouragement and the realization of an opportunity to

Read More →

Curiosity

Basement Explorations

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

Read More →

Curiosity

Curiosity Abroad

This is admittedly a very long post that I’m certain violates Brownell’s Rule of Optimal Blog Post Lengths, but indulge me for once. I’m going somewhere with this one. It’s a few days after Christmas, the presents are unwrapped, the cookies eaten, and I’m enjoying a rare moment of peace on the couch by the

Read More →

Curiosity

Holiday Traditions and/or Obsessions

The holidays are always a busy time of year, and it feels like every year it gets worse. This year, I have been trying to remind myself to take a moment and embrace the season. This includes noticing Christmas lights, trying to bring a little “holiday cheer” to people, baking cookies, and most importantly–watching Christmas

Read More →

Curiosity

Curiosity Day: April Martini

As many of you know if you keep up with the Curiosity blog, employees are allowed one day per year to participate in something they are passionate about. Initially, my Curiosity Day was going to be spent on a trip to the Northeast—Maine and Rhode Island—since neither my husband nor I have been there, and

Read More →

Curiosity

Everything You Need to Know About Curiosity

How does that saying go again? Everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten? Well as I learned last week, that phrase especially holds true when it comes to curiosity. I recently set off on an adventure with my favorite captains of curiosity, my twin kindergarteners, Ben and Lily. For their school’s fall break

Read More →

Curiosity

10 Things I Learned On My Curiosity Day

One of the great things about working at Curiosity Advertising is the fact that each employee is given an extra day off each year. It’s called a “Curiosity Day,” and it encourages us to go out and explore, and to learn something different—something we are curious about. After nearly 20 years, I chose to go

Read More →

Curiosity

Account Team Learns A New Skill

At first glance, this photo doesn’t look out of the ordinary—the cutting table is a regularly populated location in our office as items are produced for various client meetings and deliverables. However, as you learn more about the people featured in the photo, you realize that this is where the unexpected comes in. All four

Read More →

Curiosity

Curiosity Company Portrait

To celebrate our growth over the past three years, we thought it would be fun to put together a company portrait paying homage to the Mad Men agencies that have gone before us and paved the way for today’s Curiosity Advertising.

Curiosity

My Curiosity Day: Social Media and a Lumber Sale

Here at Curiosity, every employee is given an extra day off each year to go out and try something new, adventurous or just plain crazy. This day is appropriately named “A Curiosity Day”. As a digital marketing professional, I use my woodworking hobby and blog as a way to learn about my own industry and

Read More →

Curiosity

Jeff Jones’ Curiosity Day

What: Using AirBnB.com to create a “curious” lodging experience Where: Shaumberg, IL Description: Just in case you aren’t familiar with AirBnB, it’s a technology you can use to find places people are willing to rent. Sometimes it’s a room, sometimes a cabin; and in this case, it’s a treehouse. To learn more about AirBnB visit

Read More →

Curiosity

I Was Curious About the Hobo Life (and Left it for Curiosity)

What: Using AirBnB.com to create a “curious” lodging experience Where: Shaumberg, IL Description: Just in case you aren’t familiar with AirBnB, it’s a technology you can use to find places people are willing to rent. Sometimes it’s a room, sometimes a cabin; and in this case, it’s a treehouse. To learn more about AirBnB visit

Read More →

Curiosity

How to be a Curious Person

I was recently asked by our leadership team to present a lecture on “How to be a Curious Person”. This is one of several lectures in a series that employees and interns take part in here at Curiosity. The notion of “being curious” is strongly encouraged here at Curiosity Advertising. And it’s not just because

Read More →

Curiosity

Phriday’s Phenomenally Phrentic Phenomenon

Ever feel like you’re the only one that doesn’t know the words to a song?: Just a fun video — http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6jRICTGmnM Suggestion for something to do this weekend if you have free time: Sweet — http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2013/07/the-bubble-wrap-bike.html Discussion Topic: How new is the cat craze? — http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/a-century-before-reddit-we-shared-photos-of-kittens-and-puppies-in-clothes Speaking of cats: Some cats and other animals give

Read More →

Curiosity

Curiosity Day: Mammoth Cave

What: Intro to Caving Tour Where: Mammoth Cave – Kentucky Description: For a few years now I’ve wanted to make a trip to Mammoth Cave, the world’s longest cave system, and my Curiosity Day finally gave me an excuse. I did some research and found an Introduction to Caving Tour. The tour was 3.5 hours

Read More →

Curiosity

Running a Marathon—A New Feat in a New City

The old bucket list. Everyone has one in some capacity, and while I stated for years that I didn’t, there was always a nagging itch and voice in my ear that came up at the beginning of every “race season” (aka each spring) for me. When was I going to cross that marathon off the

Read More →