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Excellent communication is vital to a healthy relationship with clients. It helps you manage expectations, allows your team to deliver high-quality work, and, most importantly, keeps clients happy. Satisfied clients are necessary for the success of any business. However, not communicating well, or enough, can cause the relationship to go south quickly. It can ruin the trust you’ve built with clients and cost you your business. The stakes are high when client communication is the…

The option to work remotely is on the top of everybody’s wish lists these days. Almost two thirds of US companies have distributed or partially distributed teams, and studies predict this number will increase in coming years, becoming the majority of the workforce by 2027.  A key part of the discussion about remote work centers around productivity and flexibility. While some worry that without proper supervision their employees might slack off, a two-year Stanford study…

Email is a fact of life. But if you aren’t careful, it can consume your workday as well as your time at home. Research by Carleton University reveals that people spend one-third of their time at the office – and almost half of the time they work at home – reading and responding to emails. Moreover, the emails aren’t urgent 30% of the time.  Your inbox can get out of control quickly as the emails…

Collaboration plays a massive role in the success of any organization. It allows teams to share the workload and keeps projects moving along smoothly. When the entire team combines their strengths to work together towards a common goal, significant results can happen. On the other hand, teams that struggle to work together will likely fail to complete projects and meet goals on time. According to Clear Company, 97% of employees and executives believe lack of…

Strong productivity in the workplace is vital to building a successful company. It leads to higher output, which means increased profits for your organization. High productivity also boosts employee morale. On the other hand, the effects can be detrimental when employees fail to complete their work in the allotted time. From stress and communication to the proper training and tools, there are numerous reasons why your employees may not be getting much work done. But…

Delays in the content approval process are one of the top reasons marketers miss deadlines. According to a Workfront survey, 37% of marketers say approvals set back their projects three to four days on average. Some marketers even report that approvals set projects back more than a week. Sometimes life happens, and things get lost in the shuffle. However, if your agency is always waiting for approvals to go through, the consequences can be enormous.…

It’s not hard to see why working remote is appealing – it certainly has its perks. You spend less time commuting, have more autonomy, and face fewer distractions. The positives of remote work far outweigh any negatives. However, it can be difficult to form strong bonds with your teammates when you don’t work in the same office. According to Igloo’s 2019 State of the Digital Workplace Report, 70% of remote employees feel left out of…

Hiring is one of the biggest challenges in managing an agency. Between a growing skills gap and the obstacle of attracting the right candidates, hiring for your agency can be a stressful task. Once you find the right team member, it’s equally important to retain them. The last thing you want to do is invest a lot of time and resources to find a replacement. An organization is only as successful as its people, which…

The type of team or work environment you create can be a significant factor in your agency’s success. Some organizations tend to be competitive to get ahead, while others win through collaboration. Which environment produces better results? Numerous studies suggest that teams achieve more when they collaborate. For instance, companies like Microsoft and Adobe have turned away from highly competitive tactics and are instead implementing strategies to create a more collaborative work environment. Incidentally, their…

Client demands continue to increase – and it’s no surprise that many marketing agencies choose to partner with another agency or contractor to help them lighten their workloads. A LinkedIn survey reports that 51% of marketers cite a lack of time to create content as one of their top marketing challenges. Furthermore, 30% of marketers say an external agency or consultant is one of the top resources for content creation for their organizations. If your…