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The Wonders of the “Word Visual” and a Thanksgiving Story

I first touted the virtues of the “word visual” in 2014. For those not familiar with this technique, the idea is to use the words (or typography) to drive the action while minimizing the need for design expertise. The image above borrowing the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld falls in the “word visual” category. Most “word …more

I’m Guessing You Have Never Seen a Birthday Card Quite Like This One

It’s that time of year, prompting me to dust off my favorite birthday card. My granddaughter Addy served as both copywriter and designer of the card. In the spirit of full disclosure, she crafted this card some time ago, and I have posted about it before. Still, if TBS can show “It’s A Wonderful Life” …more

Going the Mile for a HA Jam

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Senior Account Executive (Europe) How far would you go to see your favorite band live? One really great friend I know got stuck in traffic for an hour and rode (read: borrowed) a bike from Google’s Mountain View campus to Shoreline Amphitheatre, just to take her best friend to see her favorite, …more

I Love My HA Jamz

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Senior Account Executive (Europe) Music moves us. It inspires us. It can fill us with joy or bring us to tears. In some instances, it can set us on a path of super fandom from which we never return … One of the following HA Jamz selections did just that.   104. …more

Imagining Alternate Realities With HA Jamz

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Senior Account Executive (Europe)   This week’s HA Jamz additions remind me that although things haven’t been “normal” in a while, music can give us a portal to other possibilities.   100.   陳綺貞 (Cheer Chen) – 旅行的意義 (Travel Is Meaningful) 101.   Oh Happy Day — Sisters in Gospel 102.   …more

I Got 99 HA Jamz (And Not a Bad One)

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Senior Account Executive (Europe)   Just shy of the big 100, and the playlist is going strong! It continues to be updated daily — it’s hard to imagine life B.H. (Before HAJamz). I’ve come to look forward to getting that little ray of sunshine in my inbox, and I’m sure other Hoffmanites …more

HA Jamz Brings Out the Musicophiles

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Senior Account Executive (Europe)   We have some avid music lovers at The Hoffman Agency, and everyone felt pretty strongly about their picks for this week.   90.   誰能明白我 (Who understands me) — George Lam 91.   绿光 (Green Light) — 孙燕姿 (Stefanie Sun) 92.   BTS — Dynamite 93.   Everybody Wants …more

J’adore HA Jamz

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Account Executive (Europe)   It’s the “universal language”— so yes, sometimes music may give us the (false) confidence that we can belt out a tune in an unknown tongue and get it at least almost right. When I was a kid, I was sure that I was being true to the Arabic …more

Wholesome Times with HA Jamz

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Account Executive (Europe)   Whether you’re all alone in your room and looking for a song to have a good cry to (we’ve all done it) or searching for a song to dance wildly to with abandon — both worthy cathartic pursuits — the latest tunes on our playlist should give you …more