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With team members distributed across multiple countries, our team is no stranger to working together from a distance. But as we’ve opened up to hiring team members who aren’t physically in the same location, we’ve learned it can be challenging to collaborate when you don’t see each other every day. Therefore, we’re constantly seeking new ways to improve how we work together. As we’ve scaled our team over the years, we’ve collected a great deal…

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…

It’s no secret that the primary goal of an agency is to contract new business and convert leads into clients. However, is there ever an instance in which it is more beneficial to turn down a potential client? It is okay, and sometimes necessary to the welfare of the business, for agencies to be selective with whom they decide to work. Sometimes, an agency may feel pressured to accept new work as a result of…

Marketing automation can save you time by allowing you to schedule weeks or months worth of content at a time. As a marketer, you understand the benefits of automation, since it makes your work more fluid and efficient. However, your boss or CEO might not understand the value of paying for software if they don’t see the ROI. Even if marketing automation theoretically allows you to “set it and forget it,” you should keep a…

Marketing is no longer about being a jack-of-all-trades. Agencies, particularly those of scale, tend to focus on a specific niche to deliver powerful campaigns for their clients. With so many actors in the agency market, competition is only natural. However, collaboration might be in your best interest – and that of your clients. Imagine your client decides to branch out from their primary offerings to offer a new product to a different target customer who…

You’ve just signed a contract for a digital marketing plan for a growing brand. After several long conversations and negotiations, you came to an agreement, and they have just sent over the login information for their social pages so you can administer them. There’s just one hitch. They want to be able to post updates, too. You can’t tell them not to post; the pages belong to their company, after all. But how do you…

It’s 3 pm and you haven’t had your afternoon coffee yet. As you scroll through your to-dos, you feel your motivation waning. Glancing at the clock, you wonder how you will complete all your tasks for the day. Even when you love your job, it is normal for your productivity to drop from time to time. When deadlines are looming, sometimes you need a little inspiration to jumpstart your creativity. Here are some tips on…

It might seem like your employees’ physical and mental health are personal problems to be dealt with on their own time outside of work. That’s why we talk about work-life balance, right? Not exactly. While you shouldn’t nose into your employees’ health habits, it would be naive to think that work doesn’t affect their physical and mental health, and vice versa. Almost half of Americans claim that their primary source of stress is their workload…

When your team’s workload becomes imbalanced, productivity drops and team members become frustrated. Some team members start taking on more work, and others start finding ways to do less. Whatever the reason for the workload imbalance, realizing that there is one and taking the measures to reevaluate how work is distributed amongst your team is critical for a positive and productive work environment. Here are a few signs that your team workload might be out…

Whether it’s summertime or holiday season, every team goes through slow periods during the year. According to a Captive Office Pulse study, workplace productivity can drop up to 20% and projects can take up to 13% longer to complete during slow seasons. But even if your workloads come to a lull, you can still keep your team busy and productive. Here are a few ideas to inspire your team. 1. Tidy up your space The slower…