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December 6th, 2017 by Toria Rainey

Holidays are about coming together, creating a space, and sharing; and last week on Tuesday night, 23 of refine+focus’ friends and colleagues did exactly that. While still keeping the holiday tradition of giving, we decided to do things a little differently; rather than exchange gifts, we exchanged ideas we were … Continue reading Curiouser and Curiouser: Insights from our Innovation Showcase Holiday Edition

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November 21st, 2017 by Dhivyaa Thamil Chelvan

As we juggle the commitments of our chaotic lives, it is often impossible to set aside time to mark special occasions – except for DAWN’s (Direct Action for Women Now) Diwali gala. Though the evening may not have been picked up by the news, it was very near and dear … Continue reading United to End Gender-based Violence: refine+focus supports DAWN’s important message at Diwali Gala

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September 5th, 2017 by Toria Rainey

While the weather outside is getting colder, the energy in the room at August’s Curiouser and Curiouser event was warmer than ever–there were lots of smiles, laughs, excited hand gestures, and most importantly, great ideas. What better way to end summer than with a gathering of friends and colleagues to … Continue reading Curiouser and Curiouser: Insights from our August 2017 Innovation Showcase

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August 15th, 2017 by Anne-Fleur Vaartjes

The Development of Storytelling Storytelling has been one of the defining features of human existence. From cave paintings that date as far back as 40,800 B.C., we know that our earliest ancestors instinctually sought to communicate, share and express. We’ve advanced beyond crude drawings on rock walls, but whether the … Continue reading A Perfect Resume Won’t Be Enough For Your Next Interview

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August 9th, 2017 by Toria Rainey

Here at refine+focus, we thrive in spaces that encourage sharing and empathy. This July’s “Curiouser and Curiouser” event fostered exactly that.   THE EVENT This month’s event brought together political theorists, startup developers, social impact investors, and more to share ideas that were all driven by our presenters’ passions. With … Continue reading CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER: INSIGHTS FROM OUR JULY 2017 INNOVATION SHOWCASE

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July 12th, 2017 by Toria Rainey

Our third iteration of the “Curiouser and Curiouser” innovation showcase was all about connections. Each attendee came with an idea, and left with new and multiple contacts.   THE EVENT With perhaps our most diverse group of attendees yet, June’s “Curiouser and Curiouser” event introduced biotech entrepreneurs to professional visual … Continue reading Curiouser and Curiouser: Insights from our June 2017 Innovation Showcase

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June 28th, 2017 by Toria Rainey

With constant and accelerated technological developments, it’s clear that digital marketing is at the forefront of the marketing industry. While it’s definitely important to watch for the latest trends, we at refine+focus also value looking back every once in awhile to understand how we got to where we are, so … Continue reading How Not to Fear Digital Transformation

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June 13th, 2017 by Toria Rainey

It’s the beginning of summer, and many professionals in the marketing industry know what that means; it’s time for Mary Meeker’s annual internet trends report. Some skim this report, some read “best-of” articles and summaries, and some painstakingly go through the 355-slide deck in detail. At refine+focus, we decided to … Continue reading Getting Ahead: Learning 2017 Internet Trends

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June 8th, 2017 by Toria Rainey

We just keep getting curiouser. THE EVENT Following the success of our first “Curiouser and Curiouser” event, this month’s innovation showcase brought together business professionals, nonprofit leaders, problem-solvers, medical students, and scientists to bounce inspiring, innovative ideas off of one another. The night was filled with ideas, all dazzling and … Continue reading Curiouser and Curiouser: Insights from our May 2017 Innovation Showcase

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May 2nd, 2017 by Toria Rainey

That’s the tenet that sparked #TeachMeYouDid, a Star Wars-influenced social campaign that helps celebrate the Yodas in our lives—the mentors and teachers who went above and beyond to take us from students to masters. Everyone can participate in this initiative by simply posting to social media on May 4th, think of … Continue reading Because #TeachMeYouDid

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