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The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

A few words from the apes, monkeys, and various primates that make up the Cheeky Monkey Super Squad.

Tips, Tricks & Tools

  • 3 months ago

    One of the great things about being a creative agency is the number of amazing ideas that we get to hear. Literally everyday, we are having conversations with our existing and potential clients about building their future.

  • 3 months ago

    As my time at Cheeky Monkey Media comes to an end, I thought I would share a list of the life lessons I learned while working with these amazing Monkeys (some of them probably aren’t fit for a corporate blog post). Giving me my first “big girl” job out of college is something I will forever be grateful for. I also want to give a big thank you to all the people behind the company for the laughs, lessons, and nerf wars - you guys are some pretty cool cats.

  • 3 months 1 week ago

    These amazing products/services are ones I use every day to streamline my professional processes. I figured I’d share them with you incase you are in search of some neat tools that can help with your day-to-day:

  • 3 months 2 weeks ago

    Hi,

    This is Caesar, my partner in crime. He can be a handful, but you couldn’t ask for a better dog.

    Caesar with a poop bag bow

    What does this adorable creature have to do with life as a marketer? Ironically, a lot. Were it not for Caesar’s 'guidance,' I’d still be trying to wrap my head around the importance of finding purpose in everything I do, learning to be patient with myself, and staying present. 

  • 3 months 3 weeks ago

    In preparation for MozCon, I (Monkey Marketer, Lizzy) did some digging into the Keynotes - don’t worry, I found no criminal reports or sexually explicit photos. What I did find, however, was a bunch of informative, engaging, and kickass posts. From my research I wanted to share some of the articles, and one video, that I love most (5 in this post, and 5 more to come). Bring on Seattle! 

  • 3 months 3 weeks ago

    I think it would be a good idea to paint a brief picture of what the past 6-8 months have looked like for me, in order to provide a little bit more context for my expectations and experience of being an intern at Cheeky Monkey Media.

    The Beginning

    I began my internship at Cheeky Monkey at the end of a five-month coding Bootcamp, called Epicodus, based in Portland, OR.  Before delving into the world of web development, the bulk of my experience was in customer service and outdoor conservation work. 

  • 3 months 4 weeks ago

    Me! Write a blog!? No Way!

    Let me start off by being completely honest: when I was first asked to write my own blog post for Cheeky Monkey Media (CMM), I was profoundly scared of having to dive into it. I have never really considered myself a “writer” nor had I gone out of my way to write much more than what was required by my high school and early college classes. And that feels like forever ago…

    So I found myself thinking, “I write in languages for machines to understand, why do they want me to write for humans?”

  • 4 months 1 week ago

    Talking to friends and Cheeky Monkey clients who work in non-profits, I’ve learned that grants make up a large chunk of the funding available to nonprofits.

  • 4 months 1 week ago

    If you’re excited about the upcoming website project, or think that tackling the website might be the right step forward for your organization, you may need to get the rest of your team on board. ...especially given that you will need your executive team to help shape the project's direction.

    For more information on planning your nonprofit's website (re)design, check out this guide.

  • 4 months 1 week ago

    I never expected to learn life lessons from sports, but it happened. I started playing organized sports at 4 and haven’t stopped since. I grew up playing hockey, soccer, and basketball, but baseball was always my favorite. I was a command pitcher. A guy that never threw the fastest but rarely missed a target. It took me a long time to figure out how to be successful in the game, but it taught me a lot about myself and how I react in certain situations.

    When I was young, I was a train wreck.

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