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News   /  07.27.2020

Alisa Joins [ 2 one 5 ] Creative Account Team

In adding Alisa Verratti to the [ 2 one 5 ] Creative team, the agency has snapped up what every boutique creative shop covets: a utility player.   In her previous roles at a variety of media and marketing agencies, Alisa focused on account management, but added value across the board. Her experiences in video […]

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Blog Post   /  07.23.2020

Green Getaways: Malcolm X Park

The third featured green space in our series, Malcolm X Park honors human rights activist – El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X.   Malcolm X Park, located in West Philly at 52nd and Pine, has been a recent site for protests and events supporting the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality, an […]

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Blog Post   /  07.16.2020

Green Getaways: Pretzel Park

Did you know that Philadelphia has over 11,000 acres of parkland – including urban parks?   For this installment of our Green Getaway park poster series, we travel to the hilly Philadelphia neighborhood, Manayunk, to visit Pretzel Park.     Whether you have always known it as Pretzel Park or now accept it as such […]

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Blog Post   /  07.09.2020

Green Getaways: Julian Abele Park

Did you know that Philadelphia has over 500 parks within a 10-minute walk anywhere in the city?   As Philadelphia moved into a restrictive green phase this past holiday weekend, we learned that many still aren’t comfortable sharing indoor spaces and continue to enjoy the many pockets of open green space in the city. This […]

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Insights   /  07.02.2020

A Few Good Reads

As the weather warms and the sun beams down, what is more fulfilling than reading a great book outdoors? Now that our city has gone green and we can once again relax at pools, parks, and beaches (always maintaining 6 feet of distance from others, please), it’s time to don that mask, grab a tome, […]

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A Mixture of Vibes   /  06.29.2020

That’s the Spirit!

Don’t let quarantine put you in a drink rut! Check out what our team is sipping on during the summer months.   Vodka – A Blank Slate Spirit Blueberry Lemon Fizz Vodka Tonic Bitter Orange & Cardamom Martini   Tequila -Light & Bright Classic Margarita Spicy Strawberry Basil Margarita Los Altos   Gin – Botany […]

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Blog Post   /  06.23.2020

Bar to Backyard

We would like to dedicate this first part of the series to Pride Month and to establishments we would typically frequent this time of year.   Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall Riots, brings recognition to the LGBTQIA community, and allows the community to celebrate themselves and loved ones in the most colorful ways possible. With […]

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Insights   /  06.18.2020

157 years, 5 months, and 18 days

So you don’t know what Juneteenth is, and you’re not sure it’s okay to ask. You aren’t alone, but since the last thing our Black communities need right now is to enlighten the majority about a significant historic event that we SHOULD have learned by the eighth grade, let’s educate ourselves together.   If you’re […]

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Insights   /  06.15.2020

The Activism of Keith Haring

Home to many queer landmarks, Philadelphia was, and is, an integral part of the movement towards equal rights for LGBTQIA people. One of our favorite artists – Pennsylvania-born Keith Haring (1958-1990) – famously graced our fair city with his unforgettable mural “We the Youth” at the corners of 22nd and Ellsworth Streets.   What many […]

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Insights   /  06.08.2020

Love in Queerantine

Eight contestants. Four states (to be real though, mostly Philly). One question: Quar you the one?   Despite the usual challenge of almost no queer representation in dating shows and the new challenge of even going outside (thanks, COVID), new social-media based reality dating dramas have begun popping up to rise to the occasion.    […]

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Insights   /  06.05.2020

We will keep this brief, because ours is not the voice that needs to be heard.   For those of us who are learning, please allow us to share with you this list of resources and media that we found useful in educating ourselves in allyship:   Films / Documentaries 13th When They See Us […]

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Events   /  05.29.2020

In Philadelphia, Live Comedy Lives On

Hey, here’s a joke:   Two tall men walk into a bar… no, no… two ​small​ men walk into… nope… two ​very medium men wal… now, how the hell does that go again? You know what, I’ll stop trying and leave the jokes to the comedians.   They’d love to tell you one; all you […]

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Insights   /  05.26.2020

Game Time

The phenomenon of “comfort TV” is getting plenty of air time these days. For the uninitiated: the premise is pretty simple. Viewers are flocking to reruns of classic shows (often comedies – The Golden Girls, The Office, Friends, etc.) because those shows’ predictability provides a sense of security and calm. In today’s (very) unsecure world, […]

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Crazy Positive Advice   /  05.18.2020

Horribly Helpful Ways to Not Touch Your Face

#5 –  Try to not grow out your sh**ty facial hair [for men, mostly]. Sure, isolation is probably the opportune time to really give this whole manly wilderness thing a shot. But it does invite a lot of hand-to-face interaction. The itching, the scratching, and the creepy petting will set you back.    Oh, and […]

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Events   /  05.14.2020

National Nurses Week 2020

As National Nurses Week 2020 wraps up, [ 2 one 5 ] Creative is privileged to reflect on conversations we’ve had with the nurses in our lives. Through these conversations with nurses of all experience levels, a major theme was revealed: that being a nurse is something that doesn’t turn off. RN Karen Papanier said […]

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