Building better connections through PLAY.

Celebrate Women's History Month

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 23, 2022 10:27:20 AM

Celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8th) by bringing your company together to celebrate the achievements of women within your company and around the world.

Last year, we shared three ideas to help you celebrate Women’s History Month within your company. In addition to those three ideas (shared below), this year we want to highlight three games you can play to bring your team together and celebrate Women’s History Month: 

  1. Host a trivia game with a women’s history themed round. 
  2. Play musical bingo with a round focused on girl power artists
  3. Play 52 Connections with an emphasis on getting to know the women at your company. 

Interested in learning more about these games? Email

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Topics: Company Culture, Women, virtual company events, international women's month, diversity equity & inclusion, women's history month

Meet The Team: Missy

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 16, 2022 10:21:18 AM

At ZogCulture, we believe life is better with real personal connections, a caring community, and a sense of play. No one embodies our mission more so than our event facilitators.

Your facilitators are the reason why your event runs so smoothly and you can have a fun, stress-free opportunity to connect with your colleagues. Our Meet The Team series introduces you to some of our event facilitators so you can learn about their diverse backgrounds and unique skillsets. 

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Topics: Hiring, meet the team

5 Opportunities for 52 Connections

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 9, 2022 10:31:57 AM

Last week, we shared a post about one of our most popular events, 52 Connections. 

After running hundreds of 52 Connections events, we’ve learned a thing or two about how our playful prompts can create meaningful connections for the right audience 

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Topics: Hiring, Connection, company events, Games, Activities, virtual company events, 52 connections, interns

Tell Me More: 52 Connections

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 2, 2022 10:24:36 AM

You're hiring and want to make it less awkward for new employees to get to know their colleagues. Plus, you have coworkers who have been acquainted for years but don't really have a tight bond. We get it!

That's why we developed 52 Connections, our connection-building event for coworkers to get to know one another in a relaxed setting.

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Topics: Hiring, Connection, company events, Games, Activities, virtual company events, 52 connections, interns

3 Important Tips for Improving Your Company Culture

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Jan 26, 2022 9:57:44 AM

Your new hires are hoping to work at a company with a strong culture. While every company's culture is different, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you're creating the right environment for both your new and seasoned employees.

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Topics: Hiring, Company Culture, Tips, Business Tips, 52 connections, new staff

Start Your Summer Planning

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Jan 19, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Summer programs are an important tool for attracting top talent and now is the time to start planning!  

ZogCulture is the summer programming partner for dozens of firms and this is how we recommend our partners begin their planning.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Summer, virtual company events, summer company events

Job Advice: Following Your Passion, But Finding the Right Support

Posted by Tyler Bellmon on Jan 12, 2022 10:00:00 AM

I've always been one to follow my dreams, knowing that professional fulfillment may not always come with a big, fat paycheck. If you're lucky, you may be able to enjoy your passion and do more than just survive, but actually thrive. But then how do you pay the bills? This is my story of finding my "Support Job," and how I came to love working at ZogCulture.

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Topics: Hiring, Company Culture

A Broken Holiday Break

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Jan 5, 2022 12:20:17 PM

Returning to work feels different this year. In prior years, the holiday break was rejuvenating and refreshing, adventurous and relaxing. This year, it was filled with mask-wearing, booster-seeking, and dodging COVID-19.  

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Topics: virtual company events, virtual team-building, burnout, 2022, covid

Gratitude: Why This Year's Holidays Are Even More Special

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Dec 15, 2021 10:05:00 AM

For many people, the holiday season can be a bit hectic. Lots of deadlines at work and lots of commitments outside of work can lead to stress — some good, some bad. It can feel somewhat overwhelming, but we invite you to take a breath and think about the positive things about the holiday season in 2021.

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Topics: Holiday, Gratitude

GAME ON! 4 Reasons why your next company event needs fun & games

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Dec 7, 2021 3:15:00 PM

Company events can go in a lot of directions. They can be meaningful and heartfelt. Fancy and glamorous. Charitable and benevolent. Enriching and learning-focused. But guess what. Every single one of those events — in tone, style, and substance — can and should include games. Here's why.

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Topics: Team Building, Games, virtual team-building

The Omicron Variant: How should your company handle this year's holiday party?

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Dec 1, 2021 10:35:00 AM

With last week's news about the emergence of the omicron variant of COVID-19, many of our clients started worrying about their holiday party plans, and whether they should go on with their in-person holiday parties as planned. Here's what we told them.

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Topics: Holiday Party, covid-19, virtual events, virtual company events, virtual holiday party

How to Get the Most from Your Company Holiday Party

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Nov 16, 2021 10:15:00 AM

We know the holiday season can be immensely stressful, both personally and at work. When you have the added responsibility of planning the company holiday party, it can feel like a lot to sort through. You'll have a lot to plan, many decisions to make, and a lot riding on your shoulders.

But we're here to make it a bit easier. Here's how to get the most from your company holiday party this year.

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5 Festive Games to Play at Your Company Holiday Party

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Nov 10, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Your company holiday party is a chance to celebrate, reflect, and enjoy camaraderie with your coworkers. But in its simplest terms, the goal is to have fun, right? At the end of the day, we all just want to have a good time. That's why, no matter whether you have your company holiday party in-person, virtually, or some mix of both this year, we think games are the perfect way to party! 

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Topics: Holiday Party, company holiday party, virtual holiday party

Should Your Next Event Be In-Person, Virtual, or Hybrid?

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Nov 3, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Are you wrestling with the decision of how to approach your next company event: in-person, virtual, or hybrid? Trust us, you are not alone. On just about every call and meeting we have with our clients, they are struggling with that same challenge. Here's our best approach for how to answer these tough questions and ensure your event is amazing, no matter what you choose!

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Topics: company holiday party, virtual events, virtual holiday party, hybrid events, in-person events

How to Include Your Remote Employees When Planning an In-Person Company Holiday Party

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Oct 27, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Great news! Your company has a vaccination policy in place, testing is more broadly available, COVID cases are going down, and you have senior leadership support to plan an in-person holiday party. As an event professional, it feels good to have the green light to plan in-person gathering. Am I right? But how do you make sure that your remote team members feel included?

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Topics: Holiday, Holiday Party, company holiday party, virtual holiday party, gift boxes

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