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9 Things You Should Know About Stacie Dastoor

  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. As a child, I was stubborn, creative and exploratory. I was always one to accept my punishment but not one to listen to the word “no,”

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Amy Hood

9 Things You Need to Know About Amy Elking

  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. I was a pretty adventurous kid growing up, some would say reckless, (ahem Mom). In about a four-year span I, got staples on my forehead, stitches on

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Digital Media Director Chris Blum

1. A take-your-kid-to-work day actually led to your real-life career. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN? When I was in the sixth grade, my friend’s mom asked me if I would be interested in going to her company’s take-your-son-to-work day. The company specialized in media planning and buying. I knew from the onset that the strategy, team chemistry

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Digital Media Creator Allie

1. Why do you tell people you were “born to run?” Well if you were to ask my mother, she would tell you I learned to run before I learned to crawl, and she had to put bells on my shoes to keep track of me as a kid. However, as an “adult,” my weeks

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Copywriter Katherine Monasterio

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 a kid, I cared about two things: reading all the books, and orchestrating elaborate playground adventures for my buds. My parents, desperate to get me

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Tom Studer

  1) Why did you pursue a fine arts major in undergrad? I was always drawing or making things as a kid, and with family, school and friend support, I thought nothing less than to pursue it.   2) What was your favorite medium to work in? Your least? Why? Painting possibly in watercolor or

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8 Things You Should Know about Lauren Lillis

Our Media Content Planner has some unique stories and experiences (…big surprise). Read on and learn more about Lauren and what makes her a curious person. 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. When I

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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

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8 Things to Know about Digital Media Coordinator Amy Hood

What’s one of the dumber things you did when you were young? So, the day before I was set to take my ACT in high school, I thought it would be a GREAT idea to put up rod-iron shelves in my bedroom. I filled them full of random (and heavy) crap that I probably didn’t

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8 Things to Know About Art Director Leigha Schneider

1. You’ve spent an extended period of time in New York, Baltimore and San Diego. Why were you in these places? Tell us one good story from your favorite among them. As part of my design program at UC, I spent every spring and fall quarter working full time for various design firms in co-op

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Spotlight: Account Executive Cat Watson

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.  I have always been an animal lover and was obsessed with hamsters. My brother and I both got our own when we were in elementary school. His was

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Spotlight: Copywriter Michelle Sullivan

1) Tell us a memorable story from when you were a kid. I’ve only done one really terrible thing in my life. When I was eight, I stole a pumpkin. My friend—we’ll call her Julie—and I took it right off someone’s front porch. This wasn’t a crime of passion, either. It was calculated. We even

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Spotlight: Copywriter George Taliaferro

What was your first guitar? What attracted you to that instrument, specifically? When I was six, I nailed two pieces of wood together in (roughly) the shape of a guitar. I made “tuning” pegs out of nails and wrapped rubber bands around them. I used to run around the house strumming that thing like nobody’s

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Spotlight: Account Executive Stacey Swift

1. How did karaoke competitions change the game for your music career? Well. Tequila induces karaoke. Sisters induce tequila. So, credit goes to my sister. She liquored me up and signed me up to sing one night. The owner approached me afterward and said, “Hey, we’re having a competition starting next week.” I told him

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Spotlight: Designer Alan Hopfensperger

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. I have very strong memories of living in Dayton, Ohio between the ages of 3 and 5. I was born in Columbus, Ohio, and Dad moved the

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Spotlight: AAE Rob Hungerman

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. Fairly short story, but I would say it sums up my childhood pretty well: I loved sledding when I was a kid, and one summer when I was

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Spotlight: CIS Business Development Director Doug Goodwin

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 a kid growing up in rural Warren County, there wasn’t much to do. We were always in the woods building something—forts, tree houses etc… For

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Spotlight: Insight Stream Associate Maureen Hirt

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

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Spotlight: Senior Account Exec Deirdre Heid

1) You went to college in lower Manhattan and then got a job in Cincinnati. What are the top three things you miss most about New York? Is there anything about Cincinnati you actually like better (cost of living does not count)? There are a billion things I miss about NYC, but these would be

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Spotlight: Creative Director Ried Cartwright

1) I’m assuming you’ve been going to Michigan virtually every summer for your entire life. There’s something about it that sucks us in. What is it for you? Well, for starters funny story about the word “assume,” this cop told me this once in Mariemont, “Boy, all that does is make an ass out of

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Spotlight: Michael Cole

1) What is your favorite condiment? Why is it superior to all other condiments, in your opinion? (If you actually hate condiments, explain why, you weirdo.) Is ice cream a condiment? No? Well I have to admit, I’ve bought into the (somewhat) recent guacamole craze. I’m willing to try anything a restaurant serves if it

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Spotlight: Designer Jane Manchester

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. This isn’t a specific story, but generally I was a bit of a diva when I was a kid. I started taking ballet classes at a very young

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Spotlight: New Business Intern Mary Jane Fischer

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 a junior in high school, I volunteered with my church for the Special Olympics. Basically, I was assigned a few contestants and I had to

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Spotlight: Account Intern, Ben Stevens

You are, as they say, somewhat of a legacy at Miami University. Tell us about your family and their history of attending the school. Well, my parents were Miami mergers. Almost all of my aunts and uncles were Redskins as well. My little brother and I grew up spending time in Oxford and fell love

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Junior Art Director: Maria Bee

Mandatory Question: 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. I’ll tell one that my dad loves to tell… I grew up on a farm, and when I was younger we had cows, which I thought

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Spotlight: Account Intern, Megan Beischel

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 ten, I decided that I had reached the level of emotional maturity necessary to own a cell phone. My parents were not very supportive of

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Spotlight: Copy Intern Lauren Howard

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

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Spotlight: Director, Insights and Strategy Jeff Dattilo

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

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Spotlight: Insight Stream Associate Maureen Hirt

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

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Spotlight: Production Manager Kate Haumesser

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

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Spotlight: Digital Project Manager Kevin Clark

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

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Spotlight: Developer Nat Hamilton

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

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Spotlight: Traffic Coordinator Molly Adams

  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

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Spotlight: Karen, the Most Interesting LADY in the World

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

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Spotlight: VP of Insight Stream Jeff Jones

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

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