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More than 98 million people in the United States regularly listen to podcasts. Do they tune in because technology has made it easier for storytellers to find audiences? Or do they listen because podcasts have revived radio drama and the emotions that come from listening to a story? Here's why we think it's both.
Since its launch in 2009, Dig IN has been creating a new future for Hoosier food. After the organization’s signature farm-to-fork event—Taste of Indiana—moved to a new location, Dig IN started thinking about how it could add some zest to its messaging. Here’s how Pivot helped spice up Dig IN’s brand presence.
Christ Church Cathedral is a reverent, yet progressive, community located on Monument Circle. Since its founding in 1837, Christ Church has welcomed all. But the “Little Church on the Circle” had difficulty communicating who they were to the community at large. Their branding didn’t elevate their openness and generosity. It was time for a change.
In times of hardship and heartbreak, it can be easy to lose ourselves in the media. It’s times like these that we most need a reason to smile, to have hope. So, this week, here are a few of our favorite websites that remind us to look for silver linings.
It all began in 1965, with just 100 shortcakes. Fifty-one years later, Christ Church Cathedral’s annual Strawberry Festival includes seven tons of strawberries and 19,000 shortcakes. It is the church’s signature community event, but it’s not just about sugar and shortcakes. It’s about service. Because all the proceeds that come in go right back out.
With the Indy 500 fast approaching, Pivoteer Dawn Olsen has been thinking about large-scale events, the relationships they have with their respective host cities, and the sense of community they offer. This week, she spotlights three U.S. events: the Indy 500, Burning Man, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Big Car Collaborative operates the Tube Factory, a new 12,000-square-foot space for creativity, culture, and community. But when Big Car began renovating the 1908 building, they found some surprises. Here, Big Car talks about the history behind and the making of the Tube Factory—salvaged rafters, reclaimed light fixtures, and hidden windows included.
Each day, more than 80 million photos are uploaded to Instagram. They generate inspiration, conversation, and more than 3.5 billion “likes.” But to users, Instagram is more than an app; it’s a community. So how do brands connect to that community? Answer: InstaMeets.
Celebrated annually on March 19, International Clients' Day is an unofficial holiday dedicated to the MVPs for any business—clients. In honor of this day, we want to thank all our clients for believing in us. And as a special thank-you, we're shining the spotlight on our longest-running clients—those who have been with Pivot for at least three years.
Instagram. Its co-founders describe it as "a home for visual storytelling." But, really, it's more than just an app. It's a community for those in search of a creative outlet, a way to share snapshots of their experiences, their explorations. Here are 10 Indianapolis-based Instagrammers you should follow.