Plum Ponderings

Plum adds Art Director, Aaron Johnson, to post production team

Plum Moving Media is excited to welcome Aaron Johnson to the post production team as a full-time Art Director. Aaron brings more than 18 years of experience in illustration, graphic design and animation to Plum’s growing team.


Plum recognized as a Best Place to Work in Milwaukee

This post was updated in 2018

Plum Media is honored to be recognized for a second year as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work by the Milwaukee Business Journal. Each company was evaluated on employee engagement, teamwork, retention, job satisfaction and more. 


Plum's starting lineup: meet the creative team

Pre-season is over. Are you ready for some action? We’re kicking off the football season by introducing our team (below). Let’s toss some ideas around. It’s all about making forward progress and coming up with a winning strategy. We’ll bring our A game.


Lessons in the Media World

What I Learned My First Few Weeks at Plum

By: Colleen Black 

Upon graduating from college, I chose to take a bite out of Plum Moving Media and conquer the video production world. Since starting my job as Digital Production Assistant here, I realize Plum has added a sweetness to my life that I did not know I was missing. Thanks to the entire staff, I have come to find the real world, is really not that bad, and that working has its benefits (like unlimited access to a bowl of peanut M&MS).

Three weeks of experience under my belt has not magically transformed me into a perfectly seasoned professional yet; however, thanks to advice passed along from my fellow coworkers, I have already gained some invaluable life lessons. These lessons can apply to both office newbies and long-term media professionals alike.


From Intern to Employee: 20th Person Added to Plum Staff

Making it memorable, Plum Moving Media added its 20th staff person as it approaches its 20th anniversary.  We welcome full-time employee Colleen Black to our growing team. Black is a 2016 Marquette University Digital Media graduate who interned with Plum during her senior year.


Capturing An Emotional Honor Flight

By: Bruce Gibb

Every now and then, a shoot comes along with extra significance.

Thanks to Snap-on Incorporated we had the privilege to see and document firsthand an Honor Flight. Plum’s cameras traveled to Washington D.C. to follow a contingent of Korean and Vietnam war veterans as they beheld their memorials. Very nobly, Snap-on sponsors honor flights for their retirees and active associates who served in Vietnam, Korea and WWII.


Recent Work Roundup


It's finally summer here in Wisconsin (although a little chilly as I write this post) and we've been working hard on some incredible Plum projects. We hope you find some inspiration here for your next live event or video project. Here's the skim:


Episodic content: give the people what they want

I used to watch "Lost" every week. Couldn’t wait for the next "30 Rock." And when the next episode from "Glove & Boots" appears on YouTube, you know I’ll devour it right away.

Episodic content is addictive. We get comfortable with the characters, locations and format in a particular show, and we want more!


Profit from Episodic Content?

  • Katie Raebel
  • Apr 29, 2016 12:02:00 AM
  • episodic
2005 was an awesome year. I had graduated college two years prior and was starting my production career with great ambition. That year, iTunes introduced podcasting and YouTube had launched, quickly gaining traction. To say that I was psyched on where the video industry was heading is an understatement. Fast forward ten years and -- wow. The possibilities for brands to create cost-effective, original programming for customers is limitless. Enter episodic content. 

12 Days of Bad Stock Footage | #badstock

At Plum, we comb through stock footage everyday and this year we discovered a lot of terrible gems along the way.

Mostly holiday related.

This inspired us to create our own #badstock holiday footage starring all your favorite Plum characters:

Check out the rest of our 12 days of #badstock below.