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Jul 09, 2015

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

Jun 25, 2015


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

Jun 18, 2015

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

Feb 26, 2015

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

Feb 18, 2015

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

Dec 30, 2014

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

Dec 15, 2014

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

Oct 25, 2014

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

Oct 21, 2014

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

Sep 25, 2014

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