June 12th, 2013
At the end of May, Firefall Pro moved from our Chelsea office to 88 Pine, nestled on the East River waterfront in the southern tip of Manhattan. It was an arduous task to relocate all the Nerf guns, alcohol, and computers (including a collection of ancient Apple products that would have made Steve Jobs jealous), but we pulled through somehow. Even the severe rain and biblical flooding could not stop us from reaching our destination!
The new location offers a bevy of modern conveniences such as “personal space,” “windows,” and “air conditioning.” Another advantage is our increased available personnel capacity—the days of playing musical chairs in a small enclosed room are finally over!
We will miss many things about the Chelsea neighborhood and the building, such as eating at Johnny’s Luncheonette and occasionally being trapped in the old office elevators; however, the breathtaking views and unlimited free drinks will help us through this tough transitory period.
Things are heating up!
June 10th, 2013
Mashable and RED recently teamed up in a world-wide initiative to bring awareness to the fight against AIDS by setting the first-ever Vine world record. All of the entries are accessible via VineViewer, the ultimate search tool for vines. VineViewer is the easiest way to search for Vines, and the Red World Record theme makes us love it that much more!
Users from all over the world submitted Vine videos with the hashtag #REDworldrecord of themselves wearing something red, showing something red, or even speaking out for the cause, e.g. “Together we can fight AIDS!”
Over the course of 24 hours, Vine videos were tallied up using RecordSetter and the world record was set for the most Vine videos submitted for a social cause. Hooray, internet friends — you (we) did it!
Check out more results of these initiatives at VineViewer and let us know which is your favorite Red World Record Vine! Here’s our favorite:
February 5th, 2013
February 1st, 2013
Firefall Pro and SS+K got together to make vineviewer.co and we are pretty pumped about it! You’ve heard of vine, right? It’s the newest app to share 6 second videos and now you can use vineviewer.co to search by hashtag and pull up a page of videos to enjoy (or get creeped out by since we are not responsible for whatever crazy things people post). We loaded it with cats to start you off because the internet loves cats and damnit so do we. So check it out! Search the Vine and see what you find.
January 22nd, 2013
Hello fellow readers!
It’s about time we update our blog with all of the fun stuff we’ve experienced at FireFall Pro, pre- and post- new year. There’s no better way to describe our fun than by using Pusheen the cat to depict it all.
Happy New Year, everyone!
November 15th, 2012
We decided to enter Intuit’s Small Buisness Big Wishes contest because we love free money. So you should vote for us to win because you love us…you do love us don’t you? So click on the link, look at the image of our sad, but stunningly beautiful employees and VOTE.
If we win you can totally come to our office and enoy our new bar…er I mean heating system, yeah heating system.
Look at how sad we are:
November 6th, 2012
Greetings from Firefall Pro
Dear Clients and Friends:
We wanted to take a moment and reflect on the events of Hurricane Sandy last week.
We hope everyone is safe and secure throughout the Tri-state area, and our thoughts are with those that continue to be without power and basic necessities, which will be further compounded by the upcoming Nor’easter storm on Wednesday. If there’s anything we can do to be of assistance, call us at 917-464-5231, or E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Day or night, it doesn’t matter.
With services restored to our offices this weekend, we began bringing all systems back online. I’m happy to report that our web hosting platform maintained full availability, without interruption. As of today, we’ve resumed normal operations at full capacity, and we’ll be reaching out to all our clients with ongoing projects to make sure that everything’s ok, and to get back in sync. And feel free to let us know how you’re doing, as it’ll help us breathe a little easier, and worry a bit less.
Thank you for your support as we work to get NYC back up and running again.
Always at your service,
The Firefall Pro Team
November 1st, 2012
As New Yorkers begin the hard road to recovery, I’m happy to report that our team is safe and secure, and that we’re continuing to assist our clients in any way that we can. As our offices in Manhattan (and everything below 27th street) remain powerless, we’ll continue to be reachable at email@example.com, or at 917-464-5231.
Thanks for your patience and understanding. More updates to come, here on Firelight.
July 17th, 2012
We’ve recently had some inquiries regarding the various departments and staff within the FireFall Pro Headquarters. So, here we are to dispel rumors, and to enlighten those who may be interested in gaining further knowledge about our company.
Our tentative mascot (as of July 17, 2012)
Meet Harry the baby wombat. He’s thoroughly upset when people misspell his name (see: “Hairy”, Hairball”, “Hairywomb”). Don’t make this mistake.
Our PR Department
One may believe that our PR department consists of a handful of people (if you’ve called our office, you may have had the pleasure of speaking to multiple representatives), but in actuality we just hired a voice actor to play the role of three different employees – Scott, Jess, and Lily. Hiring voice actors is advantageous because it reduces the workload of employees and gives the impression that we in fact care enough to have you on hold for 15 minutes while we “forward you to a higher up”.
Our Resources Department
Thanks to our Craigslist solicitors (refer to our Illiteracy Contest Awards), we have a plethora of potential employees we could recruit on our team. Fortunately, we don’t want any of them.
Our S’mores & Liquor Department
Have you ever seen the show “The IT Crowd”? This department is comparable to that show– they hide out in a basement and only ever come out for office parties, i.e. every day after 5 when S’mores and Liquor make an appearance.
This list is already getting too long and bothersome to deal with. Call our Customer Service Department if you want to know more: (917) 464-5231
Until next time, fellow readers!
July 8th, 2012
We recently received a request from Todd Greenberg of tbgdesign4u.com regarding our illiteracy contest due to our satirical commentary of his website. To comply with his request we’ve removed all references to his site from the offending post.
It was rather unfair of us to poke fun at his site, instead of just clearly laying out what qualified him for our “illiteracy award”. So, to be fair we’ll explain exactly what happened.
We’ve had numerous problems in the past with receiving unsolicited requests to Craig’s List job listings that we post. Thankfully they provide a flag that lets us identify the post as one that should not be contacted for commercial interests. Unfortunately that flagging goes ignored by some.
To help reduce the amount of spam we get, years ago we instituted a policy where in the bottom of each job post we warn anyone that contacts us about something that is clearly a solicitation and not an application that we’d take action. We even provided examples of what would happen incase there was any ambiguity.
Todd Greenberg of tbgdesign4u.com was one of several entities that contacted us through a Craig’s List job post and offered us commercial services. The exact kind of services flagged against in the post and listed out in the warning at the bottom.
So, if you’re looking for commercial website services, such as SEO, and other web related design, check out Todd Greenberg of tbgdesign4u.com. Also if you have a moment, google “
tbgdesign4u.com forum” and take note of the forum posts and profiles that have links back to his website. I believe thats what SEO people call “relevance building.”
We hope Todd Greenberg of tbgdesign4u.com can help you, just like he tried to help us by responding to our post.