June 07

CG 4 Year Birthday Blog

Phillip Oakley

Guess what? This May, Common Giant turned four! We’ve been busy having a wild time and we decided to reflect on who and what we’ve become since 2012. Without a …

May 18

Wake Forest Women’s Basketball

Phillip Oakley

Wake Forest Basketball contacted us searching for ways to update their workspaces while capturing the spirit of the Demon Deacons. Being basketball lovers ourselves, we eagerly accepted the challenge. We …

April 19

Hello Greensboro

Phillip Oakley

Partnerships are critical to success. When both parties believe in each other, both flourish. This is one of Common Giant’s core pillars. An example of one such partnership is Revolution …

April 12

Hello Again

Phillip Oakley

Change is inevitable. It serves as the optimistic bridge between the past and future. In this midpoint, we choose where we want to be and begin the undertaking. As we …

April 01

Common Giant and SXSW

Phillip Oakley

Common Giant is all about art, culture and technology. So it made sense to jump on a plane to visit Austin, TX, for the 30th annual SXSW. Take a few …

November 11

The Pay Off of Participation

Phillip Oakley

With Veterans Day upon us, it’s important to recognize that our freedom couldn’t be accomplished without teamwork. At Common Giant, nothing is more important to us than teamwork and collaboration …

October 28

The Trappings of Buzzwords

Phillip Oakley

Buzzwords are a dangerous breed of jargon to mess with. Businesses across the globe throw around words and phrases such as “Goal Digger” and “Localisation” with reckless abandon, even going …

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 Forbes.com, 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 …