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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…

Missing a project deadline can hurt your client relationships and your business. Unfortunately, it’s happened to all of us. Either we take on more than we can handle or life simply gets in the way. However, there are ways to communicate any delays without damaging client relationships or losing your clients’ trust. If your team misses a deadline, follow these steps to reassure your clients that they can trust you and that you are doing…

The holiday season is officially upon us. It’s the time of year for family, friends, and eating copious amounts of food. However, if your team doesn’t plan ahead, the pumpkin pie might not taste as sweet. The holiday season can be a busy time, so it’s important for your team to prepare. Here are four ways your team can best plan for your time away from the office and ensure you get the holiday rest…

When you operate a digital agency, every client counts. You might know how valuable your services are, but selling a digital marketing package is harder than selling, say, a pair of shoes. Each sale probably consumes a significant amount of your time. You are not alone. Kissmetrics finds that it is seven times less expensive to retain a customer than to acquire a new one. Even if you are not necessarily looking to grow your…

Creating, approving, and scheduling Instagram content is now easier than ever thanks to our latest update to GAIN and the GAIN Notify app. GAIN supports MOV/MP4/AVI files so you can upload both images and videos to your Instagram page and have them approved by clients or stakeholders. When it’s time to publish Instagram content, you’ll receive a notification through email and the GAIN Notify app and be able to publish your content to Instagram with…

When you work at an agency, you might be managing as many as 100 different social media and marketing channels at once, all for different clients. With so much content, it becomes practically impossible to require each person within your agency to send individual emails to make sure that content gets approved and sent to clients on time. Coordinating content approvals over email across a vast (or remote) team can feel like trying to scale…

In all likelihood, your newest team member will spend their first day trying to make a good impression. You should probably do the same. After all, almost half of new hires resign within the first four months at their new job. The first few days can be a crucial time to define a new hire’s role and show them how they fit into a dynamic team. This time is particularly important if you are a…

The paradigm of each client-agency relationship can vary greatly. Certain elements, however, are necessary to help both sides of the partnership communicate and collaborate effectively and efficiently. Typically, necessary elements include: Transparency Relationship-building Streamlined approval process Reacting effectively to media opportunities Collaborative communication In the time before tools like GAIN, a client-agency relationship that met the five elements above would demand a lot of effort. Both sides would notoriously waste hours sifting through email chains, digital…

Despite the fact that Instagram is now being used by 48.8% of brands (and that number is expected to rise to 70.7% by 2017), many businesses have yet to implement an Instagram marketing strategy. Unfortunately, there are still many myths that have created hesitation among businesses when it comes to using Instagram for marketing purposes. These common myths include sentiments that Instagram takes too much time, or that a company’s offerings are too boring to…