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Ignite Social Media’s 2012 Mystery Trip to New Orleans, Louisiana

One of the amazing perks of working at Ignite Social Media is our annual Mystery Trip.  Each year our company, along with Brogan & Partners, closes down for a long weekend to unwind and bond as a team on a group vacation. A few months before we depart, the company gets a series of clues as to where we are going and what to pack, but no one truly knows the location until they open their travel packet at the airport. This year, 92 of us traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana for great food, music and even a swamp tour! Below are some of our favorite photos from the trip:


At 4AM, both the Michigan and North Carolina offices gathered at their local airports for the big destination reveal.

The North Carolina office opening up their travel packets, complete with Mardi Gras beads!

Admiring St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square while sightseeing around the French Quarter.

Open 24 hours a day, Cafe Du Monde beignets proved to be a popular snack both day and night!

Holding a two-year old alligator named Allie on our tour of the Manchac Swamp just outside of New Orleans.

Our tour guide feeding some of the larger alligators in the swamp by hand from the boat.

The entire group, both Ignite Social Media and Brogan & Partners, together after the swamp tour for a photo op.

A big THANK YOU to all of our clients who make it possible and for allowing us to officially shut down for one day each year. Stay tuned for the 2013 Mystery Trip… did I mention we are hiring?

Let us know where you think we should go next!

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10 Comments
  • Shermika Dunner
    Posted at 23:46h, 16 May

    Looks like y’all had a fun time. I’ve been to NOLA once and hate I didn’t get to spend a lot of time there (came 1 day before a cruise). Gotta love those beignets!

  • Shermika Dunner
    Posted at 23:46h, 16 May

    Looks like y’all had a fun time. I’ve been to NOLA once and hate I didn’t get to spend a lot of time there (came 1 day before a cruise). Gotta love those beignets!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 12:43h, 17 May

    Thanks Shermika, it was a blast!  Hope you get back there soon.

  • AnnMarieTaepke
    Posted at 12:43h, 17 May

    Thanks Shermika, it was a blast!  Hope you get back there soon.

  • jerry micelle jr
    Posted at 02:23h, 18 May

    Wow, hope your guide kept all of his fingers.

  • jerry micelle jr
    Posted at 02:23h, 18 May

    Wow, hope your guide kept all of his fingers.

  • WiseStep
    Posted at 09:01h, 18 May

     pics looks like fun only

  • WiseStep
    Posted at 09:02h, 18 May

    hmm thay came for picnic

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 20:51h, 31 May

    It was certainly impressive, he was the only guide that didn’t use a pole to feed the gators! 

  • AnnMarieTaepke
    Posted at 20:51h, 31 May

    It was certainly impressive, he was the only guide that didn’t use a pole to feed the gators! 

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