Company Man Studios
  • The Working Man: an Animated Short Film

    A few weeks ago I opened a YouTube account and posted my first animated short film. It was the culmination of a long journey to get my labor of love across the finish line. For a year and a half I’d spent late nights and weekends drawing and coloring 10,000 frames of animation. And when I […]

  • John Cote – the Intern 2017

    Interning has become essential for all college students. More and more employers hire based off experience and not just on educational background. Company Man Studios provided me with the perfect internship experience. The internship was geared towards me and what experience I wanted to gain.

    To begin with, from day one I got hands-on experience […]

  • Advice from a Perpetual Student of Design- Part 2

    With the ever changing world we live in, it’s hard to keep up with what’s the newest–but it is part of your job after graduating to keep teaching yourself. As designers we must constantly keep up with the trends of today’s society. This is the second part to my blog entry, that gives advice to […]

  • Advice from a Perpetual Student of Design- Part 1

    FINE ARTS & DESIGN
    I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and graduated this past December with a BFA concentration in Graphic Design and a Minor in Art History. While in school I learned a lot about design, but after school is when I’ve learned the most. A lot of people undermine design education. […]

  • Social Media Marketing: “I’m too old for this…”

    Why bother boomers with social media marketing?
    Recently, I was in a meeting where a prospective client said that social media marketing wasn’t relevant to their business. Their reasoning was valid. This particular client’s target audience was baby boomers—the generation who spent two-thirds of their lives without the internet. This generation is perceived to be barely […]

  • Company Man Studios & Buddy Brew Coffee

    It’s no secret that the Company Man crew has an ongoing love affair with Buddy Brew Coffee. Every day at around 3 p.m. you can see us walking in a line like little ducks over to Buddy Brew to get our afternoon dosage of caffeine. Cortados, espresso, black tea (and more) are poured over and […]
  • The Rise of the Production Agency

    A few years ago, advertising agencies began adding production capabilities. This was in response to clients, particularly retail clients, seeking to cut their production costs, and as a way for agencies to land new retail business. Production “quality” was less of an issue than cost. Churn and burn. Meanwhile, an equal and opposite phenomenon was […]

  • Millennial Marketing: the mystery.

    A beginner’s course. It’s a hot-button subject that nearly every client hastily approaching advertising seems to want to address. What’s the trick to millennial marketing? How do we catch that elusive fox? In the digital age, it seems like the whims of the generation change from day to day—if not more often. Pinpointing what appeals […]