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Piece of pineapple! August 25, 2011

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Hey there, Pineapple fans! It’s been a very busy two weeks at Pineapple, but as Barlow says, “It’s just another step for a stepper.” Excellent point. We love it best when it’s busy, so we have been having a wonderful time.

Last week, we took off to the great Kansas north and spent a couple of days in Wichita with our new client, Davis-Moore Nissan. The staff there has been absolutely wonderful and easy to work with. We have a hilarious campaign in the works for them, and we can’t wait until it’s finished so we can show it to you. Until then, photos will have to do! Can you guess what this “Socially Acceptable” campaign is about?

I would also like to thank all of the media outlets in Wichita for taking time to meet with us. We are so glad that we got to meet all of you!

After a long couple of days of shooting, we headed home for a day of recovery before tackling our next production, for The Assembly of Broken Arrow. This shoot took place on Sunday and involved the Pineapples, multiple locations, a few actors and about 300 extras. Piece of cake! (Or…piece of pineapple?) These spots are going to be powerful, dramatic and amazing, with plenty of Pineapple power.

And Barlow got to have a microphone. That’s a little scary.

We took a short break between the two productions to present the final video to Cindy and Fannypack Guy (aka Jeremy) from Taste the World Photography. It was a huge success, and business is booming! The video is already on its way to being viral, and we had a fantastic time working with their gang. Take a few moments to see what happens when you’re a high school senior that wants to be a rock star!

We’ll end the week with a live event this Saturday with our friends at Nelson Nissan, and that’s the perfect way to cap off a busy month at Pineapple. Remember, Pineapple fans, Friday is right around the corner, so if your week has been crazy, don’t sweat it…it’s almost over. Enjoy the rest of your work week, and we’ll chat soon!

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Planking and Pineapple Picking August 12, 2011

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Well, as I’ve been saying for the past several weeks, it’s been a busy one at Pineapple HQ! And I promise, I’m not just saying that. Jay and I got our new shared office space set up, and it’s pretty sweet. I actually kind of missed being able to talk to someone without yelling. Jay insists on having music playing all the time, and while some of it is questionable, it’s not all bad. Besides, he lets me have trashy daytime TV on, so it’s an even trade. I actually turn it on in the mornings so I can watch my favorite news team on Fox; can I help it if Maury and Family Feud come on in between? No, I cannot. Plus, he can also watch the neverending golf that Barlow’s TV is always playing, so he gets the best of both worlds.

Barlow is back from a short trip out of town to work on all of the new campaigns we have coming up. We can tell he’s back…because he’s planking. It’s what he does.

We have two new clients that have Picked the Pineapple! We are very excited to welcome Davis-Moore Nissan of Wichita and The Assembly of Broken Arrow to the Pineapple fold. This means that we get to work with some wonderful new folks, and that our production schedule just got a little bit busier…and we LOVE that! The Pineapple People are heading up to Wichita next week for a two-day shoot, and I, for one, am very excited because this is my first production out of town. I must be moving up in the world. This campaign is going to be a blast, and I can’t wait to get started on it. The Assembly production will follow immediately on the heels of the Davis-Moore shoot, so next week will be another busy one, hammering out all the details that come with planning a big campaign. We’re ready for it!

The following week, Barlow will be heading to Nashville to shoot another production for Nelson Mazda, to celebrate the grand opening of their new location. I see plenty of production planning in my future!

We have a new member of the Pineapple People. Josh started yesterday as our new Executive Administrative Assistant. If you come visit Pineapple HQ, you’ll see his smiling face as soon as you walk in the door.

We are doing our best to put him through the Pineapple paces quickly, so he can learn the ropes and become an important member of our team. (You know how it is starting a new job; it’s a little unnerving. Especially if your co-workers go around planking and owling all the time.)

Well, Pineapple fans, it’s off to a client meeting. Have a wonderful weekend, and we’ll chat next week!

 

Friday, Florida and Five Dollars! August 5, 2011

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Wow. It has been one incredibly busy week at Pineapple HQ. First of all, we’ve been doing some streamlining of our office space, so we have been busy rearranging. It looks awesome, and we are all happy with it, but it’s been a bit of an adjustment, as moving always is. (This could just be me; I am very particular about where things go!)

Second of all, we have been busy laying in media plans for all of our clients. I’ve been learning a lot, and it’s really fun; it’s like a puzzle, getting everything to fit just right. In addition, I’ve gotten to deal with new folks from all over the country, which I love. It’s definitely been a learning process, but it’s all falling into place nicely.

Third, we’ve been preparing for tomorrow’s BIG $5 Car Sale at Nelson Nissan in Broken Arrow. Folks, this event is going to be fabulous! Here’s how it works: the gates open at 8 a.m. at Nelson Nissan. Wander around and find the vehicle that you’d like to purchase. At 10 a.m., be the first person standing next to that car, and then you’ll find out the price. They will have cars going for $1500, $500, $100 and yes…even five bucks! This event is going to be awesome, so you should really stop by and check it out. You can also tune in to watch live on KJRH with Jeff Lazalier, or listen on KVOO. Our commercial has been all over the place; if you haven’t seen it, you can watch it below.


We’ve got some more travel on the books, too; Chief Pineapple will head south to sunny Florida in a couple of weeks. He’s been invited to the Cadillac Dealers of the South convention again, and he is pleased and honored to be asked back. He also loves Florida, so this is a win-win. He has a couple more productions to head up after that, so August is going to be a busy one. Just the way we like it!

Speaking of bosses, do you like yours? Is your boss sweet and clueless, like Michael Scott, or is he more like Colin Farrell in “Horrible Bosses”? Either way, I bet your boss has never attacked you with an ax! (Don’t worry, mine hasn’t, either!) This past Monday, three employees of a Maryland painting company were at the home of their boss, Francis Scalera, filling out some paperwork. Scalera suddenly began accusing one of the employees of stealing quarters, and leaped toward him, attacking him with a decorative, medieval ax. He choked the victim and then struck him in the forearm, before he was subdued by the other two employees. Scalera was arrested and released on $70,000 bond. The victim was treated at the hospital for a deep gash and chipped bone. Scalera tried to apologize before the police were called. My question is, did he actually steal the quarters?

Kids in Tulsa are heading back to school soon, with a big change…in wardrobe. A bill was passed just a couple of weeks ago (way to wait until the last minute), stating that all Tulsa students will now wear uniforms to school. I can’t decide if I like this, or not. At first, I thought it was great. It will prevent bullying for kids that can’t afford the latest and greatest trends. It will cut down on silly fights and worse, when kids try to steal fancy shoes and jackets from other kids. And kids will never have to worry about what to wear; just which color polo shirt to put on, and then the ultimate decision: khaki pants or khaki shorts? (These days…all shorts!) But I recently spoke with a friend of mine who is a Tulsa teacher in a lower-income area, and she doesn’t agree with the uniforms. She said kids in her area can’t afford new clothes, and the extra expense of uniforms will be a burden on most parents. There is an organization that will provide two uniforms to each child that can’t afford it, but she said that’s not enough; some of these kids don’t have easy access to laundry facilities, so they’ll be wearing those same two uniforms until they get a chance to wash them. That put a bit of a new perspective on the situation for me. What do you think, parents? Are uniforms a good move or not? I can’t decide.

Well, Pineapple fans, it’s another busy day for the Pineapples, so I’m going to sign off now. Have a fabulous Friday, try to stay cool, and remember to follow those pesky water-rationing rules!