Burgers and Media
It is not uncommon for companies to plan activities or outings for their staff. These company outings can serve as team building, and morale boosting events for all of the employees at a given company. Crossmedia is no different. Every Friday has become known throughout Crossmedia as Burger Day. Every Friday, each of the Crossmedia locations treats their employees to lunch at a burger restaurant (fear not vegetarians, they make sure you have options too).
Not only does Burger Day get employees out of the office for an hour or two on Fridays, it also serves as a time for the staff to bond. Crossmedia has promoted a sense of family among its staff through events like this, which allow time for the staff to get together outside of the office. Additionally, Burger Day has served as a networking opportunity as well. Occasionally, Crossmedia will host clients or members of creative firms that they work with to join in on Burger Day. I’ve met numerous people in the advertising industry through this weekly experience.
Not only is Burger Day a great way for employees to spend time together away from the office, it is also how I came to meet the Crossmedia Philadelphia team. I was working at a restaurant last semester, which they frequented on Fridays for Burger Day. Over the course of a few weeks, I went from meeting everyone that worked at the Philadelphia office, to being offered an internship with them.
This is awesome! I love when a company put together something that really shows appreciation for their employees but also becomes a tradition.
I also love that you got this opportunity from working at the restaurant they attended. It just shows you that everywhere is a networking opportunity and every job can give you something to bring you further in your career. Also it helps that burgers are pretty amazing too!
What a great story, Doug! Often in life, great opportunities come from simply being in the right place at the right time.