September 28

What’s Your Worktable?

Phillip Oakley

When it comes to tables, we often think of a gathering place to spend time with friends and loved ones. We imagine laughing and building memories we’ll hold dear to …

July 24

Chili Meet Follow Up

Phillip Oakley

While the first annual NotSoCommon Chili Meet was a few months ago, it feels like yesterday when we feasted upon marvelous chili prepared by four brave Giants! We ate, drank, …

July 06

What Organic Growth Means to Us

Phillip Oakley

If there’s one word every business wants in their vernacular, it’s growth. Growth is good; it means one is on some sort of upward trajectory. However, growth comes in various …

June 26

A Day in the Life of a Giant

Phillip Oakley

The energy people feel in our office always prompts them to ask one question: what is a typical day like at Common Giant? To answer this question, we decided to …

June 15

What is Design Thinking?

Phillip Oakley

We at Common Giant pride ourselves in our ability to think outside the box. Our diverse backgrounds and skill sets blend together, creating a team of Giants who are not …

June 05

Why is Video Marketing So Important?

Phillip Oakley

The rise of media streaming sites such as YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix have created an insatiable thirst for cinematic content across the globe. A quick search of YouTube’s site reports …

May 12

what makes common giant not so common?

Phillip Oakley

In the 21st century business world where bland cubicles and indistinguishable office furniture reigns, finding partners with the moxie and vigor for being disruptive can prove challenging. Our industry is …

December 02

Eat at the Meet!

Phillip Oakley

It’s been a little bit chili in these parts of late, but we want to announce on #GivingTuesday just how we can help warm you back up. We’ve been busy …

May 22

Celebrating 2 Years!

Phillip Oakley

According to, 8 out of 10 business fail in the first 18 months. Look around, its in the local newspapers and the big publications — startups that fail and the …

April 18

TEDxGreensboro Inspiration Video

Phillip Oakley

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like …

April 06

Rockin’ the Runway in 2014

Phillip Oakley

On February 21st, 7 designers showcased fashions redrafted from materials found in Triad Goodwill stores. We took some time out of our schedules to have a fun night on the …

February 21

Phillip Busts A Move at Forty Under 40

Phillip Oakley

Last night we joined Phillip Oakley at the University of Greensboro’s Elliott Center for this year’s Forty under 40 event. The crowd was energetic while each leader went on stage …