I don’t even know where to begin. The last two weeks have been legen….wait for it….DARY! In the history of Pineapple, nothing has ever happened like it has in the past several days. It seems appropriate that this, my 300th post, is when I get to say that our company is truly poised on the edge of greatness.
Pineapple is pleased to announce our newest Pineapple Pickers: Cogswell Motors of Russellville, Arkansas, Harte Family Motors of Hartford, Connecticut, and Nissan of Gresham in Gresham, Oregon. For me, this means that I get to put on my media buying pants and learn three new markets. For Barlow, it means coming up with a LOT of new creative (if you start thinking he’s fallen off the face of the earth, it’s because he’s in creative mode, so don’t get your feelings hurt), and for Jay, it means that his arm of the company, Digital Pineapple, is literally exploding!
Our production schedule for the next eight weeks is booked solid. Not only will we be traveling to shoot for these three new accounts, we’ll also be doing a new campaign for Car Country, Gilland Chevrolet in Alabama, and Davis-Moore Nissan in Wichita. We are ready to rack up some more Southwest miles! Judging by the schedule, we will be able to stop and catch our breaths in the middle of April. But times like these are when Pineapple thrives; we’d much rather be out doing terrific work for our clients than sitting around being bored (not that we do that often, if ever).
This week was a busy one all around. We began Monday with a production in downtown Tulsa at Taste the World Photography, and spent the day transforming 11 senior models into rockstars for the day. As always, the team was a blast to work with. The kids had a ball, and everything is looking fantastic! Be patient, because pretty soon we’ll have 11 web commercials to show you!
On Tuesday, we drove to Russellville, Arkansas, which is a nice town about an hour from Little Rock. We met with the owner of Cogswell Motors, Keith, and he took us out for a yummy Mexican lunch to celebrate Barlow’s 25th birthday. After that, we talked shop and took a tour of the dealership. We are excited to welcome them to the Pineapple family!
Wednesday was another day of road tripping. We headed north this time, to Davis-Moore Nissan in Wichita. The group planned the next layer of their television campaign and also concentrated a lot on Digital Pineapple. The only negative thing about the Wichita trip? The timing didn’t allow us to stop in Stillwater for some cheese fries like we usually do! We’ll fix that next time!
Next Monday we will be shooting locally, and then Wednesday Barlow and I will fly to Panama City, Florida, for more production. (I’m actually really excited to stay in a hotel for two nights and not have to worry about my baby boy, although I’ll miss him tremendously! But sometimes a girl’s got to get a night of worry-free sleep!)
We are so thankful that our company has achieved so much recently. I never thought I’d hear Barlow say, “We can’t accept any more new clients right now! The Pineapple line is closed!” It’s an amazing feeling, and I’m so blessed to be a part of this team.
Have a wonderful weekend, Pineapple fans, and please think happy thoughts for us on our travels next week! See you soon!