Is the Open Office Format Bad?

Posted by Jen Neumann on Aug 1, 2018 10:38:00 AM

No, but your culture might not be right for it. Yet. 

A lot of articles are being published about how bad the open office environment is for employees and culture.

Here’s the thing—if the workplace culture is crappy, an open office format will exacerbate it.  If you have a culture where people feel that they are under scrutiny, they will feel like they are in a fishbowl and be uncomfortable. If you have a very traditional culture, a transition to an open office format may also be a struggle and NOT the right fit for your workplace. 

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Topics: Agency Lifestyle

A Summer Through the Eyes of a Front Desk Girl, aka the Intern

Posted by Sarah Lorenz on Jul 31, 2018 12:51:26 PM

When I first joined de Novo, it was a busy time. There were so many different campaigns and events happening that I felt like I was in that finals crunch all over again.  But even though it was action packed from my very first day, they made me feel welcomed and included me in all parts of agency life.

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News Release: de Novo Marketing Acquires Annex Analytics

Posted by Jen Neumann on Jul 23, 2018 1:40:07 PM

de Novo will add Annex’s data analytics and business intelligence capabilities to their lineup of marketing and advertising services. Annex Analytics co-founder, Peggy Stover, will also join the de Novo team.

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Be Curious About Automation

Posted by Jen Neumann on Jul 9, 2018 9:17:02 AM

This summer, a whole new batch of graduates headed out to the working world ready to put what they learned to good use. Yet, what I’ve noticed, as an employer, is that the skills many graduates are leaving their four-year institutions with are skills most employers already have automated or are moving to automate.

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Bios, Blogs & Other Ways to Spotlight Your Team

Posted by Kelly Stapella on Jun 25, 2018 1:20:35 PM

Trust plays an important role in building long-lasting relationships with clients—and turning prospects into clients in the first place. Most companies will research a vendor or potential partner online before making contact. So how do you build trust with a prospect that you’ve never met?

One way is to shine a spotlight on the employees they’ll be working with so they’re familiar enough with your people, your values and your culture to feel comfortable reaching out and making an introduction.  You can do this in a number of ways, from writing staff bios to highlighting your team on social media.

Check out a few of our favorite ways to spotlight staff:

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Topics: Sales, Digital Marketing, Web Development & SEO

Use Case Studies to Attract Customers

Posted by Allison Kaiser on Jun 4, 2018 9:02:14 AM

Attracting quality prospects and closing the deal is a challenge almost every B2B business faces. Even the most experienced sales team needs a helping hand in proving the value of their products and/or services every once in a while. That's where case studies come in handy—they can be an effective way to showcase your business’ successes and help nudge your prospect in the right direction.

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A Digital Marketer's Checklist for GDPR

Posted by Jen Neumann on May 15, 2018 9:15:39 AM

The European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is all about how companies use the personal data of those they interact with. Everywhere we go on the internet, we leave a digital footprint. That footprint consists of our demographics, our behavior, our purchases and interactions, and it has become something of great value. (As the Economist says, “personal data is the world’s greatest resource.”) As is the case with anything of great value, it creates the need to protect that data from abuse—from benign misuse to serious breaches and malicious intent.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

What's Your Website's Shelf Life?

Posted by Jen Neumann on Apr 26, 2018 10:59:35 AM

You invested in a new website—how long should that website's design last?

The answer varies. It depends on the structure of your website. It depends on your ability to freshen up imagery and update the technology. And it depends on whether it's built on a platform that allows flexibility in the layout and functionality. 

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Topics: Web Development & SEO, Marketing Strategy

Facebook vs. the General Data Protection Regulation

Posted by Max Johnson on Apr 20, 2018 2:33:00 PM

On May 28th, 2018, the European Union (EU) will begin enforcing new data protection laws giving web users more control over their personal details and how they're used on different social media networks. 

This new law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will have a significant impact on businesses around the world that collect, process, manage or store European citizens' data, but the one company we're focusing on is Facebook. 

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Topics: Digital Marketing

5 Reasons Blogs Don’t Live Up to Expectations

Posted by Kelly Stapella on Mar 27, 2018 12:49:22 PM

You’ve heard it a million times, in a million different ways: “You should be blogging.”

Well, should you?

Almost every company can benefit from maintaining a blogit makes your site more visible on search engine results pages. It helps you connect with customers. And it creates reusable content that you can promote across a variety of channels.

But blogging takes time. And there’s more to it than just writingyou also need compelling imagery to help your content stand out. You need a place to house it on your website. And you need a promotion strategy to make sure it gets read.

So before you jump into the water without measuring how deep it goes, ask yourself, “What can I reasonably expect from a blog?”

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Blogging, Digital Marketing

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