As new business owners, we eagerly awaited the arrival of our official logo from our designer the way some people hold their breath over a gender reveal. In the throes of moving from one apartment to another, I kept my phone on me waiting for Jenn to text with the good news. Maneuvering around boxes, I clicked her text, inhaled, and finally laid eyes on our logo for the first time. I loved it. Just loved it. It was impactful – black and white – and represented our name, Cast Iron Content, perfectly. There it was – a cast iron pan, handle facing skyward, with an ink quill facing outward in the center. Pan. Pen. Done.
Let’s talk reputation for a hot minute, specifically with respect to 2016. That particular year suffered a serious smackdown in street cred, as far as keeping our best and brightest on the roster. The number of respected celebrities and amazing beacons of talent that were extinguished in 2016 practically became laughable. Except none of it was funny.
At the risk of writing a blog post that sounds more like a high school English paper due in 20 minutes, permit me (a moment?) to remind us all of the definition of the word listen.
On our first foray into the farm-to-table realm, Jenn and I decided to pitch Republic, a successful restaurant local to our home office. We wanted the owners, Chef Ed Aloise and his wife, Claudia, to let us capture their story; animate their mission, demonstrate their transparency and unwavering commitment to local sustainability.