Over the years, our agency has collected a ton of large files. Flipping through this data I find massive photoshop files, large video files, directories of RAW photography files, and many other random things. I’ll be the first to admit that 90% of these files may never be opened again, however simply deleting these files is unacceptable for so many reasons.
Have you ever started a new job where you had to spend 6 months learning where the organization saves everything? Yeah, me too! It’s frustrating, but it’s easy to overcome.
Take what we do at Artsmith, for example. We build empty folder structures that have directories for everything a project may include. Then, when we land a new project or a new client we simply copy that directory, paste it, then rename it to the name of the client or project.
Running your business with internal server systems is so 20th Century. If you’re not utilizing cloud technology, I highly suggest that you check out all the awesome things that are available to you. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about when I mention “cloud technology,” just stop what you're doing and call me, right now…. I’ll explain and help you get on the right track! :)
One of my favorite parts of my job is live-tweeting from events. Essentially, I take notes while people are giving presentations and weigh in on Twitter. In the world of marketing, the concept is that Content is King. When speakers provide quality content in their presentations, my job is that much more enjoyable.
So, while live-tweeting during xTupleCon13, I was able to catch a few great quotes.
“xTuple is a global company with tens of thousands of active users." Ned Lilly
In my blog post about my experience at xTupleCon13, I discussed being fortunate enough to attend a variety of sessions from xTuplers, developers, and partners. While I don’t want to go down the list of every session I attended, I did want to highlight, in no particular order, my top 10 favorite speakers from xTupleCon13.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the xTuple Conference as part of Artsmith Media, a company that partners with xTuple.
xTuple provides a software solution to companies that need an inventory management system. They help businesses of varying sizes and provide solutions to companies all over the world. I have seen presentations of xTuple’s software that helped me to wrap my head around their solution and approach to client relations.
Sometimes, when I hear other businesses talk about how the agencies that they work with treat them, all I can do is shake my head.
I’ve talked with a number of people who have faced the same problem- They build a working relationship with a company that they think has their best interest at heart, but then they realize (usually too late) that really, the other company is only focused on their wallets.
Ads work when you remember them. They highlight either the product, service, or brand in a way that sticks with the viewer after it's over. Whether you want a potential customer to remember your store when planning their shopping day, your product when standing in the aisle, or your brand when looking for a new car, you should consider one of these tactics.
Have you ever read someone’s email and later realize that due to the wording, there was some miscommunication? In business, and life in general, the way we word things can impact the situation. So for that reason, here are a few tips on how to communicate more effectively.
Over the weekend I was attempting to get my LinkedIn profile up to speed. After making some edits to my profile and adding a few new projects to my project list, I decided to use their “Connect with people in your Gmail account” tool.