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Women You Need to Know NYC

Women You Need to Know NYC #WomenInComm

At Squeaky, we are fortunate to work with and be influenced by smart women on a daily basis. These women (including our co-founder Mailet Lopez) are entrepreneurs, thought leaders and business owners…and never run out of energy or insight when they’re in a room together.  However, unfortunately, it appears to us that this doesn’t happen often enough. While there are plenty of conferences, seminars and networking events in New York City, there aren’t many events specifically catered to successful women.

So, as an agency with a majority of female employees, we decided to do something about it. We ideated an event that would break the mold of the typical networking event filled with entry-level women looking for jobs. Instead, ours would be built around quality connections and encourage a free flow of ideas among exceptional women.

As we began planning, we knew that we couldn’t be the only people out there who wanted to bring women together like this, so we searched for another agency to partner with. As soon as we approached J Public Relations, a female-owned and operated travel public relations agency, it was clear that they were just as excited and eager to make this event happen as we were. Together, we pooled our resources to plan the first-ever ‘Women You Need To Know’ event.

After months of planning, the night we were all waiting for finally happened on Wednesday, July 10th and it’s safe to say that we have never been in the presence of so many talented women at one time. As soon as they started arriving, the conversation (and drinks) started flowing. It was clear that these women didn’t need any panels, presentations or nametags – after all, they’ve built careers on their ability to make connections and share ideas.

With the help of Tequila Avión, Brooklyn Winery, Suja Juices and Uber, we were able to provide delicious drinks and easy transportation to and from the Squeaky loft, and even had DJ Oui Oui (a Squeaky project manager by day) on the 1′s and 2′s to set the mood.

The event was a great success and we have plans to continue the ‘Women You Need to Know’ series, so be sure to stay tuned! Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page.

Squeaky’s Summer Sangria

chippysangria

It’s summer and what better way to beat the heat than to enjoy some delicious white sangria—Squeaky style. Enjoy the following recipe but feel free to get creative with it if you’d like:

Squeaky’s Summer Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of your favorite white wine
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 2 oranges cut into wedges
  • 2 apples sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • A handful of blueberries
  • 10 or so strawberries sliced
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 oz. of brandy
  • 2 cups Fresca

Preparation

Pour wine into a pitcher or container and squeeze the juice from the lemon and orange wedges into the wine. Toss in the wedges but try and leave out the seeds. Add sugar and brandy then stir. Then toss in the apples, blueberries and strawberries and pour in the Fresca.

Directions

Chill, serve and enjoy. :)

Re-Thinking Responsive Design

Chippy Responsive

She’s Gone…

Unless you’ve been in hibernation, you know that over the course of the past year or two, everybody and their mother has been hopping on the ‘Responsive’ bandwagon. Now, don’t get us wrong, we don’t think that’s a bad thing. On the contrary, it’s really exciting to see people finally embracing the web’s inherent fluidity. At Squeaky, we see this as an opportunity to re-think our design philosophy.

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IHadCancer.com Nominated in 17th Annual Webby Awards!

I Had Cancer Webby 2013

We’re flattered to announce that IHadCancer.com has been nominated for Best Community Website for its second consecutive year in the 17th Annual Webby Awards. If you didn’t already know, the Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring the very best on the Internet, from Websites to Interactive Advertising and Media and more.

 “As an independent shop, we’ve always challenged ourselves to produce top-quality work, and to be recognized for a second year in a row alongside companies like Tumblr, SoundCloud, Behance and GOOD is an outstanding achievement for us.” -Anthony Del Monte, President of Squeaky Wheel Media

Our team is incredibly proud to have designed and developed an innovative resource that is helping so many people worldwide. Winning the big prize last year greatly benefited the I Had Cancer community and a win in 2013 would help us to continue to grow that community and help those seeking support.

 “I wanted to build a community that allowed people to connect and share similar experiences. It has been humbling to watch the community grow and to witness the daily connections of support—we’re honored to share this nomination with each and every one of our members.” -Mailet Lopez, Founder of IHadCancer.com

 With your help, we are hopeful that we can take home the People’s Voice as well as the Judge’s pick in the 17th Annual Webby Awards so vote for IHadCancer.com today!

April Fools’ Gold

Not every brand has the resources that Google does to dedicate towards such a large scale, multi-pronged approach to April Fools’ Day on the Internet. However, there are other stars that we thought stood out from the crowd.  Here’s our roundup of 2013′s Fools’ Gold:

1. Scope’s ‘Bacon’ for breath that sizzles. No pigs were harmed in the making.
Scope, Bacon, April Fool's Day

2. Kayak’s new dating service. Now you can find affordable flights and “Men Who Like Women and Cats” all in one go.
Kayak, Dating, April Fool's Day

3. Trader Joe’s spicy recipes. Sriracha Soda Float, mmm.
Trader Joe's, Sriracha, April Fool's Day

4. Meowberlin. The only institution where a top-ranked liberal arts college and a world-renowned conservatory of music share a seamless student culture & campus… and cats.
Oberlin, Meowberlin, April Fool's Day

Bacon, dating, sriracha and kittens? Happy April Fools’ Day indeed.