Today we live in a world without Steve Jobs.
The company Jobs started generates more revenue than the United States Treasury Department. Apple employs more than 49,000 people in an economy where the unemployment rate is 9.1 percent.
These facts leave us mourning the loss of a great American innovator and wondering what will happen to Apple Inc.
Jobs and Apple have given us the iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPhone, and iPad, but what else would we miss without Jobs’ insight?
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- Toy Story 1, 2 and 3. Jobs bought a company in 1986, which is now known as Pixar, for a mere $10 million. The first film released was Toy Story. About 25 years, 26 Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes and three Grammy awards later, Pixar films have earned more than $6.3 billion worldwide. They also kept 27-year-old voice actor John Morris employed. (He voiced Andy. Look it up.)
- Creativity. Programs that work best on Macs are for the artistic, such as Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro. (Have you ever tried to use these on a PC?) Therefore, Mac computers are used in the most creative environments–Facebook, envisioinit media, inc., etc. Where would Mark Zuckerberg and Todd Brook be without the Mac?
- Revenge is a dish best served cold. John Sculley, who was CEO of Apple, removed Jobs from his position. In 2009, Conde Nast Portfolio ranked Sculley the 14thworst CEO of all time because he raised Macintosh computer prices causing a bankruptcy scare for Apple in the early 90s. Jobs went on to form Pixar (see #1 in this list).
While at Pixar, Jobs clashed with Disney CEO Michael Eisner. While Jobs searched for other studios to release Pixar films, Disney fired Eisner and purchased Pixar, making Jobs the majority Disney stakeholder.
From June 11 – 17, we’ll be biking to work with the Active Transportation Alliance’s Bike Commuter Challenge! A number of us at envisionit already ride bikes to work, and we’re excited to join all the businesses and organizations in Chicago participating in the event.
Stay tuned for two-wheeled updates from your favorite interactive agency.
Dear Todd Brook & envisionit media,
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce would like to thank you and your team for a successful event last week. Your comprehensive seminar on how to make the most of your marketing efforts in the new mobile world was extremely informative. The attendees learned a great deal about the new mobile landscape and how to optimize, design, and develop within it. All of the feedback we received have been overwhelmingly positive.
envisionit media’s expertise in new and emerging technology and strategic marketing has made you an asset to the Chicagoland Tech 2020 Committee and the Chamber as a whole. We appreciate your participation in this event and look forward to collaborating with you in the future.
Member Investment Manager
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
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Last Thursday I attended the “A Gentlemen’s Night Out” event sponsored by Jack Daniels. Ever since envisionit got involved with the promotional materials for the event, I’d been developing a thirst for a Jack & Diet….mmmm….but I digress. On hand for the event was Master Distiller, Jeff Arnett, who led us through a series of private tastings of Jack Daniels signature whiskies. Along with the tasting, the night was filled with magic (literally, there were magicians there) and casino games (luckily I was gambling with fake money). After scoring some Jack Daniel’s swag, I made sure to get autographs from several firefighters, on hand to promote their great cause, Ignite the Spirit.
Here’s me enjoying my VIP seat (on the left, with a friend of envisionit)….
And here’s Master Distiller, Jeff Arnett….
And wonderful account supervisor, Lisa, who attended the event with me….
All in all, it was a great evening spent with my friend Jack!
CEO, Todd Brook was invited to speak at Waukegan Savings Bank’s annual, Business After Hours conference, held at the Vista Hotel and Convention Center in Gurnee, IL.
“Driving Action in 2010” was the theme of this year’s town hall style event, and Todd’s presentation, which centered around establishing and maintaining a powerful online presence, was received with great appreciation by the 40+ attendees. Other presenters included Frank Bisbois, President of Lake County Partners and Matt Huels of Diamond and Huels accounting firm.
Last night, a few members of the interactive marketing crew from envisionit media were invited to attend the filming of “Next Food Network Star” runner-up Chef Jeffrey Saad’s Incredible Egg Live Broadcast at the new Kenmore Live Studio on N. Wells.
Jeffrey Saad is the spokesperson for the Good Egg Project and America’s Egg Farmers. His charming personality and oh-so-delicious egg creations excited the crowd that came to watch the filming and sample some of his egg recipes. Last night’s creations included how to best make poached eggs, breakfast paninis, and classic egg salad sandwiches.
There was also fun for the kids with an egg dyeing station and a playful mime. As part of the Good Egg Project America’s egg farmers will donate one egg for each egg dyed at the Kenmore Live Studio this weekend (March 25th-28th) to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief charity!
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Looking for more great recipes? Visit incredibleegg.org/recipes-and-more and browse through hundreds of eggcellent nutritious and kid-friendly meals.