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(add)ventures

Industry: Communications

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(add)ventures started in Boston in 1989, but made Providence its home shortly after. It’s a brand culture and communications firm focusing on corporate communications, PR, digital services, events, video and animation. They even won an Emmy recently for the soup-to-nuts creation of a video campaign for the Prostate Cancer Foundation featuring Evander Holyfield.

Their ethos informs the work environment, knowing that in order for their team to be creative, they have to feel that they can spread their wings by going into different spaces and getting stimulated in different ways. “It’s awfully hard to be creative and think outside of the box, if you’re sitting in a box,” explains (add)ventures Vice President Mary Sadlier. The (add)ventures office is a mix of open spaces and intimate nooks, with lots of natural light and soundproofed studios. Employees can sit in one of the kitchens for a cup of coffee, work outside in the lounge (with an awesome view of Providence) or have an intimate meeting in the Time Warp, a cozy space with modern furniture and a small library.

Perks:

There are three kitchen spaces, multi-use meeting spaces, showers, outdoor lounge, 3D printer, ability to work from home, standing desks

Office designer:

In-house team

Building used to be:

Danecraft jewelry making building

Fun facts:

President Steve Rosa doesn’t have a desk in his office, but he does have a surfboard coffee table, two colorful couches and a large garbage can full of the company’s awards to remind him that “you’re only as good as your last job.”

Staff members are called:

(add)venturists

Where they are:

Washington Park

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