As the old saying goes, “time flies when you’re having fun.”

For this week’s Why Draper post, we thought it would be nice to take a halfway-point look at the Year of Draper. Or, as we call it on Twitter, the #YearOfDraper.

Inside_AV_SalesSo far this year, we’ve shared 120 photos—not enough for one a day but way more than we thought we’d have at this point—of Draper employees doing their thing: working, laughing, eating cake, getting awards, and celebrating, using the hashtag #YearOfDraper. As mentioned in this blog post from January, the #YearOfDraper is a way to help customers and potential customers get to know us better, and for us to get to know you better, as well. In this fast-paced world, we often conduct business without having ever met the person on the other end of the phone or email. They, like us, are real people, not transactions. We’re parents, kids, fish collectors, bicyclists, and one of any number of other things.

Year_of_Draper_47_Bat_WhispererMy personal favorite so far is probably a photo from around the end of January. To celebrate winning a Stellar Service Award, we had members of our Inside AV Sales Department get together for a picture. We took the standard “everybody stand still and look at the camera” group shot—I hate those—then took a silly one. It’s my favorite because of how into it some were.

Another favorite was actually a montage of four photos, telling the story of Stacie Lowhorn catching and releasing a bat that had somehow gotten into the main office building.

Year_of_Draper_23_JDP_TerryAnd of course I couldn’t leave out John Pidgeon’s first-ever selfie, taken by me at our annual Employee Awards Luncheon!

Those are just a few of my favorites … and in the gallery below are a few more high points from the #YearOfDraper.

We’d like to know what your favorites have been—let us know in the comments section below. If you don’t remember them all, you can find a list of them here (although there are no thumbnails—you’ll have to click the “View photo” links to see the images).

Here’s hoping the rest of the #YearOfDraper is just as good as the first half! And enjoy the gallery!

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