Friday, September 02, 2005

Bring It On!

Em and I have been charged with the very important task of creating the marketing department's poster for our company's annual employee conference. With a back-to-school theme this year, the posters for this pep rally are supposed to be reminiscent of the posters we cheerleaders spent the better part of our high school career creating for our beloved football teams. In addition, these posters will be judged, and the top five will receive special recognition. With many combined years of cheerleading and poster-making experience between us, and being an unbeatable team in our highly-competitive Thursday game lunches with the girls at the office, we were clearly the only acceptable choice for this assignment.

We began at once, excited over the prospect of once again picking up our sponge brushes to create masterpieces that would be envied by all others. Always the team players, we held a brainstorming meeting to allow everyone in the department to share their ideas for the poster. Of course, we came prepared with eight mock-ups to get the creative juices flowing. To our dismay, the idea chosen by the majority was not within the scope of our original vision for the project. Fearing that this new idea was not going to produce well enough to win the competition, we did what any good marketer would do and decided to create comps to help persuade the others. To-scale, of course.

During our nostalgic painting session yesterday (I promise we do actual work most of the time, but it's days like yesterday when I really love my job), we came up with a super-fun way to be able to do nothing but paint posters for a living. Without having to stay back in high school for the rest of our lives. Because, let's be honest, as cute as we are, no one will want to see our asses in a cheer uniform when we're 40. It may have been the fumes from the paint, but I'm telling you, this business plan is sheer genius.

Stay tuned to see the final version of our poster, which is sure to be pure perfection.

And keep a lookout -- our handiwork may be coming soon to a high school near you.

13 comments:

Thomas said...

So you were a cheerleader, Nicole?

Thomas said...

Us guys will just say silliness like, "You had us at cheerleader."

J.Morgan said...

Can't wait to see the final product! Please post a pic when you have it done, and if you won!

Rico said...

Whats a perfect sign made by an ex-cheerleader without an ex-football player to run through it?

I'll go on record as being the first one to volunteer.

Nicole said...

Somehow I knew this post might get some of the guys' attention. But just so we're clear -- there will be no posted photos of Em and I in our cheer uniforms.

Please explain this to me: What exactly is the fascination with cheerleaders? Honestly, I just don't get it.

Eddie said...

I think cheerleaders are just very attractive and bubbly, at least in perception. Plus, men like women in uniform.

Word verification: qpurnce

undercover celebrity said...

So funny that you're telling the world about our love of cheer, but moreover, the love of making cheer-related posters.

Once, in high school, we were naughty and made a poster that said "Cream the Trojans" -- our cheer coach caught it about 30 minutes before the game. Bummer.

Rico, thanks for understanding that the poster is only as good as the guy running through it.

Montezuma's Revenge said...

Nicole - when you and Em were cheerleaders did you wear lollipops or just go with out them?

Timmortal said...

Wait, so you and undercover celeb work together. Whoa, Rico's been holding out on me, not letting me come over here to blog. What a jerk...

Anyway...hi...im timmortal and it's nice to meet you.

Timmortal said...

P.S. Bring it on is my favorite movie.

"Missy's the pooh, take a big whiff..."

Nicole said...

Welcome, Timmortal!

Shall I assume that you'll be running through our banner with Rico?

Timmortal said...

Yeah, that's a pretty good assumption. I'll let Rico go first since he's the big football guy and I'm a soccer ninja by trade.

"I said, Brr...it's cold in here, there must be some Toroh's in the atmosphere!"

Carl Spackler said...

i would pay top $$$ for a picture of nicole and em in cheerleader outfits. oh my god...that would be amazing.