How Strong Is Your Social Commerce Team?

Think of the last time you saw a pair of pajama-inspired pants that are perfect for all your Zoom meetings on your Instagram feed. The ones you never even knew you needed. You tapped “Shop now”, got directed to PayPal (no login required, how convenient!) and checked out right there in the app. It took…

2021 Job Market: What Do Job Seekers Want, and How Can They Choose the Best Opportunity?

The labor market is reaching a recovery phase, showing a quick improvement in the last few months. The number of job openings in the US rose to 8.123 million in March 2021 compared to February 2021.  Industries with the highest number of newly opened vacancies are accommodation and food services, state and local government, education, arts, entertainment, and…

Navigating Generational Differences at Work

Whether you’re a hiring manager or an employee you know how significant it is to align the recruiting process and overall hiring process with the target group, including the age group. Yet, media has created a conviction that each generation is so different that they can hardly collaborate.  Is there a generational war that prevents…

Why is Employer Branding of Paramount Importance?

Contrary to what many think, branding goes beyond captivating marketing campaigns, logos, and visuals. It is an indicator of how a company treats its employees. Stable and positive employer branding is essential in the highly competitive pandemic realm. Moreover, 92% of candidates would leave their current job for a position at a company with an outstanding…

The Value of Video in a B2B Market

We’re in the midst of a digital-first age, where screens are a reflection – actually, an extension — of our realities. Even more so, post-pandemic, we find ourselves glued to our screens. How many video calls have you had this week alone? Exactly.  Even before the pandemic, Cisco had reported that more than 80% of…

Every Brand Has Become a Challenger — Are You up for the Challenge?

Throughout history, there have always been big dogs and underdogs, champions and challengers. For every Goliath, there has been a David. For every established mega-brand, there has been a startup. With a global pandemic like none the world has seen since 1918, traditional designations for brands and businesses are set aside. In fact, these definitions…

For Some Marketers, COVID Has A Silver Lining

Pre COVID-19, only 11% of the High Museum’s visitors pre-purchased tickets online. That means that 89% of our visitors walked up to the museum and made what I call “a game-time decision.” Of course, visitation to the museum in any capacity is great; however, our walk-up model left data collection up to staff, whose priority…

Your Noteworthy Nine

A Free Resource to Help Define Your Brand’s Unique Voice By Andy Suggs 2020 has changed us all. A lot. And as we begin to wrap up the year and plan for 2021, there is no better time to reflect on your brand and make sure your marketing efforts are carving out a unique voice…

Defining Owner Pay and Profits for Creative Companies

Owner pay is tricky to navigate. There is no right way to pay yourself as the owner. And there are no magic formulas. But great books like Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits give us some guidance as to how to pay the owners of a growing business. Greg Crabtree, the author, makes the point…

Culture in a Crisis – Tropical Smoothie Cafe Inspires

We are all working through difficult times and many businesses have had to adjust their way of thinking and operating. At Tropical Smoothie Cafe, we have adapted quickly in ways that might help you, your team or your entire company navigate this situation. The Tropical Smoothie Cafe mission, simply put, is to Inspire Better. We…