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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This blog is part of a two-part series that will discuss how Metis employee Mel Rubbelke prepared for parental leave. The second blog is how she is now handling the work-life balance as a new, first-time mother. 

It’s 6 a.m., I’m quietly clicking away on my laptop while my toddler is sound asleep...

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Think back to the last time you were frustrated by a colleague, friend or loved one because they didn’t understand you and your ideas.

Were they over communicating, asking for meetings and calling or pinging all the time? Were they not communicating at all? Maybe it felt like this person didn’t...

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My spouse recently introduced me to Pitchfork’s Over/Under. If you’re not familiar with the cheeky interview series, it “prompts artists for their take on random selection topics, begging the question: Is it overrated or underrated?” 

After watching DJ Khaled’s take on important worldly topics like...

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One of my (many) new year’s resolutions was to take better control of my inbox and not return to 6,000+ unopened emails after a week-long vacation (which yes, is an unfortunate true story). Especially when only 200 of these emails were worth my time and attention.

My first plan of attack?...

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Back in 2016, Gartner predicted that today’s CMOs will be the CEOs of 2020. Fast forward to a couple years later, and it’s already happening. Though always playing a key role in the success of a company, the CMO was not commonly thought of as a CEO contender. As organizations become more...

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Just like Bueller’s world, the tech world moves fast. If you’re not moving and adapting with it, your company could miss out on connecting with potential customers.

The traditional marketing tactics of sales-heavy vendor demos and self-published product reviews have lost cache with the savvy,...

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The other day, I had a friendly disagreement with a good friend who is a CMO of a B2B tech startup about building influence with his brand and where to reach an extremely narrow buyer persona. Our conversation made me realize that many CMOs and execs at B2B tech companies are also probably...

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Spoiler alert: marketing content can help your sales team close deals. But, it’s all about strategy when it comes to providing your sales teams with the right content. So how is this done? And what types of content will help them?

It’s essential to first understand the importance of aligning the...

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