Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
This came from the Integris Men’s Health website…
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This cool piece that the talented team over at Studio fj designed was the School Bus Idling Reduction: Project Report & Implementation Guide for Oklahoma School Districts. (Yes kids, you still have to write reports when you’re finished with school!)
The design was headed up by Studio fj's Owner, James Harber, and designer Kaleb Nimz. The introduction from the report states the following: “School bus idling wastes fuel and financial resources while producing exhaust emission that are harmful to human health and the environment. Beginning in late 2006, ACOG, Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools, and the OK Department of Environmental Quality undertook a two-year project to determine the extent of fuel and emissions saving that OK school districts might expect by instituting a maximum five-minute school bus idling policy. This report offers the study’s finding to public school districts in Oklahoma and elsewhere so that limited resources can be maximized and children, teachers, bus drivers, parents, school administrations and other can enjoy the benefits of a healthier environment.” It amazes me all that goes in to making our city, country, and world environmentally safe and protected, and it makes me see how much we take for granted.
I know you’re thinking, “KJ aren’t you going to tell us WHY the printed piece was so cool??” Of course I am! Studio fj wanted to take a fresh approach and do something a little different with this project. It has spot UV on uncoated stock. (Gasp!)
In the past spot UV was used on coated stock to give a high definition finish and shine. When applied to uncoated stock it absorbed into the stock and really did nothing, you couldn’t even tell anything was different. Thanks to products and technology it is now possible to apply the spot UV on uncoated stock and achieve great contrast, and that’s just what we did. Also a readymade envelope was purchased and we printed it digitally in four color process. See…told you it was super cool!
Great design Studio fj! ACOG we thank you for researching the harmful effects of school bus emissions, therefore promoting a clean city for all of us!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This is straight from the Global Handwashing Day website.... "October 15, 2009 will revolve around schools and children. On Global Handwashing Day, playgrounds, classrooms, community centers, and the public spaces of towns and cities will be awash with activity to drive handwashing behavior change on a scale never seen before, bringing the critical issue to center stage. Global Handwashing Day will be the centerpiece of a week of activities that will mobilize millions of people in more than 70 countries across all five continents to wash their hands with soap." It's a great initiative, you should check out their website!
At Heritage we thought it would be fun to make some posters (for our own restrooms) promoting hand washing. We also handed some posters out to customers along with some mini hand sanitizers as well! The signs said "Share your ideas. Share your lunch. Share your creativity. Share your money. Share your toys. Share your time....BUT DON'T SHARE YOUR GERMS!"
Our delivery drivers absolutely loved handing out little fru-fru bags of hand sanitizers with their deliveries this week! I'm sure they were muttering things like "that dang PR girl has us doing what??"
The little sanitizers say Heritage on them! (Want some with your company logo? Our ASI Team can make that happen!)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Heritage created an internal website for Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Corporate Office that features Love’s branded items.
Each employee at the corporate office was given 10 Making a Difference (MAD) cards. When an employee observes another employee “living the brand”, they give them a MAD card. There is a space on the back of the card to write what the employee did to “make a difference”. Once the card is filled out, the card is delivered to the employee, and the employee can redeem it online to order Love’s merchandise.
The program is employee-driven, so the spirit of recognition is in the employees hands! The human relations department at Love’s tracks weekly what cards are given, and to date 290 employees have given cards, and 314 have received cards. The program is working well for the corporate office, and the employees appreciate the recognition.
We receive the orders here at Heritage and every other week we hand deliver gift bags, with hand written notes attached, to the corporate office. The folks at Love’s then deliver the bags to the employees, it’s personal and makes the employees feel special! When employees receive their gift bags it literally changes their life! (Okay…. so maybe its not life changing, but the point is, they’re happy!! And making people happy is what we specialize in!)
Great job Love’s for inspiring your employees to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Editors Note: MAD is not the only program we have partnered with Love’s on. We also work with Love’s subsidiary companies (Musket & Gemini) on their online uniform ordering program. WHAT? You want us to blog about that too? Okay, okay…patience grasshopper. Patience.