From the beginning of next week's partial solar eclipse, through totality, until the last moment of partiality, a number of interesting phenomena will occur. The temperature will drop, the sunny sky will begin to turn twilight blue and quickly look as dark as a full moon-night before reverting back to daylight, insects will chirp and roosters will crow, the breeze will stop, the temperature will drop...and much more.
Guys, maneuver your way over to Huffords on June 8th for our first-annual evening for the boys!
Huffords’ Whiskey, Watches, and Wheels event features everything the modern man loves: a selection of fine bourbons, watches from top brands such as Cartier, Breitling and Rolex, and awe-inspiring cars from St. Louis Motorcars.
A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit St. Louis ProPlayers, an organization of former pro athletes who are dedicated to helping today’s youth reach their greatest potential in the areas of academics, athletics and the arts.
Over 200 local businesses and organizations exhibited at this years Earth Day Festival, educating visitors on sustainable products and services. Local musical acts and performing artists provided entertainment for guests throughout both days, and a wide variety of hands-on activities were offered across the festival grounds.
If you missed this year's festival, be sure to catch next year's event. In the meantime, take a look at all of the other great year-round programs and initiatives offered by St. Louis Earth Day.
Exotico® Tequila, owned by Cfx, Inc. client Luxco, made a tremendous impression last week in Las Vegas during the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show. As a main sponsor of this year’s trade show, Exotico had a demanding presence at the trade show and at key nightlife events during the four days of festivities.
The convention kicked off last Monday with a poolside party that featured a select few vendors and exhibitors. The Exotico booth featured branded lighting elements, glowing wristbands, and a strobing co-branded drink mixer featuring the Exotico brand.
The hype continued the following afternoon at Day #1 of the trade show, where each guest was presented with an Exotico-branded swag bag. Guests were seen adorned with the Exotico bags throughout both days of the convention, heighten brand awareness every step of the way. The brand also received accolades from other vendors who were eager to partner and align themselves with the Exotico brand.
The Exotico booth at the trade show was adorned with many Cfx-designed pieces including postcards, co-branded Lit Up Beverages cans, and the hugely popular Exotico Shot Skis, which garnered their fair share of attention at the convention.
Exotico Tequila was rebranded by Cfx in 2013, and has seen huge growth in the years since. Check out their website at www.exoticotequila.com.
Our favorite part of the holidays wrapping up (other than puns) is the fresh start that the new year brings – not only in theory, but in people’s lifestyles and daily habits. Nearly everyone sets new year’s resolutions with the goal of giving their lives a facelift. Whether the objective is to eat better, exercise more, spend more time with loved ones, eliminate caffeine from one’s diet, or literally get a facelift, the ringing in of the new year brings unanimous hope and optimism.
Cfx has had a phenomenal, fun, adventurous, and productive year, and it’s our sincerest wish that all of you did as well. Cheers to 2017, wishing you and yours blessings of health and happiness. Happy New Year!
Twas the night before Cfx-mas, when all through the agency, the wi-fi was fast, not one bit of latency. Chairs were pushed under their desks with care, in hopes that next week our clients would be there.
The creatives were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of Creative Cloud danced in their heads. And Chris in his ‘kerchief, and Megan in her cap, never settle their brains, never heard of a nap.
When straight from my cell phone arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to my laptop I flew like a flash, powered it up and entered my pass(word)…
A notification on the inbox of my company account, with the luster of work, there’s no time for that now. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a holiday email, and one full of cheer.
"Now, Nick! now, Tyler! now, Adam and Wesley! On, Chris! On, Megan! on, Amy and CC! To the creative team, who has earned some time off! Now run away! Run away! Run away all!"
As clients check out before Christmas day comes, we break from the keyboards to type with our thumbs. Posting on Facebook like, “What’s there to do?”, with Friday off work, and Monday off, too.
And then, with a sound, I heard on my tablet, a Facebook message, I checked it by habit. I began reading, and then heard a sound, down the chimney St. Nick came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, in one hand his iPhone, in the other his Nook. A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, it looked like a man purse, or something like that.
His eyes-how they twinkled! Reflecting the screen! Santa got a “Like”, and boy those eyes gleamed! The corners of his mouth were drawn up like a bow, and the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a vape pen held tight in his teeth, and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He had a plaid shirt and a moustache and bells, he said, “Milk and cookies? I’d rather have Rebel Yell.”
He was a new age Santa, a hipster let’s say, you likely wouldn’t notice on any other day. A bite of the cookie and one sip of bourbon, and Santa’s sled started a-swervin’.
He mumbled some words, and went straight back to work, and filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk. And laying his finger aside of his nose, and giving a ”suh dude”, up the chimney he rose!
He sprang to his sleigh, pulled up GPS, and away he flew to appease all the rest. But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
"Merry Cfx-mas to all, and to all a good-night!"
This time of year, nearly everyone gets into the holiday spirit. People start decking the halls and trimming the trees, seasonal music pours from storefronts, and a handful of radio stations switch to round-the-clock holiday music for the month of December. Huffords Jewelry is one of Cfx Inc.’s clients that fully embraces the holiday.
Cfx once again partnered with Huffords Jewelry — “making [their] spirits bright” by developing a full marketing campaign for the holiday season.
In addition to the store’s seasonal graphics, Cfx also produced digital assets for Huffords' website, along with supporting materials for Huffords’ social media channels, and a corresponding invitation for their annual holiday event.
To sign up for invitations to Huffords Jewelry’s exclusive events, visit their web page here, and be sure to visit their store in Frontenac for the true Huffords experience.
Cfx, Inc. owners, Chris Frank and Megan Frank, brought back an old tradition this year when they surprised their staff with a company holiday trip to Mexico.
Just last week Team Cfx boarded a plane to Riviera Maya for a four-day stint at a resort. The number of laughs and smiles shared by all were in such excess that it’s hard to imagine any other group enjoying themselves more.
Cfx is not only a corporate team, but a group of friends with the bond of a family. We work together, we break for lunch together, and we even travel together. Here’s to many more. ¡Viva Cfxico!
“We don’t just live and breathe design from 9-5 every day, we bring it home with us.” - Megan Frank
The theme was inspired by a surprise trip to Europe. Chris and Megan transformed their living room from a mid-century modern sitting area to a hotbed of European landmarks and influences. Be sure to follow Recyclart for all your holiday crafting inspiration.
We just wanted to take a minute to reflect on how thankful we are for all of our Cfxtended family! From our Cfxers (past and present), to clients (prospective and tried-and-true), to our awesome marketing partners — we would not be here without your friendship and support throughout the years.
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." —William Arthur Ward
So, thank you for all your contributions — large and small — to our success and fortitude! We are truly blessed!
Megan and Chris Frank