Aleuro Inc: Happy Anniversary Star Trek!

Here at Aleuro Inc, we’d like to consider ourselves an eclectic bunch. We’re comprised of a group of former athletes, scholars, class clowns and a professional DJ??? Yep, it’s real life! Despite our differences, we find unity in our diversity. We are conjoined by strong values of integrity, discipline and work ethic. Much like Star Trek, we have a VERY positive outlook on the future and the direction our company is heading! We dgiphy-20ecided to interview our Managing Partner, Joel, who is a HUGE Trekkie and asked him to give us the scoop on what the 50th anniversary means and how it relates to our business. You just might be surprised at the similarities, so give her all you’ve got captain!  (that’s a Star Trek line if you didn’t get it, haha)
 

Q – Ok, Joel! If you had to choose, who is your favorite character and why?

 

Joel – Soo hard! Why would you make me choose??! If I had to, I would say Jean-Luc Picard, Captain of the Enterprise in Star Trek the Next Generation.  He was the living embodiment of a Leader.  He always asked for advice and listened to his team in a consultative environment.  He was a diplomat at heart, always seeking a way to find common ground and unite 2 differing parties.  He would spend personal time with his team and provided solid structure.  He was never afraid to join away missions, which in our work environment would be equivalent to a manager spending a day with a new team member during client consultations to provide adequate training.  He also created an environment of true growth and development.  When I’m at work and faced with a challenge, I think WWJLD (what would Jean-Luc do) and the answer is always clear from there!

 

Q – What is the greatest lesson to be learned from the Star Trek movies?

 

Joel – Well to me Star Trek is more TV shows than movies.  It started with a TV show in the 60’s, but has since spawned 5 new TV series with the newest starting in Jan 2017… very exciting!!  And then 13 Movies so far with no end in sight.  As a young man I fell deeply in love with Star Trek The Next Generation. The greatest lesson I get from Sgiphy (18).giftar Trek is probably “Unity in Diversity.”  Having a team of diverse individuals that are united can accomplish anything.  Every individual brings to the team a unique perspective and skill-set that only makes the team stronger.  Star Trek was also about humanity in the future and how we aren’t perfect but as a human race among many other alien races we strive for a better universe and it can be accomplished.  Most movies depict a bleak future where things are doomed, but Star Trek was always positive on its outlook.

 

Q – How does Star Trek relate to our business?

 

Joel – Star Trek is about team work in the face of constant and unimaginable challenges! Our Management Training Program at Aleuro Inc is incredibly challenging, as you are taught to oversee the operations of an entire marketing firm in less than 2 years, but every new challenge accomplished brings a great sense of fulfillment to the individual and group. Star Trek and our business is all about leadership and unity! With hands-on, positive leadership and great cohesiveness around team members, we are boldly going where no man has gone (are you catching these Star Trek quotes I’m dropping, haha)!

 

While our setting is a simple office and not aboard the USS Enterprise, our mission is the same! Like Star Trek, we look to provide adventure, giphy-21friendship, discovery and exploration, all within the marketing and sales world. We look to create and cultivate an environment where like the show, we’ll be around for decades to go. While we look to build our legacy, we wanted to wish Star Trek a Happy 50th Anniversary and thank the series for having such a positive impact on so many of us. Live long and prosper, as they say!

Manager or Interior Designer? You decide!

It’s been an honor this week celebrating our company’s 5th anniversary in business. After moving to a new office location this past year, in preparation for our 2016 expansion, the team decided to put their talents to work and create their dream offices.

Our very creative Human Resource Director, Christina England, has been told she has a knack for interior design and we think these pictures solidify that. She single handily decorated her office and decided to go with a glass  and gray theme to portray her idea of a successful, entrepreneurial woman. It was no easy task, but it was worth it! The office is so proud of her accomplishments as both an administrator, as well as THE interior designer for Aleuro Inc.

A similar story occurred for our CEO, Matthew England. He incorporated his personality into the decorating of his office, through his passion for Marvel and DC comics.  Matthew grew up reading the stories of Batman, Iron Man and many more, and wanted his office to portray the childhood heroes he adored, who could overcome all adversity.

With the Christmas holiday around the corner, the office is always bustling with carols, Christmas trees and coffee! Feel free to stop by and visit with us anytime and see our masterpieces in person.

 

Internship of a Lifetime!

IMG_1716When you look for your first internship you’re always a little nervous about choosing a company to work for especially when you know nothing besides your classroom setting. For me, the best internships are the ones where you expand your knowledge and when you are able to make a difference in the company.  And with Aleuro Inc I did both.

Before coming into this company  I was a Junior about to graduate at Texas State University with no internships and in the world of advertising that meant no future.  When I met Aleuro Inc at the career fair at Texas State University, I was unfamiliar with the organization but intrigued that they were offering a major that would be a great addition to my classes this semester.

After two interviews, I received an e-mail that I got the internship for the Public Relations/ Advertisement Internship and all of a sudden my confidence gave me the courage to try for more.  Subsequently, I landed an internship at Texas Monthly and I got into a National Student Advertising Competition.  Interning at Aleuro Inc was probably the best thing that could have ever happened to me.

Since Aleuro Inc was such a small business I had access to things my other peers at Texas State didn’t.  My friends would talk about how all they did wasAIflyer1 “grunt” work, but for me I was able to post anything I wanted to their social media feeds and change up their blog to look more professional.  Whenever I had ideas or opinions they were heard and regarded, which helped them change their website and logo to what it is today.  Working here was like felt like I owned my own ad agency and I was advertising for them.

I made flyers, brochures, videos for YouTube, and updated all of their social media sites.  Working here I felt like I made a difference, but I also learned so much in return.

“What makes this industry unique for anyone wanting an internship is that as Aleuro Inc changed, I changed right along with them.”

I’m so happy to have been given the opportunity to work with this amazing group of individuals and for anyone looking for a job no matter what you majored in or if you just finished high school I would recommend this company to anyone with an open mind ready to learn, and grow.

Watch Out Sacramento, Here Comes Segura!

Looking for a new career change, Estevan decided to join Aleuro Inc during the Summer of 2014.  Like anyone in our business, he began entry level learning sales and marketing and soon grew into a leadership and office management position. Now, 8 months later, Estevan is leaving San Antonio, TX to Aleuro Inc’s newest office location in Sacramento, California.20150116_091828_HDR

When asked what part he looks forward to most, Estevan said, “I’m most excited about exploring all of California and getting paid to do so. When I visited L.A. for the first time this past November for a company event, I fell in love with the state and told myself that I have to live here at some point in my life. ”

A month later, it was confirmed that he, along with 6 top leaders in our company we’re moving to Sacramento. “There’s a tremendous amount of diversity throughout Cali, and I intend on soaking it all in while I’m there” Estevan said.

When asked who inspires him, Estevan responded, “I ADMIRE the accomplishments of my team and I ADMIRE what my parents did for me growing up.” Although he doesn’t have one individual or group that he is inspired by, “Give peace a chance” by John Lennon is the quote that stays true to his heart.

Aleuro Inc has always admired Estevan’s open-mindedness and will miss his ability to always take on projects at the last minute with a positive attitude.   We wish you all the best in California, Estevan!
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Intern Testimonials!

photoCierra (on the left) says, “This internship has been an amazing opportunity for me. I have learned more than I could have ever imagined that I would, and I have met friends and professional connections that will last long beyond my time here at Aleuro, Inc. I could not have asked for a better internship experience, and I know that I have grown personally and professionally because of it.”

Brandi (on the right) says, “Working at Aleuro, Inc. as a summer intern has brought me out of my comfort zone and truly transformed me into a more outgoing person. Beyond my personal development, I feel as if I have learned so much about every aspect of the business and developed a professionalism that will help me work toward my future.”