This blog is the second edition of a two-part series that expands on how Metis team member Mel Rubbelke is now handling the work-life balance as a new, first-time mother. The first blog post shares how she prepared for parental leave. 

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Dave Friend and Jeff Flowers, the entrepreneurial duo that created six companies together since the early 1980s, most recently Carbonite, launched their newest company this week. Wasabi is selling cloud-based object storage as a service, claiming the service can read and write data more than six...

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A survey released by Palo Alto-based startup accelerator Founder Institute, which reopened its Boston location last year, revealed that Boston entrepreneurs have the ideal startup temperament. According to the company’s global marketing manager Rachel Sheppard, the Founder Institute used its...

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I knew Hannah would add something special to our Metis chemistry when she introduced me to the value of giant-sized Diet Coke cans, educated me about New Orleans and taught me something new about social media content within the same conversation. During her first month, she jumped in on account...
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When the prospect of taking a 100-percent remote job presented itself just over a year ago, I hesitated. I always enjoyed the flexibility of working remotely a day here or a day there. But working from home all the time? (I should mention my home is a studio apartment where my “office” is my...

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The mission of Hi from the Other Side, a Harvard Business School startup, is to pair nice people across the political divide to talk like neighbors and create a healthy common understanding on key issues. The company announced this week that it’s teaming up with Starbucks for a limited time to...

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When I joined the Metis team, Courtney gave me an overview of the co-workers I’d meet during my first day in the office: who specialized in certain topics, who I’d work closely with and which remote team members would be in town. After describing Rebecca as an incredible writer, former teacher and...

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Two MIT technologies generated buzz at SXSW this week. DuoSkin, The MIT Media Lab and Microsoft Research company, was a recipient of SXSW’s “SciFi No Longer” award. DuoSkin is a temporary tattoo that serves as a touch-based interface. According to its website, “DuoSkin is a fabrication process that... Read More

Last week, we held an awesome event on building a marketing foundation poised for growth. We had a few laughs, we ate some pizza, we played giant Scrabble, but most importantly we learned a whole heck of a lot from our four esteemed panel members. Representing the best of the best from companies...

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PR and marketing agencies are great places to learn a lot about your craft – quickly. The work can be intense. If you’re serious about client service (and we are), your goal is to make every client feel like your favorite client – and your only client. If they have an emergency, it’s your...

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Two Boston powerhouse technology companies, HubSpot and Brightcove, are teaming up to partner on video analytics. Video analytics from Brightcove, which delivers internet video for big brands and media companies, is now available within HubSpot’s software to help organize content marketing efforts....

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MassRobotics, a robotics facility for startups, located at 12 Channel Street in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District, opened this week. According to the official statement from the nonprofit, MassRobotics’ facility includes labs and expensive equipment that startups need for testing and...

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It’s true. I’m a native New Yorker living in Boston. As a teenager applying to colleges, I knew Boston was the perfect place for me. It provided the city feel I was looking for, while feeling smaller and friendlier than Manhattan. Plus, Northeastern University offered the co-op program, giving...

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a co-worker, a client or a reporter – when you meet Kelly, one of the first things you notice is her Southern accent. Kelly is based in southwest Georgia, where she lives in a farming community, kicks ass for her PR clients, and loves to defy and embrace perceptions of...

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