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Thoughts

You rang?

— Jigsaw & Work —

We need a new verb. When someone calls you, your phone doesn’t just ring (although it can if that’s what you choose). It sings. It raps. It turns on a lightsaber. It NomNomNoms. It tells you to “Sashay Away.”

It also is a personal declaration. It announces to everyone in hearing distance that you like Family Guy, Star Trek, and the Simpsons. It says you’ve got Gangnam Style. Hearing a quirky, weird, funny ringtone makes you want to meet someone –– or not. Haven’t we all been in a crowd of people and just had to get a look at the person behind that Chewbacca howl, Sexy and I Know It (never who you’d expect), or Jingle Bell Rock (in June)?

I’m sure you’re all wondering what this has to do with Jigsaw –– and here it is. We have new people. New clients. And new readers of our blog. And we figured the modern version of a calling card just might be a ringtone. We invite you to get to know us by knowing what’s on our phones.

Eoghan, Front End Developer
What is your ringtone?
I use different ringtones for all of my friends and/or co-workers and/or arch-nemeses.
This helps me add flavor to my communications.

By the way, this is what he uses for his nemesis:
The Big Payback – James Brown
http://youtu.be/lnPtf8WO73g
Don’t mess with Eoghan.

Steve Marsho, Partner
What is your ringtone?
Old phone
What inspired your pick?
It reminds me of my youth. It’s comforting.
What does your choice say about you?
I’m old school. Why do I need an annoying ring tone that chirps?

Steven Wold, Partner
What is your ringtone?
Crickets chirping.

Rachel, Interactive Project Manager and Steve Marsho’s newest ally
What is your ringtone?
Old phone
What inspired your pick?
It was between that and the “Duck” option.
What does your choice say about you?
I like to keep it simple.

Sue, Strategist
I’m so boring that I don’t even want to answer this. My current ringtone is Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, Thunder Road. I was inspired to choose it by my love of Bruce Springsteen, which says that I’m middle-aged and boring and really love Bruce Springsteen and every time I’ve heard him play this song live, I’ve cried like a baby. That said: I’ve been shopping for Phineas and Ferb ringtones, like “Doofenschmirtz Evil Incorporated” or the Perry the Platypus “dooby-dooby-doo-wa” theme. Which says that I’m a middle-aged Mom and we also REALLY like Phineas and Ferb. It makes us ROFLOAO.

Anne, Art Director (with a logical answer our Strategist can appreciate)
Well, the ring tone itself doesn’t matter. I picked my text and ring tones based on being able to hear them. So the noise is higher pitched and always at max. I have to be able to hear my phone in my purse in another room…right? Or when I’m out at a noisy restaurant, mall, grocery, etc. But this is all counterproductive because the ring and text tone is so annoying that I’ll turn the volume all the way off, say, at work or where I’m somewhere I don’t want the phone to interrupt a conversation—then I forget about it and find out I have a bizillion missed calls. LIFE IS HARD!

Beki, Art Director
What is your ringtone?
-Tron soundtrack “Derezzed”
-Florence and the Machine “Dog Days are Over”
-Nirvana “Heart Shaped Box”
What does your choice say about you?
I’m a dork and from the 90’s.

Jen, Associate Creative Director
What is your ringtone?
Marimba
What inspired your pick?
Its superiority to the Glockenspiel.
What does your choice say about you?
Despite my German heritage, my past life must have included African roots.

Joanne, Print Production
What is your ringtone?
The standard ones that came with the phone.
What inspired you to pick that tone?
My unfamiliarity with smart phones.
What does your choice say about you?
Catch up or get left in the dust!

Dione, Senior Writer
What is your ringtone?
Theme song for “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” or RuPaul’s “Cover Girl”
What does your choice say about you?
In a past life, I was a Kim Novak/Ingrid Bergman/Grace Kelly impersonator.

Eric, Intern Extraordinaire
What is your ringtone?
My current ringtone is called Mr. Simple, which is ironic because there is nothing simple about it. If I were to sum it up I’d say it’s this crazy little techno beat that is very high energy.
What inspired your pick?
I chose it because it immediately got my attention –– plus its sounds really cool. It’s meant to get you excited and pumped-up, which always comes in handy.
What does your choice say about you?
It says that I am unexpected, I like to have fun and I am always up for a little excitement.

Craig, on the other hand, is not.

Craig, Account Supervisor
What is your ringtone?
Whatever came on the phone.

So loyal readers, what’s your ringtone? And what does it say about you?

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