"Always be a student." It’s the principle that keeps us relevant in a constantly evolving community. We’ve dedicated ourselves to being ardent pupils of the industry, freely sharing what we’ve learned so that we can all work smarter.
I built a house this year, which I have never done before, and it was awesome. Didn’t have a single argument with my wife nor had to “give in” on anything. I took the approach that I wasn’t going to fight over shades of gray. But that’s not what this is about. This is about realizing there are people who do their job every day and are a lot smarter than me when it comes to their work.
PR News annually designates its “Top Places to Work” based on employee growth opportunities, best communication practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks and a collaborative workplace design.
Among several cultural aspects that contributed toward Stone Ward receiving this recognition for the second year in row, the agency enjoys these employee perks:
Stone Ward’s clients are all great, however, superstar clients are hard to come by. Throughout the years I’ve been at Stone Ward, there has been plenty of opportunities to rub shoulders with clients I would place in this “superstar” category. Having been a client for most of my career, I have grown more appreciative of those clients that know their role and really take part in the process.
The paradigm that exists in millennial buying patterns is something that has been escaping marketers for years. What do they buy? How often do they buy it? Where do they buy it from? How many digital channels do we need to be on for them to buy from us?
Crossing the finish line of a triathlon can be a powerful experience. It not only represents the culmination of the hours you've spent on the course during race day, but the weeks or months you've spent training your body to perform. Even for us who just race for personal records, the joy is in the journey, not the finisher's medal. But that's pretty cool, too.
In my time with Stone Ward and 360 Filmworks, I’ve had the pleasure of conducting on camera interviews with a variety of people for long and short videos. I’ve spoken with members of state agencies, business leaders, sales and service professionals, surgeons, teenagers, senior citizens and even convicted felons serving life sentences in prison.