Strathcom Media Paint Nite

As a reward for smashing our fourth quarter PPC targets, our friends at Google treated us to a team Paint Nite! It was a great opportunity for us to celebrate as a team while allowing us to meet our needs to get creative and get messy.

Google sent us everything we needed to create our masterpieces including canvases, aprons, brushes, and paints; the only thing they didn’t send was artistic ability because, as you can see, we already had plenty of it!

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The contest was called Escape the Winter, and the challenge was to sign 5 new accounts and have them spend at least $30,000 between November and December, 2015 – and we did it! Nice work, team!

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Strathcom Raises over $3,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital

From November 1st to 2nd, a tenacious team from Strathcom Media challenged their endurance and participated in the annual Extra Life video game marathon in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. With the support of Strathcom employees and friends, they surpassed their goal and raised $3,265! As soon as office hours ended, the team of intrepid players threw on their comfiest sweat pants, set up their gaming rigs, and hunkered down with a flat of energy drinks.d For over 24 hours they cruised the virtual streets of GTA San Andreas, battled epic dragons to save the people of Skyrim, raided dungeons in WoW’s Azeroth, built real-life slot car tracks in the office, and ran away in fear from the utterly terrifying Slender Man. We’re proud of our team and we’re excited to go even bigger next year! Check out the awesome time lapse of the marathon below:

Strathcom Team Building day

Strathcom Media employees had a wonderful team building day last Wednesday August 28th to celebrate the end of summer & all our hard work this past year.

Chefs
We started off the afternoon with some short ribs & some personal chefs.
eating food
Everyone filling up on salads & short ribs.

After we filled our hungry bellies with scrumptious mandarin vegetable salad, Mediterranean orzo salad, salty beef short ribs, sweet fruit salad & cookies, we were ready to begin our Minute To Win It team building challenge. The popular TV Show Minute To Win It is a game show where teams have to complete tasks in the quickest amount of time within a minute time frame. The team with the least amount of time wins free lunch for a week! With free lunches at stake, everyone was down to compete good and hard.

yoyo
The first minute to win it challenge objective was “knock the cans off the boxes with a yo yo tied to your waist”
yoyo challenge
This challenge was tough for tall people as you see here with Rob Golden our fabulous Controller.
Face cookie challenge
Our fearless leader David Lord leads the “Get the cookie in your mouth without using your hands” challenge.
Cookie Challenge
Troy our Director of Support cautiously tries to get a delicious cookie into his mouth.
Toilet Paper Challenge
The next challenge objective was “Who can unroll a whole roll of toilet paper around their body without it breaking”
Toilet Paper Challenge
DLord is twisted up like a mummy in this challenge.
Balloon Challenge
The 4th challenge was “who can keep 3 balloons in the air the longest”
Balloon Challenge
Dave Lam our Web Design Lead tries to keep all 3 of his balloons in the air.
Balloon Challenge
It was breezy day & one of the most unsuccessful challenges.
Kleenex Challenge
The second last challenge was “who can pull out kleenex from 2 boxes the fastest”
Kleenex Challenge
Things got a little kleenexy
Don't Blow the Joker
The last challenge was called “Don’t blow the joker”. The objective of the game was to blow the whole deck of cards off of the glass except the last card which is the joker. Here we see Duncan Cochrane our VP of Sales getting ready to blow his cards.
Don't blow the joker
Aaron Fay our Development Manager looks at his final card left on his glass. Way to go!

All in all we had a blast playing A Minute to Win It & enjoying our tasty food to celebrate all our hard work over the past year at Strathcom Media.