It is with distinct pleasure that I welcome Joe #TeamBIGBITE, N3-FluffyJrFBTV also Twitch, and Phazer0nest as new Noname Nerd Brand Ambassadors. This is an invitation-only status and really requires some explanation into the start of the company itself. During some of the early iterations of the company, I realized that I needed to find people who really represented the community that I wanted to build around the company. I'd been investing in marketing, but felt like in many cases dollars were flowing out with few returns. I decided that, rather than reaching out broadly, I would go looking for people who seemed to have the characteristics that represented the brand. I focused at first on Instagram and reached out directly to people who I would be proud to support and, I hoped, would be proud to support the company as well. The first brand ambassadors were the small group of people who really picked up the mantel and helped me out with everything from feedback on product development to promotional ideas to just chatting on some evenings. They were, to me, the cultural heart of the company and really helped shape the brand identity of the Noname Nerd. You will still see some of them on Discord and they still chat on Instagram.
The Noname Nerd is excited to be hosting the first of weekly esports tournaments for members of our online community. It will be a Valorant tournament for no more than 16 teams to register today! Please be patient with us as we work through the logistics of offering these to you on a weekly basis. Format and games will change on a regular basis and you can always go to https://discord.gg/nonamenerd for updates. While we will be charging a small entry fee for future tournaments, we are excited to offer this first tournament to you for FREE!
The Noname Nerd is pleased to be offering weekly Happy Hours. These will be virtual opportunities for the Noname Nerd community to get together, support each other, engage in humorous Nerd banter, and throw back a few beverages of your choice. Each week the Noname Nerd Discord Admin team will pick a member of the community to host the Happy Hour with particular attention paid to active members of our growing community. If you are interested, stop by about join us! There will even be coupon codes for free merch given away at each Happy Hour!
Here's what I have learned from the Nerds that have been a part of our communities. They are creative and interested in making society a better place. Whether it is sharing information on how to make a better stream, or showing off their latest cosplay, the Noname Nerd community is full of talented individuals with a wealth of knowledge that they are more than happy to share. Our Nerds are also supportive. From sharing their thoughts on the best new games that are coming out or providing input on logo or jersey designs, these Nerds want to make a positive impact on those around them in big and small ways. Be it a sympathetic ear or a fundraising stream, these are a great group of people.
Do I need to wear pants? The questions that everyone has about working from home, but is afraid to ask
Thanks to COVID-19 a whole lot of us have had to make an adjustment to working from home this year. Sure, it allows us to skip a commute and sleep in a little longer. Still, it's strange to roll out of bed and roll directly into the office. I know that I'm not the only one who has found the transition awkward at times. I'm not complaining, because at least I still have a job. Here are my Noname Nerd answers to the questions about working at home that you have, but are afraid to ask.