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Archive for October, 2008

Making Friends with my New Neighbor

As I am sure all Pennsylvanians know, Fall is the season of Stink Bugs. These little critters migrate indoors and make a home for themselves in warm houses. As I possess an innate fear for almost all bugs–minus the lady bug, she’s cool with me–I’ve taken extreme measures at home to protect my sanity and preserve sleep by keeping the stink bugs out. How do you ask? Blue painters’ tape. All possible entryways have been securely sealed. If it has a crack, I’ve taped it. Doorjambs, window crevices, suspicious looking wall holes, I’m taking no chances–my orange-walled room is now accented with blue tape. Hey, at least they are complimentary colors.

Unfortunately I can’t carry-out my tape enthusiasm here at DDA and the Stink bugs have taken a liking to the writer’s room. Currently, I’ve resorted to sitting in the dark as it seems the little guys are drawn to light. Despite my many tactics, a run in is unavoidable so I am attempting to tolerate my six-legged neighbor. In fact, I let one perch on the receiver of my phone today. All seemed well until he unexpectedly made a bee-line– or should I say stink-line–towards my head. Excuse me Mr. Stink Bug, if this arrangement is going to work, you are going to have to respect my personal bubble. You stay in your corner and I’ll stay in mine, otherwise the dreaded tissue will be coming your way!

Bug fears aside, work is continuing on at our busy full-service advertising agency. It has been a week of extreme ups and downs. Many of us our trying to squelch the excitement of the long-awaited Philadelphia sports triumph–Go Phillies!–and all are sending warm thoughts and prayers to a DDA staff member for the loss of a loved one, but despite the many events, a constant is the continuous work-flow. Content development, graphic designs, and advanced programming continue on at their normal pace. As always, our client’s needs are our first priority and work must and will continue on.

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Entry by: elise

No Technical Experience Needed

OK, so I am not a technical-minded person. I will be the first to admit this — and there are a few programmers who can back me up on this.

But here’s the joy of working at DDA, I don’t need to be. Let me preface to say, I know a thing or two about the incredible work our programmers do, in Intranet, CRM, and all other custom software development — enough that I never have to turn down a request because it may be too tricky.

I am constantly amazed, however, at how our programmers seem to make the craziest of things work. Whenever we have a request, and it deals with programming, and the prospective client starts talking about this report generating here on this time, and this notice to pop up when this is done, and tracking these movements, and connecting to this database, and so on, I can write down every word they are saying and potentially repeat it verbatim, but to know what it takes to actually do it, well, let’s just say — thank you Amy and team.

See when it comes to website development, custom programming applications, social networking sites, widgets, or what-not, you don’t have to be technical. Just call DDA. But don’t tell any of the programmers I sent you, as I am pretty sure they are sick of hearing from me by now.

Entry by: toni

Phillies and DDA Ice Cream

I figure there will be a bunch of blogs about the Phillies winning the World Series posted today, so I won’t talk about that. Instead I’ll talk about some other awesome things — ice cream and Dynamic Digital Advertising (DDA)!

Yummmmm, ice cream is delicious and it comes in so many tantalizing flavors. Chocolate chip cookie dough, cherry chocolate chip, and chocolate peanut butter are a few of my favorites. Everyone likes the variety and it allows everyone to meet their tastes and be happy. Coooooool, DDA is top-of-the-line and provides many tantalizing services. Flash programming, 2D animation, and 3D modeling are some of my specialties that allow me to do my part in creating our unique interactive masterpieces.

Baskin Robbins stakes its claim by providing the most flavors of ice cream in one building. You can mix, match, and create your personal favorite taste with endless combinations. DDA stakes its claim by providing the most digital services in one building. You can mix, match, and create your ideal website design, corporate video, CD-ROM, or custom animation to your company’s own needs with an extensive list of services to choose from and a staff using their total expertise.

Luckily, DDA’s services and ice cream are available for everyone! In fact, you could enjoy both at the same time. Here’s how: Call DDA and arrange an appointment, then set up a project to meet you needs. Then, while the DDA staff works their magic, you can take a trip to any ice cream place or supermarket and pick up some ice cream. Then just eat and enjoy. Voila! It’s a wonderful combination!

A sarcastic PS: I would like to thank my friend for calling me at 2:30 a.m. to tell me that I need to change the text on the header of his sports blog to not say “championship deprived” and to do it fast. I really appreciated you waking me up right in the middle of my sleep cycle just so that I’m extra fresh for the next day’s work. It’s a good thing you let me know that I needed to change the text so quickly because obviously I was going to jump out of bed and change it right that second. If I didn’t, I’m sure your two adoring fans would have pointed out the blunder immediately and there would have been egg on all our faces. Thanks again.

Entry by: vinnie

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