Yesterday, I was invited to have lunch at Burning Man's new headquarters down on 6th and Market. Lunch was yummy, we had a great conversation, and it was interesting to see the similar challenges that creatively focused organizations face—regardless of their size or the nature of their business.
We are not a sentimental lot.
But as the holidays are here again, it only seemed fitting to look back at the last time this dark cloud that is the "merry season" descended upon us.
Cracktion—also known as the Traction house band—gigged at Kimo's on Polk Street last week. They opened with a little ditty called "Riding into Dangerous Love."
Recently our receptionist, Kasey found this picture of Traction's main office from 50-60 years ago. It was just a little reminder to us that time marches forward with or without you.
Things change, but things stay the same.
Please Louise, pull me a bottle of True Blood...
We do a lot of silly things at Traction and we are proud of almost every single one of them. Our semiannual BBQ competition is just an example of the ridiculous activities that we take just a little too much pride in.
One of the joys of having office space near SF Civic Center, is having people wander into our offices on a weekly basis and ask us what Traction is all about.
So we gathered the team and made a video to answer this persistent question—in our own special way of course...
A while back, I started a comic strip to entertain myself. Most of the work is indulgent, riddled with inside jokes, off-color humor and vulgar language. In other words: it is brilliant—or at least I think so.
So I thought I would share my "brilliance" with all of you.
We are a diverse group of individuals at Traction with a variety of passions beyond advertising. It can be hard to find time outside of work and life to focus on personal endeavors, so we get very excited when one of our comrades' projects come to fruition.
We are pleased to announce that Traction's own Goyo Aranaga (a.k.a. Goyopod) has released his debut album this month.