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Now that so many companies have had to switch operations to remote working, streamlining your workflow has become even more important. One of the most efficient ways to streamline is automating as many tasks as possible. Automation can help overcome many of the challenges remote working presents. It reduces repetitive workloads and the time saved can be used more productively. It channels processes to minimize miscommunication and keep everyone on the same page. Automation can…

As a marketing account manager, it can often feel like you’re getting pulled in a million different directions. One minute you’re on a call discussing your client’s needs, and the next, you’re putting a plan into action – assigning tasks to writers, designers, and other team members for each piece of content. The marketing industry evolves quickly, you need the right tools to keep your team’s content workflow running smoothly and manage your increasing workload.…

We recently introduced ✨File Collections, a new feature inside Gain where you can house all of the content your team creates for easy previewing, collaboration, and most importantly, approval. Your team can now upload and preview any type of content, including images, videos, PDFs, vector files, Word documents, Photoshop and Illustrator files, TV ads, and more, alongside social media posts – and keep everything organized in one place. With the support of all types of…

As a marketer, you can strike out on your own as a freelancer or get a job with an agency. On the one hand, it may seem like more and more people these days are choosing to work for themselves. Freelance marketers tout the benefits of being their own boss, deciding which clients to take and from where to work, creating their own schedule, and more. However, they have to handle every aspect of the…

Companies that align marketing and sales teams produce incredible results. Businesses that have strong “smarketing” teams established generate 208% more revenue from marketing efforts. Whereas a misalignment between the sales and marketing teams can cost B2B companies 10% or more of revenue each year. One way marketing and sales teams can work together is through content along the sales funnel. And marketers, particularly, can help make sure this copy converts prospects. 75% of buyers want…

As data privacy concerns heighten, most companies are tightening control over their data. Your clients may have restricted your agency’s access or not provided access at all. However, as a marketer, you need this data to create high-performing campaigns. It’s understandable that clients may be concerned about sharing data, especially if its data collected about their customers. And while marketing agencies might not get access to everything, there are safe ways to share data. If…

Client: “I don’t like it. Can you make it better?” Agency: “We designed and wrote this to your specifications. What should we change?” Client: “I’m not sure. It just doesn’t feel right.” If this situation feels familiar, you’re not alone. Professionals from many industries can relate to the challenge of presenting projects to stakeholders and clients. After spending weeks or months toiling over a design or marketing campaign given their specifications, it can be incredibly…

Managing a company’s social media accounts can quickly become a full-time job. As your agency grows and takes on more clients, you may feel some urgency to grow your social media management team so that you can focus on core aspects of your marketing campaigns. However, maintaining a brand on social media is no easy feat, and you should not take hiring or outsourcing lightly. This person will be in charge of promoting and protecting…

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…