The OKC Egotist Screwed Up. Bad.
Once upon a time, a bit over three months ago, The OKC Egotist launched as one of the first ten Egotist Network sites in the nation. Since then, Egotists have sprung up in almost 20 cities from sea to shining sea, with many more in the works.
Considering that ours is one of the smallest markets, we certainly feel this is a great benchmark for OKC’s presence on the national creative landscape. The fact that we've experienced some of the highest traffic marks of all the Egotists, despite our diminutive size, gives us a warm, tingling sensation we like to call pride. Hopefully you're experiencing the same thing.
And though our traffic has been wondrous, we’ve had to really dig deep into the local scene to drum up local fare that is Egotist-worthy and industry relevant. In three months, not a single submission came through the Submit Work page on our website. What?! Not a single legitimate submission? We were disappointed. We were pissed. We were about to rip OKC a new one.
Just days ago, we realized a mistake had been made. A bighugefatuglystinky one. And it's egg on our face. In our defense, screw-ups are bound to happen when you're growing as fast as the Egotist Network is growing.
Somehow, wires got crossed during site development and we weren't receiving submission notification emails. In all actuality, we've had over 40 local submissions make their way through our site AND our fingers. Suddenly we're not so pissed at you guys.
The good news is we've recovered all of these posts. Have they all been post-worthy? No. But some of them have been incredible. The best are getting their due below so you can catch up on what we should have been posting this whole time.
We’re truly sorry to have had such a monumental blunder in our infancy, but we’re even happier to know many of you have been trying to feed us the industry news and creative we've been starving for this whole time.
So here we go with a few great posts you, and we, have unfortunately missed thus far.
Rollin’ Deep art show happened this last summer. Good to see art like this in OKC. They rolled deep, as you can see here:
Jesse Owen with 10am Design is doing some fine CD packaging. Remind us of what CDs are again?
Clint Walkingstick (yes, Walkingstick) with Eye Say Design literally goes to the drawing board when he develops identity for clients. Nice to see the process his work goes through.
We don’t completely understand this webisode from Delo Creative, and that’s just fine with us. Nice use of “lookin’ balls” too.
Mike Jones sent us his demo reel. It’s appropriately on Vimeo and has gratuitous use of Wayne Coyne, of which we approve.
AC Creative Studio sent us a press release about their co-founder and graphic designer, Adam Headrick, being featured on the Fox News show ‘Fox and Friends’ last Veterans Day for being a war veteran turned business owner. Very cool indeed. We hoped to dig up a video online. No deal.
Mike Jones came back (even though we didn’t get his demo reel online back when - cool of him) to show us the behind the scenes of his shoot with Samuel Gordon Jewelers. He even told us he loves our site and gave us a big thanks for what we’re doing. Even cooler of him.
That should about do it. Again, we’re sorry we missed so much, and we’re excited to receive more industry news and submissions from all you talented OKC creatives, designers, developers, artists, strategists, bloggers, thinkers and doers.
A quick note: since we’re part of a national network, we have the opportunity to expose our local creative scene through the Egotist Network on Twitter and to all the exciting traffic we’re getting from across the nation and beyond. So now that we're sure to get it, send us your stuff!