Are you new to Washington DC and don't have an office yet? Is construction outside of your current office killing productivity? Holding meetings in your home office or video conferencing from your hotel bed may be comfortable, but it is a far cry from professional.
Traffic and Metro problems can strike anytime with any weather; make sure you have an alternate route in case something gets jammed. If at all possible make sure your primary form of transportation isn’t your only form of transportation. Download a few apps to help plan various routes to the office or find a radio station with consistent weather and traffic updates to keep up while you’re driving.
RainA familiar friend to all of us in the DC area, rain can easily dampen your day. Keep an umbrella in your bag or desk drawer for unexpected showers and choose shoes that won’t get ruined when wet. If your commute requires a fair amount of walking, investing in some rain boots and a waterproof rain jacket aren’t bad ideas either. For our more self-assured commuters- a poncho is also an efficient way to keep the rain off, however I can’t promise style points will be granted.
Open plan workspaces aren't just the fashionable trend, they're a smart way for companies to fit more workers into the same amount of rentable space. Ever since the "great recession" in 2008, the average square foot per employee has diminished by at least 25%. Smaller spaces and less square footage means smaller fixed costs for companies and more collaborative workspaces for employees. To that end, sharing workspace with other companies in a serviced office means getting the benefits of a cohesive office space that reduces cost without sacrificing amenities and available services.
how much we love infographics at the AdvantEdge blog, here is an infographic about making infographics! An infographic goes through four main stages of production: research, design, publishing and promotion. So study this ironic infographic closely in order to take your marketing content to the next level!
Source: Prestige Marketing, Inc.
"Marketers who threaten the Reddit community with spammy links and boring content will likely be destroyed, says Prestige Marketing. On the link-sharing site known as the 'Front Page of the Internet,' only the strong survive.
Reddit receives 2.5 billion page views per month, and thus any content that reaches the front page receives millions of views. The only way to do that without spending a lot of money is to get Reddit’s 34.9 million monthly unique visitors to 'vote up' your content.
Source: the Social Times
"The decision to add a new network to your social strategy is never easy — each one takes time and resources to maintain. According to the makers of this infographic, Pinterest is a good one to add to the list.
With a high concentration of viral content (80 percent of pins are repins) and referral traffic that’s outpacing Twitter and Google+, the social curation site is already a proven traffic generator. The amount of traffic generated by Pinterest grew by 116 percent between January and August 2012.
But a previous study showed that despite the company’s growth, no Fortune 500 company CEOs were using Pinterest. (They weren’t entirely right about that. If you need inspiration, check out Cisco co-founder Sandy Lerner’s Pinterest boards for her organic farm, Ayrshire Farm.)