Fresh Faces at Element: Welcome Jamie and Kasey to the Team

We’re growing fast at Element! There are a couple of new faces around here and we’re excited for you to meet them.

Jamie Weidman and Kasey Steinbrinck joined us in the midst of the holiday season. They’re already settled into their roles and getting stuff done.

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Element Welcomes Two New Team Members

We’ve had a lot of exciting changes over the last few months at Element, including capturing two new team members to add to our Wanted Wall of Talent.

Here is what you need to know about them – in case you should you ever meet them in a dark alley or at your next meeting at Element.

Joel Haase

Title: Art Director/DesignerJoel-Blog-Post

Specialties: Print and Web Design, Logo Design and Illustration

Background: Joel is a UW-Oshkosh graduate with a BA in Graphic Communications who has been working in the design community for the past 17 years. Most of that time was recently spent at Arketype in Green Bay and WM Design in Appleton, where he helped each advertising agency earn a few Addy awards along the way.

His Favorite Zoo Animal: The hiphop-opotamus. Because his lyrics are bottomless.

Wanted For:  K  erring under the influence.

 

Kate ShropshireKate-Blog-Post

Title: Digital Marketing Specialist

Specialties: Social Media Strategy, Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimization

Background: An Appleton Native, Kate holds a BA from the University of Minnesota. Her past experience includes working at small agencies and at Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association.

Craziest Thing She Has Ever Done for a Job: As part of a social media strategy for a trip to London giveaway, she rented an 8-foot-tall red phone booth and moved it around Minneapolis for a month while live tweeting and engaging with visitors to enter to win.

Wanted For: Possession of Diet Coke

Welcome Joel and Kate!

Misophonia Public Service Announcement

It has come to our attention that perhaps Nikki Pribnow, one of our very own, may be deeply affected by misophonia. This serious disease was self-diagnosed through intensive online research using Google, the most comprehensive non-medical database.

People with misophonia commonly find themselves affected by all kinds of noises and are annoyed by other people’s repetitive movements, such as leg-tapping, mouse clicks, and typing. People who suffer from this auditory disease are not annoyed by sounds that they themselves make. Whew! Lucky, right?

To help Pribnow with this possible ailment, Element has proactively purchased silent (and don’t forget flexible) keyboards, an Isolator (see image below), and implemented a noise policy that requires all shredding, taping, whistling, singing, speakerphone calls, gum snapping, toenail clipping, and eating to be done in the furnace room. No exceptions, besides Pribnow of course.

It is also recommended that employees refrain from wearing flip flops or socializing within 50 feet of Pribnow’s office … “or else.” Even keeping her solid wood door closed fails to provide an effective barrier from common office sounds.

No official doctor appointment has been scheduled, though at this point, a medical diagnosis wouldn’t matter. Please continue to check back for updates as we help fight this unfortunate situation.

The Unofficial Element Spokes-Moose
Canuck is a surprisingly intelligent and humorous character that could talk your ear off. He loves life, learning new things and, most of all, sharing new insight with people. He’s adjusted well since emigrating to the U.S. from Canada and settling down at Element. In fact, he’s taken strongly to blogging about marketing, branding, social media, and the Element office happenings. He’s still very loyal to his homeland, insisting that hockey is the only real-man’s sport, pancakes are acceptable at any meal, and Canadian beer is superior to the swill made everywhere else.

The Office Trail Camera

After unsuccessfully walking the hallways for over a week, chasing the very illusive Element employee, it is nice to finally see what these professionals look like up close. And this is what we all want to see! Rut-crazed employees, cruising during daylight hours. With their pens in hand and hair fluffed up, these employees are ready to work!






The Unofficial Element Spokes-Moose
Canuck is a surprisingly intelligent and humorous character that could talk your ear off. He loves life, learning new things and, most of all, sharing new insight with people. He’s adjusted well since emigrating to the U.S. from Canada and settling down at Element. In fact, he’s taken strongly to blogging about marketing, branding, social media, and the Element office happenings. He’s still very loyal to his homeland, insisting that hockey is the only real-man’s sport, pancakes are acceptable at any meal, and Canadian beer is superior to the swill made everywhere else.