Look Agency Blog
I want to tell you about the last conversation I had before leaving Italy. It was at the airport while paying for extra luggage, thanks to irresistible Italian fashion industry. The lady working at the counter asked me what it was like living in Canada, and I told her that if you are willing to work hard and obey the law, you can have a very good life.
If you're visiting us for the first time, you're probably wondering what the heck the "hashtag" White Couch Session is. The #WhiteCouch Session is a very informal chat with good people who contribute to culture here in the community and who are quite active on the line! It is an opportunity to get to know someone a little more and to bounce ideas about current and trending topics, and really whatever floats their boat! We love our city and the people in it! And we feel like you should get to know these people! In the past, we've talked to Looker Kim Schmidt and The Kilted Broker himself, Mr. Jackson Middleton! In this installment, we talk with Mr. Ryan Holota, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Saskatchewan Science Centre!
So nice we had to have it twice!
Growing up I was a huge fan of Disney and all of their stories. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I watched the cartoon Robin Hood with the fox at least twice a day in my childhood. In fact, I used one of the songs from that movie in my wedding! I can recall being in awe of the Little Mermaid, the Lion King, and Aladdin when I saw them in the theatre for the first time. Needless to say, like most of us, I have a very special and nostalgic place in my heart for Walt Disney and one of their stories.
As you may or may not know, our office has been closed since noon on Dec 20th but when my alarm sounded this morning at 6am, it was surprisingly easy to get up and at-er after sleeping in until 10am for the past 16 days.
I woke up with a jump in my step, eager to get back to the office, and not just because I was excited to make the healthy breakfast shake as part of my typical new years resolution.
It was because I had the chance to rejuvenate my creative juices during the Christmas break. A chance to re-focus my energy, both in my career and in my personal life. I guess you could say it’s like a mini sabbatical that comes ones a year.
Look Matters was founded on a principle, and like most things in this world (other than the postal workers union and Rob Ford), we are guided by logic and objective reality.
That objective reality says that jack diddly gets done in the week before and after Christmas.
One of the unique aspects of the culture at Look Matters is a thing we call "Wins and Kudos".
It used to be called "The Meeting with Beer" but then we noticed that the "Wins and Kudos" were far more valuable than the free beer.
Every Friday we share our wins and show our gratitude to those who have helped us out during the week.
One of the biggest wins of the week for me would have to be Help Portrait - an amazing event that happens at the same time every year all over the world.
Months of planning and work culminated this weekend with 250 deserving people receiving makeovers, free family photos, and a meal. I could not have done it alone. For that, I give kudos.
For years now I've had the tendency to bite off a bit more than I can chew and, somehow, manage to muster up the amount of dedication it takes to swallow it. This Fall I've taken on my biggest challenge yet and this time (to continue on with the somewhat awkward visual I've assembled) I'll be "eating" in front of a rather large crowd of people.
Despite the food visual I've given you, no, the challenge is not a pie-eating contest. I'm currently training four evenings a week, with nine other volunteers to compete against each other in a public charity boxing event for Regina Palliative Care called "Kiss the Canvas". Along with the training, I've made a commitment to raise $5,000 for RPCI through pledges, sponsorships, and fundraising events.
When your company is called "Look Matters" you wind up setting the bar higher when it comes to first impressions. Luckily, we have a secret weapon.
Darla Toth's title is "Director of First Impressions" - but only because her natural humility would not allow her to accept the more accurate title of "Impresario".
It is the small details that matter and Darla does an amazing job ensuring our clients and our staff are surrounded by beauty and attention to detail.