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Not all team members pump out work at the same rate. There are some on the team that have very fast turnovers and others that lag behind. Sometimes there is someone on the team that is very slow…too slow. This can be a delicate situation because you don’t want to put more pressure on this person and cause even more delays. However, it’s a situation that should be dealt with in order to keep up…

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…

Anyone working in the world of digital marketing knows that workloads can be seasonal – with ups and downs in the number of incoming projects depending on the time of year. Often, there is a significant amount of downtime during the summer months as well as during the holidays. So how can your agency stay productive during these quieter periods? Even when you have little work to do, there are plenty of ways you can…

As a marketer, it’s your job to create and curate social media content that sets your brand apart. However, doing so can be incredibly time-consuming. While automation tools can’t replace the creative minds on your team, they can relinquish your team from random processes, allowing more time for tasks that require their attention. Automation tools can cut the time spent on schedule and publishing content, by streamlining the whole process. These tools can shave off…

The social editorial calendar is a clear favorite among GAIN users because it offers a quick and easy look at each month’s social media content for each client at a glance. All of the content you schedule to be published as well as all of the content that has already gone live is viewable in this calendar layout, making it easy to sift through and organize posts so you’ll never double-post the same topic or…

Remote positions are becoming increasingly common for the modern worker.  A PGI study showed 23% of employees report doing work remotely, and the New York Times echoes this figure arguing that telecommunication is “fast on the rise”. Working remotely has an abundance of benefits for a company and individuals alike. Workers can create their own schedule, customize their work environment, and, according to CNN Travel, can save an estimated $4,000 dollars monthly on transportation costs…

Any successful team requires a blend of varying skills, work styles, and workplace personalities. If everyone on your team had an analytical, linear approach, you might over-calculate results, and ignore the value of disruptive, fresh ideas. Dually, if everyone on your team maintained a big picture gaze and only focused on far-off future company goals, your team’s productivity would struggle within the confines of daily deadlines. The role of a good project manager is to…

Whether you have an office, a cubicle, or a desk, you should have an area everyday where you work that you have slight control over its aesthetics. And while you may just plop your laptop down wherever and get to work, there are actually ways to be more productive during the day by changing your work area. There have been numerous studies on this topic, and it turns out that the space around us can…

In a world where we are constantly connected and communicating with each other, it can be easy to feel stressed, overwhelmed, or frustrated when our workloads become unbalanced. An imbalance in the workplace can lead to over-productivity by some team members and under-productivity by others. A lack of workload balance can also lead to employee dissatisfaction and an overall decrease in organization morale. It’s important to balance the workload among the members of your team.…

As companies grow bigger and busier and remote workers become the norm, new tools to stay productive have sprouted to keep us all working efficiently. In addition to the multitude of project management apps, new chat products have popped up to help teams talk to each other while working together remotely. Of remote teams surveyed, 84% said they use instant messaging platforms daily to interact with coworkers. So what are remote teams using to talk…