“You burn 150 calories per hour banging your head against the wall.”
This little tidbit, featured in a word bubble above a white board sketch of a velociraptor, generated a fair amount of buzz around the office. This is the Office Raptor’s goal: to educate, entertain and get people talking.
The idea came to me in my first few months at Penna Powers as the blank white board hanging in my cubicle mocked me mercilessly, begging for something to fill the empty space. My affinity for dinosaurs led to the logical choice for my cube mascot and after a quick image search, Office Raptor was born.
Some of his ramblings are for entertainment purposes such as, “Sharks were recently filmed living in an underwater volcano. I can’t wait for next year’s new sci-fi hit, SHARKCANO!” (It should be noted, Office Raptor is a HUGE Sharknado fan). Other musings are more focused on educating the office on the different advertising mediums out there.
The response varies from fact to fact. The more outlandish pieces of information tend to grab more attention, but that keeps people coming back for some of the drier factoids as well. In the end the goal is to get at least one person in the office to say, “Huh, I didn’t know that.” So far, Office Raptor is achieving his goal.