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Avalara covers 'Call Me Maybe'
Bainbridge Island's Avalara promotes a "work hard, play hard" attitude. Recently, they proved it.
On a whim, employees at Avalara decided to perform their own rendition of pop star Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe."
"It has hundreds of online covers, but how many are from software as a service providers?" said Sheri Pollock of Avalara. "We made it up after work on the fly. It was just something fun to do."
The Internet has seen a rise in amateur covers of the song showcasing videos of lip syncers in various settings. On Thursday, Sept. 20, Avalara employees decided to throw their hat in the ring.
Jessica Davis, a marketing operations manager at the company, sprung the idea on her co-workers. By the end of the work day they were lined up and ready to start filming.
"She said 'there's been a lot of covers made on this; gosh we can do this,'" Pollock said. "There was an email sent out asking if anyone wanted to do it and a bunch of people showed up after work and they made it up."
With Avalara signature orange shirts, the employees danced around their office building on Winslow Way as the cameras rolled.
By the very next Thursday, the video went live on the Internet. It can be seen on the company's website.