The Power of a Team Begins with Exceptional Leadership
AUGUST 23, 2016
The power of a team starts with its leader. Here are some simple, yet great leadership lessons Corina Manea learned from a phenomenal leader and the great team Gini Dietrich put together. The post The Power of a Team Begins with Exceptional Leadership appeared first on Spin Sucks.
Performance Metrics: Why Your Team Doesn’t Measure Up
MAY 6, 2015
After all, success is a team effort and in order to achieve the aggressive goals we put in place for our clients’ or our own organizations, our team has to be fully engaged. What causes team members to not be fully onboard in achieving the same goals? As your team grows, it becomes more difficult to translate the long-term organization vision to each team member.
How Stories About Your Workplace Shape Team Culture
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
The content and tone of your workplace stories are powerful tools that can weaken or strengthen your team culture. So, given that all employees tell stories about work—and realizing that those stories shape your workplace culture—what can team leaders do to influence the stories that will get told, repeated, and reinforced? By Sean Glaze. Don’t despair. Help Cultivate Stories .
Successful Team Involvement in Content Creation
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
You manage team content creation, but struggle to get all the different voices and writing styles focused, engaged, and organized into a solid and effective content creation and marketing program. Unfortunately, even the smartest, most cooperative teams can often struggle to produce quality content. Team Content Creation: Tactics that Work. By Laura Petrolino. Domain Authority.
Meet Team Sprout: Brian, Platform Engineering Manager
JANUARY 10, 2017
There’s no simpler way to sum up the priority we place on growth—for every member of Team Sprout, for our products and for our company as a whole. In this Meet Team Sprout interview, we talked to Brian about what it means to be a good manager, the coolest thing he’s 3D-printed lately and his advice for anyone joining our team. Sprout Engineering Team Sprout
Meet Team Sprout: Arlo, Lead UI Designer
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
This is the question that stood out to me when I first spoke to Arlo Guthrie, Lead User Interface (UI) Designer, for Meet Team Sprout. As the head of our UI team, Arlo works primarily with the design and engineering teams to ensure that Sprout users enjoy a beautiful, consistent and user-friendly experience every time their use our platform. Team Sprout
10 Book Recommendations From Team Sprout
DECEMBER 15, 2016
As 2016 draws to a close we asked members of Team Sprout to share the best things they’ve read this year. About the Author: Jon Gertner is an editor and technology writer at Fast Company magazine. Extreme Programming Explained” is a thorough but quick introduction to the XP management philosophy and walkthrough of how to involve the whole team to get buy in on said philosophy. Even if you don’t subscribe to all of the tenets of XP, reading “EPE” is a worthwhile exercise in checking your processes as a team. Sprout Engineering Team SproutRitchie.
Improve Company Culture with Communication
JUNE 8, 2015
It remains mostly true, yet, company culture is something broader and more fantastic. Company’s culture consists of many small details. It is the overall attitude of how things are done, but it’s also the principals on which the company has been founded and is being run. First of all, leadership must have a clear vision of the company’s culture.
Meet Team Sprout: Arnita, Senior Product Manager
MAY 25, 2016
As social media evolves, Team Sprout is constantly working to enhance our platform and build new features to help organizations streamline their social media management. Sprout’s Product Team leads the charge by working with our partner networks and teams across the organization. As a college student, I did two internships on the product team at Microsoft. I read a lot.
Overcoming Communication Barriers: A Team Effort
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Yet.they placed a big, fat obstacle in front of me which brings the question to: Does the whole team understand what Spartan Culture is supposed to represent? I debated with myself: Was it possible the whole team would have the same lax attitude when it came to overcoming communication barriers? customer and call/email your team to see how they handle the situation. Oh yes.
5 Reasons Why Listening to Your PR Team Could Save Your Company’s Image
AUGUST 19, 2016
Your PR team will spend much of its time on social media monitoring your image… Read More.
Talkwalker Team Comes Second In Global AI Challenge
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
But the individuals behind the platform are even more impressive: a team formed by some of our amazing developers just took second place in the Allen AI Science Challenge ! The most successful teams created AI systems that were able to answer almost 60% of the test’s questions correctly. Where is the challenge in that? what does it mean for light to “hit” something?)
6 Accidental Ways Companies Kill Innovation
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Companies pursue innovation with the best of intentions. The company wants to evolve; the company needs to evolve. But, well, then the company starts acting like a company again. The company returns to its status quo. I’ve seen this happen over and over, at companies I’ve worked for and companies I’ve worked with. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.
What to Consider When Building Your Social Media Team
JANUARY 26, 2017
How to Build a Better Social Media Team Download. If someone can’t tell me what the company does from the website then, for me, the interview stops there. Copywriters & Content Marketers – my (awesome) team is hiring! Their passion is also infectious and this provides a boost to the rest of the team, like a breath of fresh air. lifeatexpedia https://t.co/ZFKEQJai6i.
3 Ways to Engage Your Team and Improve Your Blog
Convince & Convert
JUNE 4, 2014
It’s something that comes up again and again: Your business has a blog, and a team of people responsible for the strategy, content creation, execution, and overall success of that blog. A team of people. The team of people is actually one or two people partially allocated to the blog. Is the blog considered something that only the marketing team does? Sheena knows this.
Five questions your marketing team should be asking about location-based technology
MARCH 4, 2015
Some forms of marketing are fairly black-and-white: Company A emails a coupon to Customers A to Z, who can then use it to take 10 percent off of their next purchase. Now consider the gray area your marketing team will want to explore in the future. In this post are five questions every team should ask as they think about opportunities with location-based marketing.
Change or Die | Fast Company
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JULY 24, 2008
Fast Company. Connect with Fast Company. The companys top executives had invited the most farsighted thinkers they knew from around the world to come together in New York and propose solutions to some really big problems. A dream team of experts took the stage, and you might have expected them to proclaim that breathtaking advances in science and technology -- mapping the human genome and all that -- held the long-awaited answers. Energy Efficient Servers See how HP Energy Efficient Servers can help your company save energy. Fast Company Features.
Can Social Media Management Work with a Remote Team?
JUNE 7, 2016
The following post is written by Rachel Go at Hubstaff — a company that really makes social media management work as a remote team. Social media is an online realm in itself, so it makes sense that a completely virtual team can manage a brand’s social media presence. At Hubstaff, we’re a 100% distributed team with a great audience on Twitter and Facebook.
Meet Team Sprout: Blake, Head of Infrastructure
AUGUST 10, 2016
As an engineering manager and Head of Infrastructure, Blake Smith often works on projects that customers will never actually see—but his squad’s work helps our engineering team work faster and smarter to build the always-evolving Sprout platform. Blake places a strong focus on individual, team and company growth. In this Meet Team Sprout interview, we talked about what keeps him motivated, why he loves living in the suburbs and his advice for new software engineers. If you look at other companies in the SaaS space, there’s a lot of hype going on.
How to Create Your B2B Dream Team
Convince & Convert
APRIL 27, 2016
If you’re a B2B company, then you know just how important your people are to your company’s success. But in some cases for some B2B companies, especially those in the Services realm, your people are your product. You need to build the best team you can, or risk it all by having mediocre talent reflect poorly on your brand. Showcase Company Culture to Pique Interest.
Meet Team Sprout: Jordan, Product Education Specialist
JUNE 23, 2016
In this edition of Meet Team Sprout , I talked to Jordan about what her role means for Sprout, her career path and the advice she gives to every new employee. It’s been incredible to see the entire team grow. Product education is an important resource for our team and for our customers. I also lead onboarding and training for new members of the Sales and Success Teams.
10 Social Lessons for B2B Companies
JULY 20, 2016
Here are ten social lessons for forward-thinking B2B companies. Every company and audience is unique. Being present on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter may not be the best strategy for every company. You want to make sure you’re using your time to make the greatest impact for your company. . Influencers are a relatively new space for many companies.
Facebook Acqui-Hires Team Behind ‘Musical Selfie’ App Eyegroove
AUGUST 8, 2016
Facebook’s newest acqui-hire is the team behind “musical selfie” application Eyegroove. We are excited that much of our small team will be joining Facebook to work on new experiences for people to create, share and connect. Readers: What do you think the Eyegroove team will contribute to Facebook?
Who “Owns” Social Media Data at Your Company?
JULY 26, 2016
Email marketing, media buying, marcomm, social, content, performance marketing…Each team is working to drive the most value, and this can create a sense of competition. I talk to countless marketing teams on a daily basis, and I’ve seen a few different structures. In this scenario, a centralized business intelligence team handles all data and analytics for the company.
How to Get Your Leadership Team To Blog More Effectively
Convince & Convert
JUNE 3, 2014
In order to get your executive team in line with this method of blogging, here’s what they have to do. Share an editorial calendar with topic ideas that anyone on the executive team can claim. According to a study by HubSpot, “business that blog regularly (more than once a week) added subscribers over twice as fast companies who added content once a month.” And here’s why.
CES 2017: Twitter, CTA, Conversable Team Up on CES Twitter Guide
JANUARY 3, 2017
Attending CES can be an overwhelming experience, but the Consumer Technology Association, Twitter and Conversable teamed up on a solution to combat the confusion. The CTA and Conversable tapped into the quick replies and welcome messages Twitter introduced in November to create the CES Twitter Guide. 4 through 6 at 4:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. The Verge (@verge) December 28, 2016. PT/5:15 p.m.
9 Productivity Tools I Use to Run My Company
Convince & Convert
MARCH 31, 2015
Yet, our entire team is 11 people, with nine of them half-time. And, we’re totally virtual with team members located coast-to-coast. that causes so many companies to waste time and leak effectiveness like a 1973 Gremlin dropping oil in the driveway. Garrett Moon and his team there are also incredibly easy to work with, and are always innovating. I love them. Period.
How Top Companies Use GIFs on Twitter
Convince & Convert
MARCH 10, 2016
With users and companies alike dropping in to celebrate with their best GIFs, who stood out? Check out these ten clever GIFs from various companies, sports teams, and more for a few helpful tips on how to incorporate GIFs as part of your Twitter engagement strategy. Companies can take a page from their playbook—literally. Ain’t no party like a Twitter GIF Party!
How Social Media Strengthens Companies [infographic]
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Tweet Socialcast has compiled this nice infographic that explains how social media strengthen the relationships inside the company to engage employees and consumers when creating customer relations. According to the infographic a majority of organizations are using social media tools to strengthen their team. Engage and build trust. Take a look yourself. Click image to view large -.
How Executive Teams Can Improve PR
Convince & Convert
JULY 24, 2015
Company leadership must understand that favorable press coverage, or any press coverage at all, is not guaranteed and that developing media relationships and implementing a strategic PR plan requires time and resources. Digital Marketing company communication executive engagement media relations PR pr strategy public relationsPR doesn’t work that way. highlight to tweet).
Foursquare Teams Up with American Express
MARCH 8, 2011
They want to attract the younger and more tech savvy generation, which shows that the credit card company is eager to follow consumer trends and get on board the social networking train. The partnership shows that large company like AmEx recognises that mobile services will have significant influence in the future. Tweet. Mobile is future. Winners of Mashable Awards. and Flavors.me?
Creativity in the Workplace is Dying and it’s Our Fault
DECEMBER 22, 2016
How do you treat your creative team? Do they feel valued in your company? Bill Clifford throws a challenge to business owners: Change the way you think about creative work and your creative team. Related Stories Ten Ways to Enhance Your Creativity Creative Marketing the April Fools’ Way Five Content Marketing Tools to Help Scale Small Teams. know your creative team ninja pay creative minds to be creative value your creative team Who Qualifies As A Creative Do you know their wants, their passions, what drives them?
How can using social media as an employee help my company?
DECEMBER 14, 2011
You’re happy in your company, so why build a personal brand through social media? Here are just a few reasons building your personal brand can support the goals of your company in any industry. What industry is your company in? Make your company look good. Your company has the best and brightest in the industry right? Why hide your lights under a bushel?
How 16 Companies are Dominating the World’s Google Search Results
JUNE 6, 2016
Instead, that seemingly endless variety is actually controlled by just a handful of companies. More specifically I’ll reveal how just 16 core companies are dominating the most popular industries online and how that situation is going to get a whole lot worse. Time after time I was able to trace back the top ranking websites to some of the biggest media companies in the world.
How to Build an All-Star Social Media Team in 5 Steps
JANUARY 24, 2017
We often talk about the importance of social media managers and the amazing people who handle social media as a team of one. But often, for agencies, larger enterprises, and even some small businesses, social media is handled by teams of people covering a broad range of skills. So how do you go about building an awesome social media team? How should you structure the team?
How To Improve Visibility, Communication & Accountability of Social Media Within Your Company
JULY 10, 2012
Do you want to improve visibility, communication and accountability of social media within your company? It’s as simple as sending a project dashboard on a regular basis to a broader team. By more frequently communicating what you’re working on, you will increase the visibility of yourself (or your team) and the projects you’re working on. Really.
Why Most Companies Can’t Yet Handle Great Marketing Technology
Convince & Convert
MARCH 29, 2016
Before each, his team finds two dozen or so interesting audience members, and gives them a purple index card and a marker. Pam had lunch the following day with several representatives from a large insurance company, and they inadvertently ratified this thesis (which I also witness consistently in our consulting practice here at Convince & Convert). Image via Unsplash. Drive thrus.
How One Company Is Re-Imagining Corporate Website Design
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
The company has ditched its corporate website in favor of Tumblr, a change that’s reportedly the first of its kind for a global brand. A visit to Nescafé’s new Tumblr highlights why the company made the move. The Tumblr page contains content that you would expect to see on a company’s website, from facts about Nescafé to how the company sources its coffee. Not entirely.
#SproutChat Recap: Company Culture Content
JANUARY 27, 2017
More and more brands are incorporating company culture into their social strategies. However, it can be challenging for social media marketers to document multiple team perspectives to provide a wholistic story. This week at #SproutChat , we discussed incorporating company culture in a business’ social content strategy. Humanize Your Brand. SproutChat. K4BdAA7w9k.
Facebook Developing New PC Gaming Platform; Teams Up With Unity Technologies
AUGUST 19, 2016
The two companies also announced limited access to a closed alpha build of the new export to Facebook functionality in version 5.4 Facebook is not playing around when it comes to games, announcing the development of a new PC gaming platform and a partnership with Unity Technologies. Unity–a development platform for 2-D, 3-D, virtual reality and augmented reality games—will integrate support for Facebook’s current gaming platform, as well as the new one it is developing. of the Unity platform, saying that interested developers can apply here by Aug.