Our Mysterious Obsession with Podcasts

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My commute recently doubled in length and I’ve found myself dangerously close to banging my head against the steering wheel every umpteenth time I hear T. Swift’s “Bad Blood” on the radio.* To avoid head trauma I’ve traded in my top 40 radio station for a safer option: Podcasts. By now, even if you don’t […]

HUBgrown: Q&A with Devin Bramhall

Devin Bramhall

Creator of The Master Slam and Executive Director of TEDxSomerville, self-proclaimed startup junkie Devin Bramhall recently sat down with HB to discuss her experience in Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, share advice for folks interested in startups and offer tips for creating kick-ass content.

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I began my career in advertising right out of school as a [very] green account executive. Like most recent grads, I started my career thinking that I knew way more than I actually did. While I had a graduate degree’s worth of book smarts, it turns out I had few of the real-life skills needed […]

Why Every Company Needs a Chief Puppy Officer

In 2014 HB implemented a dog-friendly office culture and we love it. We even hired our very own Chief Puppy Officer, Obi-Wan Kenobi. As we celebrate his first birthday on July 6, we wanted to reflect on the positive impact he’s made on our team. We think every office should have a Chief Puppy Officer, […]

The Value of Incentives


Potty training. Parents with children who have gone through this process, are going through it or will be going through it: you have my sympathy. When you really think about it, the idea of using a toilet is a foreign concept to a toddler. What’s the real value for them if they’ve been getting their […]

You Made a Mistake. Now What?

You’ve probably heard this before: many of the world’s most famous icons and role models faced challenges and made mistakes before ultimately reaching success. Take former NBC Tonight Show host, Conan O’Brien, who, in one of my favorite commencement speeches, shared:  “Whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through […]

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The Greentown Labs space often looks more packed than even this!

One of the great things about working at HB is the chance to set down a laptop in a place like Greentown Labs. The team loves the time we spend there, not just because of the Bevi machine, but because of the energy within its walls. It’s just great to work among so many smart […]

BostInno State of Innovation

HB’s Taylor Johnson and Chuck Tanowitz attended BostInno’s State of Innovation. Find out what the day consisted of!

Hit by lightning, bitten by a cobra, and ridiculously popular on YouTube

Growing up, the term “bad” meant good. As in, “That car is bad, man.” The cool factor has long worn off for this term, but I’m seeing a resemblance with the word “ridiculous.” The more ridiculous something is, the more attention it receives. “Did you see that play by Steph Curry? It was ridiculous!” Or […]

How to Train Your Rock Star in 11 Easy Steps

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Congratulations to Julia Bucchianeri!  She recently won the Striker Award, which honors the top young PR person in New England. This is no small feat, as the award attracts a lot of attention. Just being good at your job isn’t enough to win. I’ve been honored to work with and help train two people who […]