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Your Dose of the Future of Work

Advertising Agency BRIC Expansion Without The Fixed Costs

Posted by Henrik Dillman on Jan 6, 2016 2:05:38 PM

Expanding a creative or advertising agency into new markets is always a huge undertaking, but it is at the agenda of all agencies with successful client relations.

The success of an entry into a new market is all about the execution. Simply shipping a team of your existing staff to a new location is a risky strategy - creative work is all about local culture, insider knowledge and gut feeling, and your team from New York won’t know anything about the social media scene in Kuala Lumpur.

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Topics: Remote Work

4 Ways Your Business Can Save Time With A Freelance Workforce

Posted by Jonathan Boutin on Jan 6, 2016 9:26:00 AM

Are you in need of help in a specific aspect of your company, but unsure of whether you should hire an employee or a freelancer? For long term needs, such as a salesperson for your products and services or a receptionist for your front desk, employees are the obvious answer. But what about short term needs, like one-off or contract projects? In those cases, you might be analyzing the pros and cons of a freelancer versus a contract or temporary employee. In this post, I'm going to show you four ways your business can save time with a freelance workforce over employees.

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Topics: How-To

Advertising Agencies Hiring 1,000,000 Freelancers. Are You Onboard?

Posted by Henrik Dillman on Jan 4, 2016 4:31:16 PM

The move to a more freelance-driven workforce is one that is an inevitability in the advertising agency world, and there are huge cost and efficiency savings, not to mention competitive advantages, to be had for first-movers into the on-demand economy.

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Topics: Uncategorized

How You Can Save 15% On Staff Costs by Hiring Freelancers

Posted by Jonathan Boutin on Dec 16, 2015 11:15:00 AM

Keeping costs down in the agency world is a competitive advantage, and for most businesses their staff costs are their greatest outgoing. By relying less on full-time staff and more on an on-demand pool of workers you can exchange fixed permanent staff costs to flexible freelance costs.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship

How To Manage Freelance Teams

Posted by Jonathan Boutin on Dec 2, 2015 11:14:00 AM

Looking after a team of employees is something every manager should excel at, but the world of work is changing and managers need to learn how to deal with teams of freelancers if they want to survive in the gig economy.

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Topics: How-To

Building Freelance Teams in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Henrik Dillman on Nov 25, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Using teams of freelancers on agency project work has many advantages. You’ll keep your cost base low, minimise the risk of overspends, and have access to the best talent on the market.

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Topics: Content, How-To, Productivity Hacks

The Benefits of Creative Communication With Your Freelancers

Posted by Jonathan Boutin on Nov 18, 2015 9:51:55 AM

Most businesses focus on making the messaging they use with their customers perfect. But when it comes to those who work for the business, not so much. If you are bored to tears reading internal memos, proposals, and other communications, chances are, your recipients are as well. In this post, we're going to look at the benefits of creative communication with your freelancers and how to do it.

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Topics: Productivity Hacks, Remote Work

Why You Should Buy Your Design from Barcelona

Posted by Henrik Dillman on Nov 4, 2015 9:23:31 AM

Remote freelancing, online outsourcing and connected societies are changing the way the world does business. Where traditionally outsourcing creative work would have involved tracking down, meeting and engaging a suitable freelancer or design agency in your locale, using modern work platforms could see you outsourcing work anywhere from Birmingham to Bangkok.

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Topics: How-To, Productivity Hacks, Design Thinking

Meet Joseph Jacir, An Innovative Mobile Game Developer

Posted by Jonathan Boutin on Oct 28, 2015 12:30:18 PM

We sat down with Joseph to get to know him and his creative process. This is what he said:

There's no denying that mobile gaming has taken off in a big way. Whether free to play or paid; ad-supported or by in-app purchases; casual or hardcore, or somewhere in between – opportunities abound out there.

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Topics: Development, Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking

5 Tips to Properly Track Freelance Spend

Posted by Henrik Dillman on Oct 28, 2015 11:00:00 AM

As more agencies increase their freelance workforce knowing how to track freelance spend has become more difficult than ever. Different day rates and working patterns make freelance spending more unpredictable than salaries, and in the rush to finish a big project that spending can spiral out of control.

There are now more freelancers on the market than ever before. Estimates put the proportion of freelance workers in the UK at 15%, and over 30% in the USA, and more and more agencies are adapting how they work to take advantage of this new economy.

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Topics: How-To, Productivity Hacks, Remote Work