Launch of our brand new Rock Paper Simple website!! [video]

A couple of weeks ago we quietly launched our brand new website with the plans of doing our big announcement at our March Hangout!! The whole team is excited to make our big announcement! When you’re a digital marketing agency, it can be hard to find time to launch your own work… but we managed to find the time and here it is!

We have invested countless hours into it… so to celebrate it’s launch, we invited a whole bunch of our colleagues, friends and clients to join us to paaarty! Check out our launch video below and click around to explore this brand new website!

Brevard Family Partnership Lip Sync Battle 2017

We’ve put together a Rock Paper Simple team (and friends!) for Brevard Family Partnership’s Lip Sync Battle and will be performing Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer… as Bon Jovi! We are going all-out, buying (and making) costumes and props, meeting after work to practice, playing the song on endless loop (Joe is going to lose his mind, I’m sure of it!)… now we need YOUR HELP!

This is a fundraiser for Brevard Family Partnership, an amazing organization that believes that “All children deserve to live in safe, nurturing homes where they can feel valued and loved.”.

So how can you help? We need you to buy a seat or two or ten… come support us, and in so doing give back to our incredible community by supporting BFP and the families they serve. You can even have your company sponsor the event! The event in October 21st at 7pm.

We seriously can’t do this without you. It’s more than a fun evening where you get to see Dale DupreeScott EllerJoe SmithBrian Hawkins and myself rock out in 80’s garb… it’s coming together as a community and making a difference. So come on… “take my hand, we’ll make it I swear!!!” Let’s DO THIS!

How you can help:

Brevard Family Partnerships: Working in concert with over 70 community partners and providers, Brevard Family Partnership manages and has oversight of child abuse prevention programs, foster care, child adoptions, independent living services for youth aging out of foster care, and family services for residents of Brevard County, FL. It is their mission to protect children, strengthen families and change lives through the prevention of child abuse and the operation and management of a comprehensive, integrated, community-based system of care for abused, abandoned and neglected children and their families. Learn more at www.brevardfp.org.

321 Millennials Interview on Space Coast Daily

I had the chance to interview the board of 321 Millennials yesterday (well, all but one board member!) on the Space Coast Daily TV Business Spotlight where I have the honor to interview and engage with businesses, organizations and leaders from across Brevard County. We gathered at Intracoastal Brewery and spent about 8 minutes learning more about 321 Millennials and how they impact the community.

321 Millennials is a group of young professionals here in Brevard who decided to create their own organization to impact Brevard’s community and economy. The acknowledge that millennials are the next generation to lead and influence the word and have pledged to stay involved in the community to ensure that next generation is the best it can be. Watch the interview below to learn more!

The Rock Paper Simple Golf Giveaway!

 

Rock Paper Simple is giving away 4 rounds of golf to 4 winners!

Win a golf outing for four at your choice of Mallards Landing or Crane Creek Reserve golf courses! Golf cart is included! You can take three friends out for a round of golf or you can go by yourself four times (we recommend taking friends)!

“Fore!” – We are giving away 4 rounds of golf to 4 winners over the next 4 weeks! Sheesh… that’s alot of 4’s!

Winners will be selected each Friday starting August 25th, 2017 until 4 winners have been awarded. We will announce the winners once they have each claimed their prize!

Head over to our entry page to enter to win!

Q&A with the Simple Team – Joshua!

You might have met us at Headquarters, skimmed through our Team Pages, or you might already be our amazing and awesome friend, but do you know how we’ll answer these questions? Get to know the Rock Paper Simple Team a little better, and follow our Q&A series!

This time we’ve got answers from Mr. Bossman… El Captain… our Head Honcho, Joshua!

Joshua AdamsWhat was your dream job growing up? 
I wanted to be a programmer and a business owner… I got to be both! I also wanted to be an architect for a while there and in many ways I feel like I got to be that too. I am very blessed to be able to do the things I have always wanted to do.

How do you overcome (big or small) challenges?
Ever Forward. It’s my philosophy. To always always go forward. I’ve had colossal failures earlier in my career seemingly block my path to success, but I’ve just never stopped going forward. Treating failures or mistakes as road signs pointing to success instead of roadblocks makes all the difference. There are very few challenges that a person can’t overcome if they have the determination to do so.

You drank the kool-aid and now you have a superpower. What is it?
Definitely super-speed! You can get so much done with super speed, haha! On a side note, I always preferred the “super” heroes without super powers like Green Arrow and Batman. Super powers make things too easy! 

Choose between an actual working lightsaber and pokeball with your favorite pokemon inside.
Definitely the lightsaber… all day long! Who doesn’t want a lightsaber?! Oh, and better make it an orange lightsaber.

You have a 2-week, all expenses paid vacation. Where do you go?
A trip around Europe. I’d love to hit as many countries as I can in a couple weeks. Rome has always been at the top of my list. Venice, London, Paris… those are all up there too!

How do you define, or measure, success?
I define success as a balance between financial success, the ability to control and enjoy my time, the relationships I build with friends and family, how much I impact people around me and how I can serve my God. I’m not there yet on all points, but I continue to work hard to create a strong balance of success across all of these areas.

Who will win the battle, Stormtroopers or Red Shirts?
Storm Troopers, because they wouldn’t actually have to shoot the Red Shirts… they would just die some other really bizarre and unfortunate way while all the blaster shots miss.

How do you think The Team would describe you, using one word?
That’s a great one… I would love to know that. I would consider myself a leader, so the word I would choose would be “Inspirational” or “Empowering” as those are key aspects of my leadership style. I would hope those would be words used to describe me.

⤷  Team Says: “Overworked! Kidding aside, we said ambitious, impressive, passionate, and of course awesome!”

Q&A with the Simple Team -Isa!

Isa - Graphic DesignerYou might have met us at Headquarters, skimmed through our Team Pages, or you might already be our amazing and awesome friend, but do you know how we’ll answer these questions? Get to know the Rock Paper Simple Team a little better, and follow our Q&A series!

This time we’re having a quick chat with Isa.

 

What were some of the impressions you got from walking into RPS for the very first time? 
“Wow!” and “That’s a lot of orange!”

Why were you interested in working for RPS?
It seemed like a fun and creative place to work.

Tell us about something that you are proud of, outside of work.
I’m very proud of my talented friends. I push them to keep moving forward!

If you could master one skill, what would it be?
To have my eyeliner match on both eyelids one day.

If you could be any animal on a carousel, what would you chose to be? 
The elephant.

How do you define, or measure, success? 
Success is a slow process, but eventually through hard work you will get to your dream goals!

Choose between an actual working lightsaber and pokeball with your favorite pokemon inside.

Pokeball, and Mew would be in it.

You have a 2-week, all expenses paid vacation. Where do you go?
Japan!

Who will win the battle, Stormtroopers or Red Shirts? 
Stormtroopers!

 

Isa is one of the newest members of the RPS Team. Check out her bio over here.

Welcome to the Team, Isa and Tom!

Rock Paper Simple has two new additions to the team, helping us kick off the new year the right way- with growth and talent that means even more awesomeness in store for 2017!

Tom is a Brevard native who, after meeting the love of his life during a brief exploration of the cold weather and mountains in Wisconsin, returned to sunny Florida with a wife in 2004. With a broad range of experience from graphic design, IT, web marketing, print, and web development, Tom is a total asset and makes a great addition to the Rock Paper Simple Team!

 

Isa’s love for art always lead her to pick up projects that involved artistic expression, often including charity work and projects for friends. She has a degree in Network Technology, and has worked various jobs since graduating, but everything paled in comparison to her passion for design. She is currently perusing another degree in Graphic Design, and her commitment to community and creativity make her a fantastic addition to the Simple Team!

Q&A with the Simple Team – Colleen!

colleenYou might have met us at Headquarters, skimmed through our Team Pages, or you might already be our amazing and awesome friend, but do you know how we’ll answer these questions? Get to know the Rock Paper Simple Team a little better, and follow our Q&A series!

Colleen Clement has volunteered to go first, and chose to answer the following from our quick questionnaire:

 

What were some impressions you got from walking into RPS for the very first time?
I thought it looked like a fun place, and that made me less nervous to apply/work here.


Why were you interested in working for RPS?
I was enrolling at the Graphics Tech class at EFSC, and I wanted to see what a web design and digital marketing business looked like.


How do you define, or measure, success?
Success is when you meet your personal goals. Everyone is successful at something, and you don’t need recognition to be considered successful.


Tell us about something that you are proud of, outside of work.
I switched to a full American Sign Language congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It was a big step for me because it’s a different language. But they needed help, and I have the time to help.


What would you do if you won the lottery tomorrow?
I’d buy a desk for my room, and then go out to dinner somewhere nice.


Who will win the battle, Stormtroopers or Red Shirts?
Stormtroopers. I know it sounds horrible, but Red Shirts are supposed to die!


You drank the kool-aid and now you have a superpower. What is it?
Speed! You can do anything when you’re abnormally fast.


Choose between an actual working lightsaber and pokeball with your favorite pokemon inside.
Pokeball. I’m not talented enough to wield a lightsaber.

 

Read more about Colleen’s other skills and hobbies here!

LEAD Brevard High Ropes Challenge!

2016leadbrevardropes-3Last month my LEAD Brevard class hit the high ropes course as part of a team-building experience. We conquered challenges that required team-work, brainstorming and some facing of fears! It was an incredible experience to work together with leaders from across Brevard and to face their fears with them.

The last thing we did was climb some crazy high ropes and walk across things that your mind tells you that you shouldn’t walk across! I found myself volunteering to go second in my group… this coming from the guy who was so afraid of heights when he was a kid that he couldn’t climb a ladder!

It was a thrill to cross the beam and then drop down to safety. Boy was I glad to be back on the ground. I was then able to encourage and be there for the other members of my group as they challenged their fears and scaled the course.

It was a fantastic experience and I will remember this day spent with a great group of people for as long as I live. Life is full of challenges, but those challenges are so much easier to traverse and conquer when you have a team to support you through it all… and I had a great team!

It reminded me of the team I am a part of back at Rock Paper Simple and how we band together not only to build websites, develop brands and launch digital marketing campaigns, but also encourage each other to grow, support one another, solve problems together and sometimes even help each other conquer our fears. I am blessed to be a part of such a team. Thanks, guys! (and gals!)

(Click here to view more photos on Facebook!)

….one of these days I’ll have to share what cured me of my fear of heights years ago. But that’s a story for another day!

Rock Paper Simple Hangout (At The Office!)

sept hangout

So a year ago we decided that we wanted to infuse more fun into your lives… okay okay, we admitted it then and we will admit it now, we just wanted to have more fun and figured we would invite you along for the ride.

The next Hangout is coming up in September… so join us on Friday the 9th (5:30-7:00) at the Rock Paper Simple office for drinks and snacks on us! Relax after a week of far too much awesome (or maybe not enough) and get a drink, network a bit, win a door prize and hangout with the RPS team.

Please RSVP so we can have a cold one waiting for you! Click here to RSVP on Facebook… or comment below!

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