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The Geosocial Universe

As information designers and social media power users, we are constantly exploring new galaxies and metaphors to best visualize data.

With this mentality, we recently asked the question: Who is the biggest player in the location based landscape? Hint: it’s not one of the geosocial companies you hear mentioned in the daily tech press. As you will see from our infographic, the answer is: mobile. And email. They are what we really use regularly. They are the super-powers that new players like Foursquare and Gowalla are up against. Using Saturn vs. Pluto made a lot of sense to show the comparison.

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Skillshare: Non-Traditional Education 2.0

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.

JESS3 Helps Social Media Club Celebrate Its 5th Anniversary

To celebrate five years of expanding digital media literacy in the nation’s capital, the DC Social Media Club teamed up with local partner JESS3 to showcase the club’s achievements to date. The resulting infographic portrays the most significant milestones in the SMC's history. Through the use of custom icons and illustrations, our illustrators added a touch of fun to the narrative.

Eloqua and JESS3 update The Blog Tree with New Growth

Launching a blog in today’s over-saturated web space is no easy feat. To do so successfully is even more remarkable. Eloqua, partnering once again with JESS3, recognizes some of the best blogs launched within the past two years in The Blog Tree: New Growth, a follow-up to the noted original released in late 2010.

The End of Entrepreneurial Adolescence

Having functioned entirely under the “work-from-home” model until January of this year, we cannot speak more highly about what the physical space and proximity has done for our process, results, cohesion and inside jokes. This seems like an obvious statement to make, but as as a scrappy start-up that has been transforming into an established agency over the last two years, it is an important reflection point for us.

JESS3 and ESPN Release TV Ratings 101

ESPN and JESS3 have teamed up to release a fun "Schoolhouse Rock" inspired educational video about how Nielsen's TV ratings work. Using a mix of papercraft, computer animation, and handmade puppets, the video is a 5-minute walk through all you need to know about TV ratings, guided by would-be ESPN sportscasters Chip and Clay.

JESS3 Takes Home Pumpkin Award

Known for our visual storytelling and diverse style, you would think our pumpkin for our DC office building's 2011 Halloween competition would be a masterpiece. Well, you would be wrong. With no designers in the DC office, we had to rely on one of our best kept secrets: our strategy team. The results that followed were not just comedic gold, but like all that we do, award-winning.

JESS3 Praised for Best Startup Swag

JESS3 earns notice for being one of five of DC’s hottest startups with the “Best Startup Swag.” InTheCapital gives a shout-out to JESS3 swag calling the t-shirts, “absurdly awesome and well designed to the point where you feel guilty for accepting it for free.” Along with the swag applaud, InTheCapital states JESS3 founder and CEO, Jesse Thomas as, “easily one of the coolest people you will ever meet in D.C. Tech.” Did it stop there? Not exactly. InTheCapital writer Carl Pierre went on to state, “if I saw any JESS3 t-shirts, posters, or pins -- being sold in a store, I would not hesitate to whip out my wallet and pay actual money for it.”

JESS3 and Eloqua Receive Gold MarkCom Award for Social Media ProBook

JESS3's long time content partner and leading provider of on-demand Revenue Performance Management solutions Eloqua has been honored with a Gold MarcCom Awards in the Marketing/Promotion Campaign category for its 42-page Social Media Probook. The Probook was released in June of 2011 and includes updates on various social media platforms along with advanced information, insights and instructions.

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