Three cheers for us!

By Samantha Enslen •

As an agency, we don’t usually get to take credit for the work we do. But when awards season rolls around, it’s always fun to see how we measure up to other creative teams. Dragonfly has taken home three industry awards in the past year. They are:   The Bronze Addy for Elements of Advertising at the 2015 Dayton AAF …

Dragonfly and ACES go viral on BuzzFeed

By Mary Dixon •

The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) conference ended March 28, but the good vibes surrounding the event haven’t died down yet. BuzzFeed, the king of viral content and the master of the listicle, sent copy chief Emmy Favilla to ACES 2015. She spoke on a panel on “How to Get the Job You Want”—and also polled attendees on their top …

5 things I learned at ACES 2015

By Rhiannon Root •

1. Kory Stamper reading Old English and Middle English was amazing. It’s not every day that we get to hear the evolution of language and usage. Merriam-Webster’s Kory Stamper gave a fantastic session called “English and How it Got This Way: A Brief History.” It’s one thing to read about how language changes, but it’s another thing entirely to actually …

Why I love the ACES National Conference

By Rhiannon Root •

There’s a lot to love about the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) and the annual national conference. You get to hang out with other cool editors, you get to enhance your skills, and you get to hang out in an interesting city. Here are a few more things I love about the ACES national conference. ACES folks are kind One …

The ACS National Meeting: Dragonfly’s double bond to the most important gathering in science

By Mary Dixon •

Twice a year, the average IQ of one U.S. city spikes as roughly 13,000 chemists, engineers, academics, and others descend, taking in more than 7,000 presentations on the newest, most exciting research in chemistry and the related sciences. The National Meetings of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are “two of the most respected scientific meetings in the world.” The 249th …

A decade of Dragonfly: 10 thank-yous

By Samantha Enslen •

This March marks Dragonfly’s 10th anniversary. Yup, it’s been 10 years of editing proposals, writing white papers, designing brochures, and everything in between. We’ve visited clients in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, DC, New York, San Diego, St. Louis…even Saudi Arabia. We’ve grown from one woman with a computer to 30 editors, writers, designers, and project managers working in more than …

KAUST prepares for new arrival: One of the world’s top supercomputers

By Samantha Enslen •

Our client King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is no stranger to cutting-edge technology. The graduate research university in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is a hotbed for high-powered research and innovative thinking. For the past several years, we’ve helped them explain their vision and services to the world. KAUST’s mission is to help build a knowledge economy in the …

Write about my own company? I’d rather clean the closets.

By Samantha Enslen •

I have a sickness. I like to clean other people’s closets. When it comes to other peoples’ stuff, I find that purging is easy. That dress? Goodwill. Those T-shirts? Trash. Those recipes? Recycle. But when it comes to cleaning my own closets, I hit a wall. I find myself agonizing over the value of every tchotchke. What if I throw …

Want to work like a Dragonfly? Try these tools

By Mary Dixon •

Dragonfly is a preternaturally connected team. We communicate by message, video, and voice with colleagues and clients around the world. We’re often on the go. And when we’re not, we’ve found ways to make our home offices conducive to great work. I asked our staff for their secrets to keeping their workdays running smoothly. What I found: we rely on …

A Dragonfly abroad: 4 tips for working in Spain

By Mary Dixon •

Let me start by saying that I have the best job in the world. How else would I be able to spend my summer working from Barcelona, Spain, balancing meetings with clients with trips to the beach? Not a typical “office job,” that’s for sure. I’ve been here for about two months now. And in that time, I’ve learned a …