#SharkSwim: February 2024 Recap

February is done! Even in historically mild winters in North Dakota, we can’t help but hoot & holler when we get to March, as we become abundantly aware that Spring is around the corner.

It was a full month, but we were grateful for that extra leap day! It allowed us a chance to catch up on some final month-end needs, including this blog.

Itching to learn more about AdShark’s month of February? Strap on your goggles and dive in, because it’s Shark Swim time!

Birthdays & Anniversaries

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Though there were no birthdays in February (woulda been really cool if we had somebody with a February 29th birthday so we could make jokes about how they’re only 25% of their real age), but….

We DID have two Sharkiversaries to celebrate this month, including Eric Anderson’s (6 years on 2/1!) and Sam Carver’s (4 years on 2/10!). Thank you to these two Creative folks for all they have done in their 10+ combined years at AdShark.

Belated Ho-Ho-Ho, Leads to Several Ha-Ha-Ha’s



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Sorry for the dumb header on this one. We had our Holiday Party LATE this year (like… 6 weeks after New Year’s late), but it was well worth the wait. Our team flooded into Cowboy Jack’s for a night of games, giveaways, food & drink, and our legendary “Sharky Award” ceremony. 

Thanks to the wait staff at Cowboy Jack’s for their hospitality, and thanks to the Plan Sharks (AdShark’s party-planning committee) for throwing a heckuva good time.

Cold Ones Episode 1 Releases


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AdShark has rolled through several content series in our young tenure as a marketing agency, but this one is extra special. Why? I don’t know. It just feels like it.

Justin had the idea for us to do a “Cold Ones” series that is in the style of Hot Ones but features us embracing our cold climate with cold beverages and cold hard facts about digital marketing. The premise may sound silly, but the vibes are cooooool as hewl.

Go check out the first episode, and stay tuned in March for episode #2!

AdShark’s February Happy Hour… at Brewhalla!


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It isn’t every day that you get a chance to hang out with your co-workers and drink a beer. But based on this blog post so far, it is about every week that you have a chance to do so!

We have a rotating “happy hour host” each month that gets to choose where the AdShark crew goes for brews (or juices or teas or whatever). February’s HHH was Bri Lee, who selected Brewhalla! Lots of laughs. Lots of memories. Lots of love.

We Took Home Some ADDY Hardware!



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It was an extra special American Advertising Awards this February, because not only did AdShark win 3 awards (and Nick Due won an extra 4th!), but our Creative Manager, Nick, was the Creative Director of the Awards ceremony. It was great to be in attendance and see his hard work come to life! 

We also are extra grateful to our clients, Pops & Bejou Games, for trusting us with their digital advertising and website work, which led to the 1 Gold and 2 Silver awards AdShark received. More to come on this soon!

Creative Feature: HTW DTF Ad!

When you hear “dtf” you may not be thinking about heat transfer vinyl… yet. That is until you see this ad that was created by our Heat Transfer Warehouse team (shoutout to Gavin, Sam & Eric for leading this one!). 

We are pumped for this one.

Htw Dtf Creative Feature

Htw Dtf Creative Feature

Some Final Shark Bites

We figured you want to hear more than just the fun, cultural highlights, but also get some real insight into what AdShark has going on in our day-to-day. Here are a few big things from February:

  • We onboarded 4 new clients, and are excited to see the growth we can help them achieve! Thanks to all of our clients – new and OG – who trust us with your digital marketing.
  • We took applications for 2 new positions, and had over 120+ combined apps for those two roles! Thank you to all who submitted an app. We hope to introduce you to our two new team members in March.
  • Our community committee spoke to a college class at Concordia and a college class at NDSU about digital advertising and what we do at AdShark.
  • We went on SEVERAL, SEVERAL walks to get coffee or go to Daily’s because the weather was nice and the vibes were immaculate.
  • The winner of our Fantasy Football league (Gavin) was awarded the “Jensen trophy” at our holiday party – a trophy that was named after the winners  of our first two seasons, Chris Jensen and Whitney Jensen. Glad to see it now in the hands of somebody not named Jensen.

Thank you for continuing to read these blogs and learn more about what life at AdShark is like! We will be back in early April to give you a recap of some of our favorite March memories. In the meantime, keep in touch with all of the day-to-day happenings on Facebook. Talk soon!

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