Ryan Huban

This year, I was named one of Jersey’s Best Marketing and Communications Professionals Under 40 by the NJ Ad Club and JSPRAA.

It’s an honor to be recognized for my achievements in marketing and advertising, as well as for my community involvement. Much of my success is due to our talented team here at Words and Pictures, whose collaborative efforts ensure we create incredible work for our clients.
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Rhonda Smith

As a community-minded company, we wanted to figure out a way to bring everyone on Maynard Drive together, all while doing some good for the community. Well, we found a way, with the help of the Mahwah Center for Food Action – and with a little help from our friends.

During the week of June 22-26, our corporate neighbors worked to fill the food drive boxes with non-perishable goods and personal hygiene products. What a turnout! Each company was so enthusiastic, helpful, and appreciative. Participants included Amica Mutual Insurance Co., Daimler, First Franchise Capital, GE Healthcare, Lexmark, NUS Consulting Group, Café Amore, and Seix Investment Advisors LLC. Thanks to all our corporate neighbors who helped us help our community. Read More

Priyanka Shitole

Facebook has introduced some new features on March 25-26, 2015 at the F8 Conference. As predicted in previous annual conferences, Facebook wants to grab YouTube’s market share and become a leading video service provider. Facebook is also aggressively updating its systems to offer more features for enterprises so that they can use Facebook as a tool to attract millennials and reach a broader audience. Most of the new features are geared towards businesses and focus on bring them closer to their customers. By letting users connect directly, businesses will focus on customer value creation and customer experiences. Facebook will allow businesses to emphasize customer insights on every step. Businesses can rely on Facebook for successful outside-in strategies.

  1. Embeddable Video Player: In pursuit of becoming the biggest video platform, Facebook has opened its doors to users. Now they can copy videos from their timeline and embed them on their websites. Facebook will also provide detailed insights for video publishers such as data and statistics on video embeds, and video views outside of Facebook. (Embeddable Video Player.) This will result in Read More

The advertising industry is all about the grind. Pressure, deadlines, stress, you name it, and it’s part of what makes this industry so competitive and definitely not for the weak-willed. It’s not your typical nine to five, and you usually don’t punch the clock. Your project is your schedule, and you don’t quit until it’s done.

If the advertising industry has shown us anything about the grind, it’s definitely reflected in AMC’s “The Pitch.” There will always be another project. There will always be more late nights and long weeks. But how does a small agency stay afloat when every project means all hands on deck? Here are a few time management strategies that help them turn out gem after gem with their limited time and resources: Read More

As a student in the marketing and communication field, I have spent my days in school being fed horror stories about agency life. The media portrays the advertising industry as a cut-throat world, full of superficial, conniving coworkers and manipulative, heavy-handed management. Without personal experience, I had no other point of view until my former classmates took off for NYC and their shot at success in the industry. They returned with tales of their own, warning, “It’s tough out there. Agency life is no joke.” No longer just worried but plain intimidated, I accepted an internship opportunity at a small advertising agency in New Jersey. Prepared for the worst and praying for the tolerable, what I found when I walked through the doors at Words and Pictures was drastically different than anything I had imagined.
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