As a part of our ongoing commitment to create content as a public service, we had the opportunity to partner with Blackboard to visualize the "Active Learner" in the context of the state of education experience. As Blackboard notes on their blog: "Digital natives become the majority in classrooms and lecture halls, we are at critical turning point in education. What’s that light around the corner? A world where everyone in education can access infinite teaching tools, information, and analytics from anywhere at any time. A world where all kinds of education activities, from discussions to lectures to collaboration, can be done virtually."
JESS3 CEO and Founder, Jesse Thomas, had the chance to interview the Community Manager at Skillshare, a new startup focusing on education and sharing skills. Danya Cheskis-Gold gives insight into the philosophy behind Skillshare, and why and how people should use it. Alternative learning options like Skillshare are on the rise to supplement, or even replace, traditional education.
For the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, JESS3 worked closely with processor-powerhouse Intel to design and develop the first ever social media data visualization to run at CES entirely in HTML5 and CSS3. The geosocial heat map was the most popular feature, showing what was "hot" on the show floor in real-time.
"How much of a boost does a business get from a president’s visit? After the folks at the Washington sandwich shop Taylor Gourmet got a visit from President Obama on May 16, they decided to crunch the numbers and find out. President Obama spent exactly 15 minutes at Taylor Gourmet. That visit was enough to boost the stores’ sandwich sales by 15 percent. Orders for the Spruce Street (Obama’s hoagie of choice) jumped from 21 each day to 53 after the President’s visit. More in a very comprehensive infographic drawn up by design firm JESS3, after the jump."
Mashable highlighted JESS3’s lo-fi approach to self-marketing at SXSWi 2013: posters. The site reported that for a conference positioned around new trends and cutting-edge technology, posters remain an effective and popular means of marketing. Tech start-ups have to compete for top-of-mind exposure at the annual interactive festival, driving companies to lace-up their shoes and go “old school” with marketing visuals. Mashable quoted CEO and founder, Jesse Thomas, as a leader in this trend, and someone who knows the “fight for space” is worth the return via logo exposure and business inquiries.
JESS3's AdAge feature highlights their Small Agency of the Year, Southeast, Gold award. The feature also adds insight to JESS3 and its founders. AdAge's Cotton Delo writes, "Standing out as a creative agency is difficult, but JESS3 was incorporated in 2008 with a specialty: data visualizations to make marketers' streams of analytics, purchase and social-exhaust data beautiful and digestible." JESS3 President, Co-founder and COO Leslie Bradshaw commented on the secret to JESS3's success, "A lot of our strategies and the way we run our company are digitally native."
JESS3 has the pleasure to announce it is expanding its leadership team with three new hires. We are welcoming Lauren Cook aboard as VP of Client Strategy, Brad Cohen as Director of Strategy, and Bonnie Aumann as Technical Director. We are excited to continue to grow and reinforce our commitment to innovation, productization and diversified offerings.
As a part of our ongoing partnership with the Google Politics team, we worked together to develop an infographic that tells the story of past host popularity at the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner. By tapping into YouTube and Google Search insights, we mapped the last six years of WHCD data in one single view. Big thanks to the New York Observer for the write up!