Happy Slurpee Day!

Luckily for those of us in the D.C. studio, there’s a 7-11 a few blocks down the road. So on this extremely special holiday of 7/11, we partook in an 11-year old tradition: Free Slurpee Day. Every year now, on July 11th (or November 7th for those metric-minded folk around the world), 7-11 gives out free 7.11 ounce Slurpees. The cool slushy drinks are in smaller than normal cups, sure, but who’s complaining about a free refreshment on a hot day?

Slurpee’s are a 7-11 trademark, and the interactive infographic below from Visual.ly shows the history of the brain-freeze inducing beverage. So learn the backstory, head out and grab a free taste of a cold treat.

 

Sundae Funday

Everyone loves an ice cream sundae, especially when the temperatures outside are up in the 90s. We were surprised this morning at the D.C. studio by a gift from our friends at Windows Catering, a whole kit of ice cream toppings and cones. With one tub of chocolate and another of vanilla, we were set for an afternoon snack. Continue reading Sundae Funday

Interactives: Games as Advertising

Studies show that people receive and comprehend messages better when they don’t just see them, but interact with them. That’s a large part of the philosophy behind the maps we make here at Maga. They aren’t simply a picture to look at or a slide to read, they’re a path to follow and a process to understand.  Continue reading Interactives: Games as Advertising

Maga Charleston teams up with Operation Home

Maga’s Charleston crew recently sponsored and attended a special charity event, Gimme Shelter, on Thursday, April 18. The event was hosted by our office “neighbors” here at the Navy Yard — Operation Home. Our team was exited to support the local community, especially because it involved testing our bowling talents at The Alley in downtown Charleston. While some of the team seemed to have trouble hitting even a single pin at times, we all enjoyed supporting a good cause and mingling with the local community.