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The Best Agency Cultures: kbs+

Welcome to our 3-part series on how great agency cultures are created. In the upcoming weeks, we’ll be exploring local agency cultures: What they’re doing that’s wild, innovative and fun. How they attract like-minded talent and inspire their teams to be at their best.   And, we hope you’re paying attention, because then we’re going […]

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Let's Make a Holacracy

  I like Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos. He does brave, unconventional things that have produced enviable results.   Like forever changing the way people shop for shoes by offering legendary customer service, free return shipping and a 24/7 supply chain. (No kidding, all you have to do is think New Balance running shoes […]

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An Office of One’s Own

Hey, did you guys catch this recent Fast Company article blasting open office layouts? Thank god someone finally said this out loud! I’ve often wondered how things got done when you’re sitting so close to someone you can smell their sandwich and there’s no quiet or privacy.   But maybe that’s not the case for […]

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Consolidation Craze & Craziness: How to Communicate Effectively During a Merger

Imagine this: You manage a few people – or a lot of people – and your company recently announced a merger (or sale!). The emotions of your team range from anxious to dejected to outraged. They’re asking you what it’s all about and what the future holds, and you’re not entirely clear yourself.   Maybe […]

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Marissa Mayer: Can I See You in My Office?

Imagine that you just had a new baby and would welcome a more flexible work schedule, including the opportunity to work from home occasionally. Imagine also that you’re the boss, responsible for setting an example for your team and getting the best out of people, ensuring collaboration, innovation and productivity… not just from your best […]

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Margie Chiu: The Five Assassins of Innovation

MARGIE CHIU, SVP, Client Advisory Group at Merkle Margie oversees comprehensive analytics and CRM strategy for Merkle’s retail division. Prior to that she held leadership roles at Wunderman and Razorfish. She authors a blog on Measureable Marketing and is a regular contributor to eMarketing & Commerce. This post originally appeared on both blogs. THE FIVE […]

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