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Is Slack turning us into slackers?

Aug 24, 2016 /

Slack is the new darling of the collaboration software world. It’s growing at a spectacular pace with a valuation of $3.8 billion in just three years. It has caught the sector a little bit by surprise. I think everyone including myself thought that the space that Slack now occupies was already well covered by Yammer, Chatter, HipChat and many others. So, what is it about Slack that has led it to being adopted by millions, disrupting many big incumbents along the way? 

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Missing out on a work-life balance? It might be time to look at your work requests

Aug 24, 2016 /

We are working more hours now than ever before. In a recent survey by EY, a multinational professional services firm, an estimated 50% of managers said they work more than 40 hours per week, and four in ten said the hours they put on the clock have increased in the last five years. Additionally, research from the Chartered Management Institute, found that the majority of UK managers spend 29 extra days a year working on handheld devices outside of the office.

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Is Agile Marketing a productivity booster or buzzword?

Jul 15, 2016 /

Agile Marketing. You’ve probably heard the term at least once today. Perhaps along with other common marketing lingo like ‘growth hacking’, ‘big data’, and ‘content shock’. If it’s new and catchy, us marketing folk are on it. And, of course why shouldn’t we be? After all, it’s part of what we do we need to be on top of the latest trends and technologies if we want to stay ahead of the game.

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Why Storytelling is the new form of collaboration

Jun 20, 2016 /

Creativity takes pride of place in the hearts and minds of marketing and advertising professionals. It is what sets you apart from your competitors, it is what drives your business forward, whether that be attracting new clients or gaining new sales. However, creativity isn’t something that is easily achieved. Having an enthusiastic team of talented individuals is of course a good start. But, how do you bring these individuals together to really drive creativity and help produce results? 

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Take the pain out of timesheets

Jun 17, 2016 /

 

Timesheets are the bane of every employee's life. It’s that nasty task that is typically left until the end of the day or worse yet, the end of the week. More often than not, employees are forced with having to use clunky systems that are not user-friendly to complete their timesheets. What should be a two minute simple exercise turns into an arduous process. A process that nobody really wants to participate in, particularly the employees themselves.

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Screendragon is taking workflows to the next level!

May 17, 2016 /

Automated workflows are essential for any high performing team. Finding a workflow solution that specifically meets the needs of your team isn’t easy. Different organisations have different requirements, different ways of getting work done. A two-step process in one company, can be a seven-step process in another. A workflow process tool needs to be incredibly functional and powerful in order to cater to these varying demands.  

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Agency Management: How to avoid the trap of over-servicing

May 12, 2016 /

Over-servicing is a bad habit that agencies need to break. According to studies, over half of all agencies suffer from profit loss annually due to over-servicing. Whether it’s a case of going the extra mile for a client or trying to appease dissatisfied clients, it can become just too easy to provide those few extra hours for free.

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Screendragon unleashes powerful mobile experience

Apr 5, 2016 /

It was a busy March at Screendragon R&D HQ. We completely redesigned our mobile web app to provide greater capability and a more user-friendly experience for all smartphone users. You can now quickly access your Project Activity Timeline, review creative assets and give approvals on the go – as well as complete a whole host of other actions to work smarter.

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6 Ways to relieve agency growing pains

Apr 1, 2016 /

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Ouch! We feel your pain, not physically...more empathically. Because, even though we’re a technology company, we’ve experienced those growing pains. We realise that it isn’t easy to be at a stage where you need to decide when or even how to expand your company.

There is a certain comfort with being “small” – like being a close-knit family. However as your agency grows, it reaches a point where you need to take on a more strategic role to ensure continued growth. Evolving into a full-service global agency with multiple departments that need to be synergised – is an art in itself. It doesn’t happen overnight.

 Here we offer six effective solutions to managing a growing agency team:

 

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Latest Webinars for Brands and Agencies

Feb 22, 2016 /

Managing marketing campaigns across borders is challenging at best. Luckily,  expert advice is available in a series of best practice webinars for clients and agencies organized recently by Screendragon. 

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