Megan Do

2010

Posted in Advertising, Friends, Life, Personal, Ramblings, School, Social Media, Uncategorized by Megan Do on December 30, 2010

Every year, I like to look back and remember the memorable things I did that year. 2010 was definitely one of the most memorable years I’ve had. I did a lot of cool things, grew up a lot and met some great people.¬† With graduation and new job opportunities, I’m excited to see what 2011 brings.

1. Internship in Atlanta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After obsessively applying and interviewing for 20+ internships, I found myself at BBDO Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia and it honestly was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I learned so much as in account management intern and got to work with the coolest group of interns ever (DTPATT!). Going to work was never an issue because I had a blast every single day. And after spending three months in Atlanta, I fell head over heels in love with the city–the culture, style, history, everything.

2. Chicago


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living on my own for three months in a big city and returning to Kansas was difficult so the second I was back, I started planning a Labor Day weekend trip to Chicago with a few close friends. I’d never been before and needed to be back in that big city environment. It was a short and sweet weekend full of adventure, laughs, sightseeing and delicious food.

3. 1,000 followers on Twitter


 

 

 

Before you judge me, I take my social media presence very seriously. Why use social media when what you’re saying doesn’t make a difference and isn’t being heard? After a conversation with a mentor, I realized that I needed to grow up and start using Twitter correctly. That meant more retweeting, sharing links, following interesting people and tweeting about more relevant things. I guess what I’m tweeting is interesting because I’m at 1,000+ followers. 1,000+ followers. Seriously unreal.

4. Campaigns


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since my first year at KU, I heard about the capstone advertising class called Strategic Campaigns, where a team of students is given a budget to create a marketing campaign for a real-life client. And since my first semester of junior year, I’d been dreaming of putting together the perfect team. This past semester, I enrolled in the class, helped put together the Dream Team and kicked some major ass by winning the account. It was seriously one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had. I loved my team, I loved our ideas and I honestly miss spending every waking hour with them. Mark my words, in 10-15 years when we’re all tired of our jobs, we’re starting an agency.

5. Turned 21


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a year, when I logged into my iGoogle homepage, I would see a countdown to my 21st birthday. The night finally came one of my last nights in Atlanta and my aunt and uncle dragged me to a dark, Irish pub to celebrate with¬† pints of Strongbow and Guinness and a shot called the Lindsey Lohan. Turning 21 was a blast and I have to say that my social life has improved massive amounts since. I’m trying to enjoy every second of it before 22 hits.

 

-Megan

Merry Christmas!

Posted in Music, Video by Megan Do on December 25, 2010

 

Merry Christmas!

 

-Megan

The Gifts Project: Social Gifting

Posted in Social Networking, Websites by Megan Do on December 23, 2010

Apparently, this may be old news but I thought I’d give a good idea a shout out anyways.

The Gifts Project, a small start up based in Israel, gives online retailers “benefit from friends chipping in for each others gifts.” The service which will be releasing more info in January will be using Facebook to connect consumers to online retailers’s specials and there will also be a gift suggestion engine that suggests gifts based on data pulled from the recipient’s Facebook profile.

This is a great idea and I expect The Gifts Project to expand greatly in 2011. I can’t count the times my friends and I have wanted to go in on a gift for another friend and how complicated it got.

[via TechCrunch]

 

-Megan

 

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Pummelvision

Posted in Social Media, Social Networking, Websites by Megan Do on December 23, 2010

What would your life look like if it flashed before your eyes?

Inspired by a mushroom trip and created by Vimeo co-founder, Jakob Lodwick, Pummelvision pulls photos from multiple social networking platforms such as Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr and exports them to a either a YouTube or Vimeo video.

Pretty cool to service if you live an interesting life. Pretty crappy service if you’re a college student and all you do is party.

TechCrunch has a a more in-depth look into the service.

-Megan

 

Beach House – I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun

Posted in Music, Video by Megan Do on December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas and happy holidays. Download this song here.

 

-Megan

Must Listen: The Score from the Motion Picture 500 Days of Summer

Posted in Movies, Music, Video by Megan Do on December 6, 2010

Almost a year ago, I wrote about a movie coming out called 500 Days of Summer. Since its release, I’ve probably seen it a couple dozen times but after watching it last night while studying, I realized how amazing the original score is. Everything about it is perfect. It’s heartbreaking, inspirational and uplifting all at the same time. I haven’t been able to stop listening to it all day.

-Megan