the mash

In the distillation process, the mash is where raw ingredients come together for the start of something awesome. Our blog works the same way. We load up the hopper with relevant facts, smart insights and random thoughts, then watch new ideas bubble up.

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Insights into the Future of Work

In the wake of a pandemic that transformed our business interactions nearly overnight, many are asking, “What is the future of work?” From changing dress codes to reconfigured office spaces, companies and employees alike are trying to understand which aspects of the pandemic-driven changes will stick, and how to move forward.

How to Build Influence on Social Media Without Millions of Followers (or Millions of Dollars)

You’re proud of your product—and your customer reviews prove you’re right. How do you leverage those positive experiences into organic social media influence for your brand? We asked senior copywriter Ernest Turner to share how he and the rest of our SPAX team turned a community of customers into a small but mighty army of social media micro-influencers. (To see a full visual breakdown of the campaign, view our case study.)

How Building Materials Brands Can Do Better For New Homeowners (From Two First-Time Homeowners)

Building materials brands need to pay attention to the unique needs and problems of millennial homeowners. It’s a key factor to understanding your target audience, or the end-enjoyer. Yes, Millennials are turning 40 and they own homes. Take a note from two brand new homeowners on the Interrupt team—Aly and Ernest. From power tools to apps, get two insights from people living the dream right now.

The Power of a Personal Mantra

Personal mantras are typically words or phrases with a positive intent behind them with the goal of giving yourself some motivation or encouragement. In recent years, practicing a positive mindset has become a part of the self-care routines of millions and there’s a reason why. According to a study, researchers found that when participants read positive statements out loud, they experienced a boost in mood. Keep reading and learn how to give it a try.

2020 in Hindsight: What Would You Have Done Differently?

2020 felt a little bit like the plot of Groundhog’s Day – from dealing with the pandemic to being at home more often, it’s taken a toll on all of us. Here at Interrupt, we believe that if you stay true to your core values and create experiences that keep your customers coming back to you time and time again, the upcoming months should be smooth sailing. Read on to hear from our team about what they might’ve done differently last year if they had the knowledge and insights they do now.

The Home Automation Opportunity

Smart home products are everywhere. If your lights aren’t controlled by a simple Alexa request, are you even living? In reality, home automation is on a steep incline. By 2025, the industry is expected to grow by at least $25B. And with big players like Google, Amazon, and Facebook digging their heels in, it’s important to pay attention—especially if you build or sell materials for the home.

2021 Predictions Impacting Our Industry

Sometimes it feels like we’re living the plot of Groundhog’s Day as we battle the ongoing pandemic and its innate instability. But, we believe that if you stay focused on your core values and create an experience that keeps your customers coming back for more, you should sail smoothly through the coming months. Read on to discover our predictions for what will impact us in 2021.

The Place We Call Home…America

The dropping of the ball on New Year’s Eve brought hope for not only a new year but also the anticipation of a new beginning. For most of us, 2020 brought many challenges, pain, and loss. The only certainty was uncertainty. We were all happy to leave 2020 in the rearview mirror.

Leadership Learnings in the Time of COVID

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leaders and flexible strategies. And where there is chaos or change, there is always opportunity. You can tell a lot about a company and their leadership by observing how they navigate through tough, uncertain, out-of-the-ordinary times.

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